Series 2000.23.1 - Research Subject Files

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Research Subject Files

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  • Textual record
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  • 1958-2001 (Creation)

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  • 1.55 m of textual records
  • 117 photographs

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(10 August 1925 - 12 February 2013)

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Series consists of research subject files accumulated by Audrey L'Heureux over the course of her journalism and writing careers, with material collected between 1960 and 2005. L'Heureux arranged her subject files alphabetically; the files were organized by topics such as specific communities, people, historical events, industries, and geographic features. The files consist of reproductions from secondary sources such as periodicals and publications, as well as reproductions from primary sources from other archives (including copy prints of historical photographs). The files also include newspaper clippings, maps, correspondence, books, postcards, and journal articles. The material in the files covers a date range of 1860 to 2005, but material from earlier dates are reproductions only.

The content of the research subject files spans Northern and Central British Columbia, with a focus on the communities of Smithers, Prince George, and Vanderhoof where L'Heureux lived. L'Heureux's research subject files cover the transitional phases in British Columbia’s history, including natural resource extraction, the impact of the railways, industrialization, land survey, and interactions with Indigenous communities. Other topics reflect changes to British Columbia post-industrialization, including collected research material on fisheries, telegraph lines, law enforcement, and historic sites. L’Heureux also collected research material about the people who shaped the province and local community figures in Northern and Central British Columbia.

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  • English

Script of material

    Location of originals

    This series contains a significant number of reproductions from other archives, particularly BC Archives, that were collected for research purposes. Requests for reuse of another archives' holdings (for purposes other than research and private study) will be re-directed to the originating institution.

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    No restrictions.

    Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

    Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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    Part of the Audrey Smedley L'Heureux fonds

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