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Dr. Joselito Arocena fonds

  • 2016.7
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2019

Fonds consists of the research and professorial records of Dr. Joselito Arocena, a founding faculty member of UNBC. Arocena was an internationally-recognized soil scientist and UNBC’s first Canada Research Chair. His records demonstrate his accomplishments as an academic and researcher, as well as his many and varied interdisciplinary research endeavours. Also included are selections from Arocena’s extensive photographic slide collection which illustrate his teaching, research projects, and personal interests.

Dr. Joselito Arocena

David Davies Railway Collection

  • 2013.6
  • Collection
  • [before 2020]

The David Davies Railway Collection encompasses all facets of railway history specifically in the province of British Columbia and the Yukon territory. The collection consists of research material accumulated over the course of more than fifty years, and includes monographs, periodicals, articles, clippings, railway timetables, photographs, maps and plans, and excerpts. Material covers public, tourist, and private (industrial) railways, including: CPR, KVR, E&N; CNR, CNoR, GTPR; and PGER, BCR. The collection excludes material regarding streetcar systems and rapid transit, but includes long distance electric interurbans.

Photograph of artwork: “The 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot, 1782”

Typed annotation glued to verso of photograph provides an interpretation of this piece of art: "The 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot - 1782. The first battalion of this British regiment arrived in New York in 1756. After serving in numerous campaigns and engagements in North America, the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot garrisoned in Nova Scotia. It is from this famous regiment that the Black Watch (Royal Highland) Regiment of Canada derives its name and much of its colorful dress and traditions."

Photograph of artwork: “Le Régiment de Carignan-Salières, 1665”

Typed annotation glued to verso of photograph reads: "Le Régiment de Carignan-Salières - 1665. This famous regiment was dispatched to Canada (then called New France) by King Louis XIV and disembarked from its small sailing vessels on eastern shores in the spring of 1665. Historically it was an important event. Until then, the colonists had been obliged to provide their own defence and the French regiment was the first military protection they enjoyed."

Photograph of artwork: “Naval Gun Race, 1812”

Typed annotation glued to verso of photograph provides an interpretation of this piece of art: "Naval gun race. Two teams in naval costumes of 1812 stage a thrilling variation on the traditional naval gun race. They must completely dismantle the antique cannons, carry them over a grueling obstacle course and reassemble the guns for firing. It takes courage, muscle and months of training.

PGE/BC Rail Dease Lake extension

File consists of research material regarding Pacific Great Eastern Railway and BC Rail Dease Lake extension. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "PGE/BCR: Dease Lake Extension - First 25 Years, 1968 to 1993"; PGE/BCR Dease Lake Branch Progress at end of 1974; "Dease Lake or Bust: BC Rail's Takla Sub, a Socred Mega-Project, Lives On" by Johnson; and "To Alaska or Bust on a Mixed Train: Was BCR's Dease Lake line too late...or too early?" by Patterson and McMillan. Also includes a map of the Dease Lake extension annotated by Davies.

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