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Amateur Dramatic Club of Calcutta collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC137
  • Collection
  • [1935]

The collection consists of mimeographed scripts for two plays presented by the club at the Empire Theatre, Calcutta, India. The scripts come from the plays' original productions in England, several years earlier. Also included are programmes for the two plays, a clipping containing a review of one play, and a rehearsal list for the other play. The two plays are “Murder on the Second Floor” by Frank Vosper and “The Wind and the Rain” by Merton Hodge.

Amateur Dramatic Club of Calcutta

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.

Gerald Smedley Andrews collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC142
  • Collection
  • 1981

The collection consists of a photocopy of G.S. Andrew's typescript entitled "Air Photo Beach Soundings for the Normandy Invasion".

Andrews, G. S. (Gerald Smedley)

Arctic Explorers collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC144
  • Collection
  • 1855 - 1869

The collection consists of two letters from Belcher in 1855 and two from McClintock in 1869. The first Belcher letter is concerned with the Minié rifle, and the second with personal matters. The first McClintock letter is concerned with charts and exploration of the west African coast. He mentions Belcher in this regard. The second letter is about personal matters.

Leonard Bacon collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC146
  • Collection
  • 1941 - 1967

The collection consists of two letters from the poet to George and Florence Noyes concerning his preparation of foreign language dictionaries for the U.S. Army and two from Patty Bacon (wife) on personal matters. All the correspondence is from 1941, the year Leonard Bacon won the Pulitzer prize. Also included is a clipping (obit of Martha Bacon, ie. “Patty”) from 1967.

Bacon, Leonard, 1887-1954

R. M. Ballantyne collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC148
  • Collection
  • 1887 - 1893

The collection consists of two handwritten letters to his wife, Jeanie on personal matters, together with one envelope. There is also a handwritten letter to an unknown man telling him he cannot supply him with a copy of one of his books, but is supplying a photo.

Ballantyne, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1825-1894

Jean Cocteau collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC150
  • Collection
  • 1943

The collection consists of Roy Alexander Fowler's copy of the shooting filmscript of L' Eternel Retour (1943). Fowler wrote The Film in France, London: Pendulum Pub. Ltd. (1946).

Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963

Alfred Bergan collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC154
  • Collection
  • ca. 1941

The collection consists of 2 typescript articles: on James Joyce and on John Stanislaus Joyce, plus a manuscript of the article on James Joyce.

Bergan, Alfred, 1887-1941

Algernon Blackwood collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC156
  • Collection
  • 1908 - 1938

The collection consists of a handwritten letter to Laurenz M. Lamont from Martin Secker (Richards Press) re A.B. (Algernon Blackwood), plus photocopies of a handwritten letter to L.M. Lamont and a handwritten postcard to Mrs. Lamont from Blackwood.

Blackwood, Algernon, 1869-1951

Gordon Bottomley collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC159
  • Collection
  • 1927 - 1938

The collection consists of a handwritten letter to J. M. Humphries concerning the possible purchase of one of his own published books. Also included is a handwritten copy, in another hand, of a Bottomley poem about Merlin, "Lines written by Gordon Bottomley at Merlindale".

Bottomley, Gordon, 1874-1948

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