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Family Records series

Series consists of records reflecting the activities of the Dezell and Rustad families. Series include mayoral records from Bea and Garvin Dezell when Garvin served as Mayor of Prince George. Series includes materials celebrating Bea Dezell's life created by her family. Series also includes fundraising efforts for the Northern Medical Programs Trust. Finally, series includes a collection of "spruce" dollars and commemorative coins.

Geoffrey R. Weller fonds

  • 2001.8
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2002

The Geoffrey R. Weller fonds primarily comprises material involved in research toward and the publication of Geoffrey Weller’s scholarly works as well as records from Weller’s research for government contracts and community service positions. The fonds also comprises records from Weller’s teaching activities at UNBC and other universities. The records are divided into six series, which primarily reflect Weller’s activities conducting research, presenting and publishing scholarly work, and teaching courses at academic institutions. The series are: Research, Scholarly Works, Instruction, Academic Appointments, Honors and Awards, and Personal Records.

Series 1: Research contains material gathered and created by Weller in the course of his research for scholarly works, government contracts, and community service positions. These activities often overlap in dates and area of research interest. Weller’s research material is further broken down into 12 subseries by research project or set of interconnected projects from a similar time period: Subseries 1: Canadian Labor Relations, Subseries 2: Health Policy in Canada and Other Countries, Subseries 3: Local and Provincial Government in Northern Canada, Subseries 4: Water Politics and Environmental Issues in the Great Lakes Region, Subseries 5: Health Policy in South Africa, Subseries 6: Health Care in Ontario and the Circumpolar North, Subseries 7: Circumpolar Universities and Development in Circumpolar Regions, Subseries 8: Ontario Politics, Subseries 9: Circumpolar Foreign Policy, Subseries 10: Health Policy, Subseries 11: Government and Economic Development in the Circumpolar North, and Subseries 12: Intelligence.

Series 2: Scholarly Works provides copies and drafts of works written or coauthored by Weller and related material involved in the work’s publication or presentation at conferences. The series is broken in to seven subseries: Subseries 1: Articles and Chapters, Subseries 2: Conference Papers, Subseries 3: Book Reviews, Subseries 4: Talks and Lectures, Subseries 5: Publications, Subseries 6: Doctoral Dissertation, and Subseries 7: Other Publications. The Publications subseries refers to articles for chapters by Weller in the journal or book in which they were published.

Series 3: Instruction consists of 15 subseries encompassing lecture notes, syllabi, reading lists, and other material from courses taught by Weller at Bishop’s University, Lakehead University, and UNBC. Courses taught at Bishops University comprise subseries Comparative Politics and History of Political Ideas. Courses taught at Lakehead University comprise subseries Public Administration, Canadian Public Administration, Ontario Politics and Canadian Provincial Politics, Modern Political Theory, Local Government, Canadian Government and Politics, and Politics in the Canadian North. Weller’s UNBC courses comprise subseries Politics in the Canadian North (taught at both Lakehead University and UNBC), The European Union, Social and Health Policy and Administration, Redefining Security, Contemporary Australia and New Zealand, and Canada and the World. The series also includes a Course General subseries, which consists of files containing material from multiple different courses.

Series 4: Academic Appointments consists of records from Weller’s activities obtaining academic appointments and completing his responsibilities within these appointments, including collaborating with other universities worldwide. The series is broken down into three subseries: Subseries 1: Appointments and Reviews, Subseries 2: Curriculum Vitae, and Subseries 3: International Collaborations.

Series 5: Awards and Honors consists of plaques Weller was awarded at Lakehead University and records related to the honorary doctorate Weller received from the University of Lapland.

Series 6: Personal Records, the last series, contains records not involved in Weller’s research or academic positions. These include Weller’s day planners and journals, as well as programs from his memorial service.

Weller, Geoffrey R.

"Environmental Policy and Political Support"

File consists of an article titled "Environmental Policy and Political Support" by Douglas Nord and Weller as well as related correspondence and other material. This file was originally numbered to correspond with article number 17 listed in Weller's CV.

"Canada and Oceania"

File consists of an article by Weller titled "Canada and Oceania." This file was originally numbered to correspond with article number 63 listed in Weller's CV.

Other Publications

Subseries consists of publications written or coauthored by Weller not encompassed by the other subseries, including reviews of articles, letters to the editor, and a research report.

Research

Series consist of material gathered or created by Weller in his research for scholarly work, government contracts, and community service involvement.

"Health Policy under Conservative Governments in Canada"

File consists of an article written by Pranlal Manga and Weller titled "Health Policy under Conservative Governments in Canada" and correspondence concerning the publication of the article. This file was originally numbered to correspond with article number 44 listed in Weller's CV.

"The Internal Modernization of Western Intelligence Agencies"

File consists of a conference paper titled "The Internal Modernization of Western Intelligence Agencies" presented by Weller at the International Studies Association, Los Angles, California, March 2000. This file was originally numbered to correspond with conference paper number 106 listed in Weller's CV.

"Canada and Oceania"

File consists of a paper titled "Canada and Oceania" presented by Weller at the 2000 Western Social Science Association conference. This file was originally numbered to correspond with conference paper number 109 listed in Weller's CV.

Book review of P. Stanworth and A. Giddens' "Elites and Power in British Society"

File consists of correspondence and Weller's review of the book by Philip Stanworth and Anthony Giddens entitled "Elites and Power in British Society", which appeared in the Canadian Journal of Political Science Vol. IX, No. 2 (June 1976), pp 358-359. This file was originally numbered to correspond with book review number 3 listed in Weller's CV.

Articles and Chapters

Subseries consists of copies of all the articles and chapters Weller authored or coauthored arranged chronologically. Files include related material such as drafts and correspondence regarding the publication of the article or chapter. The files in this subseries were originally numbered to correspond with the articles listed in Weller's CV.

Conference Papers

Subseries consists of copies of all the conference papers Weller authored or coauthored arranged chronologically. Some files also include related material such as conference programs or correspondence regarding revising a paper for publication. The files in this subseries were originally numbered to correspond with the conference papers listed in Weller's CV.

Published and Unpublished Materials

Series consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, newsletters, advertisements, contracts, notebooks, audiocassettes of oral interviews and readings, transcripts, book launch announcements, front cover mock-ups, edited drafts, manuscripts, fact sheets, poems, catalogues, bookmarks, skits, conference events programme, poster, grant applications and related correspondence, a wooden placard, handwritten notes, book reviews, inquest reports, background material, VHS recordings of classroom talks given by Bridget Moran, Mary John and Justa Monk re: her publications, and ephemera. This series contains material from all five of her publications:

  1. (1988) Stoney Creek Woman: The Story of Mary John. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.
  2. (1990) Judgment at Stoney Creek. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press
  3. (1992) A Little Rebellion. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.
  4. (1994) Justa: A First Nations Leader. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.
  5. (1996) Prince George Remembered. Prince George, British Columbia: Moran Publishing.
    This series also consists of, but is not limited to, a number of unpublished manuscripts and drafts and/or writing contest submissions also written by Bridget Moran, such as:
    • "Mary and Me" (ca. 1998)
    • "Where Winds Come Sweet" (ca. 1981)
    • "The Horizontal Land" (ca. 1992)
    • "The Summer of '81"
    • "The Relief Cheque" (ca. 1998)
    • "The Case of the Box of Matches" (ca. 1987)
    • "Unholy Deadlock" (ca. 1990)
    • "The Numbers Game"
    • "Reflections on Theme" (ca. 1967)
    • "Come Hell or High Water" (ca. 1976)
    • "Man Alive"
    • "The Deadbeat Mystique"
    • "Hell on Wheels"
    • "Backstairs at the Palace"
    • "James MacCallum" (ca. 1984)
    • "Hushaby, Baby" (ca. 1981)
    • "The Decline and Fall of Mr. Sullivan"
    • "Case History of a Gadfly"
    • "Welfare and the Good Life"
    • "Childhood Memories" (ca. 1976)
    • "The Three Musketeers" (ca. 1974-75)
    • "A Child's Christmas in Saskatchewan" (ca. 1979)
    • "Diary of Success Homecoming"
    • "My Old Flame" (ca. 1992)
    • "O Ye Dry Bones" (ca. 1996)
    • "Supper, Little Children" (ca. 1983).

"The Oversight of the Australian Intelligence Services"

File consists of a conference paper titled "The Oversight of the Australian Intelligence Services" presented by Weller at the International Studies Association conference, Washington D.C. 14-21 Feb., 1999. This file was originally numbered to correspond with conference paper number 102 listed in Weller's CV.

"Economic Development Initiatives in the Circumpolar North: A Comparative Analysis"

File consists of a conference paper titled "Economic Development Initiatives in the Circumpolar North: A Comparative Analysis" presented by Weller at the Circumpolar Universities Cooperation conference, University of Aberdeen, 24-27 June 1999. This file was originally numbered to correspond with conference paper number 105 listed in Weller's CV.

Career Related Materials

Series consists of annual reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, records of employment, a Retirement Party guest book, business cards, invitations, speeches, appointment announcements, pamphlets, Bridget Moran's "Oath of Allegiance; Office and Revenue to the Government of British Columbia", social work reports, contracts, copies of Employee Earnings Statements, background material on the case Hale vs. Her Majesty the Queen, and social work notebooks all pertaining to Bridget's career as a social worker with the Province of British Columbia and the Prince George School District, and as a member of the College of New Caledonia (CNC) Board, the Legal Services Society of B.C. and People on Welfare.

Correspondence, contracts and clippings

File consists of: Letter of suspension from R.J. Burnham, Department of Social Welfare to Bridget Moran (Feb. 17, 1964) Letter to Bridget Moran from R.M. Strachan, MLA re: copy of letter to Premier Bennett (Jan. 9, 1964) Newspaper clippings from: The Sun; the Province; and the Citizen Letter from H.M. Morrison, Chair of Civil Service Commission to Bridget Moran lifting her suspension (June 9, 1965). Copy of contract between Bridget Moran and Arsenal Pulp Press Book Publishers for the publication of Stoney Creek Woman (June 3, 1988) Copy of speech made by Judy Kennedy at Bridget Moran's Retirement Roast Copy of Ms. Moran's resume (1999) School District #57 Teacher Contract with Bridget Moran (Sept. 23, 1977) Writer's Contract and License between the CBC and Bridget Moran for the broadcast of 1 original story 10 min. in length (Dec. 20, 1979) Original copy of Bridget Moran's undergraduate [microfilmed?] transcript from the University of Toronto (received 1963) Typed letter from (Mary?) Martin to Bridget Moran (Nov. 15, 1974) Letter of thanks from CJOR Radio "Nightline" Moderator Chuck Cook to Bridget Moran (April 13, 1972) Letter of rejection from Western Producer Prairie Books to Bridget Moran for Where Winds Come Sweet (October 2, 1981) Three copies of Ms. Moran's School District 57 (Prince George) Employee Earnings Statements.

"The Political Scrutiny and Control of Security and Intelligence Services: The Case of Scandinavia"

File consists of a conference paper titled "The Political Scrutiny and Control of Security and Intelligence Services: The Case of Scandinavia" presented by Weller at SASS, University of Washington, Seattle, 28 Apr.-May 1, 1999. This file was originally numbered to correspond with conference paper number 103 listed in Weller's CV.

"Devolution, Regionalism, and Division of the Northwest Territories"

File consists of an article titled "Devolution, Regionalism, and Division of the Northwest Territories" by Weller, correspondence, and pamphlets from the publisher Carlton University Press Political Science Titles. This file was originally numbered to correspond with article number 42 listed in Weller's CV.

"Oversight of Australia's Intelligence Services"

File consists of an article titled "Oversight of Australia's Intelligence Services" by Weller, correspondence concerning the publication, and a floppy disk. This file was originally numbered to correspond with article number 57 listed in Weller's CV.

Social / Political Action

File consists of: Letter and copy of 1936 presentation sent to Bridget Moran from Betty Rutherford (Nov. 2, 1978) Letter of thanks from the Ron Brent staff Copy of newspaper clippings from the Citizen Fax from Clelie Rich to Bridget Moran wishing her luck upon her resignation from the Board [CNC?] (July 1998) Fax from Mavis M. Gillie to Bridget Moran re: support for the finalization of the Nisga'a Agreement (Jan. 16, 1999) Generic letter to Bridget Moran from Mavis M. Gillie re: the Friends of the Nisga'a Committee. (Jan. 18, 1999).

Bridget Moran fonds

  • 2008.3
  • Fonds
  • 1935 - 1999, predominate 1954 - 1996

This fonds illustrates Bridget Moran’s careers as a writer, a social worker and a social activist primarily within the Prince George region of British Columbia. This fonds also contains records pertaining to her personal relationships with family and friends and her receipt of various honours and awards.

Types of records reflective of her career as a writer include: published articles and unpublished manuscripts, drafts and front cover mock-ups, correspondence with editors from Arsenal Pulp Press, grant applications, notebooks, background material, writer’s workshop invitations and overviews, photographs, oral history interviews and transcripts, and VHS recordings of classroom talks given by Bridget Moran, Mary John and Justa Monk re: her publications.

Types of records reflective of her career as a social worker and social activist include: annual reports, work journals, correspondence and published newspaper articles re: social policy, photographs, and general background material. Correspondence, photographs and newspaper clippings highlight her personal relationships, while her receipt of honours and awards is demonstrated through copies of letters of recommendation, newspaper clippings, photographs, VHS recordings of award ceremonies, event itineraries, congratulatory correspondence, and invitations.

The Bridget Moran fonds has been divided into the following four series:

  1. Published and Unpublished Materials
  2. Career Related Materials
  3. Personal Papers and Correspondence
  4. Honours and Awards.

Moran, Bridget

"Economic Diversification in the North"

File consists of several articles pertaining to economic issues in the Circumpolar North printed from the UNBC website. The file includes an article by Weller titled "Economic Diversification in the North" and other material related to this article.

CNC Board / Retirement / School District - Correspondence

File consists of: Record of Employment with University of Victoria (1978) Christmas and Retirement cards Copy of front page of the New York Tribune newspaper, (Saturday, September 1, 1923) Transcript of "Song for John Stevens - Retiring from SD #57 - 1996" Autograph page for Bridget Moran (Jan. 20, 1947?)Guest book (Dec. 18, --) Letter certifying University of Toronto Graduate School attendance by Bridget Moran (June 6, 1963) and University of Toronto Graduate Transcript, 1950 Letter from Health and Welfare Canada Income Security Programs to Bridget Moran re: her receipt of Old Age Security pension (1988) Bridget Moran's Record of Employment with School District #57 (1988) Letter from Garry Hartley, Coordinator of Curriculum Development and Implementation with School District #57 to Bridget Moran re: credit in an upcoming publication (Nov. 30, 1990) Business card with School District 357 Unsigned personal letter to Bridget Moran (Dec. 2, 1988)Excerpt from School District newsletter re: retirement news 5 Photographs: Group photo of Quinson Elementary Staff, 1985-1986; Bridget Moran and two unidentified women sitting at a table: a pitcher of water and a large opened book lay in front of them; Group photo of Bridget and three other unidentified women; Group photo featuring Bridget Moran and nine other people posed in a living room; A camper parked at Miracle Beach, March 31, 1980Invitation from Director of Personnel for School District #57 to Bridget to attend an "Employee Recognition Ceremony" to be held in her honour (April 14, 1989) Letter from Jo-Anne Brown, Personnel Supervisor for SD #57 acknowledging receipt of Bridget's letter of retirement. (April 19, 1989) Letter of thanks for Roy Stewart, Chairman of the Board of School Trustees to Bridget on the occasion of her retirement. Programme for College of New Caledonia's 1998 Convocation and Bridget's speech to this assembly in her role as Representative of the College Board.

"The Impact of a New University in a Developing Region: the Case of the University of Northern British Columbia"

File consists of an article titled "The Impact of a New University in a Developing Region: the Case of the University of Northern British Columbia" by Weller and correspondence concerning the publication of the article. This file was originally numbered to correspond with article number 55 listed in Weller's CV.

"Universities in Northern Canada"

File consists of a conference paper titled "Universities in Northern Canada" presented by Weller at the Western Regional Science Association conference, Monterey, California, 18-21 Feb. 1998. This file was originally numbered to correspond with conference paper number 100 listed in Weller's CV.

"Regional Economic Development and Diversification Initiatives: The Case of Northern British Columbia"

File consists of a conference paper titled "Regional Economic Development and Diversification Initiatives: The Case of Northern British Columbia" presented by Weller at ACSANZ, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 7-9 July, 1998. This file was originally numbered to correspond with conference paper number 101 listed in Weller's CV.

"Health Care Devolution to Canada's Territorial North"

File consists of a paper written by Geoffrey Weller titled "Health Care Devolution to Canada's Territorial North," presented at the 3rd International Conference of the Nordic Association for Canadian Studies, Oslo, Norway, 9-12 August 1990 and correspondence about to publishing the paper. This file was originally numbered to correspond with article number 43 listed in Weller's CV.

Child Welfare

File consists of a newspaper clipping: "Injured B.C. baby forces foster care changes" (The Citizen, April 29, 1998).

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