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Prince George, BC
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Jack Carbutt Collection

  • 2000.21
  • Fondo
  • 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

"For What it is Worth"

Item consists of a recording of the local radio program "For What it is Worth" a monologue by Jack Carbutt on current affairs. Also includes interview by Carbutt with Armand Handley (?) of Aleza Lake and Gordon Walter in September 1980.

Prince George Oral History Group Collection

  • 2000.3
  • Colección
  • 1998 - 2000

The initial collection consists of seven audio cassettes containing oral history interviews on various aspects of life in Prince George conducted by members of the PGOHG. These recordings document various social aspects of Prince George and region's community history including experiences of pioneer teachers, and the history of lawn bowling.

Princess Margaret watching a prospector pan for gold

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret on July 17, 1958 at an event staged in the Prince George railway yards. Alex Moffat dressed as a prospector demonstrates panning for previously salted gold nuggets, which were later given to the Princess.

Prince George Pulp & Paper Company opening ceremonies

Item is a photograph of, from left: John G. Prentice of Canadian Forest Products; Peter Bentley of CanFor; Mr. Williston; unknown; Premier W.A.C. Bennett; an unknown representative of Reed Paper and L.L.G. “Poldi” Bentley of Can For.

Princess Margaret arriving in Prince George 2

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret arriving by Canadian Air Forces jet at Prince George. Lieutenant-Governor Frank Ross is walking beside the Princess.

Originally mounted on a poster with photographs 115, 115.2, 115.3.

Princess Margaret on a train

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret on the back deck of the Royal train's caboose just prior to her departure from Prince George during her 1958 visit to British Columbia.

Originally mounted on a poster with photographs 115, 115.2, 115.3.

Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

  • 2002.1
  • Colección
  • 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

Harry Weaver collection

  • 2002.21
  • Colección
  • [ca. 1985]

Fonds consists of one copy of a manuscript of Harry Weaver's autobiography and copies of various accompanying records, as well as one black & white copy print photograph depicting the Weaver family.

Weaver, Harry

Harry Weaver Memories

Harry Weaver Memories consists of a copy of the typed manuscript of Harry Weaver's autobiography, as well as various other related trapping information.

H.G.T. (Harry) Perry fonds

  • 2002.7
  • Fondo
  • 1877-1960

Fonds consists of records relating to the personal, business and political life of H.G.T. Perry and as such, has been divided into the following four series: 1) Photographs; 2) Political Activities; 3) Business Ventures; 4) Personal Life; and 5) Miscellaneous Historical Information Files. Also includes material relating to his son, Frank Perry, and his failed political campaign. Includes World War II and Post-War printed materials.

Types of records included in this fonds include Speakers' Decisions (1877-1943) in the BC Legislative Assembly, maps, publications, reports, correspondence, advertisements, telegrams, resolutions, minutes, annual reports, telegrams, resolutions, reports, speeches, press releases, proposals, plans, charts, file notes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, ephemera, postcards and photographs.

Photographs

Photographs in this series document Perry's political career, his business enterprises and his familial connection with relatives in England. Other featured subjects include various transportation modes (ca. 1913) used in the BC Interior, as well as railroad and bridge construction in the same era.

Political Activities

Series documents H.G.T. Perry's political activities primarily in British Columbia. They include his tenure as Mayor of Prince George (1917-1918; and 1920); as Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fort George (1920-1928 & 1933-1945); as Speaker (1933-1937)and Deputy Speaker (1924 to 1928) of the Legislative Assembly; as Minister of Education (1941- 45); and as Chairman of the Post-War Rehabilitation Council (1942-194?). This series is comprised of significant materials covering a wide range of topics related to Northern British Columbia (such as Northern BC political and economic developments); World War II and Post-War Rehabilitation and politics in British Columbia.

Types of records include: Speakers' Decisions (1877-1943) in the BC Legislative Assembly, memoranda, publications, reports, correspondence, advertisements, telegrams, resolutions, speeches, radio addresses, proposals, maps, plans, file notes, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, ephemera, and postcards and WWII and Post-War Printed Material.

Island Cache Recovery Project Collection

  • 2003.11
  • Colección
  • 1998-2000

Collection consists of material resulting from Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project Collection. Includes oral history interviews of former Island Cache (Cottonwood Island) residents on recording media (cassette and VHS) as well as transcripts of the oral histories. Also includes administrative records for the project and photocopies of background research material used for the project, such as Prince George city records, newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence.

Evans, Michael John

Ronni Entwhistle and Rose Bortolon

File consists of an oral history given by Ronni Entwhistle and Rose Bortolon, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Mike Lamanes

File consists of an oral history given by Mike Lamanes, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Harold Moffat

File consists of an oral history given by Harold Moffat, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Cecil Nicholls

File consists of an oral history given by Cecil Nicholls, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Bruno Randt

File consists of an oral history given by Bruno Randt, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Rose Switzer

File consists of an oral history given by Rose Switzer, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Elizabeth Williams

File consists of an oral history given by Elizabeth Williams, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

City records related to Island Cache

Series consists of copies of City of Prince George records photocopied and organized by Island Cache Recovery Project researchers. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence between the city and Island Cache residents, legal real estate and building inspection documents for Island Cache properties, and reports regarding Island Cache (Cottonwood Island).

Copies of city records related to Island Cache, 1970

File consists of copies of 1970 records from the City of Prince George related to Island Cache that were photocopied and organized by researchers involved with the Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes a petition, a 1970 Cottonwood Island telephone directory, and 1970 census information for Island Cache. Also includes correspondence from residents of Island Cache, School District No. 57, CN Railways, and the Cottonwood Island Residents Association.

Island Cache Research Material

Series consists of research material collected for the Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes resources photocopied from participants in the study (particularly material collected by Bob Parris), including newspaper articles, photographs, and personal correspondence. Also includes research material gathered by the researchers from other sources, such as copies of maps, articles, and public records.

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