Fonds SC493 - Jim Rainer fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Jim Rainer fonds

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

CA UVICARCH SC493

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1978 - 1992 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

0.33 m of textual records.

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

(1932-2018)

Biographical history

James (Jim) Arthur Rainer (May 19, 1932 – February 2, 2018) was born to Arthur and Grace Rainer in in Grand Prairie, AB. Jim moved as an infant with his family to Saanich (Victoria). There, Arthur (a World War I veteran and amputee) and Grace raised the family on a modest, rural homestead, growing much of their food. After graduating from high school, Jim studied commerce at Victoria College for two years. In 1953, he married Doreen Florence Rainer (nee Brinham). They moved to Vancouver and two years later Jim had earned his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of British Columbia. In 1957 they moved to Seattle where, in 1959, Jim completed his Master of Business Administration.

The majority of Jim’s long career was spent in the forest products industry. Over 1978 to his retirement in 1992, he held senior executive positions with Vancouver-based Crown Zellerbach Canada Ltd., Crown Forest Industries Ltd., and Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd. Between 1970 and 1998 he was a member of the executive committee of the Council of Forest Industries. Upon retirement, Jim helped found and for many years presided over an association looking after the interests of retired salaried employees of the company to which he had dedicated most of his working life.

Jim was a man of robust intellect, abundant energy, and many interests. He was an avid gardener, was a long-time member of numerous natural history societies, and for many years was the Field Editor of Wildflower: North America's Magazine of Wild Flora.

Jim was also a voracious reader and book collector. He was a long-time Chairman of the Alcuin Society, Canada’s “only society dedicated to the entire range of interests related to books.” In time, Jim would make generous donations from his book collection to the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University. He died in North Vancouver in 2018.

Custodial history

Scope and content

The fonds consists of correspondence and ephemeral materials re B.C. forestry and paper production.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Generated finding aid

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by JF, March 19, 2019.

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area