The Knox McCusker Collection consists primarily of photocopies of publications written by Mary Henry (1931-1935); annual reports; articles and papers written about Knox McCusker (1935-1997) as well as research materials pertaining to his life; articles and speeched written by Knox McCusker and general correspondence regarding surveying. Aside from these photocopies are some original records; namely: original correspondence between McCusker and G.G. Aitken (1934-1938); photographs (ca. 1930-1950); McCuskers 1909 certificate enabling him to be an Articled Pupil with the Dominion Land Surveyors; and an interview with McCusker conducted by J. Frank Willis (CBC, 1954).
File consists of the following items: “Mac” by D.L. Surveyor ; “Knox (Mac) McCusker: Dominion Land Surveyor” by E.L. Rutherford, V.C. Brink, R.S. Silver and M.Z. (Smokey) Neighbour ; Excerpts from Men and Meridians by Don W. Thomson ; Article re: Knox McCusker written on the occasion of his death (April 14, 1955); “McKusker (sic) to open up Blueberry Mountain Area” (Alaska Highway News, June 8, 1950) ; “McCusker was surveyor, big game guide….also rancher and trail blazer” ; “Knox Freeman McCusker” written on the occasion of his death (The Canadian Surveyor, July 1955) ; “Veteran Surveyor – Alaska Highway Stories” ; Memories of Knox McCusker by his oldest niece Betty (McCusker) Rutherford; “Veteran Surveyor prefers horses for long bush treks” by Eric Young (Edmonton Journal); Eulogy for Knox McCusker read by Stanley D. Seif at Burch Presbyterian Church in Fort St. John, B.C. ; Eulogy for Gwendolyn Dorothy McCusker (July 1997) ; “Tropical Valley No Myth: amazing story of woman who lived there” by Thomas A. Wayling (Vancouver Sun) ; Photocopy of section of map: “Topographical sketch map showing route traversed by the Bedaux Sub-Arctic Expedition 1934 through the Rocky Mountains” (by Frank Swannell, March 27, 1935) ; Memories of Knox McCusker by Bill McCusker, his oldes nephew ; “There is always a reason; destiny made it a date. The corridor of the Alcan didn’t just happen” (Fort St. John publication) ; Article on Knox McCusker (ALS News, Winter 1983).