Fonds 016.011 - Joan Goddard Fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Joan Goddard Fonds

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code

CA MMBC 016.011

Edition area

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


Physical description area

Physical description

10 boxes. -- 1 small file box. -- 2 tube rolls of maps.

Publisher's series area

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

Goddard, Joan M. (b. [19-?] - d. 2015)

Biographical history

Joan Goddard was a Victoria-born naturalist who, in the 1990s, did extensive research including interviews on the British Columbia whaling industry. Her mother’s stories about growing up on a whaling station on Vancouver Island where her maternal grandfather had been manager of several whaling stations on Vancouver Island lead her to an interest in this aspect of British Columbia’s history. Joan Goddard published “A Window on Whales and Whaling” in 1997 about whaling in B.C. and subsequently continued her extensive research. She also served as a board director of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia Society. Joan past away in October 2015 and her son James (Jim) Goddard has donated her research.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Fonds consists of research documents and files, books, audio tapes, maps and plots, video tapes, photos, scans, and photocopies regarding whaling in British Columbia, collected and compiled by Joan Goddard.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Donated by James (Jim) Goddard, son of Joan Goddard, c/o the estate of Joan Goddard, 18 March 2016.


Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

MMBC off-site storage.

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

All requests for use must be made through the MMBC Research Request program ( Please note that fees may apply.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

In progress

Associated materials

Related materials


Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

23 August 2017

Language of description

Script of description


Digital object metadata



Media type





961.3 KiB


June 7, 2018 12:12 PM

Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres