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MsC-23 · Fonds · 1982-1998

The fonds includes records of the administration and activities of the Women and Words Society, including minutes, correspondence, financial and payroll records, submissions, fundraising records, documentation of events and its mentorship program.

Women and Words Society
Al Neil fonds
MsC-128 · Fonds · 1907–2010

Fonds consists of records generated from Al Neil's work as a musician, artist and writer, as well as his personal and family records. These include family photographs, records from Neil's military service, correspondence, documentation of performances, art exhibitions and collages, clippings of interviews and reviews, original manuscripts and drafts, published writings, grant applications, posters, and material related to his and Carole Itter's cabin at Dollarton, North Vancouver, BC.

Fonds has been arranged into the following eight series: Correspondence (1959–2010); Writings (1968–1996); Professional records (1936-2009); Reviews and clippings (1958–2009); Personal records (1940–1994); Photographs ([185-]–[200-]); Videos (1978–2005), and Sound recordings (1976–1987).

Neil, Al
Women in View Festival fonds
MsC-237 · Fonds · 1985-1999

The fonds comprises records made or received in the course of administering and carrying out the Women in View Festival's functions and programs. Most of the records originated with the Board or with Festival employees. Activities documented include media promotion of the Festival board; management of the Festival's finances; evolution of the Festival's organizational structure; production of the Festival's newsletter; committee and annual general meetings and retreats; correspondence; and reports . Records include meeting minutes and supporting papers; correspondence; reports; copies of the Festival newsletter; newspaper clippings; photographs and negatives; video cassettes and audio cassettes.

Women in View Festival
MsC-222 · Collection · c. 1860 - 2010

Collection includes artefacts, textual records, and photographs that document labour history in British Columbia, across Canada, and internationally. Types of artefacts include ribbons, membership and memorial pins, dues buttons, delegate badges, and medals. Textual records include copies of collective bargaining agreements, shop cards, and union constitutions and bylaws. These materials document this history of Canadian and international labour organizations, including the International Typographical Union (the earliest to organize in North America), United Auto Workers, bricklayers, painters, metalworkers, and many others.

Reid family collection
MsC-281 · Collection · 1887-1984

The collection includes 18 annual diaries written by John Dunlop Reid. These diaries span the years 1887-1897, 1900, 1902-1907, 1912. The collection also includes correspondence among members of the Dunlop Reid family, including John Dunlop Reid, his parents and siblings, his spouse Roberta Reid, her parents, cousins, and friends, John and Roberta's children, Fergus Reid and Kenneth Reid, and their children, grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.

Reid family
(f.)Lip Magazine
MsC-213 · Fonds · [198-]-1989

Fonds consists of textual records, including submitted manuscripts, paste-ups, editorial notes, subscriptions, correspondence, and other records related to the periodical (f.)Lip. The fonds has been arranged into the following two series: Editorial files, and Administrative and business files.

(f.)Lip Magazine
Doukhobor collection
MsC-121 · Fonds · 1856-2019

Collection comprises photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, ephemera, books and periodical material resulting from and pertaining to the settlement and subsequent history of Doukhobors in Western Canada. Books and periodical items have been catalogued in the SFU Library Catalogue. Digitized images and accompanying descriptions of a portion of the collection are available on the Doukhobor Collection, 1898-1930 website.

Adeena Karasick fonds
MsC-162 · Fonds · [197-]-2019

Fonds consists of the literary papers, video recordings, slides, posters, promotional material and digital records of Adeena Karasick. Records document her work as a poet and performer, blurring lines between academic discourse and popular culture in the fields of contemporary poetry, poetics and cultural and semiotic theory.

Karasick, Adeena
J. A. Forin
MsC-121-4 · Sous-fonds · 1925-[ca. 1947], predominantly 1926-1933
Part of Doukhobor collection

This sous-fonds includes letters authored and received by J. A. Forin between 1926 and 1933, handwritten note, clippings, broadside as well as three publication belonging to Forin that contain his handwritten annotations. All records are in English.

Forin, John Andrew
Roy Kiyooka fonds
MsC-32 · Fonds · 1930-1997, predominant 1970-1990

Fonds consist of materials relating to Kiyooka's work as an artist and writer, principally correspondence and other writings. Also included are photographs, photomontages, financial records, teaching notes, audiotapes and other material.

Kiyooka, Roy
Artistic films
F-299-6 · Series · [195-]
Part of Arthur Erickson fonds

Series consists of analogue and digitized artistic films which are possibly created by Arthur Erickson. Imagery depicted include landscapes, children, architecture, and subjects interacting with each other and their surroundings.

Phoenix Press fonds
MsC-77 · Fonds · 1990-1995

Fonds consists of records relating to the business of Phoenix Press, and the publication of Cougar Hunter: A Memoir of Roderick Haig Brown. Records include a business agreement, correspondence, design and production files, printer proofs with edits and comments, promotional and sales records, cover artwork, and finished book.

Phoenix Press
Heather Haley fonds
MsC-167 · Fonds · 1979-1990

Fonds consists of concert ephemera, posters, promotional material, photographs, correspondence, and audio recordings created and collected by Heather Haley. Records illustrate her involvement in the Vancouver punk scene, including her bands the Zellots, and the 45s. Other notable members from Vancouver punk bands are represented in the photographs and ephemera collected by Haley.

Haley, Heather
MsC-64 · Collection · 1988-2003

Collection consists of first issues of stamps, postcards, comics and other materials related to Blair Henshaw’s collecting and AIDS-awareness advocacy work. Collection has been arranged into the following five series: Stamps and related records (1988–[before 2002]), Postcards, posters and phone cards (1983–[before 2002]), Exhibition records (1993–1999), AIDS on Stamps project files [199-]–2003 and Correspondence (1993–2002).

Henshaw, Blair
F-91 · Fonds · 1963-2023, predominant 1963-1995

Fonds consists of records relating to University ceremonies created by the Office of Ceremonies since 1982, and before that time, by the Registrar's Office and the President's Office. Activities and topics documented include the opening ceremonies for SFU in 1965, convocations, awards ceremonies, building and room openings and dedications, donor recognition events, staff recognition events, installations of presidents and chancellors, university anniversaries, and other special ceremonies.

Records include programs, books of words (order of proceedings), invitations, guest lists, correspondence, notes, press clippings, news releases, publications, photographic material, and other documents.

Ceremonies and Events Office
F-299-7 · Series · [ca. 196-?] - 2001
Part of Arthur Erickson fonds

Series consists of analogue sound recordings of radio interviews, lecture series, news documentaries, and a soundtrack for the Architectural Institute of America awards ceremony. The subject of these motion pictures includes Erickson, the Erickson/Massey Architects firm, and specific buildings and designs by Erickson.

Erickson family films
F-299-5 · Series · [ca. 194-?] - [197-?]
Part of Arthur Erickson fonds

Series consists of analogue and digitized motion pictures depicting Arthur Erickson's family and personal life. Motion pictures are filmed at several Erickson familial residences and largely depict family members socializing as well as children and pets playing together.

Memorial pamphlets
F-299-4 · Series · 2009
Part of Arthur Erickson fonds

Series consists of two pamphlets associated with the Arthur Erickson memorial at Simon Fraser University, which took place on May 20, 2009.

F-299-2 · Series · 1961 - 2005
Part of Arthur Erickson fonds

Series consists of analogue and digitized motion picture documentaries, exhibitions, TV programs, news reels, interviews, Architectural Institute of America meetings, and aerial footage. The subject of these motion pictures includes Erickson, the Erickson/Massey Architects firm, and specific buildings and designs by Erickson.

Note that a number of the motion pictures include duplicates stored on different mediums (e.g. Betacam, U-matic, and VHS), so total item numbers do not correspond with total objects.

Arthur Erickson fonds
F-299 · Fonds · [194-?] - 2019

Fonds consists of moving images, sound recordings, and textual records relating to Arthur Erickson, his achievements, his travels, and his friends and family. Moving images include documentaries; exhibitions; TV programs; Architectural Institute of America meetings; artistic films; and home movies documenting Erickson's travels and family life. Note that a number of the films are duplicates stored on different mediums (e.g. Betacam, U-matic, and VHS). Sound recordings include radio interviews, lecture series, news documentaries, movie soundtracks, and a soundtrack for the Architectural Institute of America awards ceremony. Textual records include two books and two pamphlets.

The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into seven series:

Travel films (series 1)
Audiovisual materials related to Arthur Erickson (series 2)
Published materials related to Arthur Erickson (series 3)
Memorial pamphlets (series 4)
Erickson family films (series 5)
Artistic films (series 6)
Sound recordings related to Arthur Erickson (series 7)

Erickson, Arthur
Travel films
F-299-1 · Series · [ca. 195-?] - [197-?]
Part of Arthur Erickson fonds

Series consists of analogue and digitized films created by Erickson during his travels to Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, and Tanzania. Subjects include local inhabitants, architecture, and wildlife.

Mitch Taylor fonds
F-329 · Fonds · 1972-2013, predominant 1984-1992

Fonds consists of records made or received by Mitch Taylor in the course of his professional activities and business ventures from 1972 to 1992. The records relate primarily to Taylor's co-founding, development and operation of Granville Island Brewing Company Limited in Vancouver, BC from 1981 to April 1989; his time at the brewery in the role of VP Sales and Marketing for Potters Distilling from April 1989 to 1992; and his co-founding of Creekhouse Industries on Granville Island in 1972.

Fonds consists of textual records, graphic materials, photographic materials and artefacts, and is arranged into four series:

Taylor, Mitch
MsC-276 · Collection · 1970-1982

The negatives depict Hudson in his shops in Vancouver (Cambie Street and later Marine Drive), as manager of the Kingait print cooperative at Kinngait (previously Cape Dorest), and socializing in Vancouver, Burnaby and Powell River.
The individuals depicted in the photos, sometimes identified by first name in the file titles, include:
Wil Hudson
Keith, Betty and Brendan Shields
Fritz Jacobsen
Bill Shoebotham
Harold Johnston
Frances Johnston
Sean Johnston

Johnston, Harold H.
Peter Quartermain fonds
MsC-150 · Fonds · [2008?]-2012

The fonds consists of manuscript pages and editorial notes relating to Peter Quartermain's edited Robert Duncan collection. Research is organized chronologically by poem or play. Additional information available on author’s website: http://www.nomados.org/PeterQ.htm

Quartermain, Peter
MsC-160 · Collection · 1972-1992

The Pacific Socialist Education Association’s Pacific Tribune Photograph Collection comprises over 40,000 35-mm images taken for the weekly Vancouver labour newspaper Pacific Tribune. The images cover a twenty-year period, from 1972 to 1992, one of the most active periods in British Columbia’s labour history.
Included in the collection are images from some of the most tumultuous events involving British Columbia’s labour movements:

  • the province-wide campaign against insurance rate increases introduced by the new Social Credit government in 1976
  • the opposition to federal wage controls that culminated in a one-day national work stoppage in 1976
  • the historic Solidarity movement in 1983
  • labour’s campaign — that also included a one-day work stoppage in 1987 — against government legislation that severely curtailed the right to organize unions and bargain collectively

The collection is also a rich source of images from political and other social movements, including:

  • rallies and campaigns for human rights
  • internationally recognized Vancouver walks for peace during the mid-1980s
  • anti-poverty and housing movements
  • womens' rights
  • First Nations' movements
  • environmental campaigns
Pacific Tribune
Sharon Thesen fonds
MsC-33 · Fonds · [196?]-2012

This fonds illustrates Sharon Thesen’s work as a poet, writer, and teacher, and also contains records pertaining to her personal life in terms of finances and relationships. It has been broken down into six series: Correspondence, Writing, Writing by Others, Teaching & Events, Personal Records, and Publications. The arrangement is as follows:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Writing
Sub-series: Drafts, Edits & Typescripts
Sub-series: Reviews and Interviews
Sub-series: Awards: Judging and Nominations

Series 3: Writing by Others
Sub-series: Typescripts
Sub-series: Reviews, Interviews & Articles

Series 4: Teaching & Events

Series 5: Personal Records
Sub-series: Financial Records
Sub-series: Ephemera
Sub-series: Personal Photos
Sub-series: Life Events

Series 6: Publications

Fonds consists of correspondence, written works by Thesen and other writers, photographs, and other records accumulated by Thesen between [197-?] and 2000. Records include correspondence, poems, reviews, and other written works, notes, a notebook, magazine & newspaper clippings, photographs, a small branch, a color print on paper, cassette tapes, personal and financial records, teaching materials, computer disks, screen printed paper prints, and event promotional materials & invitations.

Thesen, Sharon
Ian Walker fonds
MsC-51 · Fonds · 1938-1951

The fonds consists of sheet music, pipe band directories, paintings, photographs and other material.

Walker, Carl Ian
Mother Tongue Press fonds
MsC-239 · Fonds · 1990-2009

Fonds consists of broadsides, chapbooks and business records generated by Mother Tongue's publishing activities.

Mother Tongue Publishing
MsC-126 · Fonds · 1961-2013

Fonds consists of material created, received and used by Colleen McCrory during her work as founder of the Valhalla Wilderness Society and as a member of the BC Environmental Network, Taiga Resource Network, the Boreal Forest Network and Canada's Future Forest Alliance. Includes material relating to the activities and accomplishments of these groups in general, as well as records pertaining to environmental movements and activities at the provincial, national and international level, and a significant amount of material relating to indigenous peoples' roles in these movements. Material also documents McCrory's achievements, honours and recognition. Records include correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, books, journals, posters and a flag. Major subject areas covered include: Clayoquot Sound, Carmanah Valley, Stein Valley, lower Stikine, pulp mills, logging and forestry, gas industry, dams, legal disputes, campaigns to save specific areas in B.C., particularly the Slocan Valley and areas in the Kootenays, the proposed Jumbo Glacier ski resort, activities of the New Democratic Party of BC. Together these records document the history of environmental movement in British Columbia and Canada.
However, Valhalla Wilderness Society fonds contain very little material on major campaigns that VWS worked on, like watershed conflicts in the Slocan Valley. VWS decided that these materials are still essential for the ongoing business of their organization.

Valhalla Wilderness Society