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Beatrix Caple fonds
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Beatrix Caple fonds

  • AM1080
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1977

The fonds consists of records both generated and acquired by Bice Caple. Included are personal correspondence and ephemera; records, general information and production programs of the Dominion Drama Festival, Playhouse Theatre Centre, Canadian Conference of the Arts, Vancouver International Festival and the Vancouver Children's Theatre; photographs of various performance casts; and clippings relating to reviews of productions in which Bice Caple acted. The records are organized into nine series and listed alphabetically by series title.

Caple, Beatrix

Canadian Conference of the Arts

This series contains information pertaining to the Canadian Conference of the Arts which Bice Caple attended in 1973. Bice Caple was active in proposing to the B.C. government the importance of cultural development in the province.


This series consists of personal correspondence between Bice Caple and various members of her family and friends. Included are two letters written to her husband and two family photographs.

Dominion Drama Festival

This series consists of a committee list and committee meeting minutes, spring 1960; various booklets with suggested procedure and regulation guidelines for Dominion Drama Festival; various newsletters and general itinerary relating to the festival; and various festival programs, arranged chronologically, 1949-1971.

Newspaper clippings

This series consists of newspaper clippings featuring Bice Caple in various plays. The clippings pertain primarily to two plays in which Caple had performed: "Volpane" (1953) and "The Crucible" (1955).

Personal ephemera

This series contains two scrapbooks compiled by Bice Caple which consist of newspaper articles written by Caple's daughter; a diary and collection of postcards relevant to a trip to Expo '67; invitations to various functions; information collected by Bice Caple on the 1976 Habitat Conference; and a tribute to Dorothy Somerset.


This series consists of photographs of various performances collected by Caple; a few photographs of Bice Caple in various plays; and photographs of Bice Caple's trip to Expo '67 and Newfoundland.

Playhouse Theatre Centre

This series contains various annual reports, budgets and financial statements of the Playhouse Theatre Centre, 1966-1971; fund-raising reports presented by Caple to the Board, 1972-1973; individual donation charts; and selected general records and objectives of the Playhouse. Also included is correspondence between Caple and various Board members.

Vancouver Children's Theatre

This series contains records of the Vancouver Children's Conference, 1960; correspondence relating to the Children's Theatre; and a program of a Vancouver Children's Theatre production, 1948.

Vancouver International Festival

This series consists of programs, 1958-1961, and invitations to Bice and Kenneth Caple to attend various functions associated with the Vancouver International Festival.