Community Life

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  • Municipalities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods, religious and cultural groups, camps, schools, etc.
  • Community activities and events
  • Groups working for the development or maintenance of events, services and facilities for the community and its promotion
  • Community support and charitable organizations
  • Community booster and event promotion agencies
  • Fraternal organizations
  • SEE ALSO: Family and Personal Life; Events and Celebrations

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  • MemoryBC Subject Groups

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Barracks at Watson Lake

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Barracks at Watson Lake". Photograph depicts three long log buildings connected in a U shape. The barracks are in a forest, surrounded with trees. The area around the building is strewn with wood debris and log piles. Dirt road in foreground.

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Bea Dezell Correspondence

File consists of several notes and letters addressed to Bea Dezell or Mr. and Mrs. G. Dezell. Most of the letters are short thank you notes but two letters concern her support for the creation and expansion of UNBC.

Bear shot near Stewart, BC

Photograph of a group of men gathered outside of "G.A. Clothier Assay Office." Two of the men are carrying a large bear carcass between them on a tree branch. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Bear Shot Near Stewart B.C. Hughes #18."

Bert Youngstrom and Kitchen Staff

Handwritten caption beside this photo reads: "Bert and Kitchen Staff". Photograph depicts Bert (Youngstrom?) standing close to a woman and young girl on snow in front of unidentified buildings. Forest trees can be seen in background. It is believed that this photo was taken at the camp in Summit Lake, B.C. (see item 2005.3.57).

Bjorn Norheim

File consists of an oral history given by Bjorn Norheim, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Bob Baxter on Caterpillar Tractor in Prince George, BC

Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "PRINCE GEORGE B.C. FARMERS TAKING DELIVERY OF CATERPILLAR TRACTORS." Bob sits on first tractor in line of three. Fifteen men stand in a line against street buildings. "THE SALVATION ARMY" building stands in background on right. This photograph was taken at the corner of 4th and George St.

Bob Ewert collection

  • 2004.28
  • Collection
  • c. 1930 - c. 1930

Fonds consists of 3 items, including a Masonic Lodge apron and publications related to the Masonic Lodge Temple.

Ewert, Bob

Bob Harkins Audio Recordings Collection

  • 2002.12
  • Collection
  • c. 1970 - 1989

Collection consists of 30 audio cassettes containing 46 interviews conducted primarily by radio & TV broadcaster Bob Harkins with local personalities. Most recordings were conducted at CJCI Studios, Prince George. The station was launched in 1970 by Central Interior Radio, broadcasting on 620 AM. In 1983, Central Interior also launched CIBC-FM in the city. Central Interior Radio was acquired by the Vista Broadcast Group in 2005.

Harkins, Bob

Bob Harkins fonds

  • 2001.12
  • Fonds
  • c.1953 - c.2000

Fonds consists of textual records, photographic items and published reports related to professional life and career of Bob Harkins, broadcaster, local historian, and former city councilor. Includes textual and photographic items related to development and history of city of Prince George and the Central Interior of BC region history and development in late 20th century. Items includes an unpublished manuscript on the life of Ray Williston by Eileen Williston, an unpublished paper on the history of technological change in logging industry; an unpublished paper on the history of radio and television in Prince George; a report related to the creation of a university for Northern British Columbia (1989) and proofs of the publication "Wild Liard Waters: Canoeing Canada's Historic Liard River" by Ferdi Wenger, c.1998. Also includes photographic files including CKPG Radio Studio photographic items c.1953; and photographs and correspondence regarding guide outfitter Skook Davidson c.1975.

Bob Harkins

Bob Harkins interview with Alex Clapperton

Item consists of transcript of taped interview with former railway conductor Alex Clapperton conducted by Bob Harkins at Prince George Radio Station, CJCI regarding his career as a railway conductor with Pacific Great Eastern Railway. Clapperton also discusses memories of growing up in Prince George.

Harkins, Bob

Bob Harkins interview with Fran Gibbons

Item consists of printed transcript and tape summary of interview with Fran Gibbons who discusses her family's history in Fort Fraser c.1910s and later move to Prince George region and her interest in theatre in Prince George. She also discusses her career as a librarian.

Harkins, Bob

Bob Harkins interview with Max Sexsmith

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with musician Max Sexsmith, member of the Rhythm Ranch Hands musical group. Sexsmith discusses history of the musical group formed in Prince George in1950. Promotes reunion dance with the group to be held Sept 8, 1980.

Harkins, Bob

Bob Harkins interview with Olive Foote

Item consists of typed transcript and tape summary of interview with Olive Foote who discusses her family's history in Fort Fraser, Stellaco area c.1930s and later move to Prince George region.. Includes discussion of her father working mineral claims in Endako area c.1950s

Harkins, Bob

Bob Harkins interview with Tom Payne

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Tom Payne who discusses his life, emigration from England, service in World War I, and career as shoemaker in Quesnel. Also discusses his subsequent work at the Experimental Farm in Prince George

Bob Harkins

Bob Harkins interviews Gordon Wood

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of recorded interview with Gordon Wood, pharmacist, businessman and sports enthusiast who lived in Prince George c.1920s-c.1970s. He discusses various events that impacted Prince George including the Great Depression of the 1930s and set up of relief camps; the set up of army camps during World War II. He also discusses local politicians, his drugstore business and community members.

Bob Harkins

Bob Potts Cooking in Campsite

Photograph depicts six men around fireside in forest, trees felled on either side. Bob Potts sits on far right, next to dog in foreground. These men are believed to be members of A. K. Bourchier's crew on the Upper Fraser River. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Preparing The miday meal. frying Bacon on sticks. Potts. Chief Chef."

Bob Potts Cooking on Red Deer River

Photograph depicts two men standing in front of a short tent. Cooking supplies are scattered throughout campsite. Trees cross midground, and snow-covered mountains stand in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "POTT FALLS ON REDDEER RIVER. A Plate of Beans before Lunch. ON THE RIGHT Bob - Potts. Sampling his own Cooking."

Bob Potts with Crew in Camp

Photograph depicts four men around fireside in forest clearing. A man believed to be Bob Potts kneels on far right, next to dog. These men are believed to be members of A. K. Bourchier's crew. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "The Last of a Comfortable Camp."

Bourchier Supply Camp

Photograph depicts men standing on shore in front of tents, forest trees in background. Photograph was taken from a boat; portion of boat and oar are visible in foreground. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "View of all four tents."

Box Inventory

The Cassiar Asbestos Corporation and townsite records encompass a massive archival holding of approximately 1,600 bankers boxes. A box level inventory was created by student employees of the archives over a 15-year period. This inventory is provided here for access purposes only and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

In 1952 the Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation constructed an asbestos open-pit mine and mill and created a town site for its workers that became the town of Cassiar, British Columbia, 50 miles south of the Yukon border, and 80 miles north of Dease Lake. For 40 years Cassiar was a thriving asbestos mining town with a population at its peak of about 2500, with production statistics for 1989, recording over 60 million tonnes of ore mined, producing a billion dollars of new wealth. In 1989 Cassiar added an underground mine to the site, and despite attempts to run it profitably, in 1992 the entire mine closed partially due to the global market decline in the demand for asbestos, resulting in the closure of the town, and the move of its workers and families out of Cassiar. An auction was held to sell off all the mining equipment, townsite infrastructure, its buildings, people’s residences and the site was bull-dozed, with many houses burned to the ground. Today little remains in this remote area of Northern British Columbia to mark Cassiar’s industrial, economic or social history.

In 1992 the University of Northern British Columbia acquired the holdings of CAMC and the Cassiar townsite recognizing its potential for academic research, as the records could provide insight into natural resource industry extraction operations in Northern BC from mid to late 20th century, illustrative of ‘boom & bust’ industries, and to provide context to the development of the Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation and the history of the ‘life’ of a one-industry company town. The holdings document mining operations by CAMC and of the town site of Cassiar, originally consisting of the equivalent of 1800+ bankers’ boxes, including records on construction, engineering, operations, administration of CAMC, tallies of extractions, labour and union activities, corporate events and visits by dignitaries (including Prime Minister Trudeau who visited CAMC’s northern operations unit in Clinton Creek in 1968 and M.P. Iona Campagnolo in 1978). As CAMC was owner of both the mine and the Cassiar town, the company provided municipal services (i.e. sewer, water, and electricity) for its workers and their families. The archived municipal records document townsite construction, including the creation of health, education and community services such as Cassiar’s private hospital, school, library, community centre, hockey arena, and retail store. The holdings also include extensive visual documentation of natural and man-man landscapes within this remote and scenic area of Northern British Columbia. The formats of the archival holdings are diverse consisting of textual, photographic, cartographic materials, electronic records, films, promotional video-recordings, and a near complete run of the Cassiar community’s print newspaper.

Bradley Johnson

File consists of an oral history given by Bradley Johnson, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Bridget Moran at Decorative Fruit Platter

Photograph depicts Moran standing in floral print dress, holding plate of food by fruit platter featuring a carved elephant and palm tree. Party decorations and tree can be seen in image. Building and unidentified men stand in background.

Bridget Moran fonds

  • 2008.3
  • Fonds
  • 1935 - 1999, predominate 1954 - 1996

This fonds illustrates Bridget Moran’s careers as a writer, a social worker and a social activist primarily within the Prince George region of British Columbia. This fonds also contains records pertaining to her personal relationships with family and friends and her receipt of various honours and awards.

Types of records reflective of her career as a writer include: published articles and unpublished manuscripts, drafts and front cover mock-ups, correspondence with editors from Arsenal Pulp Press, grant applications, notebooks, background material, writer’s workshop invitations and overviews, photographs, oral history interviews and transcripts, and VHS recordings of classroom talks given by Bridget Moran, Mary John and Justa Monk re: her publications.

Types of records reflective of her career as a social worker and social activist include: annual reports, work journals, correspondence and published newspaper articles re: social policy, photographs, and general background material. Correspondence, photographs and newspaper clippings highlight her personal relationships, while her receipt of honours and awards is demonstrated through copies of letters of recommendation, newspaper clippings, photographs, VHS recordings of award ceremonies, event itineraries, congratulatory correspondence, and invitations.

The Bridget Moran fonds has been divided into the following four series:

  1. Published and Unpublished Materials
  2. Career Related Materials
  3. Personal Papers and Correspondence
  4. Honours and Awards.

Moran, Bridget

Bruno Randt

File consists of an oral history given by Bruno Randt, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Buildings & Garage at Whitehorse, YT

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "D.O.T [Department of Transportation?] Bldgs & Garage, Whitehorse." Photograph depicts numerous buildings and a four-door garage on streets in Whitehorse. Dump trucks and other various vehicles surround garage. Road and gravel covered area crosses foreground.

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Business on Street in Atlin, BC

Photograph depicts group of men in hats and ties standing on wood deck connecting four store fronts. Left to right: Parsons Produce Co., Dunn & Co. Hardware and Tinware, Fortin & LeGappelain Druggists, Cummings & Richardson - Gents, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Branch Parsons Produce Co at Atlin 1899."

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