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Peace River Region, BC
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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.

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

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

Photographs

Series consists of photographs relating to Ray Williston's life from childhood to recent times, air photographs of Prince George, photographs of Bangladesh, and a listing of photographs slated for use in Mr. Williston's biography "Forests, power and policy: the legacy of Ray Williston" written by Eileen Williston and Betty Keller.

Peace River

Colour-coded topographic map depicting surveyed lands alienated, available for purchase or lease, or available for pre-emption. Depicts land districts, land recording districts, parks, communities, bodies of water, transport routes, communication lines, and triangulation stations.

Peace River Power brochure

Item is a BC Hydro brochure promoting hydroelectric power projects in the Peace River area. Includes information about the W.A.C. Bennett Dam, the Portage Mountain Generating Station, the Williston Lake reservoir, and employment statistics relating to the projects from 1968.

Bob Harkins interview with Elmer Nelson

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Elmer Nelson who discusses Axel Wenner- Gren's business interest in the Rocky Mountain Trench area of Northern British Columbia in the 1950s.

Bob Harkins

Accrual

Collection consists of 30 audio cassettes containing 46 interviews conducted primarily by radio & TV broadcaster Bob Harkins with local personalities. Most recordings were conducted at CJCI Studios, Prince George. The station was launched in 1970 by Central Interior Radio, broadcasting on 620 AM. In 1983, Central Interior also launched CIBC-FM in the city. Central Interior Radio was acquired by the Vista Broadcast Group in 2005.

Harkins, Bob

Peace River

File contains slides depicting places along the Peace River.

Proposed Federal Electoral Districts for the Province of British Columbia

Map depicts the proposed electoral districts of British Columbia, including: Burnaby, Capilano, Cariboo-Chilcotin, Comox-Powell River, Cowichan-Malahat-The Islands, Esquimalt-Saanich, Fort Nelson-Peace River, Fraser Valley East, Fraser Valley West, Kamloops-Shuswap, Kootenay East, Kootenay West, Mission-Port Moody, Nanaimo-Alberni, New Westminster-Coquitlam, North Vancouver-Burnaby, Okanagan North, Okanagan-Similkameen, Prince George-Bulkley Valley, Richmond-South Delta, Skeena, Surrey-White Rock-North Delta, Vancouver Centre, Vancouver East, Vancouver Kingsway, Vancouver Quadra, Vancouver South, and Victoria.

Fort St. John

Image depicts an area of forests and fields somewhere near Fort St. John, B.C.

Dawson Creek

Image depicts a road with a guardrail and open fields somewhere near Dawson Creek, B.C.

W.A.C. Bennett Dam

Image depicts a section of the Peace River blocked off by the W.A.C. Bennett Dam. The dam itself is not visible in the image.

Peace River

Image depicts the Peace River, possibly near Clayhurst or Hudson's Hope, B.C.

Peace River

Image depicts the Peace River, possibly near Clayhurst or Hudson's Hope, B.C.

A Bridge

Image depicts a truck on a bridge, possibly crossing over the Peace River.

Examining Rocks

Image depicts three unidentified individuals examining rocks near a set of railway tracks at an uncertain location in the Peace River Region.

Group and a Bus

Image depicts a group of individuals and a bus with words that read: "Prince George Limousine & Charter." The river in the background is possibly the Peace River, and the location is possibly somewhere near Fort St. John, B.C.

Bare Trees

Image depicts a forest of bare trees, possibly somewhere near Fort St. John, B.C.

Observatory Window

Image depicts a group of unidentified individuals look through an observatory window at an uncertain location, possibly in Fort St. John, B.C.

Chetwynd

Image depicts a view of Chetwynd, possibly from Highway 97.

Sunset

Image depicts a view of a sunset at an uncertain location, possibly in the Peace River Region.

[Fort St. John?] - Old Farm Equipment

Image depicts numerous pieces of what appears to be old farming equipment. There is also an unidentified individual sitting aginst the side of a building. The location is possibly Fort St. John, B.C.

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