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Ray Williston fonds

  • 2000.13
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 1999, predominant 1954 – 2001
Fonds consists of photographs, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and memorabilia, correspondence, reports and other textual material. The photographs relate to Mr. Williston’s life from childhood to the late 1990s, the scrapbooks document Mr. Williston’s years in political office, and the textual materials relate to both Mr. Williston’s public life and private interests.

Williston, Ray Gillis

Photographs

Series consists of photographs relating to Ray Williston's life from childhood to recent times, air photographs of Prince George, photographs of Bangladesh, and a listing of photographs slated for use in Mr. Williston's biography "Forests, power and policy: the legacy of Ray Williston" written by Eileen Williston and Betty Keller.

Cabinet members in canoe

Item is a photograph of Ray Williston and other cabinet ministers paddling a birch bark canoe in the grass during BC Centennial celebrations in Prince George.

Originally mounted on poster with photographs 115.1, 115.2, 115.3.

Princess Margaret arriving in Prince George 1

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret arriving by Canadian Air Forces jet at Prince George. Lieutenant-Governor Frank Ross is walking beside the Princess.

Originally mounted on a poster with photographs 115, 115.2, 115.3.

Princess Margaret arriving in Prince George 2

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret arriving by Canadian Air Forces jet at Prince George. Lieutenant-Governor Frank Ross is walking beside the Princess.

Originally mounted on a poster with photographs 115, 115.2, 115.3.

Princess Margaret on a train

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret on the back deck of the Royal train's caboose just prior to her departure from Prince George during her 1958 visit to British Columbia.

Originally mounted on a poster with photographs 115, 115.2, 115.3.

Princess Margaret watching a prospector pan for gold

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret on July 17, 1958 at an event staged in the Prince George railway yards. Alex Moffat dressed as a prospector demonstrates panning for previously salted gold nuggets, which were later given to the Princess.

Members of the BC Cabinet in Prince George

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston (Minister of Lands, Forests & water Resources), Pat Jordan (Minister without Portfolio), Prince George Mayor Harold Moffat, Grace McCarthy (Minister without Portfolio) and Premier W.A.C. Bennett.

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

Green Gold-

Item consists of transcript of documentary consisting of forum with prominent members of the forest industry discussing the history of forestry in North Central British Columbia c.1960s-c.1980s. Participants include Bill Young, Keith Yorston, Ken Bernsohn, Hector Richmond, Russ Cousins, Harry Gairns, Don Gould, Orville Gorley, Frank Oberle, Includes 'logger's commandments' song.

Harkins, Bob

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 Harkins interview with Harold Dornbierer

Item consists of transcript of taped interview with Prince George Fire Chief Harold Dornbierer conducted by Bob Harkins at Prince George Radio Station, CJCI regarding his career in fire protection. Dornbierer also discusses history of of the fire department of Prince George.

Harkins, Bob

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; and 4) Honours and Awards.

Moran, Bridget

Justa Monk, John Alexis, & Premier Mike Harcourt in Prince George, BC

Photograph depicts Justa Monk standing to right of Premier Harcourt in unknown room. John Alexis can be seen between them in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Justa Monk / John Alexis Tachie Village / The Premier / Taken in Prince George, B.C. Jan 23/95 / 'The day Kemano 2 was killed'."

Men from Department of Public Works

Photograph depicts two men lifting rocks onto or off of a truck with "DEPT. OF PUBLIC WORKS" painted on its side. Rocky hill in background, road in right foreground. It is speculated that one of these men may be Hugh Taylor, or his son in law Bob Baxter who also worked for the department of public works.

Interim Governing Council posed on steps in the Agora Courtyard at UNBC

Photograph taken in front of the 'icebergs' at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, B.C.

Label affixed to verso reads: “Interim Governing Council 2000: Back Row: Tom Steadman, Hans Wagner, Charlie Lasser, Murray Sadler, Bruce Strachan, Front Row: John Chapman, Margaret Warcup (Dediluke), Anne Martin, Walter Harwood”.

Government Buildings, Fort George, BC

Photo of buildings behind street, fenced on either side. Man and horse can be seen on street. Printed annotation on verso reads: “The Government buildings Fort George B. C.” Handwritten annotation on recto reads: “This is the place I receive my patent from next June.”

Handshake

Image depicts a man and woman shaking hands in a building at an uncertain location, possibly in Cottonwood Park. The man standing behind the two is possibly Elmer Mercier, a former mayor of Prince George, B.C.

Woman with a Paper

Image depicts a woman holding a sheet of paper in a room with numerous other unidentified individuals. The man standing behind her is possibly Elmer Mercier, a former Mayor of Prince George, B.C.

[Map Board?]

Image depicts a man holding up a board which appears to have maps of the Cottonwood Park on it.

Cottonwood Park Opening

Image depicts Elmer Mercier, a former mayor of Prince George, B.C., cutting the ribbon to open Cottonwood Park's Heritage Trail.

George Street

Image depicts a view of George Street with the Prince George City Hall at the corner of George Street and 7th Avenue.