Civic and Cultural Publications
Part of:
  • Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe (creator)
  • Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe (archive creator)

Civic and Cultural Publications



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 0.05 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
The five diverse pamphlets and publications primarily document certain architecturally-related events during Vancouver's explosive growth through the 1950s. Included are a fund-raising campaign brochure for the expansion of the Vancouver Art Gallery, 1949-1951, and an invitation to the inauguration of the Frederick Lasserre Architecture and Fine Arts Building at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The building was constructed by architects Thompson, Berwick, Pratt in 1957-1958, but officially opened in 1962 after the death of Lasserre (1911-1961), UBC's first director of the school of architecture. The series also includes "Project '58", a relatively rare privately-printed pamphlet given to Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe by architect Geoffrey Massey. Written by Wells Coates, with Massey, Arthur Erickson, Peter Oberlander, and E.J. Watkins, the illustrated proposal recommended the creation of a local urban-design centre in 1958 to forestall the rise of private development through the implimentation of a master plan strategy for Vancouver.

Material in this series was produced between 1946 and 1962. Series contains a pamphlet, invitation brochures and publications.
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Materials in this series are arranged chronologically.

Vancouver British Columbia Canada

Related units of description:
  • Notes to the essay by Wells Coates are in the CCA's Wells Coates Fonds (AP030).

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