The fonds consists of materials that are reflective of the functions and activities of the Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia, previously operating as the Bastion Theatre Studio and the Victoria Theatre Studio, arranged into eight series: Board records, 1963-1989; Employment records, 1968-1988; Education records, 1965-1988; Marketing records, 1965,1969, 1974-1988; Administrative records, 1963-1988; Financial records, 1963-1989; Fundraising records, 1965-1989; and Production records, 1965-1989.
Fonds consists of textual records and objects documenting Dr. Dana Beyer's LGBTQ activism, political campaigns, and medical research. Series consists of material from original accession, and is arranged into four subseries: activism records, political campaign records, DES research material, and ephemera.
Series consists of materials reflective of the education and outreach activities of the Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia, arranged into five sub-series: Theatre school, 1965-1988; Theatre-in-education, 1980-1988; Outreach, 1977-1987; Youth tours, 1974-1985; and Photographs, 1968-1987. Included in this series are materials pertaining to the operation and marketing of the Theatre School; teaching manuals and correspondence pertaining to the Craigflower Schoolhouse Project, 1986-1987; outreach program materials; and photographs of youth productions. The Youth tours sub-series contains materials generated through the Theatre's youth tour program, the largest in Canada at the time, including itineraries, correspondence, teacher kits, contracts, show programs, feedback questionnaires, and scripts.
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.
Series consists of records generated by the Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia through the marketing and promotions of their productions and activities, arranged into five series: Campaign management, 1965-1988; Print media, 1971-1988; Programs, 1963-1988; Audio/visual media, 1978-88; and Posters and displays, 1982-1988. Included in this series are the records of the Marketing Committee, 1977-1988; brochures and other promotional ephemera; news releases and press clippings; scrapbooks; theatre programs; audio/visual recordings of radio advertisements, interviews, and theatre performances; and production posters.