Collection consists of accumulated material relating to Northern and Central British Columbia. This material includes documents, subject files, unpublished grey literature, discrete textual records with limited provenance, and other ephemeral items.
Data set consists of lab data for sites Y04-01 to Y04-04. Original data set created in 2004; an update was provided in March 2023 but horizon designations were not updated to be consistent with the paper.
In July 2009, Dr. Paul Sanborn undertook the first soils field research at the Fort Selkirk volcanic field in central Yukon, with helicopter support and funding from the Yukon Geological Survey. This file includes the following data sets gathered from the research:
- Ft Selkirk 110114069.xls [particle size analysis data, CANTEST]
- S1090final.xlsx [chemical analysis data, Ministry of Forests & Range, Analytical Chemistry Laboratory]
- S1112final.xlsx [chemical analysis data, Ministry of Forests & Range, Analytical Chemistry Laboratory]
- Ft Selkirk 2009 soils data (updated Sept 15, 2010 and April 10, 2023).xls [consolidated lab data for all 2009 samples]
For July 1-7, 2009, Dr. Paul Sanborn did the first soils field research at the Fort Selkirk volcanic field in central Yukon, with helicopter support and funding from the Yukon Geological Survey.
Initial findings were published in the 2009 edition of Yukon Exploration and Geology, but this paper did not include most of the laboratory data:
Sanborn, P., 2010. Soil reconnaissance of the Fort Selkirk volcanic field, Yukon (115I/13 and 14). In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2009, K.E. MacFarlane, L.H. Weston and L.R. Blackburn (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, Whitehorse, Yukon. pp. 293-304. https://emrlibrary.gov.yk.ca/ygs/yeg/2009/2009_p293-304.pdf [Note that in Fig. 1, the labels for Camp 1 and Camp 2 on map are transposed; Camp 1 should be to the east of Camp 2.]
File consists of flyers and leaflets relating to protests and activism in Prince George. Includes:
- "Grasslands Not Gas Lands" leaflet regarding action against Westcoast Olefins extraction plant in Pineview, 2021
- "'Centralized Strategy' Decision Student Led Protest" flyer regarding resistance against the City of Prince George's decision to centralize Prince George homeless populations into the Moccasin Flats encampment, 2023
The Lost Chicken Mine, a placer gold mine in eastern Alaska, approximately 120 km west of Dawson City, Yukon, is an important fossil locality for the late Pliocene (approximately 2.5 – 3.0 million years ago). A comprehensive account of the stratigraphy and paleontology of this site was given by:
Matthews, J.V., Jr., J.A. Westgate, L. Ovenden, L.D. Carter, and T. Fouch. 2003. Stratigraphy, fossils, and age of sediments at the upper pit of the Lost Chicken gold mine: new information on the late Pliocene environment of east central Alaska. Quaternary Research 60: 9-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0033-5894(03)00087-5
Dr. Paul Sanborn visited the site on July 20, 2004, as part of a group led by Duane Froese (Professor, University of Alberta). The group concentrated on a single exposure (~ 2 m thick) straddling the Lost Chicken tephra, a volcanic ash bed (2.9 ± 0.4 myr) which is a major stratigraphic marker at the site. Sanborn described, photographed, and sampled this exposure, and obtained a basic set of characterization data. Intact samples were collected but thin sections were never produced.
Series consists of records created and collected in relation to research projects Dr. Paul Sanborn was engaged in, often with other colleagues, during his employment with the BC Ministry of Forests and/or the University of Northern British Columbia. These archival research records are predominantly unpublished documents, reports, data, and photographs. Some of Sanborn's research projects did not result in a formal scientific publication. In other instances, some of Sanborn's research projects resulted in only a portion of the collected data utilized for a formal publication.
Sanborn compiled details about each research project and its associated records in a summary note. Each of these notes is provided in PDF format along with its research project series. These notes serve as an essential guide for researchers who wish to interpret, utilize, and repurpose Sanborn's data for other future research projects.
File consists of promotional pamphlets and brochures advertising the City of Prince George. Includes:
- Prince George Downtown Business Improvement Association, "Your Guide to Downtown Prince George 2020/21"
- City of Prince George, "Trail Guide", [ca. 2020]
- Tourism PG, "Falls Guide: Waterfall Destinations", [ca. 2022]
- Tourism PG, "Recreation Sites Guide: Prince George Area", [ca. 2022]
- Prince George Citizen, "Taste of Prince George 2023" restaurant guide
In July 2009, Dr. Paul Sanborn undertook the first soils field research at the Fort Selkirk volcanic field in central Yukon, with helicopter support and funding from the Yukon Geological Survey. This document is a complete transcription of field notes, with
soil and site photographs.
Fonds consists of the research records of Dr. Paul Sanborn, a University of Northern British Columbia faculty member in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.Sans titre
This external hard drive contains back-up files from Gary Runka and Joan Sawicki's computers. The digital files consist of personal, professional, and business records. Includes textual documents (PDF and Word format), spreadsheets (Excel), digital images (JPEG), and email backup files.
Fonds consists of records relating to the operations of the Cariboo Action Training Society.
Series consists of digital material created and collected by Gary Runka and Joan Sawicki and encompass personal, professional, and business records. Includes textual documents (PDF and Word format), spreadsheets (Excel), digital images (JPEG), email backup files, video documentaries, and digital publications.
Series consists of maps, plans, and drawings collected by faculty in the UNBC School of Planning and Sustainability. The majority of these maps reflect the planning history of the City of Prince George and include large format, hand-drawn plans created by the City Planning Department from the 1970s and 1980s. Maps from City of Prince George Official Community Plans are also included.
Drawing depicts visual notes taken at the 2020 Public Health Summer Institute with the theme "Think Globally, Act Locally: Public Health and the Anthropocene". Themes related to the COVID-19 pandemic are depicted.
Fonds consists of records in speakers at the 2009 Annual General Meeting in Prince George and all of the FHABC newsletters along a with other publications up to March 2020, Issue 105.Sans titre
Series consists of publications by the FHABC. Series includes complete set of FHABC newsletter up to March 2020 and additional publications including:
- "A History of the British Columbia Provincial Forest Inventory Program: Part One, 1912-1940" by Ralph L. Schmidt, (October 2016)
- "A History of the British Columbia Provincial Forest Inventory Program: Part Two, 1940 – 1960" by Robert E. Breadon (May 2017)
- "B.C. Forest History Bibliography," compiled by John Parminter, FHABC, December 16, 2009.
Collection consists textual material, objects, and ephemera related to the history of the University of Northern British Columbia.Sans titre
File consists of issues of "The Northern Voice" UNBC Northern Studies Program newsletter. Includes:
- February, 2008 Edition (Print and digital)
- March, 2008 Edition (Print and digital)
- May, 2008 Edition (Print and digital)
- September, 2008 Edition (Print and digital)
- October, 2008 Edition (Print and digital)
- December, 2008 Edition (Print and digital)
- January, 2009 Edition (Print and digital)
- May, 2009 Edition (Print and digital)
- September, 2009 Edition (Print and digital)
- November, 2009 Edition (Print and digital)
- March, 2010 Edition (Print and digital)
- October, 2010 Edition (Print and digital)
- January, 2011 Edition (Print and digital)
- September, 2011 Edition (Print and digital)
- February, 2012 Edition (Print and digital)
- September, 2012 Edition (Print and digital)
- February, 2013 Edition (Print and digital)
- March 2014 Edition (Digital)
- January 2016 Edition (Digital)
- January 2017 Edition (Digital)
- November 2018 Edition (Digital)
- March 2019 Edition (Digital)
File consists of:
- Canadian Rail issue no. 447 (July-August 1995) which is devoted to Canada's Railways in World War II
- Article by David Davies, "Wartime Freight in BC in WWII, 1939-1945"
- Summary piece by David Davies, "What happened in British Columbia in WWII? 1939-1945: A Review of Military Events"
Fonds consists of the research and professorial records of Dr. Joselito Arocena, a founding faculty member of UNBC. Arocena was an internationally-recognized soil scientist and UNBC’s first Canada Research Chair. His records demonstrate his accomplishments as an academic and researcher, as well as his many and varied interdisciplinary research endeavours. Also included are selections from Arocena’s extensive photographic slide collection which illustrate his teaching, research projects, and personal interests.Sans titre
The David Davies Railway Collection encompasses all facets of railway history specifically in the province of British Columbia and the Yukon territory. The collection consists of research material accumulated over the course of more than fifty years, and includes monographs, periodicals, articles, clippings, railway timetables, photographs, maps and plans, and excerpts. Material covers public, tourist, and private (industrial) railways, including: CPR, KVR, E&N; CNR, CNoR, GTPR; and PGER, BCR. The collection excludes material regarding streetcar systems and rapid transit, but includes long distance electric interurbans.
Series consists of records created and collected after Dr. Joselito Arocena's death on December 20, 2015. Includes information about Arocena's work in China, photographs and video of the unveiling of the Lito Lab, and video recordings and presentation materials from a memorial lecture for Dr. Joselito Arocena by Mike Rutherford, Hugues Massicotte, and Paul Sanborn.
Growing collection of strike ephemera from students, CUPE staff, and faculty members at UNBC. Collection includes picketing signs, strike buttons, photographs, art, and videos from pickets and UNBC Faculty Association events during the 2015 and 2019 strikes, as well as posters and other ephemera from the UNBC Occupiers group.
The Aleza Lake Research Forest Society (ALRFS) records encompass material that was created or collected by the Society over its existence (2001-present). Records created by the ALRFS consist of administrative and operational records, as well as publications from the Society. Collected records include historical records relating to the Aleza Lake Experiment Forest gifted to the Society or its members. These include maps, photographs, reference material, and documents. Members and associates of the ALRFS also documented the history of the forest through the creation of oral history recordings and written histories such as John Revel's "Devil's Club, Black Flies, and Snowshoes".
The fonds includes a significant amount of reproduced archival material about Aleza Lake from other institutions, such as BC Archives, the Canadian Forest Service, and the BC Forest Service. Many of these reproductions were created as part of the 2006 ALRFS Natural Resources History Internship in an effort to compile the history of the research forest.
Also included are cartographic and photographic materials that depict the Aleza Lake Research Forest and surrounding areas.
Series consists of materials reflecting Harry Coates life-long dedication and activism for sustainable forest management. Series also reflects Harry Coates' interest in forest history; series includes old forest industry records collected by Harry Coates including a timber sales ledger and timber license.
This fonds illustrates the writing career of Canadian author Ann Walsh. Types of records included in this fonds include: published and unpublished short stories, manuscripts, correspondence, grant applications, photographs, audio and video recordings, contracts, book reviews, plotting notes, speaking notes, promotional materials and workshop materials.Sans titre
Series consists of unpublished manuscripts and publications of Ann Walsh's short literary works, including short stories, poetry, essays, articles, writing exercises, and short dramatic works. Includes correspondence with publishers and publication contracts. Also includes full issues of various periodicals in which Ann Walsh's writing was published.
Series consists of records pertaining to Harry Coates work and training as a BC Forest Service Research Technician. Series includes documentation for various Sx trials and experimental plots (E.P.) Harry Coates worked on.
Series consists of the business records of G.G. Runka Land Sense Ltd., Gary Runka's consultancy business (co-owned with Joan Sawicki until 1991). G.G. Runka Land Sense Limited was incorporated as a company on 30 Nov. 1978 and dissolved on 30 Nov. 2018. Most business activity ceased after Gary Runka's death in July 2013. The company provided comprehensive professional services in land inventory, environmental assessment, integrated resource management, land and water use conflict resolution and interdisciplinary land use planning. Over the course of the company's operation, Gary Runka and his firm consulted on 681 assignments ranging from very large projects (such as the Site C project) to small residential/commercial land capability assessments.
The records within this series include company information documents, company client and project lists, and an early company accounting ledger. Also included are Runka's business "Communications Planners", which include a page for every business contact with summarized notes about communication with that individual; these provide a very detailed record of company business.
File consists of folders containing company information for G. G. Runka Land Sense Limited. Includes photocopied documents of company incorporation (30 Nov. 1978) and dissolution (30 Nov. 2018) for G. G. Runka Land Sense Limited. Also includes a company description, a philosophy statement, a services summary, a brief biography and resume of G. Gary Runka, a client list, a completed projects list, blank letterhead, a presentation pamphlet, company logo, and business cards.
File consists of various documents including:
- plantation charts at McLeod Lake
- notes on lodgepole pine
- notes entitled "A Sustainable Forest for Tomorrow"
- notes on white spruce
- "B.C. Natural Resources"
- E.P. 966 Post-Planting Ecophysiology on Interior Spruce Handout, 92.07.30 Tour
- "The Rise and Fall of Lodgepole Pine"
- Aleza Lake Research Forest "Historic Timber Sales" map (2013)
- "The Need to Develop a Sustainable Forest"
- "1992 N.S.C. Field Tour" Aleza Lake Research Forest"
- Typed notes entitled "Fifty Years of Practical Research - White Spruce and Lodgepole Pine" consisting of brief point-form notes on white spruce, lodgepole pine, and other species
- "E.P. 972.01 The Biological Effectiveness of Mounding and Herbicide Treatments Handout, 92.07.30 Tour"
- Photocopy of page from Appendix II of EP 668
- Edits to text entitled "Forest Management in BC: Evolve or Die" and accompanying email exchange
- handwritten notes
- photocopied pages from E.P. 786.06 and 859.03 report
- correspondence regarding presentation.
Item is the published book "Sunshine and Rhubarb Wine: The Life and Legacy of Bea Dezell". The book is the life story of Bea Dezell, born in Vancouver in 1908 and moved to Williams Lake in 1932, then lived in Wells and Quesnel before settling in Prince George. She was a pioneer of the Cariboo region. Her husband Garvin Dezell, a builder, was the mayor of Prince George for many years in the 1950s and 60s. Bea died in 2014 at the age of 105.
This version of the book contains colour photograph reproductions. Other versions of the book have black & white photograph reproductions.
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.
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.Sans titre
Photograph depicts a steam locomotive pulling 1 railroad car.
Photograph depicts a steam locomotive in action. There are snowy fields in the foreground and mountains in the background.
Photograph depicts steam locomotive # 163