Series 2000.1.2 - Cartographic Material

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Cartographic Material

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  • Cartographic material
  • Architectural drawing

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2000.1.2

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Edition statement

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Statement of scale (cartographic)

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Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

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Date(s)

  • 1952 - 1972 (Creation)
    Creator
    Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd.

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Name of creator

(3 April 1952 - 15 March 1993)

Administrative history

Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Limited (CAC) was established in 1951 by the parent company Conwest Exploration Company Limited. CAC opened an asbestos mine and mill in 1952 in northern BC and constructed a townsite for its workers. Because Cassiar was unincorporated, CAC provided municipal services (sewer, water, electricity, medical, educational, community and retail.) Cassiar town holdings include administrative, housing, school, hospital, and retail store records. For 40 years Cassiar was a thriving one-industry town of 1200+ people. In the late 1950s, CAC began active efforts to find and acquire another asbestos deposit for the company. In 1957 such a deposit was discovered in the Yukon Territory, and acquired by CAC. By 1967 CAC had begun construction of a second mine, plant, and town in what became known as Clinton Creek. For most of its history the Cassiar operation was an open-pit mine, but in 1988 it began construction of an underground mine which became operational in 1990. The unprofitability of this underground operation contributed to the corporation’s bankruptcy in 1992. Most employees were laid off and in September the entire town, mine, and mill infrastructure was auctioned off by Maynard Industries, Vancouver.

Custodial history

Scope and content

The Cartographic Materials series consists of maps, plans, schematics and blueprints documenting a wide variety of subject areas pertaining to both the operation of the Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd., and the company township of Cassiar, B.C.

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Physical condition

Most of the cartographic material within this series are in stable condition, though some materials are experiencing minor fraying and wrinkling along its corners.

Arrangement

Arrangement order imposed by Archivist.

Language of material

  • English

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Location of originals

NOTE THAT 5 CASSIAR MAPS ARE CURRENTLY BEING DIGITIZED AND ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR VIEWING DURING 2016.

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Access may be restricted due to fragility of the photographic material. Please contact Archivist for more information.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Personal or academic use of the historic photographs, textual materials, audio and video materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the UNBC Archives for further information.

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No further accruals are expected.

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2000.1.2

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2000.1.2

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