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Family Records series

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.

Fur Trade

File contains slides depicting subjects related to the Fur Trade.

McBride - Engine Services

Image depicts a machine shop somewhere in McBride, B.C. The sign above the door reads "McBride Air Cooled Engine Services Ltd."

McBride - Abandoned Corner Store

Image depicts an abandoned building on the corner of a street in McBride, B.C. The faded letters on the side read: "McBride Trading Co. Mens Wear, Drugs, Equipment."


Image depicts a street of businesses, possibly 3rd Avenue, in Prince George, B.C.

Royal Bank collection

  • 2001.44
  • Collection
  • 19 July 1909 - June 2001

Fonds consists of Royal Bank of Canada records from branches across Northern British Columbia and the Yukon.

Royal Bank of Canada

3rd Avenue

Image depicts a view of 3rd Avenue with the Columbus Hotel prior to the fire that destroyed it in 2008.

Third Avenue

Image depicts 3rd Ave in Prince George, B.C. Map coordinates 53°55'01.9"N 122°44'48.7"W

Harkins History

Consists of 1 DVD entitled "Harkins' History" consisting of clips from Bob Harkins TV interviews with various personalities in Prince George covering a range of topics related to local and regional history. DVD includes two sets of clips of segments broadcasted from October 1999 to June 2000.

Harkins, Bob

F&N Developers Ltd.

File consists of records and correspondence of F&N Developers Ltd., which was owned by jointly by the Fawcett family.

Street in Giscome - Before

Image depicts a street in Giscome B.C. The Giscome Store is located on the left side of the image with the church in the background. Map coordinates 54°04'18.5"N 122°21'57.7"W

Bob Harkins fonds

  • 2001.12
  • c.1953 - c.2000

Fonds consists of textual records, photographic items and published reports related to professional life and career of Bob Harkins, broadcaster, local historian, and former city councilor. Includes textual and photographic items related to development and history of city of Prince George and the Central Interior of BC region history and development in late 20th century. Items includes an unpublished manuscript on the life of Ray Williston by Eileen Williston, an unpublished paper on the history of technological change in logging industry; an unpublished paper on the history of radio and television in Prince George; a report related to the creation of a university for Northern British Columbia (1989) and proofs of the publication "Wild Liard Waters: Canoeing Canada's Historic Liard River" by Ferdi Wenger, c.1998. Also includes photographic files including CKPG Radio Studio photographic items c.1953; and photographs and correspondence regarding guide outfitter Skook Davidson c.1975.

Harkins, Bob

Fawcett Holdings Ltd.

File consists of records and correspondence of Fawcett Holdings Ltd., which was owned by jointly by the Fawcett family.

Atlin - the Garrett Store

Image depicts the Garrett Store in Atlin, B.C. A plaque on it reads: "John Garrett, a prominent English cricket player, came to Atlin in 1910 to mine gold. In 1917 he opened this grocery and dry goods store where he also sold his wife's fresh baked bread and sweets."

Window Display - 'Stoney Creek Woman'

Photograph depicts numerous copies of 'Stoney Creek Woman' (by Bridget Moran) in glass case. Display also features article on Mary John's receipt of the Order of Canada (see items 2008. and 2008. for photographs displayed in this image).

Window Display - 'Stoney Creek Woman'

Photograph depicts numerous copies of 'Stoney Creek Woman' (by Bridget Moran) in glass case. Display also features article on Mary John's receipt of the Order of Canada (see items 2008. and 2008. for photographs displayed in this image).

Buildings in Upper Fraser, BC

Image depicts a row of buildings in Upper Fraser, B.C. with the store (titled "Paradise") with a Pepsi sign. Map coordinates 54°07'09.1"N 121°56'47.0"W

Willow River Street - Esso Station

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."

Uncle Ben's Beer Advertisement

Image depicts an advertisement for an "Uncle Ben's Beer Malt Liquor" in the Willow River General Store. Map coordinates 54°04'23.7"N 122°28'26.9"W

Upper Fraser General Store

Image depicts the Upper Fraser General Store in Upper Fraser, B.C. Two other signs indicate that it is also a post office and a place that offers propane refills. Map coordinates 54°07'10.8"N 121°56'51.7"W

Justa Monk & Bridget Moran in Bookstore

Justa Monk and Bridget Moran stand in foreground. Unidentified individuals can be seen in bookstore in background. Bridget Moran published a book in 1994 entitled 'Justa: A First Nations Leader, Dakelhne Butsowhudilhzulh'un'.


Sub-subseries consists of administrative records for Noranda Forest Inc. These records were created or accumulated by Adam Zimmerman during his tenures as the company's CEO (1987-1991), Chairman (1987-1993), and Director (1987-1994). Includes general correspondence, the resume of Adam Zimmerman, annual reports, AGM records, human resources documents, and public relations material, among others.

Noranda Forest Inc.

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

Canada-United States Softwood Lumber Dispute and the Free Trade Agreement

The Canada–U.S. softwood lumber dispute arose in 1982 with the United States’ claim that the Canadian lumber industry was unfairly subsidized by federal and provincial governments, as most timber in Canada is owned by the provincial governments. The prices charged to harvest the timber (stumpage fee) are set administratively, rather than through the competitive marketplace, the norm in the United States where softwood lumber lots are privately owned. The United States claimed that the Canadian arrangement constitutes an unfair subsidy, and is thus subject to U.S. trade remedy laws. Since 1982, there have been four major iterations of the dispute: Lumber I, Lumber II, Lumber III, and Lumber IV.

Adam Zimmerman arose as one of the leaders in the Canadian forest industry’s fight against countervailing duties. He was a member of the Canadian Softwood Lumber Committee during the Lumber I dispute. In anticipation of Lumber II, Zimmerman founded the Canadian Forest Industries Council in 1984, which lead the Canadian defence against Lumber II and Lumber III. The Canadian forestry industry was also impacted by the signing of the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement in 1987. The records in this series reflect Adam Zimmerman’s leadership role in these events.

Canadian Forest Industries Council (CFIC)

Sub-subseries contains records of the Canadian Forest Industries Council (CFIC), which was founded and lead by Adam Zimmerman during the Canada-US Softwood Lumber Dispute. Includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting materials, records of the participation of other forestry industry association, and government liaison documents.

Canadian Forest Industries Council (CFIC)

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