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Subseries contains publications created for the use of railroads in North and South America. Includes publications pertaining to railway equipment, machinery, safety, maintenance and other subjects related to railway industry and labour.

Miscellaneous forestry photographs

Consists of photographs depicting various forestry and forestry railway scenes, including early sawmills, Church Logging (Prince George) logging trucks, the Eagle Lake Spruce Mills (Giscome) railway locomotive and train cars loaded with logs, early logging with horse-drawn skids, an aerial of Eagle Lake Spruce Mills, among others.


Subseries consists of records regarding the administrative operations of the office of Minister Campagnolo. Includes information on government records management processes, documents regarding the Minister's assistants and their work, press releases from Campagnolo, and other media relations efforts through radio, television, and periodicals. Also includes drafts and copies of "This Week in Ottawa", Campagnolo's householder publication sent to her constituents in Skeena.


Subseries consists of records relating to Iona Campagnolo as a politician and a person. To clarify, these are not personal records in the sense that they were not created by Campagnolo during the course of her private life; these are government records about or directed to Iona Campagnolo, not to her position as Minister or MP. Includes correspondence regarding the following: autographs, photographs, and biographies for Campagnolo; notices about position appointments in the government and her letters of congratulations; membership and patronage of groups and societies; holiday greetings; complaints; appreciations and congratulations; and condolences. Also includes records that document hospitality and entertainment provided by the Minister to visitors. Contains itineraries and schedules for Campagnolo’s visits and public appearances (including her European tour), as well as invitations to events attended, not attended, or attended by others in the branch.

Federal Programs

Subseries consists of correspondence regarding federal programs and their creation and cancellation. Records include newspaper clippings, news releases, itineraries, memoranda, and form letters.


Subseries consists of correspondence related to the Department of Agriculture and agricultural issues, particularly those of the Skeena constituency. Includes correspondence regarding agricultural programs; the Agricultural Institute of Canada; beef imports; the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency; the Canadian Federation of Agriculture; Dairy Farmers of Canada; grain elevators, particularly the Prince Rupert grain facilities; off-track betting; the Canadian Livestock Feed Board; animal health and welfare; and the BC Cattlemen Association. Also includes speeches from the Minister of Agriculture and press releases from the department.

Consumer and Corporate Affairs

Subseries consists of correspondence regarding the Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and commercial issues. Includes correspondence about the canning lid shortage of 1975, complaints about the legislation for bilingual labelling in Canada, and miscellaneous inquiries from constituents about various companies and products.


Subseries consists of records and correspondence relating to the Department of Finance (Finance Canada) and federal financial issues in general. Includes correspondence regarding economic recovery; the state of the Canadian dollar; the gold industry; home ownership savings plans; the federal debt; banking legislation (Bill C-57 and C-15); the Income Tax act; British Columbia Central Credit Union; the federal budget; life insurance; pension plans; compulsory retirement and retirement savings plans; the Anti-Inflation Board (concerning Bill C-73); wage guidelines; tax increases; rising food prices; import tariffs and excise taxes; and tax deductions and exemptions. Also includes news releases, reports, weekly briefings, and speeches.

Noranda Forest Inc.

Subseries consists of records for Noranda Forest Inc. These records were created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his tenures as the company's CEO (1987-1991), Chairman (1987-1993), and Director (1987-1994). Includes administrative records, financial records, and information on the company's acquisitions. Also contains records regarding government liaison and environmental issues.

Noranda Forest Inc.


Subseries contains records created and accumulated by Adam Zimmerman at the Noranda Inc. (formerly Noranda Mines) corporate office in Toronto during his tenures as Assistant Comptroller (1958-1961), Comptroller (1961-1966), Vice-President and Comptroller (1966-1974), Executive Vice-President (1974-1982), and President and CEO (1982-1987). Includes general correspondence files, a company profile, and annual reports, among others.

Noranda Inc.


Subseries contains administrative records created and accumulated by Adam Zimmerman at the Noranda Inc. (formerly Noranda Mines) corporate office in Toronto. Includes correspondence, legal records, speeches, reports, and records regarding corporate relations, donations, the Noranda Environmental Committee, marketing, and other administrative matters.

Noranda Inc.

Noranda Mines

Subseries contains records created and accumulated by Adam Zimmerman at the Noranda Inc. (formerly Noranda Mines) during his tenures as Noranda's Assistant Comptroller (1958-1961), Comptroller (1961-1966), Vice-President and Comptroller (1966-1974), Executive Vice-President and Director (1974-1982), and President and CEO (1982-1987). As Noranda's Comptroller, Zimmerman had a large role in Noranda Mines' legal action regarding the strike at Gaspe Copper Mines; records that represent this are contained in the legal records sub-subseries. Later in his career, as a director and Noranda's President and CEO, Zimmerman had a high-level administrative role with Noranda's mining division. Sub-subseries represent this with administrative records and reference files for Noranda's many mining and metallurgical operations.

Noranda Mines Ltd.

Sound recordings

Series consists of 36 audio cassettes and 1 audio reel of interviews and readings prepared for radio broadcast by Brian Fawcett and others.

Personal records

Subseries consists of awards, school records, teaching materials, legal agreements and miscellaneous textual material dating from 1951 to 1995, which relate to Mr. Fawcett's personal life, his work and his writing.

Political Parties

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to political parties, especially the Liberal Party of Canada. Records include newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletter, brochures and pamphlets, meeting minutes, questionnaires, reports, news releases, speeches, and lists of election results. Includes correspondence regarding the Progressive Conservative Party, the Communist Party of Canada, the National Liberal Party, and provincial Liberal parties. Most records and correspondence relate to the Liberal Party and include mention of Liberal Party activities and meetings, the official language policy, election strategies, fundraising and donations to the Liberal Party, Campagnolo’s 1979 re-election campaign, political debates, youth caucus events, Liberal appointments, Liberal associations in northern BC, and Liberal conventions.

Amateur Sports

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to the amateur sport functions of the Fitness and Amateur Sport branch of the Department of National Health and Welfare. Records include copies of legislation and policy relating to sport, reports, questionnaires, newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletters, meeting minutes, brochures, posters, reference material, and speeches from Minister Campagnolo and others. Includes correspondence regarding government policies on amateur sport; the metrication of sports; Canadian hosting policies for tournaments; Canada Cup 1976; the Commonwealth Games, particularly the 1978 Commonwealth Games held in Edmonton; the Pan American Games; international ice hockey competitions, particularly at the World Cup Championships; the Arctic Winter Games; the Canada Winter Games, particularly the 1979 Brandon, Manitoba games; the Canada Summer Games; requests for financial assistance and grant applications from various sporting bodies; Hockey Canada; the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow; the Special Olympics and financial assistance for physically disabled atheletes; the effects of apartheid and racism on the Olympics; sports halls of fame; and sports award programs. Also includes alphabetical name registry files for amateur sport associations and organizations that contain correspondence and informational material related to specific groups. Contains records for Loto Canada, the national lottery that funded in part the Fitness and Amateur Sport branch, which include inquiries, complaints, and statements of opinion about lotteries from interested Canadians.

National Defence

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to the Department of National Defence and national security issues in general. Records include newspaper clippings, newsletters, press releases, brochures, and speeches by the Minister of National Defence. Includes correspondence regarding Operation Morninglight, CFS Masset, Katimavik, aircraft, the role of women in the Canadian Forces, and the proposed closing of Wolseley Barracks.

Canada Post

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to the Post Office Department and postal issues. Records include job advertisements for Skeena postmasters, newspaper clippings, reports, news releases, petitions, brochures, tenders for mail contracts, speeches from the Postmaster General. Includes correspondence regarding Canada Post labour relations, complaints about Canada Post service, requests for improved mail service, protests about the 1975 and 1978 postal strikes, employee grievances, the extension of letter carrier service, and the possibility of the change in the Post Office’s status to Crown corporation.

Secretary of State

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to the Secretary of State of Canada and Canadian cultural issues. Records include speeches by the Secretary of State, press releases, brochures, reports, newspaper clippings, memoranda, grant requests, itineraries, and reference material. Includes correspondence regarding federal grants; Canadian flag distribution; participation in Canada Week; the status of women in the Public Service; public access to government information; the national anthem; the Open House Canada exchange program; human rights; financial cutbacks to the arts; the Canadian Constitutional Amendment Bill; the Canada Referendum Act; the Quebec separatist movement; Canada’s official languages; bilingual services and education; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) programming and services to northern BC; complaints from Skeena constituents regarding radio and television service; the new citizenship legislation (Bill C-20); multiculturalism and ethnic communities; Canadian theatre and arts programs; the Northwest BC Art Council; the Canadian Conference of the Arts; Heritage Canada; Scientology; and northern BC museums and exhibits.

Solicitor General

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to the Solicitor General of Canada and issues of public safety. Records include copies of bills and acts; newspaper clippings; reports; news releases; brochures; petitions; questionnaires and responses; and copies of speeches by Trudeau, Solicitor General Warren Allmand, and the Minister of Justice. Includes correspondence regarding the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP); peace and security legislation, particularly bills C-83 and C-51 on gun control; statements of opinion regarding gun control and capital punishment; firearm registration; juvenile penitentiaries; prison riots; and shooting sports.


Subseries consists of memorabilia gifted to or obtained by Campagnolo in the course of her work as MP of Skeena and Minister of Fitness and Amateur Sport. Some of these items were displayed in Campagnolo’s Ottawa office, as seen in photographs. Also includes some small items separated from Campagnolo’s government textual record files that accompanied correspondence. Examples of memorabilia include: paperweight, mug, platter, box, plaque, spoon, souvenir coins, button badges, statuettes, fossils, carvings, bookends, flags, and iron-on badges.

Cartographic Material

Subseries consists of cartographic material separated from Campagnolo’s government textual record files. Includes government maps of British Columbia created by the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources Surveys and Mapping Branch; tourist road maps of BC, Prince Edward Island, Corner Brook, and Regina; maps relating to the oil and gas industry; maps of site plans for proposed developments; and a map of Edmonton for the XI Commonwealth Games.

Briefing Book for BC Federal Liberal Caucus Visit to Prince George

File consists of a briefing book regarding Campagnolo's Liberal caucus visit to Prince George. Includes an itinerary, a report on the economic profile of Prince George with project grants, briefs on air service to Prince George, briefs on northern development, a report on the proposed McGregor River Diversion, briefs on day care, information on federal action concerning the status of women, Gitksan-Carrier salmon fisheries, briefs on agricultural development, briefs on cattle, background notes on the Telecommunications Act, photocopied newspaper clippings on the employability of handicapped persons, background notes on British Columbia's industrial development, a news release on improvements to federal offices in Prince George, a brief on First Nations land claims, a detailed city map of Prince George photocopied newspaper clippings, and grants.

Briefing Notes on Loto Canada

File consists of briefing notes with information on Loto Canada. Includes photocopied newspaper clippings, excerpts from the first reading of Bill C-41 respecting Loto Canada, a news release on the creation of the national lottery, and a list of lotteries in Canada.

Personal Records

File consists of Campagnolo's incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding Queen Elizabeth's visit to Canada, certificates, and the Prince Rupert Garden Club. Also includes. Campagnolo's motor vehicle accident report, a parody of a House of Commons debate entitled "House of Commons Debacles," news releases concerning the Queen's itinerary in Canada, Campagnolo's tenancy agreement, a draft copy of a speech by Margaret Mead entitled "Knowing, Reaching, and Serving the Wounded, the Disadvantaged, and Vulnerable of Our World," a certificate from the Help Save CFB London Committee, an itinerary for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in Canada, notes on a speech introducing the Queen, a list of ministerial geographic responsibilities, membership cards, and a membership document for the Order of Good Time.

Notes and Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Subseries consists of notes, excerpts of miscellaneous fiction works, and project lists and proposals. Also includes drafts of "When Daddy Was a Little Boy", an unpublished children's book.

Zip Drives

Subseries contains Brian Fawcett's records on zip drives.

Diesel Locomotives

Subseries consists of research material relating to diesel locomotives that were used or are currently in use on British Columbia railways. Includes information about the evolution of diesel locomotives, manufacturers, booster locomotives, switchers, diesel-electric locomotives, and self-propelled coaches (Budd cars). Also includes details about specific diesel locomotives and locomotive types owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canadian National Railway, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, BC Rail, VIA Rail, the Great Northern Railway, and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.


Subseries consists of sources for railway history research. Includes bibliographies, glossaries, research guides, and indexes.

Freshwater Rail Ferries

Subseries consists of information about freshwater rail ferries in British Columbia. Includes information about ferries run by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Kootenays and the Okanagan. Also includes information about the Canadian National Railway’s transfer barge services.

Industrial Locomotives

Subseries consists of material regarding locomotives that were used on industrial railways in British Columbia. Includes information about manufacturers of industrial locomotives, geared industrial locomotives (Shay, Climax, and Heisler), Porter locomotives, and compressed air locomotives.

Logging Railways

Subseries consists of material regarding logging railways in British Columbia. Includes information about Pacific Coast Logging, the Hillcrest Lumber Company rail line, the Comox Logging and Railway Company, and the Canfor Logging Railway in the Nimpkish Valley, among others.

Industrial Lines

Subseries consists of material regarding industrial railway lines in British Columbia. Includes information about colliery railways, the Northwood Pulp & Timber private industrial railway, the Hedley Gold Mine railway, the Sullivan lead-zinc mine railway, and the Britannia Copper Mine railway.


Subseries consists of materials relating to Dr. Ainley's publications including magazine and journal articles, book reviews, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. Files often contain photocopies of her publications, any related correspondence, reviews of Ainley's publications, drafts and unpublished papers, and publishing and copyright agreements. The topics of these works include women in science and ornithology.

Cassiar Courier

On March 7, 1956 the Cassiar Reporters Guild published one issue of an untitled newspaper simply titled "The Cassiar?" (vol.1, no.1) along with a "name that newspaper" contest call out to the local community. It is believed that no other issue of this first volume was published until December 7, 1957 when The Asbestos Sheet (vol.2, no.1) was published. The Asbestos Sheet, was generally published twice a month and ran from December 1957 to September 1976; after which time both its name and its format changed: the 8-1/2 x 10" news bulletin changing to an 11 x 17" newspaper; and The Asbestos Sheet becoming the Cassiar Courier. The Courier was published monthly from fall 1976 until February 1991 when it stopped circulation shortly before the closure of both the mine and the company town.

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