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Rustad & Dezell Family fonds
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BC Forest Industry

File consists of:

  • 2 maps of Takla Lake and Babine Lake region
  • Council of Forest Industries 1995 Annual Report
  • British Columbia Forest Industry Fact Book 1992
  • National Forest Sector Strategy for Canada: Second Implementation Progress Report (October 1989)
  • B.C. Forest Industry Issues Briefing Book (September 1991)
  • National Forest Sector Strategy for Canada: Implementation Progress Report [1989]
  • BC Forest Industry Briefing Book [1992].

Bea Dezell Correspondence

File consists of several notes and letters addressed to Bea Dezell or Mr. and Mrs. G. Dezell. Most of the letters are short thank you notes but two letters concern her support for the creation and expansion of UNBC.

Bea's Kitchen

File consists of a family cook book "Bea's Kitchen" dedicated to Bea Dezell and compiled by Noreen Rustad (nee Dezell).

Cards and Memorabilia

File consists of Christmas cards, invitations, ribbons, programmes and other memorabilia collected by Bea Dezell while her husband was mayor of Prince George.

Dezell Family Movies

File consists of 2 VHS tapes of Dezell Family Movies: 1953-1959 and 1964-1970. Videos include images of family Christmas celebrations, horse racing, Prince George Soapbox Car Derby races, and constriction. Videos have no sound.

Family Records series

Series consists of records reflecting the activities of the Dezell and Rustad families. Series include mayoral records from Bea and Garvin Dezell when Garvin served as Mayor of Prince George. Series includes materials celebrating Bea Dezell's life created by her family. Series also includes fundraising efforts for the Northern Medical Programs Trust. Finally, series includes a collection of "spruce" dollars and commemorative coins.

"Free Trade: The Real Story"

File consists of the book "Free Trade: The Real Story" edited by John Crispo gifted to James Rustad by Gordon Ritchie, author of the article "The Negotiating Process" within "Tree Trade" along with accompanying correspondence.

Mayor Garvin Dezell

File consists of materials related to official events and invitations for Mayor Garvin Dezell of Prince George. File includes correspondence, invitations, event schedules, and two photographs: one of a local dinner with RCMP and the other of Winnipeg CFL Grey Cup win celebration.

Rustad & Dezell Family fonds

  • 2014.6
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2015

Fonds consists of records reflecting the activities of the Dezell and Rustad families. Fonds includes materials related to the Rustad Bros. & Co. Ltd. company and mills as well as materials related to the forest industry in British Columbia and Canada. Fonds includes mayoral records from Bea and Garvin Dezell when Garvin served as Mayor of Prince George as well as materials celebrating Bea Dezell's life created by her family. Fonds also includes fundraising efforts for the Northern Medical Programs Trust. Finally, fonds includes a collection of "spruce" dollars and commemorative coins.

Dezell, Garvin

Rustad Bros. & Co. Ltd. Series

Series consists of records related to the Rustad Bros. & Co. Ltd. company and mills. Series also includes materials related to the forest industry in British Columbia and Canada.

Rustad Bros. & Co. Ltd.

Rustad holdings

File consists of:

  • Department of National Revenue, Taxation Clearance Certificate October 31, 1970
  • photocopied correspondence regarding the Assignment of Lease No. 2324, Prince George Wood Preserving Ltd. to Rustad Bros. & Co. Ltd., Prince George (1990)
  • photocopied Affidavit and related correspondence
  • photocopied documents related to the transfer of Forest Licences A27771 and A33801 from Prince George Wood Preserving Ltd. to Rustad Bros. & Co. Ltd.
  • photocopied report "Methods of Crown Timber Disposal and Appraisal in British Columbia" by J.J. Juhasz (March, 1974)
  • History of Rustad Bros. purchase of Nielsen Sawmill, information from Jim Rustad 2012.

Spruce dollars

File consists of various "Spruce Dollars" consisting of thin rounds of spruce wood stamped commemorating an event or place. Some are contained in their original plastic bags with some of the bags marked with the names of the people who owned them. File also includes a thank you note from UNBC for the donation.