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James Hoffman fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR483
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2013

Fonds consists of materials to Hoffman's professional and research activities and reflects his involvement in the BC theatre community. Topics include: aboriginal performance, Carroll Aikins, British Columbia Theatre Conference, British Columbia theatre history, Llewelyn Bullock-Webster, Hamasta ceremony, Inkameep School, New Play Centre, "Nootka Sound , or Britain Prepar’d,""Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre," "Playing the Pacific Province," Sydney Risk/Everyman Theatre, Theatre Energy, Theatre North West, Theatre One, Vancouver theatre history, Victoria theatre history, and the Western Canada Theatre (Company).
The fonds includes video recordings from the BC Theatre Conferences and audio interviews with Burton Lancaster, Garry Davey, Catherine Caines, Donna Spencer, David Ross, Robert Simon, Len Marchand, Ken Fayrholdt, Ann Adamson, Peggy Bernier, Judith Ceroli, Dorothy Davis, Nick Hutchinson, Cathy Marrion, Mavor Moore, and Phoebe Smith.

Hoffman, James, 1943-

General files

Series consists of records relating to the general administrative operations of the Belfry Theatre. Includes annual reports, correspondence with the B.C. Arts Board, the B.C. Cultural Fund, the Canada Council and similar organizations, box office reports, and records relating to Canadian Actors Equity Association, fund raising, publicity and subscriptions.

Administrative records

Series consists of the administrative records of the Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia, arranged into eight series: Organization, 1963-1988; Correspondence, 1963-1988; Canadian associations, 1972-1987; McPherson Playhouse, 1963-1988; Subscription and box office records, 1971-1988; Facility proposals, 1968-1987; Legal agreements, 1975-1989; and Producing agreements, 1966-1988. Included in this series are office records, histories, annals, reports, inventories, and organizational plans; notes and a sound recording of an interview of Peter Mannering for "A History of Bastion Theatre," an M.A. thesis submitted to UVIC's Department of Theatre, by Irene Teresa Barber, 1975; architectural drawings; and legal agreements and correspondence.

Marketing records

Series consists of records generated by the Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia through the marketing and promotions of their productions and activities, arranged into five series: Campaign management, 1965-1988; Print media, 1971-1988; Programs, 1963-1988; Audio/visual media, 1978-88; and Posters and displays, 1982-1988. Included in this series are the records of the Marketing Committee, 1977-1988; brochures and other promotional ephemera; news releases and press clippings; scrapbooks; theatre programs; audio/visual recordings of radio advertisements, interviews, and theatre performances; and production posters.

Education records

Series consists of materials reflective of the education and outreach activities of the Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia, arranged into five sub-series: Theatre school, 1965-1988; Theatre-in-education, 1980-1988; Outreach, 1977-1987; Youth tours, 1974-1985; and Photographs, 1968-1987. Included in this series are materials pertaining to the operation and marketing of the Theatre School; teaching manuals and correspondence pertaining to the Craigflower Schoolhouse Project, 1986-1987; outreach program materials; and photographs of youth productions. The Youth tours sub-series contains materials generated through the Theatre's youth tour program, the largest in Canada at the time, including itineraries, correspondence, teacher kits, contracts, show programs, feedback questionnaires, and scripts.

Employment records

Series consists of employment records, arranged into five sub-series: Positions, 1968-1988; Associations and unions, 1982-1988; Duties and wages, 1971-1988; Youth and volunteer programs, 1978-1988; and Actor and actress portfolios, 1985-1988. Included in this series are records pertaining to managerial roles and responsibilities; correspondence and agreements with theatre associations and unions; staff job descriptions and salaries; and volunteer activities and youth employment. Series also contains acting portfolios with curricula vitae and portrait photographs.

Board records

Series consists of the records of the Board of Directors, arranged into seven sub-series: Correspondence, 1963-1988; Directors, 1969-1989; Protocol statements, 1981-1986; Meetings, 1966-1988, predominantly 1980-1988; Legal documents, 1964-1985; AGM reports and plans, 1966-1988; and Kipling photo bequest, [1966?]. Included within this series are records pertaining to the structure and membership of the Board; the incorporation of the Bastion Theatre Society and subsequent name change; reports, plans, and meeting minutes; and a photograph with an attached newspaper clipping on verso. Photograph features Rudyard Kipling with other thespians.

Teaching Material and Student Projects

Series consists of materials related to Dr. Austin’s activities as a faculty member in the Department of Biology at the University of Victoria, including records pertaining to tenure and promotion, student projects, and teaching material.

Dickens Fellowship (Victoria Branch) fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC477
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1998

The fonds of the Victoria Branch of the Dickens Fellowship is comprised of documents reflecting the activities of the Branch, such as correspondence, meeting minutes, membership information, programmes, scrapbooks, posters, menus, and financial records, dating from 1913 to 1998. The fonds also includes ephemera pertaining to British author Charles Dickens, including scrapbooks, greeting cards, and portraits, which the Dickens Fellowship compiled. The fonds is a window into the Fellowship’s founding, originally as the Victoria Dickens Club, events, and connection with other branches and the Dickens Fellowship. Many of the documents reflect the work of Dorothy Hewitt White who served the Fellowship in several capacities. The fonds provides insight into the ways in which Charles Dickens has been read, performed, and commemorated in Victoria, and more broadly, the social activities of a literary society in Victoria, predominantly in the first half of the twentieth-century.

Dickens Fellowship (Victoria, British Columbia)