b. 1923, Winnipeg, MB; d. Jan. 4, 2017, Vancouver, BC
1944 BA University of Manitoba
1945 DipSW University of Manitoba
1970 BLS University of British Columbia
1970 Certificate of Archival Administration (Carleton University and Public Archives of Canada)
1976 MLS University of British Columbia
1970-1988 University Archivist, University of British Columbia Library
Daniells, Laurenda, Stanley E. Read (1971). More recreation for the contemplative man: a supplemental bibliography of books on angling and game fish in the Library of the University of British Columbia. Vancouver: Library of the University of British Columbia.
Daniells, Laurenda, Stanley E. Read (1972). Further recreation for the contemplative man: a supplemental bibliography of books on angling and game fish received in the Library of British Columbia, 1971-1972. Vancouver: [Library of the University of British Columbia].
Daniells, Laurenda (1984). “KESNER, automation for archivists and records managers: planning and implementation strategies.” Archivaria 19 (winter): 242-244. [Book review]
Daniells, Laurenda, Kevin Potvin (1986). Guide to plaques and memorials, UBC. [ Vancouver]: [Special Collections, University of British Columbia].
Daniels, Laurenda (1987). Tuum est. [video recording] Vancouver: University of British Columbia Library. (University of British Columbia Archives video, no. 130A).
Daniells, Laurenda (1988). Grantsmanship and the archivist. Vancouver: Association of British Columbia Archivists. (ABCA publications, no. 4).
Daniells, Laurenda et al. (1988). A guide to the University of British Columbia Archives and Special Collections personal papers and records. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Library.
Daniells, Laurenda (2016). Royal blood: a memoir. Vancouver: Paper Trail Publishing.
Association of Canadian Archivists
Member, Education Committee, Association of Canadian Archivists
Society of American Archivists
Archives Association of British Columbia (honorary life membership)
Canadian Historical Association
Association of Records Management Administrators (ARMA)
“Laurenda Daniells was appointed the first University Archivist at the UBC Library’s Special Collections Division. Alone in this position for many years, Laurenda worked to bring some order to the institution’s historical records. She organized those materials which had already accumulated in Special Collections, and arranged for the acquisition of additional inactive administrative records from the various University departments, as well as private papers from prominent faculty, staff, and alumni. By the time she retired in 1988 with the honorary title “University Archivist Emerita,“ Laurenda had established the University Archives on firm foundations. During her career at UBC Laurenda served for several years on the Faculty Association executive, and on the University Senate. She also served a one-year term as President of the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of B.C. After her retirement Laurenda continued with her volunteer work, in particular her continuing involvement with University Hill United Church.” Laurenda was also an author, and her memoir “Royal blood” recorded her life stories.
Laurenda Daniells, University Archivist Emerita, 1923-2017. [News] University of British Columbia Archives, Jan. 6, 2017. Accessed Feb. 6, 2018.
Laurenda Daniells: obituary. The Province, Jan. 14. 2017. Accessed Feb. 6, 2018.
University of British Columbia Library Archives.