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Historical North Coast Photograph Album

  • 2006.45
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1897]

Contains photographs generally depicting landscapes, water scenes, and views of towns on British Columbia's north coast. Includes images featuring sternwheelers and other boats, canneries, fisheries, and individuals. Locations depicted include Port Essington and Port Simpson (Lax Kw’alaams) in BC, Fort Wrangell in Alaska, and other unknown towns. Includes one photograph of a man named Max Lohbrunner, and many other images depicting unidentified individuals.

Prince George Women's Organizations Collection

  • 2006.5
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 1996

Collection consists of records created, received, and collected by the Prince George Women's Centre, the Prince George Women's Collective, the Prince George Women's Equal Rights Association, the Prince George Women's Resource Centre, and the Prince George Women's Connection. This collection also features some materials on the Daughters of Lilith organization.

Prince George Women's Organizations

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

David G. Fish fonds

  • 2000.10
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1997

Fonds contains 12.5 cm of textual records consisting of drafts of papers, off-prints of articles authored and co-authored by Fish, and files pertaining to his consultancy work in the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Also contains digital records and on diskettes (which have been migrated to CD), which include correspondence, memoranda, drafts, and other working files.

Fish, David G.

British Columbia Provincial Police Veterans Association fonds

  • 2002.19
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1984

Fonds consists of 5 boxes of materials related to the BC Provincial Police, including bound volumes of "Shoulder Strap," "Off Patrol" newsletters, General Orders 1923-1950, Constable Correspondence 1904-1909, and Criminal Investigation Branch Vol. 1-14.

Kent Sedgwick fonds

  • 2012.13
  • Fonds
  • [before 2012]

The Kent Sedgwick fonds consists of 5.8 linear meters of textual records relating to his research interests of the history of the Central Interior of British Columbia. Sedgwick was an urban planner with the City of Prince George, as well as one-time instructor in geography at CNC and part time lecturer in Geography at UNBC.

The subject files contain original research notes, research notes from interviews, news clippings, research copies of photos/maps – primarily related to the history and historical geography of the Central Interior of BC, especially Prince George, Giscome and East Line communities covering the period c.1900-c.2010. Research also includes extensive notes on geographic features, landscapes, interpretative trails, architectural history, industrial history and First Nations history of region. Also research notes on Alexander Mackenzie, George Dawson and geographical research related to Northern Alberta.

Sedgwick, Kent

Brian Fawcett fonds

  • 1996.2
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2006

Fonds consists of personal papers, books, manuscripts, photographic materials, audio recordings and electronic records arranged into five series, which relate to Mr. Fawcett's personal life, his creative works and his relationships with members of the literary community.

Fawcett, Brian

Barry McKinnon fonds

  • 2000.6
  • Fonds
  • 1958-2003

Fonds consists of a large and extended correspondence, manuscript materials (both his own and others), publications, proofs, financial records, transcriptions, audio tapes, lectures and preparation work for teaching. A large quantity of influential (and obscure) periodicals published in the west is also included. Includes material related to Barry McKinnon and The Caledonia Writing Series and Gorse Press. The audio collection consists of cassette and reel to reel tapes of poetry readings and interviews in Prince George and other locations within Canada, including Edmonton, Montreal, and Vancouver. Readings from the 1980 Writing Conference Words/Loves at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) are also included along with many Poetry Readings at CNC during the 1970s to the 1990s. Poets and writers in the audio collection include Barry McKinnon, Ken Belford, Earle Birney, Bill Bissett, George Bowering, Robert Creeley, Brian Fawcett, Gerry Gilbert, Arti Gold, Elizabeth Hay, Roy Kiyooka, Robert Kroetsch, Evelyn Lau, Irving Layton, Dorothy Livesay, Daphne Marlatt, Susan Musgrave, bp Nichol, Michael Ondaatje, Stan Persky, David Phillips, Al Purdy, George Stanley, Sharon Thesen, Fred Wah, and Tom Wayman.

Vivian Antoniw Collection

  • 2004.18
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1950 - ca. 1970

The Vivian Antoniw Collection consists of textual and photographic materials including Antoniw’s graduate thesis research work c.1960 on Northwest Coast totem poles, particularly near Hazelton, Kitimaat area. Materials include textual records, thesis, photographs, slides, artistic sketches by Antoniw and grey literature related to Northwest Coast art.

Antoniw, Vivian

Walt Taylor fonds

  • 2002.9
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2001

This fonds illustrates Walt Taylor’s activities as a social activist in the Okanagan region of B.C. in the 1970s, and his involvement with political-environmental activist movements in the Bulkley Valley-Telkwa-Smithers area c.1980s-1990s. The Taylor fonds includes records of the Skeena Round Table for a Sustainable Society, the Northwest Study Conference Society and the Waging Peace Society; as well as, background research compiled for Taylor’s publication "Waging Peace for a Living: An Action Plan for survival of life on earth", (Victoria: Trafford Publishing, 1999). The Taylor fonds also contains records of significance relating to proposed economic developments, such as open-pit mining, fishing and forestry policies and nuclear power; and documents pertaining to political-environmental actions conducted by Northern BC stakeholders such as First Nations (Gitskan and Wet'su'wet'en) and NGO’s such as the Telkwa Educational Action Committee of Householders. Types of records comprising this fonds include correspondence to and from activist organizations; circulars to society members; background papers on social activist issues; background reports on BC First Nations environmental and land claims issues, background studies on environmental & economic impacts of industrial developments proposed for Northern BC, newspaper clippings, and various publications.

Taylor, Walt

Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

  • 2009.7
  • Fonds
  • ca.1870 - ca.1986

The Archdeacon W.H. Collison fonds consists of textual materials, maps, published materials and photographs all documenting Collison’s life and work with North Coastal First Nations communities in British Columbia. Types of records found within this fonds include manuscripts, sermon notes, correspondence, oral history summaries, monographs, cartographic items, photographs and postcards. The Collison fonds also includes some records created by his children and grandchildren as well as a family tree created in 1986. The Collison fonds has been divided into four series.

Collison, W.H. (Archdeacon)

Interior University Society fonds (Elsie Gerdes)

  • 1992.3
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 1990

The fonds consists of textual materials pertaining to Ms. Gerdes’ participation in the Interior University Society and the Implementation Planning Group and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, financial documents, handwritten notes, reports, briefs, news releases, a transparency, facsimiles and newspaper clippings.

Board of Governors fonds

  • 2013.1
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2011

Fonds consists of records held by the Board of Governors relating to the history of the University of Northern British Columbia and the operations of its Board of Governors. Includes records relating to the Interior University Society, the Interim Governing Council and its committees, the Prince George Campus Committee, the Executive Committee, and the Endowment Investment Committee. Also includes Board of Governors meeting minutes and financial records.

University of Northern British Columbia

Phipps-Mackenzie Collection

  • 2004.1
  • Fonds
  • ca.1920 - ca.1990

Types of materials comprising this collection include: 2 journals, 2 newspaper articles, personal documents, 398 photographs, 2 plans, 2 autograph books, 2 wallets. Textual Series includes 1 diary and partial drafts of diary entitled "Diary of the Charles E. Bedaux Tractor Expedition from Edmonton to Telegraph Creek 1934" and a notebook by A.H. Phipps entitled "A.H. Phipps Memoirs of the Charles E. Bedaux Sub-Artic Expedition of 1934". Reports have been digitized and are accessible on the Archives Digital Collections website.

Phipps, Alfred Hugh

Harry Thacker Collection

  • 2002.4
  • Fonds
  • c. 1920 - c. 1950

Collection consists of textual and photographic items related to Prince George hockey and sports history.

Charlotte Lapp Collection

  • 2007.16
  • Fonds
  • November 1966 - 2007

The material in this collection relates to Prince George music festivals, symphony performances and theatre events.

June Swanky Parker fonds

  • 2008.11
  • Fonds
  • 1990 - 1991

Fonds consists of a trip diary compiled by Ms. Parker while she was involved in the Bicentennial Exhibition commemorating Alexander Mackenzie's trip along the Nuxalt-Carrier Grease Trail along with the other five members of the "Milltown Six". Diary consists of textual and photographic documentation, as well as, watercolour and pencil sketches.

Interior University Society fonds (Dale McMann)

  • 1992.5
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 1990

The fonds consists of Mr. McMann's records relating to the Interior University Society and the Implementation Planning Group (for the proposed University of Northern British Columbia), including correspondence, minutes, briefs, proposals, and committee and program files. Although a correspondence series was created, correspondence in the form of letters and memos are found in all series.

Prince George Community Foundation fonds

  • 2006.11
  • Fonds
  • ca.1995 - ca. 2005

Fonds consists of textual material, some photographic material and 2 videocassettes which pertain to various aspects of the PG Community Foundation: the PG Citizen of the Year Award; Minutes and Correspondence ; and Publications and Ephemera all dating from ca.1995-2005.

Gwen Pharis Ringwood fonds

  • 2006.3
  • Fonds
  • 1945 - 1984

Fonds consists primarily of textual materials including correspondence, newspaper clippings, performance schedules, acting tips, scrapbooks, unpublished manuscripts, scrapbooks and Christmas cards; as well as some photographs of the Ringwood play "Road Runs North". The fonds has been divided into the following series: Ephemera ; Photographs ; Publications and Manuscripts ; and Correspondence.

Micks Family Collection

  • 2006.29
  • Fonds

Collection consists of 19 photographic reproductions of black and white photographs documenting the Micks Family life on their Vanderhoof ranch. Also included is a transcript of Doris Ferland (nee Micks) describing her family's move from Nebraska to Vanderhoof in 1913

Jack Corless Collection

  • 2006.13
  • Fonds

The Jack Corless Collection consists of two autobiographical publications by Jack Corless, formerly of Prince George. Entitled “Lucky Jackie: Diapers to Rifles” and “Lucky Jackie: Zombie to Decorated” the first describes Mr. Corless’s childhood years in Prince George c.1920s-30s, the second describes Mr. Corless’ years overseas in the Royal Canadian Army during WWII.

Interior University Society fonds

  • 1992.1
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 1990

The fonds consists of minutes of executive meetings (1988-1989), Board of Directors meetings (1988-1989), annual general meetings (1988-1989), and a public meeting (1989); administration files including constitution, incorporation documents, and annual financial reports; correspondence, including that of the IUS presidents Elsie Gerdes and W. Murray Sadler and of various IUS committee members, and letters of support; reports, speeches, and records of membership campaigns and various programs of IUS committees; news releases and studies, including briefs to the provincial government; correspondence with the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council relating to the establishment of an Aboriginal Studies Faculty; records and reports of the Implementation Planning Group; clippings; photographs of IUS meetings and activities; and, ephemera.

Interior University Society fonds (W. Murray Sadler)

  • 1992.4
  • Fonds
  • 1987-1988

Fonds consists of the records of W. Murray Sadler which are related to the Interior University Society. The Interior University Society was incorporated in 1987 after organizational efforts initiated by Tom Steadman, Bryson Stone and Charles McCaffray. The society’s objectives were to promote the establishment of a university in Prince George, B.C., later to be known as the University of Northern British Columbia. The first president of the society was Prince George lawyer W. Murray Sadler. The Society launched a membership campaign in 1987, retained the services of Dr. Urban Dahllof to undertake a feasibility study, and conducted a survey to determine the support level in northern B.C. for a university. In October, 1988, the society’s proposals and studies were presented to the provincial cabinet. In 1989, an Implementation Planning Group was established, chaired by Horst Sander. The planning group completed its study and reported to the government in December of 1989, recommending a full-status university be established in the north.

Sadler, W. Murray

Interior University Society fonds (Joanne Hewlett)

  • 1992.7
  • Fonds
  • 1989 - 1990

Fonds contains the records of Joanne Hewlett which relate to the Interior University Society. The Interior University Society was incorporated in 1987 after organizational efforts initiated by Tom Steadman, Bryson Stone and Charles McCaffray. The society’s objectives were to promote the establishment of a university in Prince George, B.C., later to be known as the University of Northern British Columbia. The first president of the society was Prince George lawyer W. Murray Sadler. The Society launched a membership campaign in 1987, retained the services of Dr. Urban Dahllof to undertake a feasibility study, and conducted a survey to determine the support level in northern B.C. for a university. In October, 1988, the society’s proposals and studies were presented to the provincial cabinet. In 1989, an Implementation Planning Group was established, chaired by Horst Sander. The planning group completed its study and reported to the government in December of 1989, recommending a full-status university be established in the north.

Interior University Society fonds (Francis Asten Howard-Gibbon)

  • 1992.6
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 1990

Fonds consists of the records of Francis Asten Howard-Gibbon related to the Interior University Society. The Interior University Society was incorporated in 1987 after organizational efforts initiated by Tom Steadman, Bryson Stone and Charles McCaffray. The society’s objectives were to promote the establishment of a university in Prince George, B.C., later to be known as the University of Northern British Columbia. The first president of the society was Prince George lawyer W. Murray Sadler. The Society launched a membership campaign in 1987, retained the services of Dr. Urban Dahllof to undertake a feasibility study, and conducted a survey to determine the support level in northern B.C. for a university. In October, 1988, the society’s proposals and studies were presented to the provincial cabinet. In 1989, an Implementation Planning Group was established, chaired by Horst Sander. The planning group completed its study and reported to the government in December of 1989, recommending a full-status university be established in the north.

Prentiss Gray Collection

  • 2000.19
  • Fonds
  • 1926 - 1932

Collection consists of 760+ images in 3 photo albums depicting Gray's travels throughout Northern BC and Alberta and 6 computer discs consisting of digital copies of these photographs.

UNBC Archives Collection

  • 2000.28
  • Fonds

The collection consists of textual records, publications, photographs, a videocassette, and ephemera that record the establishment and development of the University of Northern British Columbia.

Daphne Baldwin Collection

  • 2003.7
  • Fonds
  • 1942 - 1970s

This collection consists of textual records related to the history of Northern B.C. and the community of Prince George. Series consist of : (1) Kiwanis Club of Prince George ; (2) Miscellaneous ; (3) Yukon/Alaska Ephemera ; and (4) Josephine Mitchell.

Clare Willis fonds

  • 2001.13
  • Fonds
  • c. 1950 - c. 1990

Fonds consists of 2 boxes textual materials and newsclippings related to Willis family history and Vanderhoof history, as well as aerial photographs of northern BC and Alberta.

Jack Carbutt Collection

  • 2000.21
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1979, 2001, - predominant 1959 - 1964.

The fonds consists of audio reels and dubbed audio cassettes of a radio programs hosted by Jack Carbutt at CKPG Radio in Prince George, and includes transcriptions in electronic and textual format. This collection has been divided into the following three series: "Audio Recordings" (2000.21.1); "Transcriptions" (2000.21.2); and "Miscellaneous Materials" (2000.21.3).

Carbutt, Jack

George Baldwin fonds

  • 2002.2
  • Fonds
  • 1927 - 1980s

This fonds contains materials relating to legal cases in the Prince George area during the 1940s ; materials relating to the establishment of the Prince George Golf Club (1927) ; plans and maps relating to the construction of the Masonic Lodge in Prince George ; a group of maps of Alberta and Northern B.C. ; and ephemera (brochures, programmes, etc.) mostly relating to the arts in Prince George between the 1960s and 1980s.

George Baldwin fonds

This fonds contains various textual records including publications, a cookbook, news clippings, brochures, ephemera related to the history of Prince George between the 1930s and 1960s, ephemera from the law office of George Baldwin. It also includes 2 hand-written manuscripts, over 100 photographic images and miscellaneous items left to George Baldwin by Virginia Anderson, a former client.

Peace River Expedition Photograph Collection

  • 2004.14
  • Fonds
  • 19 August 1927 - 31 August 1927

This collection consists of 1 photo album originally belonging to Sydney E. Junkins which contains 23 photographs and 4 large folding maps which depict Hon. Dr. King and party's trip down the Peace River from 19 to 31 August 1927. Includes a hand-written and typed copy of "Peace River Trip" itinerary for a subsequent trip 8-15 September 1927.

UNBC History Video Recordings

  • 1997.3
  • Fonds
  • 1993 - 1994

Fonds consists of 26 large-format video recordings entitled "UNBC Updates" related to early history of UNBC; also includes footage of Civic Centre February 1993

CKPG

UNBC Commerce Collection

  • 2001.43
  • Fonds
  • 2001 - 2001

Collection consists of 2001 UNBC Commerce Graduating Class yearbook.

Northwood Pulp and Timber Ltd. fonds

  • 2001.26
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1996

This fonds consists of 14,764 color, and black & white photographs and negatives either loose or in photo albums ; 3,616 color slides ; 35cm of sound and moving images (including 3 - 16mm color films, 3 mini DVs, 6 CDs, and 19 VHS video cassettes); and 1.26m of textual records.

Northwood Pulp and Timber Ltd.

Marcus Smith and Family fonds

  • 2000.17
  • Fonds

The fonds consists of 14 binders of photocopied material. The original materials include notebooks, diaries and loose pages. The Smith Family photograph album was copied onto cd-rom, as were digital pictures of Smith Family artifacts and some documents. A small number of photographs were photographically copied. Includes photographs of Arthur Gordon Smith, Anne Clarice Smith, and Marcus Smith.

Barbara Harkins fonds

  • 2001.32
  • Fonds

Collection consists of clippings, publications, and correspondence concering post-WWII rehabilitation and construction in Northern BC.

Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

  • 2000.1
  • Fonds
  • 3 April 1952 - 15 March 1993

Fonds consists of textual, photographic, cartographic, electronic and promotional films/video recordings related to the mining operations of Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation (CAMC) and creation of Cassiar townsite. CAMC records primarily consist of records related to mining operations including construction, engineering, daily mining operations, administration of CAMC, tallies of extractions, labour and union activities, corporate events and visits by dignitaries. Townsite records are primarily visual representations of townsite construction, including the creation of health, education and community services including Cassiar's private hospital, school, library, as well as townsite images. Photographs include documentation of natural and man-made landscapes within the Cassiar region of Northern BC. Other holdings include a near complete run of Cassiar's community newspaper.

Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd.

Adam Zimmerman fonds

  • 2003.8
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1994

This fonds consits of the administrative and business papers of Mr. Adam Zimmerman during his tenure as a senior level executive with Noranda Inc., Noranda Mines Ltd, and Macmillan Bloedel Ltd., particularly in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia with the majority of these records relating to the senior level operations of these companies. It includes textual records relate to the creation and development of Northwood Pulp & Timber Ltd. in Prince George including all aspects of its regional operations throughout Northcentral BC). The fonds also includes records related to Noranda Inc.’s successful and unsuccessful attempts at business acquisitions in both forestry and mining operations internationally, particularly in Mexico, Brazil, the Netherlands and Tasmania.

The fonds also contains textual records generated by Zimmerman in his directorship and chairman positions on various forest industry association boards. It includes his notes, general correspondence, minutes, as well as booklets and brochures notably from the Canadian Forest Industries Council, the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, the Forest Sector Advisory Council and other similar industry associations. Much of this material relates to the issue of the softwood lumber dispute and Zimmerman’s involvement in the lobbying efforts regarding Canada/U.S. Free Trade issues and includes bound reports, agreements, and publications as well as correspondence to/from Zimmerman and his handwritten notes within the files. The fonds also includes general business information (annual reports, brochures, publications) pertaining to other Canadian forestry and mining companies.

The fonds also contains Adam Zimmerman’s speeches and correspondence related to his involvement in numerous charities, foundations and corporate fundraising initiatives with numerous Canadian educational institutions, non-profit societies and federal election campaigns.

Business records of Noranda Inc. are extensive and include administrative, business, personnel, financial and legal records. Record types include correspondence, memos, handwritten notes, business proposals and meeting notes, merger proposals and notes, prospectuses, board meeting agendas and minutes, annual reports, financial statements, resumes, portfolios, printed brochures, publications and other ephemera related to the business operations of Noranda Inc., Noranda Mines and MacMillan Bloedel [during Noranda Mines take-over of MB] all during Zimmerman’s tenure as Chair and/or CEO. The fonds includes correspondence, financial reports, legal testimony transcripts resulting from the Gaspe Copper Mine labour strike in Quebec in 1957 and the subsequent Gaspe Law Suit of 1960 between Noranda and the United Steel Workers of America. The fonds also includes extensive correspondence between Zimmerman and various levels of government regarding the lobbying of government on forestry policy and correspondence with various environmental lobbying groups in the 1980s including correspondence with well-known environmentalist David Suzuki.

Subjects include all facets of business operations pertaining to Canadian forestry and mining sectors including labour issues, environmental impacts of industrial developments, industry and effects on the Canadian economy, the free trade debate, the softwood lumber issue etc.

The fonds provides a detailed archival record of Mr. Zimmerman’s contribution to the building of Noranda Forest in Canada, Northwood Pulp & Timber in BC and Noranda Inc. as a resource-based conglomerate. Many records were utilized by Mr. Zimmerman in the writing of his book, Who’s in Charge Here, Anyway?: reflections from a life in business, (Don Mills, Ontario: Stoddart; Distributed in Canada by General Distribution Services), 1997.

Zimmerman, Adam

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