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2002.12 · c. 1970 - 1989
Part of Bob Harkins fonds

Collection consists of 30 audio cassettes containing 46 interviews conducted primarily by radio & TV broadcaster Bob Harkins with local personalities. Most recordings were conducted at CJCI Studios, Prince George. The station was launched in 1970 by Central Interior Radio, broadcasting on 620 AM. In 1983, Central Interior also launched CIBC-FM in the city. Central Interior Radio was acquired by the Vista Broadcast Group in 2005.

Harkins, Bob
2002.12.5.2 · Item · c.1970 - c.1989
Part of Bob Harkins fonds

Item consists of typed transcript of interview with Ivor Guest discussing his early memories of Prince George as a river man and logging. Includes discussion of Cataline, and Quaw family.

Harkins, Bob
Brochures etc.
2016.5.3.15 · File · [ca. 1980-1999]
Part of Harry Coates fonds

File consists of pamphlets and brochures including:

  • "The Ancient Forest: A Walk through British Columbia's Hidden Treasure"
  • Northern Silviculture Committee "Research Using the Past to Step into the Future"
  • "Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest: A Self-Guided 10 kilometer Discovery Trip"
  • "Willow River Demonstration Forest"
  • "Roads, Rivers and Trails of the Lower Blackwater River"
  • Roads, Rivers and Trails of the Bella Coola Valley"
  • "Teapot Mountain Hiking Trail"
  • "Bobtail Bluff Hiking Trail"
  • "Fort George Canyon: Hiking Trail"
  • Northwood informational booklet.
East Line
2012.13.2.17 · Subseries · 1972-2011
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Subseries consists of material collected by Kent Sedgwick for research regarding the communities along the East Line of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in Central British Columbia, particularly between Prince George and McBride. These communities and locations include, among others, Shelley, Willow River, Sinclair Mills, Longworth, Dunster, Tete Jaune, Valemount, Mount Robson, and the Yellowhead Pass. Research on these communities was conducted during Kent Sedgwick's involvement in the UNBC-led Upper Fraser Historical Geography Project. The files primarily consist of research notes, audio and transcripts of oral interviews, and photographs of the East Line communities.

In Memory Of - Grave-Marker
2012. · Item · [between 1975 and 1995]
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Image depicts a grave-marker with several names, it reads: "In Memory of Edith Golder, Winnifred Golder, Baby Pelton, Mrs. Nazarek, Baby Nazarek, Baby Wazylyk 1915 - 1929." It is located in the Willow River Cemetery.

2012.13.1.121 · Subseries · [between 1966 and 1972]
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

File contains slides depicting various types of instruments at various locations, including Willow River.

2002.12.23.1 · Item · c.1972-c.1989
Part of Bob Harkins fonds

Item consists of transcript of recorded interview with Reverend Francis Edward Runnalls who discusses his career as a United Church minister in Prince George c.1920s-1940s. Also discusses his historical works written about Northern British Columbia and Prince George.

2010.7 · Collection · 2010

This collection contains two tapes of interviews by Kent Sedgwick and Megan Heitrich, and one tape by Megan Heitrich alone. Interviews focus primarily upon the Japanese Internment during WWII in the Prince George – Valemount corridor. The interviews are with women who lived near an internment camp during the war, and had some contact with the Japanese men.

The interviewees were selected for having mentioned the Japanese internment in prior interviews: Louisa Mueller and Ruth Cunningham in interviews by the Prince George Oral History Group, and Karlleen Robinson in “A History of Logs and Lumber.” In the Cunningham Interview, Ruth’s daughter Lillian Coulling is also present.

Recreational Guides
2016.5.3.01 · File · [199-?]
Part of Harry Coates fonds

File consists of recreational guides from various places in British Columbia, especially Northern British Columbia. Guides include:

  • The North Ridge Ecr-Trail Guide: Aleza Lake Research Forest
  • Cluculz Lake Silviculture Demonstration Area: Trail Guide
  • Willow River Interpretive Trail
  • Crooked River Forest Self-Guided Circle Tour
  • Forests for the World Interpretive Trail Guide
  • Cottonwood Island Nature Park: Habitat Enhancement.
2017.6 · Collection · 1999-2002

The Upper Fraser Historical Geography Project was conducted by UNBC faculty and a team of researchers between 1999 and 2002. The lead researchers were Aileen Espritiu, Gail Fondahl, Greg Halseth, Debra Straussfogel, and Tracy Summerville. The project resulted in the creation of 93 oral history records and their transcripts. Participants included regional forest industry executives, politicians (including former MLA Ray Williston, local mayors and Fraser Fort George Regional District representatives), forest industry workers, and former and contemporary Upper Fraser community residents. The oral histories document the rise, consolidation and demise of the forestry-based settlements along the Upper Fraser River between 1915 and 2000.

Willow River - Lloyd Edwards
2012. · Item · 1985
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Image depicts a group of people somewhere in Willow River, B.C. The man in the plaid shirt and beige cap is identified on the slide as being Lloyd Edwards.

Willow River - Playground
2012. · Item · 1999
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Image depicts a playground in Willow River, B.C. The slide labels it as being a "former hotel site." Map coordinates 54°04'23.7"N 122°28'26.9"W

Willow River Houses
2012. · Item · [between 1975 and 1995]
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Image depicts a snowy street in Willow River, B.C. with a row of houses. The white building on the end with the Pepsi sign is the Willow River General Store. Map coordinates 54°04'18.3"N 122°28'14.7"W

2012. · Item · [between 1975 and 1995]
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Image depicts a snowy street in Willow River, B.C. There are several buildings, one is an Esso station and another is labelled as "Red & White Food Store."