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Ah Yee's Store at South Fort George, BC

Photograph depicts a woman, man, and dog standing in front of the Chinese general store in a log building with the sign "AH YEE FUR DEALER GENERAL MERCHANT". Power poles, buildings, and trees visible in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "First Store S Ft George A. G. Hamilton" "Boucher [sic]". It is believed that this store was originally owned by A. G. Hamilton.

Window Display - 'Stoney Creek Woman'

Photograph depicts numerous copies of 'Stoney Creek Woman' (by Bridget Moran) in glass case. Display also features article on Mary John's receipt of the Order of Canada (see items 2008.3.1.22.61 and 2008.3.1.22.64 for photographs displayed in this image).

Window Display - 'Stoney Creek Woman'

Photograph depicts numerous copies of 'Stoney Creek Woman' (by Bridget Moran) in glass case. Display also features article on Mary John's receipt of the Order of Canada (see items 2008.3.1.22.61 and 2008.3.1.22.64 for photographs displayed in this image).

Hudson Bay Company Post at Fort George, BC

Photograph depicts two buildings behind fence, sheds visible in background. Unidentified men can be seen walking in foreground. Small structures believed to be teepees can be seen behind fence.

Adam Zimmerman fonds

  • 2003.8
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1994

This fonds consits of the administrative and business papers of Mr. Adam Zimmerman during his tenure as a senior level executive with Noranda Inc., Noranda Mines Ltd, and Macmillan Bloedel Ltd., particularly in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia with the majority of these records relating to the senior level operations of these companies. It includes textual records relate to the creation and development of Northwood Pulp & Timber Ltd. in Prince George including all aspects of its regional operations throughout Northcentral BC). The fonds also includes records related to Noranda Inc.’s successful and unsuccessful attempts at business acquisitions in both forestry and mining operations internationally, particularly in Mexico, Brazil, the Netherlands and Tasmania.

The fonds also contains textual records generated by Zimmerman in his directorship and chairman positions on various forest industry association boards. It includes his notes, general correspondence, minutes, as well as booklets and brochures notably from the Canadian Forest Industries Council, the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, the Forest Sector Advisory Council and other similar industry associations. Much of this material relates to the issue of the softwood lumber dispute and Zimmerman’s involvement in the lobbying efforts regarding Canada/U.S. Free Trade issues and includes bound reports, agreements, and publications as well as correspondence to/from Zimmerman and his handwritten notes within the files. The fonds also includes general business information (annual reports, brochures, publications) pertaining to other Canadian forestry and mining companies.

The fonds also contains Adam Zimmerman’s speeches and correspondence related to his involvement in numerous charities, foundations and corporate fundraising initiatives with numerous Canadian educational institutions, non-profit societies and federal election campaigns.

Business records of Noranda Inc. are extensive and include administrative, business, personnel, financial and legal records. Record types include correspondence, memos, handwritten notes, business proposals and meeting notes, merger proposals and notes, prospectuses, board meeting agendas and minutes, annual reports, financial statements, resumes, portfolios, printed brochures, publications and other ephemera related to the business operations of Noranda Inc., Noranda Mines and MacMillan Bloedel [during Noranda Mines take-over of MB] all during Zimmerman’s tenure as Chair and/or CEO. The fonds includes correspondence, financial reports, legal testimony transcripts resulting from the Gaspe Copper Mine labour strike in Quebec in 1957 and the subsequent Gaspe Law Suit of 1960 between Noranda and the United Steel Workers of America. The fonds also includes extensive correspondence between Zimmerman and various levels of government regarding the lobbying of government on forestry policy and correspondence with various environmental lobbying groups in the 1980s including correspondence with well-known environmentalist David Suzuki.

Subjects include all facets of business operations pertaining to Canadian forestry and mining sectors including labour issues, environmental impacts of industrial developments, industry and effects on the Canadian economy, the free trade debate, the softwood lumber issue etc.

The fonds provides a detailed archival record of Mr. Zimmerman’s contribution to the building of Noranda Forest in Canada, Northwood Pulp & Timber in BC and Noranda Inc. as a resource-based conglomerate. Many records were utilized by Mr. Zimmerman in the writing of his book, Who’s in Charge Here, Anyway?: reflections from a life in business, (Don Mills, Ontario: Stoddart; Distributed in Canada by General Distribution Services), 1997.

Zimmerman, Adam

Silver Star Princesses at Cassiar Display Table

Photograph depicts three young women wearing "PRINCESS SILVER STAR" banners, standing to left of "CASSIAR ASBESTOS CORPORATION LTD" display table. Table features photos, rock samples possibly containing asbestos, and objects presumably made from asbestos fibre. Large snowflake symbol visible on wall in background. Photo speculated to have been taken at an event in Vernon, B.C. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1963".

Young Boys at Cassiar Display Table

Photograph depicts group of young boys observing "CASSIAR ASBESTOS CORPORATION LTD" display table. Table features photos existing in this archival collection (see items 2000.1.1.3.19.10 and 2000.1.1.3.19.11). Photo speculated to have been taken at an event in Vernon, B.C. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1963".

Directors at House 130, Casual Photo

Photograph depicts group of eight men standing on lawn in front of building known as "House 130" or "Director's Lodge". Left to right: Nick Gritzuk, Charles Rainforth Elliot, Jack Christian, W. Harold Connell, Plato Malezemoff (from Newmont Mining), Tam Zimmermann, Ken A. Creery, Fred Martin Connell. Elliot appears to be comparing height with Gritzuk. Trees and mountains in background. Most men featured in photo are believed to be members of Cassiar's Board of Directors.

Directors at House 130, Casual Photo

Photograph depicts group of eight men standing on lawn in front of building known as "House 130" or "Director's Lodge". Left to right: Nick Gritzuk, Charles Rainforth Elliot, W. Harold Connell, Jack Christian, Fred Martin Connell, Ken A. Creery, Plato Malezemoff (from Newmont Mining), Tam Zimmermann. Gritzuk appears to be pointing at photographer. Trees and mountains in background. Most men featured in photo are believed to be members of Cassiar's Board of Directors.

Directors at House 130

Photograph depicts group of nine men standing on lawn in front of building known as "House 130" or "Director's Lodge". Left to right: Andre Beguin, unknown, Charles Rainforth Elliot, Jack Christian, W. Harold Connell, Plato Malezemoff (from Newmont Mining), Tam Zimmermann, Ken A. Creery, Fred Martin Connell. Daffodils and tulips planted in foreground, trees and mountains in background. Most men featured in photo are believed to be members of Cassiar's Board of Directors; Beguin was a General Superintendent.

Directors at Main Office, Cassiar BC

Photograph depicts group of eight men standing on front steps of Cassiar's Main Office building. Top, left to right: Ken A. Creery, John Drybrough. Middle, left to right: John E. Kennedy, Tam Zimmermann. Bottom, left to right: Fred Martin Connell, George Washington Smith, W. Harold Connell, Charles Rainforth Elliot. Windows and doors to office in background, flowers in bottom right foreground. Photo believed to have been taken on the same day as items 2000.1.1.4.3.4 - 2000.1.1.4.3.6.

Directors at House 130

Photograph depicts group of eight men standing on lawn in front of building known as "House 130" or "Director's Lodge" (see item 2000.1.1.3.19.88). Left to right: Nick Gritzuk, Charles Rainforth Elliot, Jack Christian, W. Harold Connell, Plato Malezemoff (from Newmont Mining), Tam Zimmermann, Ken A. Creery, Fred Martin Connell. Daffodils and tulips planted in foreground, trees and mountains in background. Most men featured in photo are believed to be members of Cassiar's Board of Directors.

Directors in Cassiar Valley, Group of 11

Photograph depicts group of eleven men standing in line in the Cassiar valley. Left to right: Jack Christian, Charles Rainforth Elliot, John Drybrough, John E. Kennedy, Fred Martin Connell, W. Harold Connell, Ken A. Creery, George Washington Smith, Tam Zimmermann, [Fred Murray]?, Nick Gritzuk. Power lines and mountains in background. Most men featured in photo are believed to be members of Cassiar's Board of Directors. Photograph was originally framed with note "Summer 1961" written on cardboard backing.

Directors in Cassiar Valley, Group of 8

Photograph depicts group of eight men standing in line in the Cassiar valley. Left to right: Charles Rainforth Elliot, John Drybrough, John E. Kennedy, Fred Martin Connell, W. Harold Connell, Ken A. Creery, George Washington Smith, Tam Zimmermann. Power lines and mountains in background.

1965 - Marg McKenzie & others in Company Store

Photograph depicts woman in right foreground with shopping cart, selecting an item from shelf. Unidentified men, women and child can be seen in background. Store appears to be stocked with groceries and general supplies. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "RIGHT MARG MCKENZIE".

Community Album - Post Office

Photograph depicts unidentified men and women in front of yellow building with the signs "POST OFFCE / BUREAU DE POST / CASSIAR, B.C.", "NO PARKING". Three cars (one with siren on top) can be seen in foreground; forest in background.

Community Album - Town Office

Photograph depicts unidentified man walking up front steps to building with the following sign: "TOWN ADMINISTRATION / MOTOR VEHICLE BRANCH / HCBC AGENCY / DISTRICT REGISTRAR / CDN CITIZENSHIP COURT / FISH & GAME LICENCES". Vehicles parked in foreground and behind at unknown building in midground. Power line and mountains in background.

1971 - Director's Lodge, Close View

Photograph depicts two lawn chairs in front of building with front deck. Trees visible in foreground and background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Directors Lodge Cassiar June 15 71". Building also known as "House 130".

1971 - Director's Lodge

Photograph depicts two unidentified men on front deck of building behind trees. Road and car in foreground, mountains visible in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Directors Lodge Cassiar June 15 71". Building also known as "House 130".

1971 - Main Office Building

Photograph depicts two-story yellow and orange office building. Unidentified individual stands with garden hose in foreground near what appears to be a lawnmower. Warehouse semi-visible in left background; blue truck and new mill building visible in right background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Cassiar Office June 15 71".

1965 - Office Staff at Main Office

Photograph depicts group of twenty-four men standing on front steps of main office building. Handwritten annotations on recto of similar photograph: "OFFICE STEPS APPROX 1965 / TOP L-R / JULIEN ST. GEORGES / GEORGE TROWSDALE / HANS VELTMEYER / BOB LOVETT / KARL SHULTZ / LOTHAR TISCHLER / - "; "2ND / FRANK CLEMENTS [i.e Kliment?] / BILL PLUMB / HEWETT / - "; "3RD - / - / RENE PASIAUD / DICK [Stevens]"; "4TH / DOC NAVIN / VIC SARAKOSKI / - "; "5TH / CHARLIE GANDER / GORDON EDWARDS / AL FLANIGAN [i.e. Flanagan?] / ANDRE BEGUIN / CHARLIE BRONSON / JACK THORNICROFT". Information in above annotation supplemented with insight from individuals who contributed to Northern BC Archives Facebook Photo ID Project, contact archivist for more information in research file pertaining to item 2000.1.1.3.19.75.

1965 - Office Staff at Main Office

Photograph depicts group of twenty-four men standing on front steps of main office building. Handwritten annotations on recto of similar photograph: "OFFICE STEPS APPROX 1965 / TOP L-R / JULIEN ST. GEORGES / GEORGE TROWSDALE / HANS VELTMEYER / BOB LOVETT / KARL SHULTZ / LOTHAR TISCHLER / - "; "2ND / FRANK CLEMENTS [i.e Kliment?] / BILL PLUMB / HEWETT / - "; "3RD - / - / RENE PASIAUD / DICK [Stevens]"; "4TH / DOC NAVIN / VIC SARAKOSKI / - "; "5TH / CHARLIE GANDER / GORDON EDWARDS / AL FLANIGAN [i.e. Flanagan?] / ANDRE BEGUIN / CHARLIE BRONSON / JACK THORNICROFT". Information in above annotation supplemented with insight from individuals who contributed to Northern BC Archives Facebook Photo ID Project, contact archivist for more information in research file pertaining to this photograph.

1965 - Unknown Woman & Men in Company Store

Photograph depicts two men purchasing items in foreground, facing away from photographer. Unknown woman stands at till behind counter in midground, wearing long white professional jacket. Stocked shelves on wall in background. Store appears to be stocked with groceries and general supplies.

1965 - Jack Nitti & Others in Company Store

Photograph depicts man, women, and young child in store, some pushing carts. Man believed to be Jack Nitti stands behind counter in right midground (see item 2000.1.1.3.19.40). Store appears to be stocked with groceries and general supplies. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "RIGHT JACK NITTI".

1965 - Tommy Lobbes & others in Company Store

Photograph depicts women, men, and children standing in store, some pushing grocery carts. Two women stand near till, one wearing long white professional jacket. Young man named Lobbes stands behind counter on far right, wearing white shirt. Store appears to be stocked with groceries and general supplies. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "RIGHT TOMMY LOBBES".

Office Staff at Main Office, 1958

Photograph depicts group of 12 men standing on steps at back of main office. Front row: Jack Berry, Mickey Dopson, Andre Beguin, Fred Murray. 2nd row: Dick Stevens, Rene Pasiaud. Third row: Craigie Hood, Alex Powell. Back row: Dr. Charles Cobb MD, Peter Davies, Chuck Caron (holding paper), Bill Johnston. Berry and Dopson are wearing hard hats. Windows and doors of office building in background. Stamped annotation on recto of photograph: "Munshaw Colour Service Ltd. OCT 24 1958".

Detail View of Talus, Test Pit

Photograph depicts two pick hammers laid in asbestos fibre. Annotations on note glued to recto of photograph: "ASBESTOS"; "Detail view of asbestos talus. Early test pit near top of showing. Western slope." Areas of image have been labeled "A" and "B". Photo caption under printed copy of image in 1952 Annual Report: "A - Asbestos fibre partially opened by frost action. B - Serpentine rock originally containing the asbestos fibre."

Minister Iona Campagnolo presents a memorial plaque to Mrs. Nathan Barton at a Northwest Corridor Development Corporation meeting, Prince Rupert, BC

Group of unidentified individuals sit at tables in background, and one man stands in doorway.

Handwritten annotations on verso read: “Return to Tom,” and “Iona presenting memorial plaque to Mrs. Nathan Barton at NCDC Meeting, Prince Rupert / Sept. 77.”

Minister Iona Campagnolo discusses freight costs with storekeeper Werner Funk, Queen Charlotte City, August 1977

The pair stands among piles of boxes in what appears to be a warehouse.

Handwritten annotations on verso read: “lost election thanks to Otto Longs Transport decision to OK subsidy to North Coast Freight shipping,” and “Iona and storekeeper Werner Funk discussing freight costs, Queen Charlotte City, August / 77.”

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