Fonds consists of records related to Alan Austin’s activities as an educator and phycologist, including materials generated through major research projects and student projects, arranged into four series: 1. Seaweed Inventory Project; 2. Victoria Phenology Project; 3. Teaching and student material; and 4. Aquatic ecology projects. The Seaweed Inventory Project (SIP), in particular, is a valuable, detailed record and baseline survey of a substantial part of the coastline of BC, and the vegetation and biota (thus measurable on a global scale) supported at the time of the surveys done in 1972 and 1974. These data stand as a permanent record against which any coastal changes can be compared and measured. The sedentary, attached nature of coastal biota makes it particularly responsive to, and thus a sensitive indicator of changes in their environment. Forces of change include oil spills, toxic spills, runoff from land developments, marina construction, and natural catastrophic events. Series 1 has been arranged into four sub-series: SIP reports; SIP films and photographs; SIP correspondence and field notes; and SIP reference literature.
The fonds consists of records documenting Farquhar's involvement in the early development of the University of Victoria, and his career as President. The fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence, 1971-75; Reports, 1960-84; Speeches, 1964-73; Publications and clippings, 1959-73; Ephemera, 1971-73; photographs, 1948-75.
The fonds consists of records pertaining to the University of Victoria's Faculty of Arts and Science, Joint Faculties, Faculty Association, Faculty of Graduate Studies, and various university committees and department head meetings. Records include minutes, notes, reports, student lists, committee recommendations, curriculum evaluation forms, and student registration statistics. Fonds includes copies of Climenhaga's curriculum vitae and some published articles. Fonds also includes records relating to the Vancouver Island Hockey League and its predecessor, the Esquimalt and District Amateur Hockey League, including correspondence, minutes, financial statements and rule books.
Fonds consists of records relating to Clearihue's activities: McGill University, 1910-11; Oxford University, 1912-14; World War 1, 1916-18; Victoria College, 1948-63; Victoria College Development, 1945-56; University Development, 1959-66; University of Victoria, 1964-76; University of Victoria Foundation, 1973-76; Awards, medals and pins; Personal records, 1888-72; Travel ephemera, 1913-20; Photographs, 1908-1919; Scrapbooks and related material, 1909-1994; and microform of correspondence relating to Victoria College and University of Victoria, 1952-62.
The fonds consists of the following series: Victoria College history files, including biographies, McGill years; UVic campus development files; UVic Committee files; UVic facts files; UVic history files, including athletics, biographies, clippings; Multitude of the Wise manuscript files; and Development of Gordon head Campus manuscript files. The history files include biographical material on: Thomas Cornett, Jeffree Cunningham, Percy Elliott, Walter Gage, Edward B. Paul, Russell Howard and Samuel Willis (Victoria College); and Hugh Farquhar, Harry Hickman, Willard Ireland, Howard Petch, Robert Petrie, David Strong, Malcolm Taylor, Robert Wallace and Robin Wood (UVic).