Illustration of a large ocean liner in dry dock. The name "Minnesota" is inscribed on the top right side of vessel. Annotation on recto reads: "William T. Donnelly Consulting Engineer 17 Battery Place Tel. Rector 1491 20000 tons pontoon floating dry dock Prince Rupert, BC"
Photograph of a fisherman brandishing a large knife next to a halibut on a hook. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Pacific 'HALIBUT'- 275lbs 30000000lbs shipped to Eastern Canada & US in 1923 from Prince Rupert BC."
Parade of uniformed men through streets. There is snow on the ground. Printed annotation on recto reads: “1st Church parade 30th Batt Earl Grey Rifles Feb 21st,15, McRae Bros,” handwritten in pencil on verso: “Prince Rupert”. Handwritten message is addressed to “Dear Grandma”.
Photograph shows two men and a cart full of lumber at a street intersection. Various residential buildings are visible in the background and atop a large clear cut hill. Annotation on recto reads: "3rd, 4th Aves and Fullton St. Prince Rupert. BC. Allen Photo 8/Aug/09."
Handwritten annotation on recto of postcard reads: “Were there’s a will there’s a way, 5th Street, Prince Rupert, B.C., F. Button photo Pr. Rupert. No. 514.” Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “Miss Belding, 33 Marlbro Avenue, Hull Yorkshire, England. S.S. Prince George. Dec. 1918. Dear Bertha, This is a street in the centre of the town Prince Rupert. There is a capacity list of passengers on board. The boat is registered to hold 384. We left at midnight and exped to arrive in Vancouver tomorrow at 3:30 pm. Love from Edie.”
Elevated view of various buildings and vessels along the Prince Rupert waterfront. Several piles of lumber can be seen in the foreground. Printed annotation on recto reads: " Prince Rupert B.C., A busy day on the Waterfront."
Head on photograph of a trapper standing in front of his cabin in Prince Rupert, BC. The front of the cabin is covered in various pelts. Printed annotation on recto reads: "A Trappers Cabin near Prince Rupert."
Attached description: The thriving city of Prince Rupert is shown in this aerial picture. Prince Rupert has been enjoying a construction boom which includes the construction of the $80 million Skeena Kraft mill, hundreds of single-family homes, and hundreds of units in apartments, motels, and hotels. The construction of Skeena Kraft provided the stimulus for a population expansion to over 17,000. The Columbia Cellulose and Skeen a Kraft payrolls account for well over a third of the incomes of the city. Prince Rupert is, along with Terrace, the hub of a new economic region encompassing the Nass and Skeena valley regions.
Wide angle photograph of a crowd milling around railroad tracks. A large pile of rubble and various buildings are visible on the right side. Annotation on recto reads: "After the Blast 21 Jan 1914 McRae Bros Photo."
Foreground shows a rocky shore covered in debris. A small crowd is visible along the coastline, and there are foggy outlines of hills beyond the water. Annotation on recto reads: "McRae Bros After the Blast 24th Apr. 13."
People running along railway tracks towards the cloud of smoke and debris left after a large explosion to the left of a railway; wooden buildings visible on the right and water visible in the distance.
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.
Photograph of Archdeacon WH Collison reclining against a large tree with a group of friends and family. Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Arch. Collison with sons Max & Arthur & friends in mountains above Portland [?] Canal Me."
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."
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
Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with historian Frank Leonard who discusses the history of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, its impact on the development of Prince George and Prince Rupert. Also discusses rivalries between owners of the newspapers Fort George Herald and Fort George Tribune.