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Prince Rupert, BC Community Life
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Prince Rupert Empire collection

  • 2000.16
  • Collectie
  • 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

Newspaper clippings

Series consists of one file containing two newspaper clippings, one from the BC Saturday Sunset dated September 14, 1912 and another from The Globe dated Saturday March 23, 1907

Newspaper clippings

File contains two newspaper clippings, one from the B.C. Saturday Sunset of September 14, 1912 concerning economic development on Vancouver Island and the second from The Globe dated Saturday March 23, 1907 which contains two photographs of Prince Rupert.

Photographs

Series consists of nine photographs of Prince Rupert scenery, buildings, residents and surrounding area. Includes image of totem and dugout canoe.

Reverend R.W. Large fonds

  • 2004.2
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1900]-1960, prominent 1900-1920

Consists of 165 black and white photographs depicting Northwest Coast communities including Bella Bella, Rivers Inlet, Port Simpson, and Prince Rupert between approximately 1900 and 1920. Also includes postcard images of ships and boats on the North Coast belonging to the Large family, from Reverend Large's son Dr. R.G. Large. Also includes 39 colour slides ca. 1960 of ship scenes and weather balloon launches from the Dr. R.G. Large family.

Large, R.W., Rev.

Fred Jeffery Photograph Collection

  • 2009.10
  • Collectie
  • 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

Violet Taylor in Group Portrait

Photograph depicts group of fourteen men and women dressed in formal attire, posed on carpet in front of backdrop. Violet sits second from left. This photograph was taken in Prince Rupert where Violet attended high school while living with her relatives Sarah and Herbert Glassey.

Prince Rupert Pioneers’ Association: charter souvenir, 1914 [book]

This commemorative souvenir was produced by the Prince Rupert Pioneers’ Association in 1914. Its content provides a textual overview of the individual persons who pioneered the establishment of Prince Rupert, as well as, their associated portrait photographs. This publication also provides a brief introduction to the history of Prince Rupert and includes some related historical photographs.

Catholic Church in Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph depicts Catholic church, with rectory on its left, and First United Church behind. A wood boardwalk crosses midground, and a man can be seen riding a bicycle near church. Power lines and rough cleared land in foreground, hills and mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Church in Rupert."

Iona Campagnolo at Reception for Selma Murray, sole survivor of the Mount Oldfield Slide of 1957

Campagnolo stands at the banquet table of the Prince Rupert Masonic Lodge with Ernie Senior, editor of the Prince Rupert Daily News, and Selma Murray.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Iona Campagnolo - MP Skeena, Ernie Senior - Editor - Pr. Rupert Daily News, Selma Murray - visiting Pr. Rupert Aug/74 to visit the graces of her parents + brother - victims of Slide 1957, Selma - sole survivor”.

Gladys Blyth, Iona Campagnolo, and Lil Schuman at Reception for Selma Murray, sole survivor of the Mount Oldfield Slide of 1957

The three women stand in the Prince Rupert Masonic Temple looking at baby pictures of Selma Murray.
Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “From Left to Right, Aug/74, Gladys Blyth - Port Ed, Iona Campagnolo - ‘MP Skeena,’ Lil Schuman - Manitoba (‘Mother’ - Aunt) to Selma Murray, Masonic Temple - Pr. Rupert, B.C., Reception for Selma, looking at baby picture of Selma”.

Theatre and Community Development

Series consists of correspondence, itineraries, newspaper clippings, reports, theatre and event programs, ephemera, contact lists, prop lists, scripts, rehearsal and performance schedules, set lists, minutes, agreements, cheques, receipts, and background material all pertaining to Iona Campagnolo's involvement with the planning of the Royal Visit to Prince Rupert in honour of British Columbia Centennial Celebrations, May 10, 1971; North Pacific Player theatre productions of Man of La Mancha (1971), Mary Stuart (1972), Tom Jones (1973), and Fiddler on the Roof (1974); planning and development of Prince Rupert’s first Folkfest '74; and initial planning for Prince Rupert Homecoming event, October 1973.

Iona Campagnolo and Premier Peter Lougheed greet unidentified people at the Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert

Photograph depicts Iona Campagnolo and Premier Peter Lougheed talking with unidentified people at the Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert during Campagnolo's Skeena Riding tour. Loughheed is shaking an unidentified man's hand. An unidentified woman holding a red purse is in the foreground. Several unidentified people talk behind them.

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