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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.

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

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.

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

Prince George Oral History Group Collection

  • 2000.3
  • Collection
  • 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.

Rose Prince collection

  • 2000.29
  • Collection
  • 1998
Collection consists of 1 video recording (VHS) entitled "Uncorrupted : The Story of Rose Prince." The documentary, originally shown on EWTN, asks "Will Rose Prince be British Columbia's First Saint?" Director/Producer Ken Frith travels across British Columbia, Canada on twelve occasions to interview people about Rose Prince. Each journey is recorded as a short travel log showing the environment in which the interviewee lives. In addition, the film records the events taking place at the annual July pilgrimage to her gravesite at Lejac and the fact that miracles are being associated with the use of dirt from Rose's grave.

UNBC History Audio Recording items

  • 1992.11
  • Collection
  • 1991 - 1991
Fonds consists of 4 audio recordings of interviews related to the opening of the University of Northern British Columbia, including Jean Forsythe, Russ Clinton, John Chapman, and Charlie Lasser. All were interviewed by T. Cattell.

UNBC History Collection

  • 1993.1
  • Collection
  • 1988-2019
Collection consists textual material, objects, and ephemera related to the history of the University of Northern British Columbia.

University of Northern British Columbia

UNBC History Collection

  • 1992.19
  • Item
  • 6 September 1990
Item consists of 1 wooden commemorative paddle, affixed with a plaque, painted, and signed.

Sadler, W. Murray

H.D.C. Hunter basket collection

  • 1997.4
  • Collection
  • c. 1950s - c. 1950s
Collection consists of 3 woven Nuu-Chah-Nulth baskets purchased by H.D.C. Hunter c. 1950s

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.

Aleza Lake Research Forest fonds

  • 2007.1
  • Fonds
  • 1913-2001
Contains significant materials covering a wide range of topics related to forestry research and forest management practices in Central British Columbia from the 1920s to the 1980s with the bulk of the materials dating from 1924 to 1963. Includes early surveys and descriptions of the Upper Fraser area, early maps and plans of the Research Forest, and historical meteorological registers from the area. Also includes unpublished scientific reports, communications, administrative and technical reports, timber sale records, and general forestry related reports and publications. Photographs include images of the Experimental Station dating from its inception and images of the Young Men's Forestry Training Program situated at Aleza Lake in 1936. Research records include experimental plot files that contain field notebooks dating from 1928 to 1958 which note locations of the experimental plots as well as sample plots from the surrounding areas of Hutton, Penny, and Foreman. The field notebooks also record growth and mortality data of white spruce balsam from 1928 to 1958 and soil types. The fonds also contains some records related to the re-emergence of the Aleza Lake Research Forest (ALRF) in the 1980s and 1990s.

Aleza Lake Research Forest

Northern BC Cartographic Collection

  • 2008.2
  • Collection
  • 1914-1962
The collection consists of an assortment of cartographic materials concerning Northern B.C. Included are topographic maps, pre-emptor’s and preliminary maps, physiographic maps, and resource (geological, game, etc.) maps.

Northern BC Archives & Special Collections

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.

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.

Royal Canadian Legion Prince George Branch #43 fonds

  • 2005.15
  • Fonds
This collection consists of a variety of materials relating to the activities of the Royal Canadian Legion Prince George Branch. For more information of the Royal Canadian Legion BC/Yukon Command, please visit their website at http://bcyuk.legion.ca/

Forest Recreation Map

  • 2007.15
  • Fonds
  • 1995
Collection consists of 1 folded map and information brochure entitled "Forest Recreation Map," produced by Northwood Pulp and Timber, Ltd.

Northwood Pulp and Timber Ltd.

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

Harry Weaver collection

  • 2002.21
  • Collection
  • [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

Williams Creek Mining Map

  • 2002.6
  • Fonds
  • c. 1878 - c. 1900
Collection consists of 1 topographical map with red colouring entitled "Map of Placer Mines & Quartz Locations in the Vicinity of Williams Creek, Cariboo District B.C." Surveyed and Drawn by Amos Bowman, Mining Engineer, Assisted by James McEvoy, B.A. Sc., printed by the Geological Survey Department, Canada

H.G.T. (Harry) Perry fonds

  • 2002.7
  • Fonds
  • 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.

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

BC Legislative Council Collection

  • 2005.4
  • Collection
  • 1858 - 1871
The BC Legislative Council Collection consists of 6 journals of the Legislative Council, as well as files containing BC proclamations, BC ordinances, and BC acts.

British Columbia Legislative Council

Island Cache Recovery Project Collection

  • 2003.11
  • Collection
  • 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

Kemano Completion Project Dispute Collection

  • 2003.4
  • Collection
  • 1980-1997
Collection consists of records regarding the Kemano Completion Project collected by four scientists that were involved in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans review of Alcan’s project. The majority of the material consists of copies of publications related to the scientists’ research and activities, many of which were written or annotated by them, such as reprints of journal articles, draft scientific reports, government publications, and newspaper clippings. Original scientific research records comprise raw data, field notes, memoranda, and draft reports. Includes correspondence regarding the Nechako River court action between DFO, Alcan, and the province and scientific reports that were created in anticipation of the case. Also includes significant material emanating from the British Columbia Utilities Commission Kemano Completion Project Public Review, such as correspondence, BCUC newsletters and news releases, exhibits and evidence submitted to the review panel, documents produced for the hearings, and final reports. In addition, includes records and publications relating to various other groups affected by the Kemano Completion Project or arising because of it, such as the Cheslatta Carrier Nation, the Rivers Defense Coalition, the Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program, the Nechako Watershed Council, the Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund, and the Nechako River Alliance.

Alderdice, Don

Personal correspondence with Andy Suknaski

  • 2000.6.01.1.193
  • File
  • 1970-1989
File contains correspondence dating from July 25, 1970 to June 19, 1981 and from November 30, 1987 to September 5, 1989 concerning various personal topics and a review of Mr. McKinnon's I Wanted To Say Something. File also includes Andy Suknaski's introduction to I Wanted to Say Something, 1990, second edition printing; typescript of Suknaski poems, poetry manuscript drafts and photocopied pages from Mr. Suknaski's diary, newspaper clippings, photocopies of drawings by Mr. Suknaski and a letter to Dennis Lee from Mr. Suknaski regarding Barry McKinnon's poetry.

Bill Morrison Academic Research Collection

  • 2013.18
  • Collection
  • [between 1985 and 2002]
Collection consists of a selection of academic research papers from Bill Morrison. Consists of academic works written by Morrison (often in collaboration with Ken Coates), papers presented at conferences, and background material that related to his research.

Tumbler Ridge Electric Railway Collection

  • 2011.18
  • Collection
  • [between 1980 and 1985]
Collection includes approximately 940 slides taken during the construction of the Tumbler Ridge Electric Railway during the early 1980s. Locations include the Anzac siding, the BC Rail Stuart subdivision, the Chetwynd subdivision, the Parsnip River area, Quintette, the Table River area, railway pipeline crossings, and the Wolverine River area, among others.

Ferguson Lake Sawmills film

  • 2017.1
  • Item
  • Mar. 1959
This short colour film depicts logging and sawmill operations at Ferguson Lake in March 1959. Scenes include tree felling, log hauling equipment, the Ferguson Lake lumber yard, use of Ferguson Lake to float logs, and the inside operations of the Ferguson Lake sawmill. Film also includes a brief clip of family film footage of the McKay family home and garden on Melville Street in Prince George with scenes showing a Newfoundland dog named Barney with Donald McKay and Joan McKay.

Upper Fraser Historical Geography Project Collection

  • 2017.6
  • Collection
  • 1999-2002
The Upper Fraser Historical Geography Project was conducted by UNBC faculty and a team of researchers between 1999 and 2002. The lead researchers were Aileen Espritiu, Gail Fondahl, Greg Halseth, Debra Straussfogel, and Tracy Summerville. The project resulted in the creation of 93 oral history records and their transcripts. Participants included regional forest industry executives, politicians (including former MLA Ray Williston, local mayors and Fraser Fort George Regional District representatives), forest industry workers, and former and contemporary Upper Fraser community residents. The oral histories document the rise, consolidation and demise of the forestry-based settlements along the Upper Fraser River between 1915 and 2000.

Dr. Philip Burton Forestry Collection

  • 2008.6
  • Collection
  • 1969, 1980
Collection consists of 1 map of "Status of Sustained-Yield Forestry Programme as at December 31, 1969" by British Columbia Department of Lands, Forests, and Water Resources and 10 pages of handwritten instructions for opening a ranger station in Smithers and annual Forest Insect and Disease Survey, dated 1980.

Northern BC Ephemera Collection

  • 2001.1
  • Collection
  • 1869-2005
Collection consists of accumulated material relating to Northern BC. This material includes unpublished grey literature, discrete textual records with limited provenance, and other ephemeral items.

Harry Coates fonds

  • 2016.5
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2014
Fonds consists of records Harry Coates created or received and retained during his career as a BC Forest Service Research Technician and into his retirement as a Sustainable Forest Management activist. Fonds includes materials from his work at the Aleza Lake Research Forest.

Harry Coates

Stuart Lake Photograph Collection

  • 2004.6
  • Collection
  • [between 1920 and 1940]
Collection consists of one photograph album containing 28 photographs featuring images of landscapes and water views; fishing scenes; structures; automobiles; persons; Hudson's Bay Company posts; First Nations and wildlife in and about the Stuart Lake area.

Thomas Crosby Mission Ship Photograph Collection

  • 2009.21
  • Collection
  • 1932-1946
Subject areas identified in this collection include: church and hospital buildings (including nurses quarters); group photos featuring doctors, nurses, and hospital workers; grave markers; landscapes; processing of oolichan fish; and various church-related events such as weddings and church openings.

Thomas Crosby Mission Ships

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

Parker photograph collection

  • 2011.13
  • Collection
  • [between 1910 and 1930]
The photographs depict the geographic areas of Stewart, BC, Boundary Pass, Nelson River, Bitter Creek Glacier, Portland Canal, Red Cliff and Bear Creek; as well as the ships “Camosun” and “S.S. Prince George.” Types of subjects identified in this collection include: community life, surveying, mining and transportation (i.e. dog-sledding, horse and buggy, and the Portland Canal Short Line Railway “P.C.S.L. Rlwy”).

Prince George Metis Elders Oral History Project Collection

  • 2001.58
  • Collection
  • 1997-1999
Collection consists of oral histories gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's oral history project with the Prince George Metis Elders Society. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral histories on their original cassette tapes.

Evans, Michael John

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

Theresa Healy fonds

  • 2000.7
  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 1999
Collection consists of 2 audio recordings, 7 photocopies, and 1 release form.

Jack Boudreau collection

  • 2001.11
  • Collection
  • 1910-1996
Collection consists of over 120 images, copy prints, originals, digitized images, postcards and reproductions of textual materials relating to the pioneers, wildlife, and trapping of the Prince George region.

Boudreau, Jack

Bob Harkins fonds

  • 2001.12
  • Fonds
  • c.1953 - c.2000
Fonds consists of textual records, photographic items and published reports related to professional life and career of Bob Harkins, broadcaster, local historian, and former city councilor. Includes textual and photographic items related to development and history of city of Prince George and the Central Interior of BC region history and development in late 20th century. Items includes an unpublished manuscript on the life of Ray Williston by Eileen Williston, an unpublished paper on the history of technological change in logging industry; an unpublished paper on the history of radio and television in Prince George; a report related to the creation of a university for Northern British Columbia (1989) and proofs of the publication "Wild Liard Waters: Canoeing Canada's Historic Liard River" by Ferdi Wenger, c.1998. Also includes photographic files including CKPG Radio Studio photographic items c.1953; and photographs and correspondence regarding guide outfitter Skook Davidson c.1975.

Bob Harkins

Robert Bernoff collection

  • 2001.24
  • Collection
  • [19-]
Collection consists of the typescript of "Excellence in Teaching," by Robert Bernoff.

Bernoff, Robert

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