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Clinton Mine training slide presentations for P&H excavator

File contains 6 slide presentations depicting training material for the operation of a P&H excavator published by the Harnischfeger Institute. The presentations depict an introduction to excavator controls and techniques for proper hoist motion, proper swing motion, concerning haulage units, proper propel motion, and proper crowd motion.

Tramline

File contains photographs featuring the tramline at Cassiar which ran from the crushing plant at the mountain mine to the plantsite in the valley (a drop of 427 meters). The first ore was originally transported by truck to the plant until the gravity chute was built in 1953. This chute was replaced with the first aerial tramline model in 1956, which was succeeded by the second model in 1975. This file also includes one photo of the original gravity chute, and one photo depicting a tramline worker.

Additionally there is a collection of eighteen photographs of tramline cars that were being surveyed for damage and condition, and another collection of six photographs of tramline study. The results of this study determined that there was variances in load sizes of the buckets caused by extra material falling off the panfeeder.

Plantsite

This file contains operations at the plantsite:
Below is synopsis of the item level descriptions (see each item for further description)

  • locations depicted at Plantsite: mill building, dry rock storage building, tailings pile, gravel pit, power house, and office.
  • delivery and installation of a Caterpillar engine, welding repairs underway on a Rustin Diesel Engine in the power house, staff portrait taken by the main office building, and fibre testing
    Not done to item level but integrated into subseries file:
  • Photographic negatives included depict milling and packaging machinery in the mill building.
  • 93 slides depicting various activities and equipment at the plantsite including: dry rock storage, screens, collectors, loading trucks, bagging, pallets, tailing pile, lab work by engineers, lab equipment, fibre testing, and fibre samples.
  • photographs of conveyor foundations, tailings equipment, Grizzly truck, containers from site mechanical inspection, and portable crushing plant in June 1991.
  • photos of fibre samples from lab - on display
  • collection of photos of 1970 Mill modification Program of April 1978
  • collection of photos from 1961 and 1962 of plantsite lab and asbestos samples. file labeled "Suter - Webb VU Graph Analysis" and "Suter - Webb and Turner Comb Analysis"
  • Pressure Packer modification photos done by Chapman Industries in 1986
  • Powerhouse equipment from 1979
  • additional 43 slides of inside the mill in June 1978. Slides were used at a board meeting.
  • negatives of inside of mill
  • A photo album of 162 photographs depicting various operations at the plantsite including: drill dust collector, outdoor surroundings, conveyors, and the mine site. (album was originally labelled "Cassiar Plantsite).

Infrared dryer

Two large black and white prints of infrared dryers annotated on recto "Thompson Pipe and Steel Company Bulk Material Dryers Van Dorn Iron Works Company" and bearing on verso the ink stamp of a photographer from Cleveland, Ohio.

Russian Mine Tour

Photographic negatives depict men on tour in unknown locations in Russia. Images depict urban areas, mining areas, construction of buildings, railway, mineral samples, and equipment including dump truck and electric shovel. Also includes images of area speculated to be a mine pit. Men on tour are dressed in formal attire.

Handwritten annotation in pencil on envelope containing negatives: "Russian 'Asbest' Mine Slides" "7 copies of each - 23 negatives - 161 prints".

Drill Bit Testing

File contains photographs depicting close view of drill bits used in the Cassiar mine. The photos were taken for documentary purposes during an evaluation procedure in which the bits were tested and compared. 32 of the photos are adhered to three reports containing detailed analysis of the condition and function of the drill bits used. Reports were addressed to "E. Komperdo / Assist. Mine Superintendent, Production," and were sent by "Bob Clark / Industrial Engineer" and "E. Isaaks / Engineer Trainee." All of the photos are heavily annotated on verso and recto, often documenting the date, bit number, drilling depth, and notes on general condition.

Research correspondence

File consists correspondence relating to research requests by Ainley at the archives of McGill University in the 1980s and correspondence relating to the citation for Ainley's article "Women and Science" for Chinook Media's website.

Ebauche femmes, sciences et technologie

File consists of a draft of a brief report that outlines the historical contribution of women to science and technology and provides suggestions for how to commemorate the contributions of women to science and technology.

Speaking notes and correspondence

File consists of email correspondence related to the writing of "Creating Complicated Lives: Women and Science at English-Canadian Universities, 1880-1980"; blank email correspondence with attached files containing conference proceedings for Ainley's presentations, "Re-explorations: new perspectives on gender, environment and the transfer of knowledge in 19th and 20th century Canada and Australia" and "Shifting Lenses: Researching the History of Canadian Women and Science"; and Ainley's request for one-term extension to her employment before retirement.

Catharine Parr Traill presentation, abstract and other material

File consists of proceedings from presentations of "Science lessons for everyone? The writings of Catharine Parr Traill, 1802-1899" and "Colonial Lessons: Catherine Parr Traill (1802-99) and popular science education in Upper Canada"; other material on Catharine Traill; and an abstract for an article on the life of Madeline (Mach) Izowsky, a Polish immigrant who spent most of her life in Prince George.

"Re-explorations" interview material

File consists of correspondence, lists of participants, coding sheets, thematic analyses and transcripts from interviews conducted as part of Ainley's research for "Re-explorations: science and environment in 19th and 20th century Canada and Australia."

Canada research material

File contains material, based on research done in Canada, for Ainley's research project, "Re-explorations: science and environment in 19th and 20th century Canada and Australia." It consists of correspondence, lists of participants, coding sheets, thematic analyses and transcripts from interviews.

"More Than Just Numbers" material

File contains material from a "More Than Just Numbers" conference on women in engineering held in Fredericton, New Brunswick from May 10-12, 1995. File consists of a directory of delegates; the papers and initiatives presented at the conference; a report, entitled, "Engineering Student Activities at the National, Regional and University Levels"; and a pamphlet from a previous "More Than Just Numbers" conference in 1991.

"Re-explorations" research materials

File consists of photocopied research materials for "Re-explorations: new perspectives on gender, environment and the transfer of knowledge in 19th and 20th century Canada and Australia" with a few handwritten notes on cue cards.

Yukon research materials

File consists of research materials related to indigenous in the Yukon possibly for Ainley's book "Re-explorations: new perspectives on gender, environment and the transfer of knowledge in 19th and 20th century Canada and Australia." Material largely consists of photocopies, printout, and publication by the Yukon Archives as well as catalogue listing from UNBC library and the Yukon Public Library and various heritage organization in the Yukon.

Miscellaneous - 1993-1995

File consists of miscellaneous documents including research materials, handwritten notes, correspondence, and heavily annotated syllabus. Computer disk contains an annotated bibliography and bibliography on the role of native women and environmental knowledge.

"Kemano Completion Hydroelectric Development: Information and Rationale Used to Determine Fish Protection Measures - Nanika and Morice Rivers"

File consists of a partial photocopy of Envirocon's "Kemano Completion Hydroelectric Development: Information and Rationale Used to Determine Fish Protection Measures - Nanika and Morice Rivers". Includes the following sections: "Material Presented on 15 March 1983"; "Considerations Made in Deriving Flow Recommendations for the Morice River"; and "Considerations Made in Deriving Flow Recommendations for the Nanika River".

"Environmental Studies Associated with the Proposed Kemano Completion Hydroelectric Development - Volume 21: Nechako River and Fraser Assessment Areas Environmental Impact Assessment"

File consists of an original copy of "Environmental Studies Associated with the Proposed Kemano Completion Hydroelectric Development - Volume 21: Nechako River and Fraser Assessment Areas Environmental Impact Assessment" by Envirocon prepared for Alcan. Annotated by Cole Shirvell.

"Role of Instream Rootwads as Juvenile Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) and Steelhead Trout (O. mykiss) Cover Habitat Under Varying Streamflows"

File consists of a reprint from the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (vol. 47) by Shirvell entitled "Role of Instream Rootwards as Juvenile Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) and Steelhead Trout (O. mykiss) Cover Habitat Under Varying Streamflows".

Nechako River court action expert reports

File consists of copies of DFO expert report for the Nechako River court action and related records. Includes DFO memoranda regarding the expert reports; Shirvell's "Technical Statement for Nechako River Court Action - DFO vs. Alcan: Habitat Modelling"; Jensen's expert report "Assessment of the Influence of Excess Total Gas Pressure (TGP) on Salmonids in the Nechako River"; Servizi's expert report "Nechako River Total Gas Pressure: Critique of Alcan Predictions and Review of Total Gas Pressure and Flow"; William's expert report regarding cooling flows; Harrison and Wilson's expert report "The Management and Status of Nechako River Chinook Salmon"; Healey's expert reports entitled "The Spawning of Chinook Salmon and Their Spawning Requirements", "The General Ecology of Chinook Salmon That Spawn in Headwater Tributaries", and "Report on Miscellaneous Topics Relating to DFO Flow Requirements in the Nechako River"; Bell's expert report "Effect of Elevated Water Temperatures on Infectious Diseases of Salmon"; Hamilton's expert reports "Availability of Water", "Relationship of Flow to Spawning and Incubation Habitat", and "Relationship of Flow to Rearing Habitat"; Blachut's expert report; and Slaney's affidavit.

"Nechako River Court Action - DFO Expert Reports: Fisheries Management (Volume 2)"

File consists of an original copy of "Nechako River Court Action - DFO Expert Reports: Fisheries Management (Volume 2)". Includes C. Robin Harrison's expert report, "The Management and Status of Fraser and Nechako River Chinook Salmon". Also includes Patrick A. Slaney's expert report, "Assessment of the Influence of Flows on the Rainbow Trout and Char Populations of the Nechako River".

"Nechako River Court Action - DFO Expert Reports: Summer Temperature Control (Volume 5)"

File consists of an original copy of "Nechako River Court Action - DFO Expert Reports: Summer Temperature Control (Volume 5)". Includes G.R. Bell's expert report, "Effect of Elevated Water Temperatures on Infectious Diseases of Salmon". Also includes I.V. Williams' expert report, "The Effects of Water Temperature on Adult Sockeye". Additionally, includes P.B. Saxvik's expert report, "Control of Water Temperature by Manipulation of River Flow".

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