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Shawn Cafferky collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC353
  • Collection
  • 1997

The collection consists of interviews recorded with naval personnel, together with transcripts. The interviews refer to the experimentational squadron VX10, and the testing and use of the Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King helicopter.

Cafferky, Michael Shawn, 1958-2008

Victoria Boritch fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC498
  • Fonds
  • 1924 - 1951

The fonds consists of typewritten and handwritten manuscripts, certificates, newspaper, maps, and photographs. The manuscripts are Victoria Boritch's personal memoirs about her family and life in Russia and China, as well as vignettes of various people and events in the 1930's to 1950's. They include details of her neighborhood and schooling in Shanghai and the Russian emigre community. The photographs and photograph albums are of Victoria Boritch and her family taken in Russia, China, and Canada between ca. 1915-1952. The fonds is arranged into two series:

Boritch, Victoria

Beryl Rowland fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR152
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1988

Fonds consists of 6 series: correspondence, 1961-1987, primarily Earle Birney; literary manuscripts, ca. 1954-1957, including fiction and plays; research, ca. 1962-1987; printed materials, ca. 1954-1988, primarily journal offprints and copies; indices, ca. 1962-1987. The indices consist of research card groups including: animals; slang dictionaries; women in medieval medicine; medieval medical books; symbolism; The Canterbury Tales, and miscellaneous subjects.

Rowland, Beryl, 1918-2003

Laszlo Hudec fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC132
  • Fonds
  • 1913 - 1937

The fonds consists of approximately 550 presentation drawings, sketches, conceptual drawings, working drawings, technical drawings (inclusive of blueprints), travel sketches and photographs. These include exterior and interior renderings of plans and designs for work produced in both Europe and in China. The architectural collection consists of works by Hudec and two other unknown authors. The work of Hudec is transcribed in English, German and Chinese characters. The work of the unknown authors is transcribed in Hungarian and German. There are also 2 boxes of textual records including notes, notebooks, photo albums, documents, letters, memos, scrapbooks, photos, legal records, rare journals, and newspapers clippings.

Hudec, Laszlo, 1893-1958

Reginald Herbert Roy fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC104
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 1989

The fonds consists of records relating to Roy's university administrative activities and his research in aspects of military history, including Canadian history and Canada's involvement in World War I and World War II (particularly the Normandy campaign). Fonds includes photocopies of war diaries, files on various Canadian Army regiments and battalions (including the 31st Infantry Battalion, the 1st Battalion Regina Rifle Regiment, Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's), the Seaforth Highlanders, and the B.C. Dragoons), files on the Canadian Officers Training Corps UBC Contingent University of Victoria Detachment, files on Canadian defence and military policy, audio interviews with Canadian military officers, clippings and other material concerning South Africa and South-West Africa/Namibia, and material relating to the Fenians (1880-1881). Fonds also contains minutes, correspondence and reports relating to academic committees and associations (including the University of Victoria Alumni Association), records relating to the Canadian Confederation Centennial Committee of British Columbia Historic Commemorations Sub-Committee, and background material, notes and drafts for Roy's books. Fonds also consists of material collected by Roy including the papers (1943-1979) of John Laurie (RCAF Provost Marshall), Rev. E.G. Parker, and the Red Chevron Association of Vancouver Island. The fonds also consists of an audio cassette of music from the war years. The fonds also includes 46 issues of South African Soldier.

Roy, Reginald Herbert, 1922-2013

Military oral history collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC141
  • Collection
  • 1979 - 2019

The collection consists of records generated by a number of different sources that have been brought together as a collection. The Social Sciences Research Project (1970-75) includes 29 interviews (and transcripts) with Major General The Hon. G. R. Pearkes and significant associates of Pearkes. They cover Pearkes' military career in both World Wars, his political career, particularly as Minister of Defence, and his role in the office of Lieutenant Governor or B.C. (1960-68). Over a number of years, subsequent to the Pearkes interviews, Dr. Roy commissioned several senior students to interview 185 former military personnel, Canadian and Allied. These were funded by the Department of National Defence. The collection offers personal accounts of action in the Great War and in most theatres of the Second War in which Canadians participated, as well as post war peace-time activities in NATO. When Dr. Roy retired in 1988 he gave a number of guest lecture tapes and some C.B.C. military oral history tapes. In 1982, Dr. Barnett B. Singer, a sessional lecturer, donated one interviews with a holocaust survivor, Mr. William Jacobs of Victoria. In 1983, Dr. David Stafford donated nine research interviews (and transcripts) for a book that he was doing on clandestine operations in World War II. In 1984, Elizabeth Hazlitte, a nurse at Victoria's, Veteran's Hospital, gave her interviews with six Great War veterans which she had completed on an L.I.P. grant. In 1990, Robert Winkenhower gave an interview of Olga Ghosh about the experience of a Jew living in Germany in the 1930's (accessioned 1994). In 1993, Cmdr. Hal Lawrence, a naval historian, donated copies of cassettes, summaries and transcripts of 120 interviews with retired Canadian navy personnel. These interviews were conducted between 1980 and 1990 under contract with DND. In 1993, B. Marshall, through Dr. Reg Roy, donated a cassette of an episode of Lister Sinclair's CBC radio programme called "Ideas". The episode was called "A Sense of War" and contains the experiences of Nursing Sisters in W.W. II. In 1997, Dr. Shawn Cafferky donated 22 tapes and transcripts of interview on Naval aviation also commissioned by D.N.D. Directorate of History and Heritage. Interviews with Lt. Col. John Edmonson, M/Gen. Norman Ross and Mr. Geo. Kidd (Major) were added in 2007. "War Stories: A Life Remembered", an audio recording of Thomas Miller's experiences in the Canadian Army during World War II on 2 compact discs was donated in 2008, as well as an interview with Ross Purse describing conditions in Oeyama Camp in Japan during World War II. Will Pratt's interviews of Japanese-Canadian veterans were added in 2009. An interview with LCol Cyril Neroutsos was added in 2010.

Elizabeth Hazlitte fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC405
  • Fonds
  • 1983 - 1984

The fonds consists of six interviews of uneven quality offering interesting details of battle experiences particularly of the difficult in the trenches. The fonds also consists of 30 colour photographs of World War One veterans interviewed by Elizabeth Hazlitte between 1983-1984. The interviews are included in the Military Oral History collection. Photo credits listed as Jill Schwartz.

Hazlitte, Elizabeth

David Stafford fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC406
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1989

The fonds consists of WWII military oral history interviews on clandestine operations i.e. spying. Nine interviews of both men and women. The fonds also consists of research materials and correspondence used in the writing of "Camp X: Canada’s School for Secret Agents, 1941-1945" by David Stafford (Toronto: Lester and Orpen Dennys, 1986).

Stafford, David, 1942-

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