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Kenneth Koch collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC244
  • Collection
  • [19--]

The collection consists of a one page letter to Gail [Dunsbery?] regarding the sale of periodical issues.

Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002

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.

Gary Snyder collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC302
  • Collection
  • [19--]

The collection consists of a typed bread recipe. It is signed Gary Snyder [via Valery McCorkle].

Snyder, Gary, 1930-

James Anthony Froude collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC206
  • Collection
  • [18--]

The collection consists of an undated, handwritten letter to Mr. Thornton.

Froude, James Anthony, 1818-1894

Holocaust and World War II Memory Collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR473
  • Collection
  • [1930] - 2018

The Holocaust and World War II Memory Collection, originally known as the Local Stories of the Holocaust project, began in 2012 in order to strengthen Holocaust education by collecting local testimonies as given by those personally affected, primarily survivors and their relatives. This collection consists of video and audio recordings of oral histories and interviews; drafts and publications of written testimonies; commemorative medals; personal documents, such as correspondence; and various pieces of ephemera, including an exhibition brochure, a memorial invitation, and an event program. These items tell stories of lived experiences during the Holocaust, as well as personal narratives of how the Holocaust affected the lives and families of survivors after the war. The project title was changed to "Victoria Holocaust and World War II Memory Archives" in November 2018, and then to the "Holocaust and World War II Memory Collection" in January 2020.

Glenn Parfitt collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC601
  • Collection
  • 1941 - 2018

Collection is comprised of ephemera relating to Victoria, B.C.’s music scene, and includes posters, newsletters, ticket stubs, event passes and buttons. The collection also includes architectural records and a door handle from the York Theatre in Vancouver, B.C. Also included is a payroll and expenses ledger for an electric company with entries dated 1941 to 1949. The series represents the September 2017 acquisition.

Parfitt, Glenn

Early Modern Manuscripts collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC599
  • Collection
  • 16th-17th century

A group of Elizabethan and Carolean manuscript documents including a four-page manuscript indenture dated 14th July in the fourteenth year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1571) between George Symons and George Corkoram, both of Colompton, Devon, drafted at the Inner Temple in London, retaining one red wax impressed seal, together with a contemporary four-page copy of the same, both on vellum; together with a Charles I period manuscript document, written in Latin, with impressed wax Royal Seal of the enthroned monarch, on vellum; a manuscript indenture dated 20th August 1629 being a counterpart lease of a tenement granted by Lady Elizabeth Griffin of Yardley to William Hanams, attested by Edward Symons, on paper; a manuscript document dated 22nd April 1669 from the Manor of Sandon, ''Suffnall e Cromer'' (Herts), with references to a James Willymott and Baroness Elizabeth Nicholas, on vellum.

Robin Isaacs collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR543
  • Collection
  • 1980-2015

The collection consists of t-shirts with political slogans/graphics; one black leather jacket.

Karl Spreitz collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC570
  • Collection
  • 1957 - 2012

The collection consists of film reels and videocassettes featuring artists Maxwell Bates, Ricki Ciccimarra, Leon Erickson, Jan and Helga Grove, Elza Mayhew, Myfanwy Pavelic, and Godfrey Stevens. The collection also includes footage from the 1983 film "Ninstints" about the 1957 removal and preservation of totem poles from Anthony Island in the Queen Charlottes.

Spreitz, Karl, 1930-

William Blissett collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC452
  • Collection
  • 1982-2010

The collection contains correspondence with Guy Davenport plus miscellanea re Davenport accumulated in the process of building his collection.

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