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Ray Williston fonds Series
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Biographical Material and Interviews

Series consists of records pertaining to the creation of the biography “Forests, power and policy: the legacy of Ray Williston” by Eileen Williston and Betty Keller. Types of records include: transcripts of interviews, one audio cassette, and other printed material on Mr. Williston’s life and accomplishments.

CIDA Forestry Team Mission to Bangladesh

Series consists of a report, correspondence, a map, Mr. Williston's contract with CIDA, the trip’s itinerary and other printed matter related to the trip, its goals and objectives.

Columbia River Treaty

Series consists of photocopies of the memoranda of agreement, memos and notes made by Mr. Williston, two reports (one of which is a published copy of the Treaty, maps) brochures, a speech, miscellaneous printed materials and newspaper clippings.


Series consists of one file of correspondence between BC Premier W.A.C. Bennett and Mr. Williston.

Joint UNDP / FAO Agricultural Programme Mission

Series consists of lists of names of Mission members, memos and notes by Mr. Williston concerning the forest industry in Indonesia, correspondence, a brochure, miscellaneous textual materials concerning the purpose and objectives of the trip, and the Mission’s final report.

Le Tourneau Tree Crusher

Series consists of one file of notes, a copy of a contract, correspondence, press releases and reports about this machine and its performance in British Columbia.

Memos and Papers

Series consists of one file of miscellaneous memos, correspondence and carbon copies of letters written by and directed to Mr. Williston as a private citizen.


Series consists of photographs relating to Ray Williston's life from childhood to recent times, air photographs of Prince George, photographs of Bangladesh, and a listing of photographs slated for use in Mr. Williston's biography "Forests, power and policy: the legacy of Ray Williston" written by Eileen Williston and Betty Keller.


Series consists of 4 miscellaneous reports and various printed materials collected by Mr. Williston over the course of his political career and private life.

Scrapbooks and Miscellaneous Ephemera

Series consists of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings about Mr. Williston’s political career and invitations, programs, menus and other miscellaneous ephemera accumulated by Mr. Williston and his wife in his role as a government minister. Scrapbooks are arranged in chronological order, the first of which is indexed and paginated.

Skagit Valley - Ross Dam

Series comprises correspondence, press releases, a report and other textual material pertaining to the Skagit Valley Hydro-Electric Project.


Series consists of miscellaneous addresses and speeches given by Mr. Williston and miscellaneous articles and reports written by Mr. Williston.