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1963 - 1996 (Creator)
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5,360 photographs : col. and b&w. - 3,616 photographs : col. slides ; 35mm. - 9,404 photographs : col. and b&w. negatives ; 35mm and 5.5 x 5.5cm.
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The Photographic Material series consists of photographs, slides and negatives illustrating a wide variety of Northwood Pulp & Timber Ltd. operations and events, including but not limited to: employee service awards; N.R.A. (Northwood Recreation Association) activities; Northwood’s 25-year Anniversary celebrations held at Houston, Upper Fraser, North Central Plywood, Shelley, and Prince George Sawmills, as well as at the Northwood Pulp & Timber mill; silviculture and forest harvesting practices; sawmill and pulp mill general operations; logging camps; the building of logging roads and bridges; and Northwood’s own unique heavy equipment, such as the locomotives, the snowplow and the refurbished 1942 fire engine. Also included in this photographic collection are images documenting Northwood Pulp & Timber’s original construction (1964-65), and subsequent expansion (1980 – 1981); aerial perspectives; machinery details; employees at work, or receiving awards and certifications; corporate portraiture; office "spirit" events; corporate outreach activities such as open houses or public displays and demonstrations; and images depicting Northwood’s relationship with the community, such as donations of special reading equipment for the visually impaired, donations of food to the Salvation Army food bank, and corporate financial support for the University of Northern British Columbia.
SLIDES: The colour slides had been arranged and identified by the creator according to a “slide inventory” established upon a numeric-subject coding system of primary, secondary and tertiary numbers referring to various subjects; for example for the subject “Pulpmill – General” a numeric code of “10-20” was assigned. This assignation could then be modified with a tertiary number such as “001” which would then refer specifically to “Pulpmill – General – Head Office”. In total, the creator had established 60 sets of corresponding subjects and primary/secondary coding, and 49 sets of tertiary numeric - subject coding. This numeric-subject coding system was maintained by the Archivist throughout the arrangement process and utilized, whenever possible, in the description process; evidence of which being visible in the on-line descriptive fields of “Scope & Content”, “Record No.” and “Notes”. PHOTOGRAPHS: There was no such inventory left by the creator(s) of the photographs which would ensure the maintenance of original arrangement and description, and no semblance of an identifiable record keeping system - except for the existence of several sticky back albums whose subject consisted of either Service Awards & Banquets or Pulpmill Expansion activities. As such, the decision was made to arrange the over 14,000+ photographs and negatives according to a broad subject listing similar to that created for the slides. The following nine primary subject areas were thus identified: "Awards & Certification"; "Special Events – Corporate"; "Special Events – Community"; "Employee Photos"; "Forest Centre"; "Woods Division"; "Wood Products Division"; "Northwood Pulp & Timber"; and "Miscellaneous".
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Accession # 2001.26.1
SLIDES: Assistance in the identification of the slides was graciously provided by 7 former Northwood employees who donated their time to this project over the course of a six month period in 2006. PHOTOGRAPHS: Most of the description captured per photograph is due to the efforts of a previous Northern BC Archives student assistant project, known as the "Northwood Photographic Collections Project". Through the efforts of this student, five former Northwood employees were brought together for numerous identification sessions over the course of a six month period in 2004. These descriptions were created and attached or filed with the identified images as appropriate and subsequently uploaded into this database by the Archivist in 2008.