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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.

Keynote Address and "Looking to the Past to Inform the Future?" panel (part 1)

Keynote Address by Mike Apsey and first part of the panel on "Looking to the Past to Inform the Future? Forest History within a Contemporary Context" at the the "Exploring Our Roots: Forest History in Our Communities Annual Conference of the Forest History Association of BC" at UNBC in Prince George, September 19, 2009.

Panels "Exploring our Roots" (part 2) and "From Exploration to Development" (part 1)

Item consists of a recording of the panels "Exploring our Roots: Forest History Research Methodology" (part 2) and "From Exploration to Development: Bringing Forest History Forward" (part 1) at the the "Exploring Our Roots: Forest History in Our Communities Annual Conference of the Forest History Association of BC" at UNBC in Prince George, September 19, 2009.

"The Northern Voice" UNBC Northern Studies Program newsletter

File consists of issues of "The Northern Voice" UNBC Northern Studies Program newsletter. Includes: February, 2008 Edition (Print and digital) March, 2008 Edition (Print and digital) May, 2008 Edition (Print and digital) September, 2008 Edition (Print and digital) October, 2008 Edition (Print and digital) December, 2008 Edition (Print and digital) January, 2009 Edition (Print and digital) May, 2009 Edition (Print and digital) September, 2009 Edition (Print and digital) November, 2009 Edition (Print and digital) March, 2010 Edition (Print and digital) October, 2010 Edition (Print and digital) January, 2011 Edition (Print and digital) September, 2011 Edition (Print and digital) February, 2012 Edition (Print and digital) September, 2012 Edition (Print and digital) February, 2013 Edition (Print and digital) March 2014 Edition (Digital) January 2016 Edition (Digital) January 2017 Edition (Digital) November 2018 Edition (Digital) March 2019 Edition (Digital)

Surveying and tendering

File consists of documents relating to railway construction surveying and tendering, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following items, among others: an article from Trains magazine by R.M. Bailey entitled "On The Line" regarding CNR in BC; an article from Trains magazine by Fitsimons and Berns entitled "The Surveyor's Art"; and "Details about Survey Work, Cost Estimates, and Contract for Victoria & Sidney Railway" excerpted from book by Muralt.

Construction methods and men

File consists of documents relating to railway construction methods and workers, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following items, among others: "Size of Labour Force Employed by Railway Contractors in Period 1895-1925 in B.C." compiled by Davies; a "Report of the Commissioners in re: Crow's Nest Complaints" from Sessional Papers No. 90A; a table showing comparative "Length of Lines Constructed in BC: 1895-1925"; "Summary of Tunnels in B.C. 100 feet and greater" compiled by Davies; and "Fatalities in Railway Construction in British Columbia" compiled by Davies.

Construction of the Canadian Northern Railway

File consists of documents relating to railway construction equipment, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes articles entitled "Great Strike of 1912: The Early CNR Camps Proved Fertile Breeding Ground for a Union"; "[Construction of the Canadian Northern] Railway in Kamloops"; "The 1913 & 1914 Fraser River Slides"; "Port Mann, B.C. [as envisaged by Canadian Northern Railway, 1910-1920"; "Construction of Canadian Northern Railway in area between Valemount and Blue River between 1913-1915: Personal recollections of Mrs. Clemina Buckle"; and "The Best Route Through the Rockies" by Douglas Smith in Canadian Rail magazine. Also includes the following pieces compiled by Davies: "Construction of the Canadian Northern [Pacific] Railway within B.C."; "Colin Ewart Bolton (c. 1888 - c. 1960s): An early self-processing photographer of the Upper Thompson Valley"; "Canadian Northern Railway Construction Miles"; "The 'Lost City' of Peavine on the North Thompson River"; "Construction of Canadian Northern Railway North of Kamloops between Little Fort and McClure"; and "Bridges of Canadian Northern Railway".

Building the Kettle Valley Railway

File consists of documents relating to the construction of the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR), which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes a piece compiled by Davies entitled "Bread Ovens of Construction Works on the KVR c. 1913-1914".

Construction of the BC Southern Railway/Crow's Nest Pass Railway

File consists of documents relating to the construction of the BC Southern Railway/Crow's Nest Pass Railway (CPR), which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes excerpts entitled "Building the C.P.R. through Crow's Nest Pass" by Wolf; "Working on the Railway Gang Over Crow's Nest Pass" by Compton; and "Building the Crow's Nest Pass Railway, 1897-1899" by Eagle.

Cisco Bridge

File consists of research material regarding the Cisco Bridge, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes an article by Meridew entitled "Bridging the Fraser at Cisco, 1882-1884"; clippings regarding a fire on the CNR Cisco Bridge in August 1977; facts about the bridge; and Canadian Rail article "The Cisco Bridge--A Relic of the Early Days of the CPR in British Columbia" by Meridew".

Freight houses

File consists of research material regarding freight houses, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals (mainly model railroading magazines). Includes the following pieces compiled by Davies: "CPR Freight Facilities, Downtown Vancouver"; "Weighing Freight"; and "Freight, Express, and Baggage".

Diesel locomotives evolution, progression, comparisons, and builders

File consists of research material regarding diesel locomotives in general, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on early diesel locomotives; booster locomotives; builders of diesel locomotives; road switchers; AC versus DC power; diesel locomotive rosters; and the evolution of the diesel locomotive. Also includes issue no. 464 of Canadian Rail featuring articles on diesel engines.

Freight loading and discharging devices

File consists of material regarding freight loading and discharging devices. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about coal unloaders, rotary dumping, lumber loading, ore loading, loading and unloading of grain, and team tracks.

Boxcars in general

File consists of research material regarding boxcars in general, excluding boxcars owned by CPR, CNR, and BCR. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

Hoppers

File consists of research material regarding hoppers, including open hoppers, coal cars, pneumatic discharge covered hoppers, covered hoppers, and cylindrical covered hoppers (grain hoppers). Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

Construction of CPR main line in British Columbia

File consists of research material regarding the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway main line in British Columbia. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on tunnel boring, Craigellachie and the driving of the last spike, R.L. Harris, Onderdonk, and the incorporation of the CPR company.

BC Government literacy correspondence

File consists of Ann Walsh's correspondence with the BC Ministry of Education regarding Arts Starts, the provincial literacy plan, and BC writers.

Building other lines

File consists of research material relating to the construction of other railway lines in British Columbia, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes mention of the Columbia & Western Railway; the CPR connector between Kootenay Landing and Procter; construction of logging railways; the Kootenay Central Railway (CPR); sternwheelers in railway construction; the CPR south Slocan branch line; the Port Alberni branch line of the E&N Railway (CPR); the Oroville to Princeton GNR branch; the BCER Fraser Valley Interurban; and the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway. Also includes an article by Sanford entitled "Building CP Rail's Fording River Railway".

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