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2009.7.1 · Series · [ca. 1873 - ca. 1939]
Part of Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

Series consists of images pertaining the Collison family, North Coastal First Nations communities, means of transportation along North Coastal British Columbia, and various church structures and religious events.

Jill Singleton Collection
2020.09 · Collection · Aug. 1985

Collection consists of a travel scrapbook created by Jill Singleton documenting a trip to Alaska, Yukon, Haida Gwaii, and northern BC. Includes photographs, ephemera, handwritten notes, pamphlets, issues of local newspapers, and maps.

2009.7.2 · Series · 1870-2006
Part of Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

Series consists of journals, draft manuscripts, correspondence, CMS documents and orders, speeches, sermons all written by or to Archdeacon W. H. Collison. Series also contains correspondence to W.E. Collison and Joyce Collison, genealogical information on the Collison family, newspaper clippings and a school paper written by Archdeacon Collison's grandaughter Katy.

2009.7 · Fonds · 1870-2006

The Archdeacon W.H. Collison fonds consists of textual materials, maps, published materials and photographs all documenting Collison’s life and work with North Coastal First Nations communities in British Columbia. Types of records found within this fonds include manuscripts, sermon notes, correspondence, oral history summaries, monographs, cartographic items, photographs and postcards. The Collison fonds also includes some records created by his children and grandchildren as well as a family tree created in 1986. The Collison fonds has been divided into four series.

Collison, W.H. (Archdeacon)
Alaska Trip, August 1985
2020.09.01 · File · Aug. 1985
Part of Jill Singleton Collection

This travel scrapbook was created by Jill Singleton to document a trip to Alaska, Yukon, Haida Gwaii, and northern BC. Jill Singleton and Eric Stathers embarked on a 1985 car camping trip using the BC Ferries and Alaska Ferry systems. Includes postcards, ephemera, handwritten notes, pamphlets, issues of local newspapers, and maps. Also includes 37 photographs.

Includes the following:

  • "Queen Charlotte Islands Observer" newspaper issue for August 8, 1985
  • "A Walking Tour and Business Directory for Queen Charlotte City", June 1985
  • "A Walking Tour and Business Directory for Tlell + Port Clements", June 1985
  • "A Walking Tour and Business Directory for Skidegate Landing, Skidegate and Sandspit", June 1985
  • "A Walking Tour and Business Directory for Masset", June 1985
  • "Explorations Q.C.I." pamphlet advertising guiding, outfitting, and touring
  • "Sandspit Inn, Queen Charlotte Islands" pamphlet
  • "Visit the Queen Charlottes" pamphlet
  • Queen Charlotte Islands map, circa 1985
  • BC Ferries pamphlet "New in 1985... Inside Passage Day Cruise"
  • BC Ferries pamphlet "Tickets and Boarding Information, Inside Passage"
  • "Alaska Marine Highway" pamphlet
  • "Discover Southeast Alaska, Ketchikan" pamphlet
  • "Alaska State Parks" pamphlet/map
  • "Tongass National Forest, Alaska" pamphlet/map
  • "Alaska Marine Highway Summer Schedule - May 1, 1985 through September 30, 1985" pamphlet
  • History leaflet for St. Michael's Cathedral, Sitka, AK
  • Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute leaflets, 1984
  • Anchorage 1984 Visitors Guide, Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • "Skagway... some Steps on the Gold Rush Trail... walking Tour of the Historic District - Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park"
  • "Skaguay Alaskan" newspaper issue, Vol. VIII, No. 1880 (1985)
  • "Klondike Gold Rush" pamphlet for tourists
  • "Broadway, Skagway, Alaska" pamphlet
  • "S.S. Tutshi, Carcross" pamphlet
  • "Moon Watching" pamphlet by BC Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing (1980)
  • "Some Insects of Provincial Parks" pamphlet by BC Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing (1980)
  • "Stewart, British Columbia - Hyder, Alaska... Your Gateway to Alaska and the Yukon!" pamphlet
  • "Stewart-Cassiar Highway 37" map
  • "Prince Rupert City Map & Guide" pamphlet
  • "Explore Canada's Yellowhead, Western Canada's New Interprovincial Highway" pamphlet (1983)
  • "101 Things To Do in Yukon" booklet published by Tourism Yukon (1985)
  • "Your Guide to B.C. Ferries' Inside Passage" booklet by British Columbia Ferry Corporation (1985)
  • "Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada" booklet (1981)

Trip itinerary:

  • Vancouver, BC
  • Nanaimo, BC
  • Port Hardy, BC
  • Prince Rupert, BC
  • Yakoun River, BC
  • Haida Gwaii, BC (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands)
  • Rennell Sound, BC
  • Graham Island, BC
  • Queen Charlotte City, BC
  • Sandspit, BC
  • Prince Rupert, BC
  • Ketchikan, AK
  • Sitka, AK
  • Tenakee Springs, AK
  • Juneau, AK
  • Skagway, BC
  • Carcross, YK
  • Atlin, BC
  • Telegraph Creek, BC
  • Kitwanga, BC
  • Prince Rupert, BC
  • Prince George, BC
  • Lillooet, BC
  • Vancouver, BC
Prince Rupert Hospital
2004.2.1.155 · Item · [between 1910 and 1920]
Part of Reverend R.W. Large fonds

Photograph depicts the multi-level Prince Rupert hospital with trees and shrubbery in the foreground. Annotation on recto of photograph states: "Prince Rupert Hospital W.W.W. Photo"

Reverend R.W. Large fonds
2004.2 · Fonds · [ca. 1898]-1960, prominent 1900-1920

Consists of 165 black and white photographs depicting Northwest Coast communities including Bella Bella, Rivers Inlet, Port Simpson, and Prince Rupert between approximately 1900 and 1920. Also includes postcard images of ships and boats on the North Coast belonging to the Large family, from Reverend Large's son Dr. R.G. Large. Also includes 39 colour slides ca. 1960 of ship scenes and weather balloon launches from the Dr. R.G. Large family.

Large, R.W., Rev.
2003.2 · Item · c. 1923 - c. 1957

Fonds consists of 1 copy of a typed transcript featuring Winnifred Emily Warner Russell (nee Large) being interviewed by her daughter Bev Christensen. Content of transcript includes the topics of nursing training in Vernon (1923-26) and nursing in Grace Hospital in Vancouver, and General Hospitals in Prince George, Prince Rupert, and Smithers up until 1957. No audio recording gifted.

2012.05.01.01 · File · Jun. 1967
Part of Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited fonds

File consists of a folder containing documents describing Skeena Kraft Limited. Folder consists of:

  • Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget--A Forest Products Giant
  • Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited--A Corporate History
  • Two World-Wide Sales Organizations to Market Skeena Kraft Pulp
  • Skeena Kraft Limited Adopts Distinctive Housemark Symbol Adapted from Sun Totem, Kee-War-Kow, Family Crest of Sky People
  • The Nass and Skeena Valleys--A New Economic Region Terrace and Prince Rupert are Hubs in Finance and Services
  • MISSING: Twinriver Timber Limited: New Company Created to Administer Two Tree Farm Licence Areas
  • The Forests Behind the Coast Range Produce Superior Pulp
  • Efficient New Woodroom Highlights Skeena Mill
  • Integrating Two Power Systems--A Marriage with Convenience One Power Group Serves Two Mills
  • Pulping Group Features Flexible Bleaching Sequence and World's Largest Flakt Drier
  • New Dams Create Huge Storage Area for Skeena Water Supply
  • Advanced Process Control Techniques Employ Computers Extensively
  • Skeena Kraft Mill Quality Control and Process Control Tune Mill to Produce Prime Quality Pulps
  • Co-ordination and Administration of Construction and Design of Skeena Kraft Shared by H.A. Simons and Central Engineering of Columbia Cellulose
  • Purchasing and Traffic Departments Buy and Move More than 25,000 Tons of Materials During Skeena Kraft Construction Co-ordinated Sea and Land Transport System Introduced
  • Skeena Kraft--Hundreds of New Jobs Canada-Wide Recruiting Programme Attracts New Workers to Growing Nass-Skeena Region;
  • Also includes 19 photographs; 12 technical drawings and diagrams; 2 maps;
  • Promotional pamphlet "The Skeena Kraft Story."
2012.05.01 · Series · 1959-1970
Part of Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited fonds

Series consists of documents providing information on the Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited including its history, historical and geographical context, and plans for the future. These documents often include photographs, maps, and technical drawings of the mills. Series consists of Skeena Kraft press kit; Feasibility Study of Nass River Valley Log Transport Systems; A Summary History and Progress; Development Study: Northern resources; Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited.

2012.05 · Fonds · 1959-1970

Fonds consists of documents providing information on the Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited covering the period of 1959-1970. These documents detail the company’s history, historical and geographical context, and plans for the future. Files often include photographs, maps, and technical drawings of the mills.

Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited
2002.1 · Collection · 1887-1999

The Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Society Collection consists primarily of textual, photographic, and cartographic records related to the regional developments of the railway industry in Northern BC. A predominant portion of the collection is made up of material from the Canadian National Railway; other railways represented include the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, the British Columbia Railway (BC Rail), the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the Grand Trunk Railway, the Intercolonial Railway, and the Okanagan Express. Significant geographical areas covered include Prince George, the Peace River Region, Terrace, Bulkley Valley, Hazelton and Prince Rupert.

The forestry industry is represented in the collection with operational and financial records from Fyfe Lake Sawmill Ltd., which operated southwest of Prince George in the 1950s.

The collection has been organized into series according to creator, each of which also has been arranged to subseries, file and item level, where applicable. This collection consists of eight series, as follows:

1) Canadian National Railway
2) Grand Trunk Railway
3) Pacific Great Eastern Railway
4) British Columbia Railway (BC Rail)
5) Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
6) Intercolonial Railway
7) Fyfe Lake Sawmill ltd.
8) PGRFM
9) Photographs

2009.5 · Collection · 1899-1959

This Collection consists of photographs documenting early development of the Central Interior including such subjects as: homesteading, railway construction, packing & freighting, modes and routes of transportation, schools, mercantile development, leisurely activities, sports, natural resource development and exploitation, political movements, town-site development and policing. This collection also provides a look at history of the Taylor-Baxter Family - a long time pioneering family of this region, including: A.K. & Lillian Bourchier; Hugh & Hermina "Minnie" (nee Wessel) Taylor and family; Herbert & Sarah (nee Wessel) Glassey; and Bob & Violet (nee Taylor) Baxter and family.

2009.7.1.266 · Item · 14 June 1911
Part of Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

Photograph of a large crowd gathered in front of a Grand Trunk Pacific train. Residential buildings atop a hill are visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "First Train Leaving Prince Rupert June 14 1911"

Aerial view of Prince Rupert
2012.05.01.01.29 · Item · [ca. 1967]
Part of Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited fonds

Attached description: The thriving city of Prince Rupert is shown in this aerial picture. Prince Rupert has been enjoying a construction boom which includes the construction of the $80 million Skeena Kraft mill, hundreds of single-family homes, and hundreds of units in apartments, motels, and hotels. The construction of Skeena Kraft provided the stimulus for a population expansion to over 17,000. The Columbia Cellulose and Skeen a Kraft payrolls account for well over a third of the incomes of the city. Prince Rupert is, along with Terrace, the hub of a new economic region encompassing the Nass and Skeena valley regions.

2006.20.9.29 · Item · ca. 1918
Part of Northern BC Archives Historical Photograph Collection

Handwritten annotation on recto of postcard reads: “Were there’s a will there’s a way, 5th Street, Prince Rupert, B.C., F. Button photo Pr. Rupert. No. 514.” Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “Miss Belding, 33 Marlbro Avenue, Hull Yorkshire, England. S.S. Prince George. Dec. 1918. Dear Bertha, This is a street in the centre of the town Prince Rupert. There is a capacity list of passengers on board. The boat is registered to hold 384. We left at midnight and exped to arrive in Vancouver tomorrow at 3:30 pm. Love from Edie.”

2008.2.1.15 · Item · 1929
Part of Northern BC Cartographic Collection

Colour-coded map depicting surveyed lands respectively open and closed to preemption. Depicts land recording divisions, land district boundaries, government reserves, communities, bodies of water, and transport routes. Includes topographical inset.

2011.3.3.21 · Item · 1914
Part of North Coast & Central BC Postcard Collection

Crowd is gathered for Dominion Day Parade. Decorated float can be seen in centre of street, and Hotel Prince Rupert stands in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Dominion Day Prince Rupert 1914 Photo W.W.W.” Handwritten message in ink on verso is addressed to “Mr. S. Smart 2550 Blackwood St Victoria B.C.”

2011.3.3.23 · Item · 1914
Part of North Coast & Central BC Postcard Collection

Photograph depicts a team of Clydesdale horses pulling a decorated wagon. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Dominion Day Prince Rupert BC 1914” Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “1914 Dominion Day Prince Rupert.” Handwritten annotation in ink on verso is addressed to “Mrs. Herbert Hampton New Harvey House Niagara Falls New York” Cancelation mark on Canadian 1 cent stamp is dated: July 22, 14

2009.10 · Collection · 1921-1933

The Fred Jeffery Collection consists of three photograph albums comprising a total of 303 b&w photographs all dating from ca.1924-1933. The subject matter of these images consist primarily of the fishing industry, river & landscapes, salmon cannery images (housing, people, workers, machinery, boats) on the Nass River and North Pacific Coast. Notable are the photographs depicting indigenous (Nisga'a) people and places and Chinese and Japanese cannery workers. Identified canneries featured in these photographs include: Mill Bay Cannery, Namu Cannery, Klemtu Cannery, Shushartie Bay Cannery, Balmoral Cannery, North Pacific Cannery, Nass Harbour Cannery, Port Essington Cannery, Kitwanga Cannery, Port Nelson Cannery, Alert Bay Cannery, Dominion Cannery and ABC Co. Cannery. Photographs also include images of the Canadian Pacific Railway in both Vancouver and Sicamous, BC., as well as, images of the Legislative Assembly buildings in Victoria, the 1924 Special Service Squadron ships in Vancouver, early construction of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and town overviews of Yokohama, Japan (pre WWII).

Jeffery, Fred