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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.

Aidan Higgins fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC055
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1989

The fonds consists of manuscripts of novels, notebook, typescripts, galley proofs, sound recordings, and transcripts of radio plays and interviews with Higgins, and correspondence, including that with John Montague, from 1961 to 1971. The fonds includes manuscripts and other material relating to "Felo De Se", "Langrishe, Go Down", "Balcony of Europe", "Images of Africa", "Scenes from a Receding Past", "The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand", "Uncontrollable Laughter", "Discords of Good Humour", "Vanishing Heroes", "Texts for the Air", "Winter is Coming", "Bornholm Night Ferry", "Helsingor Station", and "Ronda Gorge".

Higgins, Aidan, 1927-

David Mcrae fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR334
  • Fonds
  • 1781-1800

Fonds consists of promissory notes to David Mcrae (1783-1786); land titles (1781-1782); Account of Antoine Plant, nd; and inventories of goods, property and debts due to the estate of David Mcrae (1800).

Mcrae, David, d. 1800

Paul Martin collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR091
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1964

Collection consists of Treaty and protocol documents, and correspondence for the Minister's use. The correspondence Martin selected for inclusion in these volumes was limited to letters containing significant argument for and against the Columbia River Treaty.

Martin, Paul, 1903-1992

Hal Lawrence collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC066
  • Collection
  • 1939 - 1995

The collection consists of audio tapes of 120 interviews that Lawrence conducted between 1980 and 1990 with naval personnel, several female officers and ratings. Fonds includes several interview transcripts, correspondence relating to one interview, a captain's night order book (HMCS Portage), and the text of an address. The additional fonds consist of manuscripts for books and articles written by Hal Lawrence, correspondence, clippings and photographs related to his navel career. The fonds also include personal and professional documents and correspondence, navel oral history material, several navel maps and transparencies, miscellaneous publications and ephemera. The fonds is arranged in eight series: 1) Manuscripts; 2) Oral histories; 3) Correspondence; 4) Photographic materials; 5) Newspaper clippings and reviews; 6) Personal and professional documents; 7) Published materials and ephemera; 8) Maps and transparencies.

Lawrence, Hal, 1920-1994

David Gurr fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC471
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2000

The fonds consists of the manuscripts for Gurr's novels including "Troika" (1979), "A Woman Called Scylla" (1981), "The Action of the Tiger" (1984), "An American Spy Story" (1984), "On the Endangered List" (1985), and "The Ring Master" (1987). The fonds also consists of correspondence, notebooks, reviews and journals.

Gurr, David, 1936-

Frank and Cecilia Sylvester family fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR281
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1950

Fonds consists of 4 series: the Frank Sylvester series, ca. 1862-1908; the Cecelia Davies Sylvester series, ca. 1854-1928; Family ephemera series, 1867-1918, and Photographs, ca. 1870-1950. The Frank Sylvester series includes: cannery contracts, legal invoices, lecture manuscripts, and a diary. The Cecelia Davies Sylvester series includes: an autograph book, and scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs and ephemera. The Family ephemera series includes: biographical information, documents, pamphlets and publications. The Photographs series includes: photographs, negatives, and glass plate negatives.

Sylvester (family)

Military maps collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC122
  • Collection
  • 1889 - 1960

The collection consists primarily of published map series of Europe during World War I and World War II, and several of Asia, Africa, Australia and North America. Some aerial photographs are included.

Rikki Swin Institute transgender collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR421
  • Fonds
  • 1990-2001

Collection consists of the following fonds: Rikki Swin Institute fonds, Ari Kane fonds, International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) fonds, and the Virginia Prince fonds. The IFGE fonds includes material from Betty Ann Lind and Merissa Sherrill Lynn.

Friends of Ecological Reserves fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR352
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1996

Fonds consists of 6 series: Khutzeymateen, 1981-1993; Ecological Reserves, 1972-1989; Reports, 1982-1996; Photographs, ca.1987; Audiocassettes, 1987-1988; Videos, 1987-1990. The Khutzeymateen series consists of correspondence, grizzly sanctuary proposals, maps, educational programming, press clippings, and office files. The Ecological Reserves series consists of maps and descriptions of B.C. reserves. The Reports series consists of reports on bear, timber, and ecological studies, management proposals, and other publications. The Photographs series consists of Khutzeymateen slides and prints. The Audiocassettes series consists of lectures. The Video series consists of videos about grizzlies in the Khutzeymateen and Canada, and wilderness issues.

Friends of Ecological Reserves

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