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Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

  • 2000.1
  • Fonds
  • 3 April 1952 - 15 March 1993

Fonds consists of textual, photographic, cartographic, electronic and promotional films/video recordings related to the mining operations of Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation (CAMC) and creation of Cassiar townsite. CAMC records primarily consist of records related to mining operations including construction, engineering, daily mining operations, administration of CAMC, tallies of extractions, labour and union activities, corporate events and visits by dignitaries. Townsite records are primarily visual representations of townsite construction, including the creation of health, education and community services including Cassiar's private hospital, school, library, as well as townsite images. Photographs include documentation of natural and man-made landscapes within the Cassiar region of Northern BC. Other holdings include a near complete run of Cassiar's community newspaper.

Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd.

Clinton Creek Aerial - Flight Index

Flight index for 68 aerial photographs accompanying item. Map depicts Clinton Creek area, identifying airfield and mine. Cartographic legend: "CASSIAR ASBESTOS CORP LTD" "FLIGHT INDEX" "DATE OF PHOTOGRAPHY MAY 1965" "SCALE OF PHOTOGRAPHY 1" = 900 APPROX." "McELHANNEY ASSOCIATES VANCOVER B.C." "JOB No C189/6524".

Cartographic Material

The Cartographic Materials series consists of maps, plans, schematics and blueprints documenting a wide variety of subject areas pertaining to both the operation of the Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd., and the company township of Cassiar, B.C.

Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd.

Cassiar Asbestos Corporation 1972 Bench Plans

A set of 13 maps showing approximate waste extraction areas for different benches during certain months of 1972. Extraction dates are included accompanied by estimated total tonnages for each planned extraction area. All plans are hand drawn using colored pencils, lead and black ink. Approximate calculations of extraction tonnages are included within certain months. Numerical bench markers are included. Total tonnages from the previous year and previous surveys are included within certain plans.

6440 Bench Plan for 1972

This map depicts a drawn bench plan for the estimated excavated waste for bench 6440 during the first quarter of 1972. Annotated details include the approximate excavated ore tonnages, broken and planned values for the first quarter and revised calculations from previous years values. Planned excavated areas are drawn with different colors.

6380 Bench Plan for 1972

This map depicts the pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 6380 bench. Extraction dates accompanied by its total tonnages are located within each planned area. Certain extraction dates are labeled with bench numbers. Annotated details include extraction dates, approximate total tonnages per area as well as extraction dates, total planned and broken tonnages, total tonnages from December 31, 1970 from a survey done in September 1, numerical bench markers as well as a rough colored legend depicting extraction month by color. The hand drawn plan consists of solid lines drawn with green, yellow, red and lead pencils.

6410 Bench Plan for 1972

This map depicts the pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 6410 bench. Extraction dates accompanied by its total tonnages are located within each planned area. Certain extraction dates are labeled with bench numbers. Annotated details include extraction dates, approximate total tonnages per area as well as extraction dates, total planned and broken tonnages, total tonnages from December 31, 1970 and numerical bench markers. The hand drawn plan consists of solid lines drawn with green, yellow, orange and lead pencils.

6320 Bench Plan for 1972

This map depicts the pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 6320 bench. Extraction dates accompanied by its total tonnages are located within each planned area. Certain extraction dates are labeled with bench numbers. Annotated details include extraction dates, approximate total tonnages per area accompanied by extraction dates, total planned tonnages, total tonnages from December 31, 1971 as well as a rough colored legend depicting extraction month by color. The hand drawn plan consists of solid lines drawn with green, red, orange and lead pencils.

Ore Type and Geology Map

This map depicts the ore type and geology that can be found among each of the bench layers. Classifications and grades of ore are included within it. Different bench layers are included in the map. Annotations include a title in the back of the map written out as "1972 BENCH PLANS".

5840 & 5870 Bench Plan for 1972

This map depicts the generalized pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for benches 5840 and 5870. Annotated details include numerical bench markers as well as extraction dates. The hand drawn plan consists of solid and dotted lines drawn with green and red pencil.

5810 Bench Plan for 1972

This map depicts the generalized pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 5810 bench. Annotated details include numerical bench markers, extraction dates and approximate ore extraction amounts. The hand drawn plan consists of solid and dotted lines drawn with green, orange and lead pencil.

6290 Bench Plan for November 1972

This map depicts the generalized pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 6290 bench for the month of November. Annotated details include numerical bench markers and waste extraction dates. The hand drawn plan consists of solid and dotted lines drawn with green, orange, red, blue and lead pencil.

6290 Bench Plan for October 1972

This map depicts the generalized pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 6290 bench for the month of October and November. Extraction dates as well as total unbroken tonnages are included within certain portions of the plan. Annotated details include numerical bench markers, extraction dates, total tonnages to be extracted and approximate waste tonnage calculations for October. The hand drawn plan consists of solid and broken lines drawn with red, green, orange and lead pencils as well as black ink.

6320 Bench Plan for October 1972

This map depicts the pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 6320 bench for the end of September to October. Extraction dates are included within certain portions of the plan. Annotated details include numerical bench markers, extraction dates, and approximate waste tonnage calculation for October. The hand drawn plan consists of solid and broken lines drawn with red, orange and lead pencils as well as black ink.

5840 Bench Plan for October 1972

This map depicts the pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 5840 bench for the end of September to November. Extraction dates, approximate extraction tonnages and ore, waste and talus locations are included throughout the plan. Annotated details include numerical bench markers, extraction dates, approximate total tonnages as well as waste and ore tonnage calculations for October. The hand drawn plan consists of solid and broken lines drawn with red, blue, orange and lead pencils as well as black ink.

5870 Bench Plan for October 1972

This map depicts the pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 5870 bench for the end of August to November. Extraction dates, approximate extraction tonnages and ore, waste and talus locations are included throughout the plan. Annotated details include numerical bench markers, extraction dates, approximate extraction tonnages, ore, waste and talus locations as well as waste, ore, talus and total tonnage calculations for October. The hand drawn plan consists of solid and broken lines drawn with red, blue, orange and lead pencils as well as black ink.

6350 Bench Plan for 1972

This map depicts the pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 6350 bench. Extraction dates accompanied by its total tonnages are located within each planned area. Annotated details include extraction dates, approximate total tonnages per area as well as extraction dates, total planned and broken tonnages and total tonnages from December 31, 1970 from a survey done in September 30. The hand drawn plan consists of solid lines drawn with red, green and orange colored pencils.

Maps

File contains three maps of the Project area.

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.

Maps

File contains two maps of the Columbia River system.

Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

  • 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

Canadian National Railways Series

The Canadian National Railway series consists of administrative records, safety records, correspondence between departments, labour records, records pertaining to train movements, maintenance records, and ephemera. Includes publications concerning the topics of unionized labour, railway operation, maintenance of way, handling of hazardous materials, safety, public interest, and the two Royal Tours of 1939 and 1959. Also consists of maps and technical drawings depicting Canadian National Rail lines and equipment.

Canadian National Railway

Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

The Grand Trunk Railway and Grand Trunk Pacific Railway series consists of administrative records, correspondence between railways, and ephemera. Also consists of maps and technical drawings depicting Grand Trunk Railway and Grand Trunk Pacific Railway rail lines and structures.

Maps and plans

Subseries contains maps and technical drawings produced by Grand Trunk and Grand Trunk Pacific Railways. Predominantly consists of plans of the rail line in the BC area. Also includes technical drawings of Grand Trunk Railway structures.

Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE)

Pacific Great Eastern Railway series consists of correspondence between departments, records pertaining to train movements, and ephemera. Series includes publications concerning the topics of unionized labour, railway operation, and public interest. Also consists of maps and technical drawings depicting Pacific Great Eastern Railway lines and structures.

Pacific Great Eastern Railway

Maps and plans

Subseries contains maps and technical drawings produced Pacific Great Eastern Railways. Predominantly consists of plans of the rail line in the B.C. area. Also includes technical drawings of Pacific Great Eastern Railway structures.

Miscellaneous railway history material

This series consists of material created by various societies, companies, railways, unions and government branches for the use and instruction of railway companies and employees. Includes publications, time tables, training materials, union materials, forms, maps and plans related to rail operations in North and South America, but predominately related to Canadian railway operations. Also comprises material created by several American and Canadian railways and transportation companies.

Miscellaneous forest history material

The Miscellaneous Forest History Material series consists of material created or used by various logging and pulp mill companies. Includes forms, union materials, maps, plans and other records related to the forestry sector in British Columbia. The series also comprises publications related to equipment and employee training, and correspondence and memorandum developed by B.C. Chemicals, a division of Canfor.

North American and Australian indigenous knowledge and science

Subseries reflects Dr. Ainley's extensive research on indigenous science and traditional knowledge and how it transferred to European settlers in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Much of this research culminated in Dr. Ainley's unfinished monograph project "Re-explorations: new perspectives on gender, environment and the transfer of knowledge in 19th and 20th century Canada and Australia." Material is, predominately, arranged by individual, with files largely consisting of bibliographies, articles and notes about and by the individual on topics related to the environment and interaction with indigenous peoples. Subseries also contains research notes, interviews, and correspondence. As much of Ainley's research focused on women, see subseries on women in science and engineering research (2002.14.1.5) for related materials.

Yukon First Nations knowledge research

File consists of research materials concerning First Nations science primarily in the Yukon but also in northern BC, North West Territories, and Native Americans in Alaska. File includes tourism promotional materials from the Yukon and Alaska.

The Kohklux map

Item consists of the Kohklux map originally created by Chief Chilkaht Kohklux of Tlingit in 1852. This is one of the earliest known maps of the southern Yukon. Map originally inserted into a book about the map.

Henderson-Roe collection

  • 2002.17
  • Collection
  • 1912-1914

Collection consists of materials related to Fort George surveying and preemption, including both legal and personal correspondence, legal documents and records, plans of lots, photographs, and a map. Includes records from the Cariboo Investment Company, Ltd., J.B. Henderson-Roe and C.H. Henderson Roe.

Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program

Subseries consists of material relating to the Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program, predominantly publications and reports. Includes some correspondence between NFCP and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Also includes air photo maps of the Nechako River from 1990.

Shirvell, Cole

Adam Zimmerman fonds

  • 2003.8
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1994

This fonds consits of the administrative and business papers of Mr. Adam Zimmerman during his tenure as a senior level executive with Noranda Inc., Noranda Mines Ltd, and Macmillan Bloedel Ltd., particularly in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia with the majority of these records relating to the senior level operations of these companies. It includes textual records relate to the creation and development of Northwood Pulp & Timber Ltd. in Prince George including all aspects of its regional operations throughout Northcentral BC). The fonds also includes records related to Noranda Inc.’s successful and unsuccessful attempts at business acquisitions in both forestry and mining operations internationally, particularly in Mexico, Brazil, the Netherlands and Tasmania.

The fonds also contains textual records generated by Zimmerman in his directorship and chairman positions on various forest industry association boards. It includes his notes, general correspondence, minutes, as well as booklets and brochures notably from the Canadian Forest Industries Council, the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, the Forest Sector Advisory Council and other similar industry associations. Much of this material relates to the issue of the softwood lumber dispute and Zimmerman’s involvement in the lobbying efforts regarding Canada/U.S. Free Trade issues and includes bound reports, agreements, and publications as well as correspondence to/from Zimmerman and his handwritten notes within the files. The fonds also includes general business information (annual reports, brochures, publications) pertaining to other Canadian forestry and mining companies.

The fonds also contains Adam Zimmerman’s speeches and correspondence related to his involvement in numerous charities, foundations and corporate fundraising initiatives with numerous Canadian educational institutions, non-profit societies and federal election campaigns.

Business records of Noranda Inc. are extensive and include administrative, business, personnel, financial and legal records. Record types include correspondence, memos, handwritten notes, business proposals and meeting notes, merger proposals and notes, prospectuses, board meeting agendas and minutes, annual reports, financial statements, resumes, portfolios, printed brochures, publications and other ephemera related to the business operations of Noranda Inc., Noranda Mines and MacMillan Bloedel [during Noranda Mines take-over of MB] all during Zimmerman’s tenure as Chair and/or CEO. The fonds includes correspondence, financial reports, legal testimony transcripts resulting from the Gaspe Copper Mine labour strike in Quebec in 1957 and the subsequent Gaspe Law Suit of 1960 between Noranda and the United Steel Workers of America. The fonds also includes extensive correspondence between Zimmerman and various levels of government regarding the lobbying of government on forestry policy and correspondence with various environmental lobbying groups in the 1980s including correspondence with well-known environmentalist David Suzuki.

Subjects include all facets of business operations pertaining to Canadian forestry and mining sectors including labour issues, environmental impacts of industrial developments, industry and effects on the Canadian economy, the free trade debate, the softwood lumber issue etc.

The fonds provides a detailed archival record of Mr. Zimmerman’s contribution to the building of Noranda Forest in Canada, Northwood Pulp & Timber in BC and Noranda Inc. as a resource-based conglomerate. Many records were utilized by Mr. Zimmerman in the writing of his book, Who’s in Charge Here, Anyway?: reflections from a life in business, (Don Mills, Ontario: Stoddart; Distributed in Canada by General Distribution Services), 1997.

Zimmerman, Adam

Aleza Lake Research Forest Society fonds

  • 2006.18
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2019

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.

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