Series 2020.4.8 - Photographs

G. Gary Runka, UBC Graduation Portrait North Peace High School 1957 class photograph 1956 High School Curling Peace River District champions Curling team at Summerland Curling Club event Canada Land Inventory National Soil Survey [?] group portrait BC Canada Land Inventory Group Federal-Provincial Canada Land Inventory Coordinators Meeting in Victoria Photo identification key overlay sheet Canada National Land Use meeting group portrait BC Agricultural Land Commission staff Christmas party Gary Runka receives Agricultural Institute of Canada Fellow Agricultural Institute of Canada Fellows, 1990 Aerial photograph of West Coast Trail at Tsusiat Falls Aerial photograph of West Coast Trail at Tsusiat Falls Aerial photograph of West Coast Trail at Tsusiat Point Hole in the Wall Aerial photograph of West Coast Trail at Nitinat Narrows Aerial photograph of West Coast Trail at Carmanah Lighthouse

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  • 1956-2013 (Creation)

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6342 photographs

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(2 Aug. 1938 – 26 July 2013)

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(18 September 1945 - present)

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Gary Runka was a hobbyist photographer and documented his work and personal life through photography as he travelled across every region of British Columbia. His photographs document the evolution of British Columbia communities and regions over a 30 year period. Gary Runka's core interest was land and changing land uses. Many of his photographs tell a story of urban edge and/or natural resource compatibility/conflict. There are also a substantial number of photographs related to soils, including soil profiles, soil erosion and land (topography, drainage etc.) capability for agriculture. The collection also includes specific client-related photos, tied to Land Sense Ltd. client file job numbers.

The collection also documents personal travels and hiking trips throughout British Columbia and backpacking in some historic areas, such as the West Coast Trail and Cape Scott. These photographs also represent land evolution over time, including extent of alpine glaciation or biodiversity/plant species inhabiting the area.

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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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Many of these photographic slides were created in relation to G. Gary Runka Land Sense Ltd. client jobs.

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