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.Sin título
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.
Collection consists of the typescript of "Excellence in Teaching," by Robert Bernoff.Sin título
Group of eight men wearing suits and ties pose with Reverend Collison (oldest son of Marion & Archdeacon W.H. Collison).
Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Rev. W. E. Collison & his Lay Readers at Massett, Q.C.Is.”
Photograph depicts large buildings on shore. Three unidentified individuals can be seen walking on dock in foreground.
Printed on image: "METLAKATLA B.C. / McRAE BROS"; handwritten annotation on verso reads: "A section of Metlakahtla, showing Church & Schoolhouse." See also item 2009.7.1.58 for similar image also featuring the new church building at Metlakatla, B.C.
Photograph depicts a group of First Nations girls posed for a photo with two women on what appears to be a boat. Possibly a Mission School class photo.
Photograph depicts a group of First Nations boys with a minister posed for a photo on what appears to be a boat. Possibly a Mission School class photo.
Printed captions below images on recto read: “Souvenir of Prince Rupert BC; Prince Rupert June 1st, 1909; Prince Rupert Sept 1st, 1913; Public School; Water Front; City Hall; Haye Cove; Margaeto Fleet; Harbour Scene; SS Prince Marquitta at Prince Georg; Sunrise Prince Rupert Harbour; General Hospital; Gold Storage Place; Prince Rupert from Summit”.
The pair sits with books on bench in unknown room, Collison on right.
Handwritten annotations on verso read: "Archdeacon Collison giving of reading lesson at Kincolith BC"; "'line upon line' or teaching the way of God more perfect [...]"
Fonds consists of photographs, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and memorabilia, correspondence, reports and other textual material. The photographs relate to Mr. Williston’s life from childhood to the late 1990s, the scrapbooks document Mr. Williston’s years in political office, and the textual materials relate to both Mr. Williston’s public life and private interests.Sin título
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.
The fonds consists of newspaper articles on John Ferry and several documents related to Carney Ferry's work as a CNR agent. The bulk of the fonds documents William Dow Ferry's accomplishments, from his sixth grade report card to law school transcripts, university diplomas and certificates of appointment. Most photos are formal shots of William Ferry but one series relates to his military service, including photographs of soldiers in Whitehorse ca. 1940.Sin título
Files contain a grade six report card, high school entrance certificate, certificates of appointment to various positions, a photocopy about the Dow Family, a map of the Cariboo District, Judge Ferry’s law degree from the University of British Columbia, his Law Society diplomas and his certificate of appointment to the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Group of six men sit and stand on small boat close to shore. Rev. W.E. Collison stands on far right (son of Marion and Archdeacon W.H. Collison).
Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Dr. Macdonald Med officer (Kincolith) / Dr. [McQuarrie?] Med officer Victoria / Steven Clayton Native boat owner / Capt. Bary - Insp. of Indian Schools / W.E. Collison Indian agent. / Inspection trip to villages of upper Nass River".
Series consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, academic transcripts and diplomas, marriage announcements, a copy of a Last Will & Testament, a copy of a Court Order, a poster, a map, photographs, events programs, lyrics, a copy of a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship and an autograph book all pertaining to the personal life of Bridget Moran.
This fonds illustrates Bridget Moran’s careers as a writer, a social worker and a social activist primarily within the Prince George region of British Columbia. This fonds also contains records pertaining to her personal relationships with family and friends and her receipt of various honours and awards.
Types of records reflective of her career as a writer include: published articles and unpublished manuscripts, drafts and front cover mock-ups, correspondence with editors from Arsenal Pulp Press, grant applications, notebooks, background material, writer’s workshop invitations and overviews, photographs, oral history interviews and transcripts, and VHS recordings of classroom talks given by Bridget Moran, Mary John and Justa Monk re: her publications.
Types of records reflective of her career as a social worker and social activist include: annual reports, work journals, correspondence and published newspaper articles re: social policy, photographs, and general background material. Correspondence, photographs and newspaper clippings highlight her personal relationships, while her receipt of honours and awards is demonstrated through copies of letters of recommendation, newspaper clippings, photographs, VHS recordings of award ceremonies, event itineraries, congratulatory correspondence, and invitations.
The Bridget Moran fonds has been divided into the following four series:
- Published and Unpublished Materials
- Career Related Materials
- Personal Papers and Correspondence
- Honours and Awards.
Item is a photograph of the elementary and secondary school staff in Princeton in June 1939. Mr. Williston is first on the left in the front row. Bill Lucas (centre front row) and Cecil Ritchie (second from the left back row) also became school superintendents.
Item is a photograph of the Princeton High School Cadet Corp in May 1941.
Series consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, newsletters, advertisements, contracts, notebooks, audiocassettes of oral interviews and readings, transcripts, book launch announcements, front cover mock-ups, edited drafts, manuscripts, fact sheets, poems, catalogues, bookmarks, skits, conference events programme, poster, grant applications and related correspondence, a wooden placard, handwritten notes, book reviews, inquest reports, background material, VHS recordings of classroom talks given by Bridget Moran, Mary John and Justa Monk re: her publications, and ephemera. This series contains material from all five of her publications:
- (1988) Stoney Creek Woman: The Story of Mary John. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.
- (1990) Judgment at Stoney Creek. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press
- (1992) A Little Rebellion. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.
- (1994) Justa: A First Nations Leader. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.
- (1996) Prince George Remembered. Prince George, British Columbia: Moran Publishing.
This series also consists of, but is not limited to, a number of unpublished manuscripts and drafts and/or writing contest submissions also written by Bridget Moran, such as:
- "Mary and Me" (ca. 1998)
- "Where Winds Come Sweet" (ca. 1981)
- "The Horizontal Land" (ca. 1992)
- "The Summer of '81"
- "The Relief Cheque" (ca. 1998)
- "The Case of the Box of Matches" (ca. 1987)
- "Unholy Deadlock" (ca. 1990)
- "The Numbers Game"
- "Reflections on Theme" (ca. 1967)
- "Come Hell or High Water" (ca. 1976)
- "Man Alive"
- "The Deadbeat Mystique"
- "Hell on Wheels"
- "Backstairs at the Palace"
- "James MacCallum" (ca. 1984)
- "Hushaby, Baby" (ca. 1981)
- "The Decline and Fall of Mr. Sullivan"
- "Case History of a Gadfly"
- "Welfare and the Good Life"
- "Childhood Memories" (ca. 1976)
- "The Three Musketeers" (ca. 1974-75)
- "A Child's Christmas in Saskatchewan" (ca. 1979)
- "Diary of Success Homecoming"
- "My Old Flame" (ca. 1992)
- "O Ye Dry Bones" (ca. 1996)
- "Supper, Little Children" (ca. 1983).
Series consists of annual reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, records of employment, a Retirement Party guest book, business cards, invitations, speeches, appointment announcements, pamphlets, Bridget Moran's "Oath of Allegiance; Office and Revenue to the Government of British Columbia", social work reports, contracts, copies of Employee Earnings Statements, background material on the case Hale vs. Her Majesty the Queen, and social work notebooks all pertaining to Bridget's career as a social worker with the Province of British Columbia and the Prince George School District, and as a member of the College of New Caledonia (CNC) Board, the Legal Services Society of B.C. and People on Welfare.
Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston with the teaching staff of the Prince George Junior Senior High School in 1946. Mr. Williston is seated front row centre.
Head on class photo featuring 28 students of grade 3, 4 and 5 posing for an outdoor photo in a field of grass. Wooden support for swing set visible to the left.
Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “Looking out of our classroom window up the street.” According to the donor, the car stuck in the snow belonged to his colleague, Bob White.
Photograph taken from the front of the classroom of Division II children in their desks. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “Studying.”
Photograph taken from the front of the classroom of Division II children in their desks.
This photograph collection consists of 53 photographs featuring primarily Giscome with a few of Prince George. Subjects include the Eagle Lake Sawmill, Eagle Lake, Giscome townsite (including specific buildings and general road perspectives), Giscome School, Division II class photos (1950-51), and the Giscome School teacherage.
Street view featuring a dirt road leading directly to Giscome School, a three room institution. On the right the steeple of the Catholic church is visible, beside which was Neff’s (sp?) corner store. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “Looking up our street. The school is at the end.”
Elevated class photo featuring 28 students of grade 3, 4 and 5 posing for an outdoor photo in a field of grass. Wooden support for swing set visible to the left.
Some of the children from Division II standing for a group photograph in front of a wall displaying their work.
Small wooden outhouse with wooden planked pathway sits in an open field behind the Teacherage. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “Behind the teacherage. Guess what?”
Side perspective of the teacherage located on Brown Ave. in Giscome. Photo taken in November after the first snow. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “Our House.”