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Association of American Railroads Collection

  • 2002.1.1
  • Collection
  • 1950 - 1957

Collection consists of 5 booklets concerned with different aspects of safe railroad operations. Dated from 1950 to 1957, the booklets cover a range of subjects including derailments, loading material dangerous material, and other loading instructions.

Association of American Railroads

Giscome, BC Historical Photograph collection

  • 2011.12
  • Collection
  • September 1950 - June 1951

This photograph collection consists of 53 photographs featuring primarily Giscome with a few of Prince George. Subjects include the Eagle Lake Sawmill, Eagle Lake, Giscome townsite (including specific buildings and general road perspectives), Giscome School, Division II class photos (1950-51), and the Giscome School teacherage.

Viksten collection

  • 2012.12
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1951]

Collection consists of digitized home videos created by the Viksten family. The videos include scenes of Horsefly Lake and the Williams Lake Stampede.

Cornel Neronovitch Logging and Sawmills Collection

  • 2014.2
  • Collection
  • [between 1934 and 1950]

Collection consists of photographs and a film relating to logging operations at the Peden Hill sawmill. Some of the photographs depict other unknown sawmills, one with a dry kiln.

Prince George Historical Photograph Collection

  • 2010.13
  • Collection
  • 1910 - [ca. 1950]

Collection contains photographs depicting community life in Prince George, B.C. Images depict holiday events, sports teams, government buildings, businesses (hotels, banks, retail, newspaper office), riverboats, railroad construction, fishing, a cemetery, street scenes, aerials, and landscapes. Also includes photos taken outside of the Prince George vicinity including Prairie Creek, Thomas Creek and Barkerville, B.C.

Parker Bonney Photograph Collection

  • 2003.13
  • Collection
  • [after 1909]

Consists of two photograph albums that illustrate Parker Bonney's early years as a Forest Engineer. Includes photographs of the expedition to the Nass Valley undertaken by Parker Bonney, Sam Brown, and others. May also include photographs of later surveying expeditions.

Bonney, Parker

World War II Polar Bear Training Exercise Photograph Collection

  • 2019.11
  • Collection
  • 1945

These photographs were taken by an unknown photographer from Department of National Deference Public Relations (Pacific Command) during the 1945 Polar Bear Exercise. This exercise was held in northern British Columbia in February and March 1945, using some 1,150 soldiers of the 6th Division. The intent of the exercise was to test the effects of "wet cold" conditions on military men and material. The scenario for the Polar Bear Exercise was that: "Action will be based on reports of a Japanese force having been landed at Bella Coola from submarines, having rendered useless RCAF installations at Bella Bella, and giving positive indication that this force is composed in great part of construction personnel with a comparatively small protective element; the assumption being that it will try to construct a useable road from Bella Coola to permit movement inland of a larger fighting force to follow at some later date". The exercise itself was conducted in three overlapping phases. Between 12 February and 5 March the force moved from Prince George to Anahim Lake, chiefly using an array of motor transport but with some pack horses. The second phase ran from 4 March to early April. This was a series of marches from Anahim Lake to Bella Coola and return; a secondary force of 19 men split off from the main body and, travelling by snowmobile and snowshoe, traversed the Rainbow Mountains to Bella Coola; on the return march this detachment was increased to 120 men and dubbed "Y" Force. The third phase was removal of all troops by vehicle from Anahim Lake to Williams Lake. These photographs are believed to document the return from Bella Coola.

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.

Stuart S. Holland collection

  • 2001.4
  • Collection
  • 1939-1940

Collection consists of textual records related to Stuart S. Holland, Associate Engineer, Department of Mines.

Holland, Stuart S.

Alexander Manson mining collection

  • 2004.8
  • Collection
  • 1930 - 1940

The Alexander Manson Mining Collection consists of 133 loose photographs documenting various aspects of the mining industry in Northern British Columbia between 1930-1940. Photographs show images of Manson Creek and Germansen Landing.

Manson, Alexander

Eric Allen Photograph Collection

  • 2013.9
  • Collection
  • [1930-1939]

Collection consists of 11 digitized images of Prince George in the 1930s. Includes depictions of snow removal, flooding of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, the CNR rail yard, and the railway bridge.

Gordon Wyness Album

  • 2020.05
  • Collection
  • 1936

In 1936, Gordon Young Wyness was employed by Philip M. Monckton, a B.C. Land Surveyor. Between June 5 and October 8, Wyness joined Monckton and a group of others on a land survey expedition in northwestern BC. The survey crew travelled to various locations in the area including Telkwa, Hazelton, Burns Lake, Francoise Lake, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Quesnel, Lytton, and Hope. Wyness documented their journey in this photograph album. Based on the photographs, it appears that the crew led by Philip Monckton consisted of Jack Lee and Gordon Wyness; Mrs. Lavender Monckton (nee O'Hara) also accompanied the group.

In addition to the 50 photographs included in the album, this collection also includes five additional unique photographs that accompanied the album.

Wyness, Gordon Young

Charles Bedaux Expedition Collection

  • 2007.5
  • Collection
  • 1934 - 1934

Collection consists of 1 copy of 1934 Charles Bedaux Expedition map entitled: "Preliminary Plan showing traveled route of the Bedaux Sub-Arctic Expedition season 1934. Cassiar and Peace River Districts, British Columbia."

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

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.

Richard Corless Funeral Ledger

  • 2007.23
  • Fonds
  • 1916 - 1931

Richard (Dick) Corless came to Prince George in 1913 from England, where upon he became an undertaker and a car dealer. He operated his funeral home business at the corner of Quebec and Fourth Avenue in Prince George. All of the funerals that he performed were recorded in a ledger, including deaths by the influenza pandemic of 1918. Mr Corless transferred his business to Assman’s Funeral home in 1931 and his ledger remained with a family member who subsequently donated it to the BC Archives.

The Prince George Genealogical Society became aware of the ledgers’ existence, and a member viewed it in the BC Archives in Victoria. Because of its fragile condition it was not suitable for photocopying; however, the BC Archives considered that it might be eligible at some point for micro-filming.

In July 2007 the Corless Ledger, was transferred from BC Archives to the Northern BC Archives and Special Collections at UNBC. Subsequently, this ledger was digitized and these images were lent to the Prince George Genealogical Society for transcription.

This funeral ledger consists of significant information on deaths in Prince George, BC, from the years 1916 to 1931. The ledger contains personal information regarding individuals who have died, including their name, cause of death, age, residence, ethnicity and the date of their death.

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”).

North Coast & Central BC Postcard Collection

  • 2011.3
  • Collection
  • 1901 - [ca.1930]

A collection of postcard photographs of Port Essington BC, Port Simpson BC, Atlin, Quesnel, McBride, Hagwilget Village, Giscome, Likely, Kitwanga, Smithers, Prince Rupert BC, Prince (Fort) George BC Images depict street scenes, water scenes, community events, businesses, buildings, and aerials of the towns. Collection also depicts a number of Northern BC paddle wheelers.

Dr. D. B. Lazier Record of Confinements

  • 2018.05
  • Collection
  • Sept. 1901 - Jan. 1930

This journal by Dr. Lazier consists of his obstetric notes on pregnancies, childbirths, infant deaths, and maternal deaths during his practice from 1901 through 1918 and 1922 through 1930. Some of the locations and regions covered in the journal include: Prince George/Fort George and the surrounding area, Nakusp, Arrowhead, Beaton, Camborne, Princeton, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Grayson (Saskatchewan), Neville (Saskatchewan), Ranfurly (Alberta), Minburn (Alberta), etc. A few pages at the back of the journal consists of a child’s writing in pencil of a “list of made up words” and a list of “German words.”

Dr. David Brownlee Lazier

Peace River Expedition Photograph Collection

  • 2004.14
  • Fonds
  • 19 August 1927 - 31 August 1927

This collection consists of 1 photo album originally belonging to Sydney E. Junkins which contains 23 photographs and 4 large folding maps which depict Hon. Dr. King and party's trip down the Peace River from 19 to 31 August 1927. Includes a hand-written and typed copy of "Peace River Trip" itinerary for a subsequent trip 8-15 September 1927.

Bullion Mines Collection

  • 2000.15
  • Collection
  • 1894 - 1925

The fonds consists of six company ledgers: 1894 - 1896, 1896, 1898 - 1901, 1900, 1904 - 1905, 1923 - 1926. Also includes 15 pages of correspondence and notes. The ledgers note expenses for various operations in the mine and in the company owned premises in town. The letters and notes concern the purchase of explosives for the mine and discusses the Consolidated Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Company.

Bullion Mines

Arthur Holland Land Surveying Collection

  • 2014.10
  • Collection
  • 1907-1920

Collection consists of a photograph album from A. H. Holland, a British Columbia Land Surveyor, that was created while working in the Central Interior, the Cariboo, the Chilcotin and southeast British Columbia. This album visually documents steamboat, stagecoach and horse travel in British Columbia and also captures the prepatory work and dawn of the age of rail travel.

Holland, Arthur H.

Henderson-Roe collection

  • 2002.17
  • Collection
  • 1912-1914

Collection consists of materials related to Fort George surveying and preemption, including both legal and personal correspondence, legal documents and records, plans of lots, photographs, and a map. Includes records from the Cariboo Investment Company, Ltd., J.B. Henderson-Roe and C.H. Henderson Roe.

Fort Fraser historical photograph collection

  • 2004.5
  • Collection
  • ca. 1914

The Fort Fraser Historical Photograph Collection consists of 1 photograph album featuring 86 black and white photographs of Fort Fraser and area during the pre World War I era.

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

Historical North Coast Photograph Album

  • 2006.45
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1897]

Contains photographs generally depicting landscapes, water scenes, and views of towns on British Columbia's north coast. Includes images featuring sternwheelers and other boats, canneries, fisheries, and individuals. Locations depicted include Port Essington and Port Simpson (Lax Kw’alaams) in BC, Fort Wrangell in Alaska, and other unknown towns. Includes one photograph of a man named Max Lohbrunner, and many other images depicting unidentified individuals.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Prince George Community Foundation fonds

  • 2006.11
  • Fonds
  • ca.1995 - ca. 2005

Fonds consists of textual material, some photographic material and 2 videocassettes which pertain to various aspects of the PG Community Foundation: the PG Citizen of the Year Award; Minutes and Correspondence ; and Publications and Ephemera all dating from ca.1995-2005.

Northern BC Archives Historical Photograph Collection

  • 2006.20
  • Collection
  • ca. 1880 - 1960

The Northern BC Archives Historical Photograph Collection consists of images representing a variety of subjects areas including but not limited to Transportation and Utilities; Industries; Geographic Features; Military; First Nations; and Exploration, Discovery and Travel. The geographic focus of this collection stretches from Williams Lake to the Yukon border, and from the Alberta border to Haida Gwaii.

Knox McCusker Collection

  • 2008.27
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1930 - 1997]

The Knox McCusker Collection consists primarily of photocopies of publications written by Mary Henry (1931-1935); annual reports; articles and papers written about Knox McCusker (1935-1997) as well as research materials pertaining to his life; articles and speeched written by Knox McCusker and general correspondence regarding surveying. Aside from these photocopies are some original records; namely: original correspondence between McCusker and G.G. Aitken (1934-1938); photographs (ca. 1930-1950); McCuskers 1909 certificate enabling him to be an Articled Pupil with the Dominion Land Surveyors; and an interview with McCusker conducted by J. Frank Willis (CBC, 1954).

McCusker, Knox

Taylor-Baxter Family Photograph Collection

  • 2009.5
  • Collection
  • 1899-1959

This Collection consists of photographs documenting early development of the Central Interior including such subjects as: homesteading, railway construction, packing & freighting, modes and routes of transportation, schools, mercantile development, leisurely activities, sports, natural resource development and exploitation, political movements, town-site development and policing. This collection also provides a look at history of the Taylor-Baxter Family - a long time pioneering family of this region, including: A.K. & Lillian Bourchier; Hugh & Hermina "Minnie" (nee Wessel) Taylor and family; Herbert & Sarah (nee Wessel) Glassey; and Bob & Violet (nee Taylor) Baxter and family.

Over the Edge Newspaper Society Collection

  • 2005.5
  • Collection
  • 1993-

This collection consists a nearly complete collection of issues of the UNBC student newspaper "Over the Edge" dating from its first newsletter type issue from 1993 onwards. This includes the first volume of the bi-monthly complimentary arts magazine "Edge".

Issues contain articles, photographs, letters, and editorials dealing with university life, politics on campus and university events, entertainment and news. As well, local Prince George events and some national and international events pertaining to student life are also included.

Missing issues: v.2 i.5 (Nov. 1995); v.5 i.11 (Feb. 1999); v.9 i.11 (Feb. 2003); v.9 i.12 (Mar. 2003)

Tommy Tompkins collection

  • 2000.4
  • Collection
  • [196? - 198?]

The fonds consists of 5 - 16mm prints of Tompkins's films, and 48 slide boxes featuring natural history images. Includes "Nahani," "Where Timber Wolves Call," "White Bear of the Kalum," and "Waterway Adventure with Tommy Tompkins."

Tompkins, Tommy

Micks Family Collection

  • 2006.29
  • Fonds

Collection consists of 19 photographic reproductions of black and white photographs documenting the Micks Family life on their Vanderhoof ranch. Also included is a transcript of Doris Ferland (nee Micks) describing her family's move from Nebraska to Vanderhoof in 1913

Jack Corless Collection

  • 2006.13
  • Fonds

The Jack Corless Collection consists of two autobiographical publications by Jack Corless, formerly of Prince George. Entitled “Lucky Jackie: Diapers to Rifles” and “Lucky Jackie: Zombie to Decorated” the first describes Mr. Corless’s childhood years in Prince George c.1920s-30s, the second describes Mr. Corless’ years overseas in the Royal Canadian Army during WWII.

Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

  • 2000.1
  • Fonds
  • 3 April 1952 - 15 March 1993

Fonds consists of textual, photographic, cartographic, electronic and promotional films/video recordings related to the mining operations of Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation (CAMC) and creation of Cassiar townsite. CAMC records primarily consist of records related to mining operations including construction, engineering, daily mining operations, administration of CAMC, tallies of extractions, labour and union activities, corporate events and visits by dignitaries. Townsite records are primarily visual representations of townsite construction, including the creation of health, education and community services including Cassiar's private hospital, school, library, as well as townsite images. Photographs include documentation of natural and man-made landscapes within the Cassiar region of Northern BC. Other holdings include a near complete run of Cassiar's community newspaper.

Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd.

UNBC Archives Collection

  • 2000.28
  • Fonds

The collection consists of textual records, publications, photographs, a videocassette, and ephemera that record the establishment and development of the University of Northern British Columbia.

Harry Thacker Collection

  • 2002.4
  • Fonds
  • c. 1920 - c. 1950

Collection consists of textual and photographic items related to Prince George hockey and sports history.

Clare Willis fonds

  • 2001.13
  • Fonds
  • c. 1950 - c. 1990

Fonds consists of 2 boxes textual materials and newsclippings related to Willis family history and Vanderhoof history, as well as aerial photographs of northern BC and Alberta.

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