By ewodar on March 19, 2013
(This is another in an occasional series of introductory guides to UBC Archives’ collections and services) Since the UBC Archives established its first Web presence in 1995, one of our on-going initiatives has been to highlight unique collections within our holdings, or to commemorate major events in the University’s history, through digital exhibitions or “virtual […]
By ewodar on March 1, 2013
We’ve recently updated several of our on-line historical resources, and also added something new: UBC Board of Governors historical membership – updated UBC Student Enrolment – updated Great Trekker Award recipients – updated UBC Rhodes Scholarship recipients – updated Commemorative Naming of UBC Facilities and Spaces – newOver the years, many buildings and other landmarks […]
By ewodar on February 21, 2013
The latest addition to UBC Library Digital Collections is Westland, part of the Halleran Video Collection. In 1983, Mike Halleran began producing and hosting a television series entitled Westland, which aired on the Knowledge Network from 1984 to 2007. Later taken over by his son Terry Halleran, the series explored a broad range of environmental […]
By ewodar on February 12, 2013
A recent Twitter message from UBC Alumni Affairs pointed to a Reddit/UBC message linking to the digitized cover of the March 13, 1956 edition of “Canada’s National Magazine”. The Maclean’s cover shows a happy couple, walking hand-in-hand across Main Mall, lost in their young love while surrounded by other students running pell-mell to their next […]
By ewodar on February 7, 2013
(This is another in an occasional series of introductory guides to UBC Archives’ collections and services) Included with the on-line historical resources maintained by the Archives are a series of lists of prominent individuals associated with the University. These include Presidents, Chancellors, Deans, and other important administrative positions, and major award recipients. Two such lists, […]
By ewodar on February 5, 2013
(This is the first in an occasional series of introductory guides to UBC Archives’ collections and services) The core of the holdings of the University of British Columbia Archives are textual records. Produced by organizations or individuals in the course of their activities, they document the history of the University and its community. These records […]
By ewodar on February 1, 2013
Inspired by this post from UBC Digital Initiatives, here are a few more useful/interesting links to early concepts for UBC’s Vancouver campus: Inventory to the Thomas Hooper fonds, from which the recently-digitized sketch cited above was taken New University Buildings, Province of British Columbia – March 1913 article published in Construction: a journal for the […]
By ewodar on July 25, 2012
Opening hours will be reduced at the University Archives, as well as at Rare Books and Special Collections, effective 30 July 2012. Until 31 August, the Archives will be open to the public 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Please contact University Archivist Chris Hives with any concerns about University Archives accessibility.
By ewodar on July 23, 2012
Our listings of honorary degree recipients, both from UBC-Vancouver and UBC-Okanagan, have been updated to Spring 2012. This year’s recipients include former Prime Minister Joe Clark and singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie at UBC-V, and the Hon. D. Ross Fitzpatrick at UBC-O. See also the complete listings.
By ewodar on February 15, 2012
The University of British Columbia Archives has clarified its policies regarding the reproduction of audio and video recordings. The Archives’ agreement form “Use Guidelines for Audio and Video Recording Reproduction” can be found on our website under Policies → Agreements on Use for Photographic and Audiovisual Reproduction, or downloaded directly from here (MSWord document).