Series 2001.26.1 - Photographic Material

Pulpmill - General - Control panel Pulpmill - General - Control room Pulpmill - General - Control room Pulpmill - General - Finished paper product in warehouse storage Pulpmill - General - Piling of finished paper product Pulpmill - General - Man on phone in control room Pulpmill - General - Paper sheeting on rollers Pulpmill - General - Man on catwalk looking at pulping process Pulpmill - General - Man working with stacked paper Pulpmill - General - Control room Pulpmill - General - Machinery used to stack paper Pulpmill - General - Paper on rollers Pulpmill - General - Wood chips on two screens Pulpmill - General - Rolling paper Pulpmill - General - Stacks of wrapped paper blocks Pulpmill - General - Paper inspection table (?) Pulpmill - General - Wood chips on rollers Pulpmill - General - Piles of wood chips (?) Pulpmill - General - Helicopter assisting Northwood expansion process Pulpmill - General - Chip truck load being emptied via hydraulics Pulpmill - General - Paper sheeting on rollers Pulpmill - General - Helicopter assisting in Northwood expansion Pulpmill - General - Front end loader in front of a mountain of wood chips Pulpmill - General - Railway tracks through mill site in winter Pulpmill - General - Northwood Pulp and Paper mill site roadway in winter Pulpmill - General - Mounds of wood chips in winter Pulpmill - General - Wood chips on conveyor belt Pulpmill - General - Pulp mill interior Pulpmill - General - Northwood Pulp and Timber - exterior winter view Pulpmill - General - Houston -chips being unloaded from chip truck Pulpmill - General - Crane hoisting supplies to roof of Northwood Pulpmill - General - Pulpmill exterior - winter scene Pulpmill - General - Pulp Mill exterior - winter scene Pulpmill - General - Pulp Mill exterior - winter scene Pulpmill - General - Pulp Mill and surrounding landscape Pulpmill - General - Pulp Mill and railroad tracks Pulpmill - General - Pulp Mill exterior - winter scene Pulpmill - General - Pulp Mill aerial Pulpmill - General - Close up of snow encrusted machinery Pulpmill - General - Pulp Mill aerial Pulpmill - General - Pulp Mill surrounding landscape - aerial Pulpmill - General - Wood chips covered with snow Pulpmill - General - P.G.Pulp  - aerial Pulpmill - General - Water treatment pools Pulpmill - General - Pulp mill interior - staircases and catwalks Pulpmill - General - Treatment pool - aerial Pulpmill - General - Treatment pools and pulp mill - aerial Pulpmill - General - Treatment pool machinery Pulpmill - General - Bridge construction Pulpmill - General -Treatment pool - aerial
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  • 1963 - 1996 (Creator)

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  • 5,360 photographs : col. and b&w.
  • 3,616 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm.
  • 9,404 photographs : col. and b&w. negatives ; 35 mm and 5.5 x 5.5 cm.

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The Photographic Material series consists of photographs, slides and negatives illustrating a wide variety of Northwood Pulp & Timber Ltd. operations and events, including but not limited to: employee service awards; N.R.A. (Northwood Recreation Association) activities; Northwood’s 25-year Anniversary celebrations held at Houston, Upper Fraser, North Central Plywood, Shelley, and Prince George Sawmills, as well as at the Northwood Pulp & Timber mill; silviculture and forest harvesting practices; sawmill and pulp mill general operations; logging camps; the building of logging roads and bridges; and Northwood’s own unique heavy equipment, such as the locomotives, the snowplow and the refurbished 1942 fire engine. Also included in this photographic collection are images documenting Northwood Pulp & Timber’s original construction (1964-65), and subsequent expansion (1980 – 1981); aerial perspectives; machinery details; employees at work, or receiving awards and certifications; corporate portraiture; office "spirit" events; corporate outreach activities such as open houses or public displays and demonstrations; and images depicting Northwood’s relationship with the community, such as donations of special reading equipment for the visually impaired, donations of food to the Salvation Army food bank, and corporate financial support for the University of Northern British Columbia.

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SLIDES: The colour slides had been arranged and identified by the creator according to a “slide inventory” established upon a numeric-subject coding system of primary, secondary and tertiary numbers referring to various subjects; for example for the subject “Pulpmill – General” a numeric code of “10-20” was assigned. This assignation could then be modified with a tertiary number such as “001” which would then refer specifically to “Pulpmill – General – Head Office”. In total, the creator had established 60 sets of corresponding subjects and primary/secondary coding, and 49 sets of tertiary numeric - subject coding. This numeric-subject coding system was maintained by the Archivist throughout the arrangement process and utilized, whenever possible, in the description process; evidence of which being visible in the on-line descriptive fields of “Scope & Content”, “Record No.” and “Notes”. PHOTOGRAPHS: There was no such inventory left by the creator(s) of the photographs which would ensure the maintenance of original arrangement and description, and no semblance of an identifiable record keeping system - except for the existence of several sticky back albums whose subject consisted of either Service Awards & Banquets or Pulpmill Expansion activities. As such, the decision was made to arrange the over 14,000+ photographs and negatives according to a broad subject listing similar to that created for the slides. The following nine primary subject areas were thus identified: "Awards & Certification"; "Special Events – Corporate"; "Special Events – Community"; "Employee Photos"; "Forest Centre"; "Woods Division"; "Wood Products Division"; "Northwood Pulp & Timber"; and "Miscellaneous".

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Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair dealing and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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SLIDES: Assistance in the identification of the slides was graciously provided by 7 former Northwood employees who donated their time to this project over the course of a six month period in 2006. PHOTOGRAPHS: Most of the description captured per photograph is due to the efforts of a previous Northern BC Archives student assistant project, known as the "Northwood Photographic Collections Project". Through the efforts of this student, five former Northwood employees were brought together for numerous identification sessions over the course of a six month period in 2004. These descriptions were created and attached or filed with the identified images as appropriate and subsequently uploaded into this database by the Archivist in 2008.

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