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Prince George, BC Reeks
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Photographs

Photographs in this series document Perry's political career, his business enterprises and his familial connection with relatives in England. Other featured subjects include various transportation modes (ca. 1913) used in the BC Interior, as well as railroad and bridge construction in the same era.

Political Activities

Series documents H.G.T. Perry's political activities primarily in British Columbia. They include his tenure as Mayor of Prince George (1917-1918; and 1920); as Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fort George (1920-1928 & 1933-1945); as Speaker (1933-1937)and Deputy Speaker (1924 to 1928) of the Legislative Assembly; as Minister of Education (1941- 45); and as Chairman of the Post-War Rehabilitation Council (1942-194?). This series is comprised of significant materials covering a wide range of topics related to Northern British Columbia (such as Northern BC political and economic developments); World War II and Post-War Rehabilitation and politics in British Columbia.

Types of records include: Speakers' Decisions (1877-1943) in the BC Legislative Assembly, memoranda, publications, reports, correspondence, advertisements, telegrams, resolutions, speeches, radio addresses, proposals, maps, plans, file notes, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, ephemera, and postcards and WWII and Post-War Printed Material.

Island Cache Research Material

Series consists of research material collected for the Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes resources photocopied from participants in the study (particularly material collected by Bob Parris), including newspaper articles, photographs, and personal correspondence. Also includes research material gathered by the researchers from other sources, such as copies of maps, articles, and public records.

City records related to Island Cache

Series consists of copies of City of Prince George records photocopied and organized by Island Cache Recovery Project researchers. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence between the city and Island Cache residents, legal real estate and building inspection documents for Island Cache properties, and reports regarding Island Cache (Cottonwood Island).

Publications and Reference Material

Series consists of publications created by those associated with the Aleza Lake Research Forest as well as the Aleza Lake Research Forest Society itself. Includes various clippings and articles from serial publications such as newspapers and newsletters that focus on the ALRF. Also includes publications that served as reference material on topics relevant to the ALRF.

Publications

Series consists of pamphlets, posters, guides, reports, and other publications created by the UNBC Office of Communications.

Accrual to Prince George Oral History Group fonds

This accrual consists of three transcripts and three audio cassettes of oral history interviews on various aspects of life in Prince George. Includes transcripts of interviews with Maurice Clark, Lucille Dunn, and Reverend Lance Morgan, and audio cassettes of the same interviews with Lucille Dunn and Reverend Lance Morgan.

William Dow Ferry material

Series consists of records and photographs relating to Judge William Ferry's life and career. Includes school records from Prince George Public School and the University of British Columbia, military photographs, and records, certificates and photographs relating to his his judicial career.

Ferry, William Dow

Artifacts

Series consists of UNBC-related ephemera, artifacts, and paraphernalia created by the UNBC Office of Communications for promotional or display purposes.

Artifacts

Series consists of objects such as posters, t-shirts, and artwork collected or created by the UNBC Office of Development.

Historical Information

Series consists of records created or accumulated by the Aleza Lake Research Forest Society regarding the research forest's history. Includes oral histories and material from long-time personnel that worked at the ALRF, such as Harry Coates, John Revel, and Frank Hellenius. Also contains copies of archival records from other archival institutions that concern the history of ALRF, which were compiled as part of a 2006/2007 history internship project.

Family Records series

Series consists of records reflecting the activities of the Dezell and Rustad families. Series include mayoral records from Bea and Garvin Dezell when Garvin served as Mayor of Prince George. Series includes materials celebrating Bea Dezell's life created by her family. Series also includes fundraising efforts for the Northern Medical Programs Trust. Finally, series includes a collection of "spruce" dollars and commemorative coins.

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.

Business Ventures

Series contains material related to H.G.T. Perry's publishing activities with two British Columbian newspapers: the Prince George Citizen, and the Prince Rupert Daily News.

Oral History Interviews

Series consists of the 46 oral histories conducted by the Island Cache Recovery Project. A file exists for each participant in the research project, which includes the original recorded oral history on cassette tape and/or VHS, consent forms for use of the oral history, a written transcript for the oral history, and a digital version of the written transcript.

University of Northern British Columbia

Series consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, Official Greetings, ephemera, background information, event and convocation programs, speeches, invitations, memoranda, reports, songs, brochures and University publications related to the development of the University of Northern British Columbia and the role of the Honourable Iona Campagnolo as the founding Chancellor.

Textual records

Series consists of invitations, cards, news releases, and other textual material collected or created by the UNBC Office of Development.

Textual records

Series consists of reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other textual material collected or created by the UNBC Office of Communications.

Audio Recordings

Series consists of original audio reels of CKPG radio programming broadcasts recorded in Prince George from 1960 to 1979, as well as, dubbed audio cassette copies made by the Prince George Oral History Group.

Plans and Legal Records

Consists of legal records and documents related to the holdings and activities of J. B. Henderson-Roe and his father, C.H. Henderson-Roe, including a hand-drawn map of Prince George, Fort George, and South Fort George, as well as a surveyor's plan for a subdivision.

2009 Annual General Meeting

Series consists of 7 mini DVs recording "Exploring Our Roots: Forest History in Our Communities Annual Conference of the Forest History Association of BC" at UNBC in Prince George, September 18-19, 2009. Harry Gairns and Mike Apsey spoke and conference panel topics include:

  • Looking to the Past to Inform the Future? Forest History within a Contemporary Context
  • Applying Traditional Knowledge to Future Initiatives: First Nations Historical and Future Relationships with the Forests
  • Forestry History in Our Communities: Robson Valley & Prince George
  • Exploring Our Roots: Forest History Research Methodology
  • From Exploration to Development: Bringing Forest History Forward.