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Central Interior bibliographic references

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to bibliographic references about the central interior of British Columbia. Includes: "Pioneers of the Central Interior" pamphlet from the Prince George Public Library (Nov. 1986) and "Manitoba Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs" typescript letter from Shirlee Anne Smith to Frank Leonard (9 May 1980).

British Columbia historical bibliographic references

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to British Columbia historical bibliographies and reference material. Includes: "Rural British Columbia: A Bibliography of Social and Economic Research" typescript document compiled by Dean S. Goard (1967); "Photo chronicler of B.C. a century ago" clipped article from Canadian Photography magazine (Feb. 1977); and "A Guide to British Columbia Stop of Interest Plaques" pamphlet by the Parks Branch of British Columbia (1969).

Prince George research references and bibliography

File consists of bibliographic information and sources for Prince George and area history. Includes: "The millennium friesens Fort George Regional Museum" typescript document (28 Mar. 1998) and "A bibliography of useful source material Prince George and area history" typescript document.

Secondary sources for Prince George development and historiography

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to secondary sources of Prince George's development and historiography. Includes: "Ted Williams Slides" notes by Kent Sedgwick; "Nechako River cutbanks" card with a painting depicting the Nechako River cutbanks in Prince George; "Historic Timeline of Prince George" typed document created by Kent Sedgwick (2009); "Historiography of Northern British Columbia Project" typed document sent out to College Height Secondary School by Ted Renquist regarding a project to develop a historiography of Northern British Columbia (15 Apr. 1991); and "Canadian Encyclopedia" typed letter from Adriana Bryenton with the Canadian Encyclopedia requesting review of the Prince George article for the Canadian Encyclopedia (29 June 1994).

"Museum Mirror" newsletter

File consists of volumes of the "Museum Mirror" newspaper published by the Fraser-Fort George Regional Museum.

Prince George calendars

File includes calendars depicting historical Prince George that were published by the Fort George Museum. Includes the following calendars published by the Fraser-Fort George Museum: "1985 Calendar" (1985); "The arrival of the steel" (1983); "Transportation" (Jan 1986-June 1987); and "Prince George: old & new" (1980).

Fraser-Fort George Regional Museum

File consists of clippings, notes, and reproductions relating to the Fraser-Fort George Regional Museum in Prince George. Includes: "The Exploration Place" letter to Kent Sedgwick from Tracy Calogheros and the Exploration Place (19 Mar. 2008); "Annual Report" booklet from the Fraser-Fort George Museum Society (2008); and "Hunt starts for money, artifacts for museum" clipped article from the Prince George Citizen newspaper (15 June 1976).

Fraser-Nechako Historical Society

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to the Fraser-Nechako Historical Society. Includes: "Fraser-Nechako Historical Society" handwritten membership list (11 Jan. 1989); "RE: An Historical Society be formed that answers to the Upper Fraser Region of the Fraser Basin Council" typed note and newsletter from Audrey L'Heureux (21 Aug. 2006); and "Nechako-Fraser Historical Society terms of reference" typed document (18 June 2002).

Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum

File consists of clippings, notes, and reproductions relating to the Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum. Includes: "Railway and forestry museum" letter to Kent Sedgwick from Ranjit Gill at the Railway and Forestry Museum (16 Nov. 2009); "RE: Grand Trunk Pacific Roundhouse, Prince George, B.C". typescript letter to the British Columbia Heritage Trust from G.M. Grant of the Central British Columbia Railroad Preservation & Museum Society (11 Jan. 1984); and "Nechako Comes Home" article from the Prince George Railway Museum (1990). Also includes a 1990 photograph depicting a building at the Railway and Forestry Museum and a polaroid depicting the location of the Railway Museum in 1978, at the time a garbage dump.

Prince George oral history interviews

File consists of notes and reproductions relating to oral history interviews in Prince George. Includes material regarding an oral history workshop conducted by the Prince George Oral History Group; Pioneer interviews conducted by the Prince George University Women's Club; oral interview holdings at the Prince George Public Library; oral interview holdings by the Exploration Place; and proper conduct for oral history interviews.

Prince George Exploration Place

File consists of a clippings, notes, and typed documents relating to the Exploration Place Museum in Prince George. Includes a clipped article from the Prince George Citizen newspaper "Museum lands heritage grant" (17 Oct. 2003) and "2003 Co-op Project: The Exploration Place" typed document by Brian Stauffer (29 Oct. 2003).

Agriculture in Prince George

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to historical agriculture in Prince George. Includes material on the Prince George Farmer's Institute; experimental plots surrounding Prince George; farming in areas surrounding Prince George including Pineview, Mud River, and Blackburn; ranching; gardening; and the Prince George Experimental Farm. Includes: "Moose in British Columbia, Canada" an educational pamphlet from the Fish and Wildlife Branch of the Department of Recreation and Conservation in British Columbia.

Dairies in Prince George

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to dairying and dairy farming in Prince George. Includes material on Harry Moffat; cattle in Mud River; Mr. Hewlett and Centralia Dairy (established in 1923); Interior Creamery, located at the corner of Brunswick and First Avenue; and pasteurization.

Prince George Experimental Farm

File consists of clippings, notes, reproductions, and letters relating to the Prince George Experimental Farm. Includes "District 'C' Farmer's Institute" letter correspondence between the director of development services and Marlene Schwartz (19 July 1999) and "RE: Century Farms Project" letter from Kent Sedgwick to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (13 Sept. 1994). Also includes photographs depicting the experimental farm in Prince George, including the house on the property, a barn with a rainbow painted on the front, and the barn at multiple angles (Aug. 2001).

Ranching in British Columbia

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to ranching in British Columbia. Includes: "Heritage Seed Program" pamphlet by Canadian Organic Growers (1995); "The Grist Mill at Keremeos British Columbia" special events brochure (1991); and "Ranching and Grasslands" poster for the Royal British Columbia Museum speakers tour (May 1988).

"Prince George, Lusty Lady of the West" article

File consists of a photocopy of a 1955 Northwest Digest magazine containing a special article on the city of Prince George, entitled "Prince George, Lusty Lady of the West" by Arthur Downs.

"A History of Baldy Hughes"

File consists of a bound book titled "A History of Baldy Hughes" by Lieutenant-Colonel W.R. Scott with written annotations by Kent Sedgwick.

Early buildings in Prince George

File consists of notes and typescript documents relating to early buildings in Prince George. Includes: "Bev C". typescript document, handwritten notes from Bev Christensen to Kent Sedgwick, and a "Location of Early Buildings" typescript document.

Policing in Prince George

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to policing and jails in Prince George. Includes material regarding the Roycal Canadian Mounted Police in Prince George; the British Columbia Provincial Police; Norman DeWitt, the B.C. Provincial Police commander for Prince George; and previous buildings that housed the jails and RCMP detachment. Includes various clipped articles from the Prince George Citizen newspaper (2002-2007).

George Killy's artist project

File consists of notes and reproductions relating to George Killy's artist project to conduct historical research and depict heritage buildings and landmarks of Prince George. Includes: "David Thauberger" professional curriculum vitae (19 June 1997); "Proposed paintings" typescript letter from Trelle Morrow to David Thauberger (11 Aug. 1997); and "P.G. Painting Project" fax transmission cover sheet to George Killy ( 23 June 1997).

Prince George golf courses

File consists of clippings, notes, and reproductions relating to golf course history in Prince George. Includes information and clipped articles on the Prince George Golf and Curling Club and the Fort George Park golf course.

World War 2 in Prince George

File consists of clippings, notes, and reproductions relating to World War 2 in Prince George. Includes various clipped articles from the Prince George Citizen newspaper; "Wartime bldgs" handwritten notes by Kent Sedgwick (2005); and a John Bogle UNBC history course paper (1999). Also includes photographs taken in 2005 of various buildings and houses in Prince George.

Mr. PG

File consists of clippings and notes relating to Prince George mascot, Mr. PG. Also includes collectable Mr. P.G. stamps (2009) and various clipped articles from the Prince George Citizen newspaper (2009).

Prince George public events

File consists of clippings, notes, and reproductions relating to public events in Prince George, includes material on visits from the Prime Minister, Christmas time, fall fair exhibitions, the golden jubliee, centennials, and dominion day celebrations. Includes: "Golden Jubilee Celebration Prince George Official Program" booklet from the city of Prince George (May 1965) and "Look at us now" typescript lyrics of a song about Prince George (1985).

Social issues in Prince George

File consists of clippings and notes relating to social issues in Prince George. File predominantly consists of articles clipped from the Prince George Citizen relating to Aimhi, Boy Scouts, Prince George Rotary Club, homeless shelters, St. Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army, social work, and health issues in Prince George.

Sports in Prince George

File consists of clippings, notes, and reproductions relating to sports in Prince George, such as hockey, baseball, curling, skiing, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, boxing, horse racing. File predominantly includes clipped articles relating to development of parks and stadiums to hold sporting events. Includes various photocopied articles from the Prince George Citizen newspaper; "Gyro summary" printed email from Valerie Giles to Kent Sedgwick (14 July 2009); "RE: Commercial centre name" printed email chain between Kent Sedgwick and Rupinder Basi (7 Mar. 2007); and "Bylaw amendment #5909" letter to the mayor from Kent Sedgwick (20 Sept. 1993). Also includes photographs taken in 2005 of the Mark Gabriel stadium.

Simon Fraser Days in Prince George

File consists of clippings, notes, and reproductions relating to the Simon Fraser Days event in Prince George. Includes various photocopied articles from the Prince George Citizen newspaper and "Prince George Simon Fraser days" booklet (June 1960).

Unions, trade, and tariffs in Prince George

File consists of clippings and notes relating to unions, trade, and tariffs in Prince George, including material on the International Woodworkers of America Canadian sector, lumber trading with the United States, and United States tariffs on lumber. Includes the following clipped articles from the Prince George Citizen newspaper: "IWA leadership: Controversies of the '40s" (20 May 2000); "American tariffs have long history" (7 Apr. 2001); and "IWA contract first for Interior" (28 Apr. 2001).

Connaught Hill ski jump

File consists of clippings, notes, and reproductions relating to a ski jump on Connaught Hill in Prince George.

Fire protection services in Prince George

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to fire protection services and fire halls in Prince George. Includes the following clipped articles from the Prince George Citizen newspaper: "Dramatic fires sent businesses up in flames" (May 2004); "Fires were frequent in days of wood stoves" (Aug. 1980); and "Home fires burned too brightly" (May 1999).

Prince George city infrastructure

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to city infrastructure in Prince George, including mterial on natural gas, garbage, and City of Prince George public utilities decisions. Includes the following clipped articles from the Prince George Citizen newspaper: "Political agendas in the summer of 1944" (Oct. 2004); "Residents sought improved services"; "'Garbage City' saw the light" (June 2000); and "City Will Have More Cement Walks Under Council's New Policy," (13 July 1944). File also includes: "Surrender to the terms of Inland Natural Gas" typed document from the Mayor and Aldermen of The City of Prince George (9 Oct. 1958); and "Hello, operator" clipped article about Prince George's early telephone operators from the Prince George Free Press newspaper (31 Mar. 2002).

Prince George municipal water towers

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to municipal water towers in Prince George. File predominantly consists of printed photos of water towers from the Exploration Place Museum database and photocopied newspaper articles about water towers.

Northern Hardware

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to Northern Hardware in Prince George. Includes the following clipped articles from the Prince George Citizen newspaper: "Northern Hardware featured in 1938 trade magazine" (Aug. 2005); "Pioneer, former mayor mourned" (Aug. 2009); and "Moffat's life, career chronicled in new book" (2007).

Prince George company histories

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to the history of businesses within Prince George. Includes the following clipped articles from the Prince George Citizen newspaper: "The History of Pastry Chef Bakery" (Nov. 2010); "Sole man" (June 2009); "Celebrating 95 years in Prince George" (Feb. 2006); and "Overwaitea Remembers Famous Green Teapot" (Feb. 1986). Also includes a CKPG Radio special anniversary issue of "Golden waves" and photographs depicting the demolition of Parkwood Mall (8 Apr. 1997).

Electric power in Prince George

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to electric power in Prince George. Includes the following clipped articles from the Prince George Citizen newspaper: "Lighting controversy a tempest in a light bulb" (Jan. 2009) and "Lighting up the night" (Aug. 2003). Also includes a "Heritage site inventory" typescript document and a photograph depicting the powerhouse in Prince George [before 1999].

History of hospitals and medicine in Prince George

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to the medical history of Prince George. Includes the following clipped articles from the Prince George Citizen newspaper: "From a missionary to state-of-the-art" (July 1986); "Medical practice seen from inside" (May 2007); "Hospital services: the post war era" (June 2004); "Northerners sought hospital expansion" (Jan. 2001); and "The growing need for a local hospital" (Dec. 1999). Also includes photographs depicting the first hospital in Prince George at 1584 8th avenue.

Kent Sedgwick fonds

  • 2012.13
  • Fonds
  • 1941-2011

The Kent Sedgwick fonds consists of 5.8 linear meters of textual records relating to his research interests of the history of the Central Interior of British Columbia. Sedgwick was an urban planner with the City of Prince George, as well as one-time instructor in geography at CNC and part time lecturer in Geography at UNBC.

The subject files contain original research notes, research notes from interviews, news clippings, research copies of photos/maps – primarily related to the history and historical geography of the Central Interior of BC, especially Prince George, Giscome and East Line communities covering the period c.1900-c.2010. Research also includes extensive notes on geographic features, landscapes, interpretative trails, architectural history, industrial history and First Nations history of region. Also research notes on Alexander Mackenzie, George Dawson and geographical research related to Northern Alberta.

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