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Prince Rupert, BC
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Board of Broadcast Governors Hearings, Prince Rupert

Item is an audio reel to reel recording of Board of Broadcast Governors (BBG) Hearings, Prince Rupert, 1965 [?] dealing with an application fora broadcasting license for a group in Prince Rupert, BC. The Board of Broadcast Governors later became the Canadian Radio Television Commission

Prince Rupert Empire collection

  • 2000.16
  • Collection
  • 1906–1912

The collection consists of 9 photographs and copies of photographs showing scenes of Prince Rupert and area, groups of townspeople, a stone totem pole at Metlakatla, and a man poling a dug-out canoe probably on the Skeena River. It includes two newspaper clippings, one from the BC Saturday Sunset dated September 14, 1912 and another from The Globe dated Saturday March 23, 1907. The bound volumes of the Prince Rupert Empire newspaper were transferred to Special Collections. See accompanying note.

Prince Rupert Daily News

Newspaper clippings

File contains two newspaper clippings, one from the B.C. Saturday Sunset of September 14, 1912 concerning economic development on Vancouver Island and the second from The Globe dated Saturday March 23, 1907 which contains two photographs of Prince Rupert.

Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

  • 2002.1
  • Collection
  • 1887-1999

The Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Society Collection consists primarily of textual, photographic, and cartographic records related to the regional developments of the railway industry in Northern BC. A predominant portion of the collection is made up of material from the Canadian National Railway; other railways represented include the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, the British Columbia Railway (BC Rail), the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the Grand Trunk Railway, the Intercolonial Railway, and the Okanagan Express. Significant geographical areas covered include Prince George, the Peace River Region, Terrace, Bulkley Valley, Hazelton and Prince Rupert.

The forestry industry is represented in the collection with operational and financial records from Fyfe Lake Sawmill Ltd., which operated southwest of Prince George in the 1950s.

The collection has been organized into series according to creator, each of which also has been arranged to subseries, file and item level, where applicable. This collection consists of eight series, as follows:

1) Canadian National Railway
2) Grand Trunk Railway
3) Pacific Great Eastern Railway
4) British Columbia Railway (BC Rail)
5) Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
6) Intercolonial Railway
7) Fyfe Lake Sawmill ltd.
8) PGRFM
9) Photographs

Fred Jeffery Photograph Collection

  • 2009.10
  • Collection
  • 1921-1933

The Fred Jeffery Collection consists of three photograph albums comprising a total of 303 b&w photographs all dating from ca.1924-1933. The subject matter of these images consist primarily of the fishing industry, river & landscapes, salmon cannery images (housing, people, workers, machinery, boats) on the Nass River and North Pacific Coast. Notable are the photographs depicting indigenous (Nisga'a) people and places and Chinese and Japanese cannery workers. Identified canneries featured in these photographs include: Mill Bay Cannery, Namu Cannery, Klemtu Cannery, Shushartie Bay Cannery, Balmoral Cannery, North Pacific Cannery, Nass Harbour Cannery, Port Essington Cannery, Kitwanga Cannery, Port Nelson Cannery, Alert Bay Cannery, Dominion Cannery and ABC Co. Cannery. Photographs also include images of the Canadian Pacific Railway in both Vancouver and Sicamous, BC., as well as, images of the Legislative Assembly buildings in Victoria, the 1924 Special Service Squadron ships in Vancouver, early construction of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and town overviews of Yokohama, Japan (pre WWII).

Jeffery, Fred

Collage of Five Images

Captions below images on recto read: “H.M.C.S. Thiepval. Capt Beech.; In surf Recks and Fog. Wikelski Island; The Aeroplane; Major Stuart MacLaren, and party, at Prince Rupert. B.C.; British Around –the –World, Wrecked Aeroplane”.

Dominion Day Parade in Prince Rupert, BC

Crowd is gathered for Dominion Day Parade. Decorated float can be seen in centre of street, and Hotel Prince Rupert stands in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Dominion Day Prince Rupert 1914 Photo W.W.W.” Handwritten message in ink on verso is addressed to “Mr. S. Smart 2550 Blackwood St Victoria B.C.”

Central Post Office, Prince Rupert BC

Street view of the Dominion Building in Prince Rupert, which contains the Government telegraph Office and Post Office. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Central Post Office Prince Rupert B.C." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Aug 18th. The cor. of the High bldg. on the right is the Prince Rupert Hotel. Front side is other way 5 stories high at [illegible] Hotel is in the next block. Notice [??] at the back is al-the [sic] lots of Hill leading down to Shops [??]. St. James' Hotel close by Prince Rupert was 5 stories high. For sure had [??] chimneys on it- a big fire engulfed [??] it about a year ago and it is being taken down. I must go & work bye bye. Love Dady. Psalm 46-1 & 48-14 was my AM verses specially."

Sixth Street, Prince Rupert BC

Street view of Sixth Street in Prince Rupert BC. A small group of men is shown loitering on the sidewalk. Annotation on recto reads: "Sixth St. Prince Rupert BC." Handwritten annotation on recto is heavily obscured by glued on paper and reads: "Prince Rupert [illegible] 12th 12 Dean Harry! [Illegible] lived here last night after [illegible] pleasent[sic] trip. What do you think of this city since you saw it last. Saw George before I left Vancouver, he looks still the same. Kindest regards to you & wife. Nib [??]." Postcard is addressed to: "Mr H Banker 2732 Arch Ave West Seattle Wash USA." Postcard is affixed with a one cent Canadian stamp. Postmark reads: "Prince Rupert BC PM 2 1 JUN 12."

Lone vessel near Prince Rupert harbour

Slightly elevated photograph of Prince Rupert buildings. A lone vessel is visible in the background. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Courtesy of Can Nat'l Rys. Prince Rupert. B.C." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Dear Elma. We reached Prince Rupert (in the picture) today. Friday we arrive at Skagway and the glaciers. Having a fine trip- good weather and a good crowd. Love from Claire." Postcard is addressed to: "Mrs. Claude Millersh, River Forest, Guerneville, Sonoma Co., California." Postcard is affixed with a two cent American stamp. Postmark on verso reads: "Ketohikan Alaska. Jun 28 3 PM 1928."

Elevated view of Prince Rupert buildings

Elevated photograph of Prince Rupert taken from a hill. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert BC McRae Bros." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "11/June c/o PG Prince Rupert, B.C. Dear Rae[??], How about a letter. Love for all, Frank." Postcard is addressed to: "Miss R Boew. Bernie PG [illegible]." Postmark on verso reads: "Prince Rupert BC Jun 11 1 PM 1915."

Avenue A in Prince Rupert

Slightly elevated view of the Prince Rupert Inn on Avenue A. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Avenue A Prince Rupert BC Allen Photo." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "August 9 1908 Hopping[sic] this will find you all well with kind regards. [illegible]. C Mouat." Postcard is addressed to: "Miss Jemima Colvin Rosedale Farm Cowichan Station B.C." Verso affixed with a one cent Canadian stamp. Postmark on verso reads: "Prince Rupert BC Au 9 08."

Construction of Third Avenue in Prince Rupert, BC

Slightly elevated street view of buildings and sidewalks being constructed in Prince Rupert, BC. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Photo by McRae Bros. Third Ave Prince Rupert, BC." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Dear Florence you better [illegible] will try and answer it in a few day I am well I will try and send you some cards I will stay here till in Dec Write[??] me and send me some cards I am 15 mile in the mountains Write your Bro LS Bill." Postcard is addressed to: "Miss Florence Wilson P.O. Box 1178 Worcester Mass U.S.A." A 2 cent Canadian stamp is affixed on verso. Postmark reads: "Prince Rupert BC Jul 1 10."

May Diver in Costume as Mary Stuart, with unidentified man

Photograph depicts May Diver dressed as Mary Stuart in white and gold costume dancing with a man wearing black and red costume.

Preceding notation on UNBC Chancellor letterhead: “my theatre days, Ionasphere group. I made personally or designed (for Blue - Rosemary Gilbert) all these costumes, May Diver - Mary Stuart by Friedrich Von Schiller, 1972” (see also items 2009.6.1.12 - 2009.6.1.17).

Gladys Blyth, Iona Campagnolo, and Lil Schuman at Reception for Selma Murray, sole survivor of the Mount Oldfield Slide of 1957

The three women stand in the Prince Rupert Masonic Temple looking at baby pictures of Selma Murray.
Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “From Left to Right, Aug/74, Gladys Blyth - Port Ed, Iona Campagnolo - ‘MP Skeena,’ Lil Schuman - Manitoba (‘Mother’ - Aunt) to Selma Murray, Masonic Temple - Pr. Rupert, B.C., Reception for Selma, looking at baby picture of Selma”.

Dry dock at Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph depicts buildings visible through clearing in trees. Water crosses foreground, hills visible in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Dry dock / Prince Rupert B.C."

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