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The Bulkley Booster Supplement

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Date Range
1923-1924
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
"The Folly of Taking Offence", "Monthly Lantern Talks", Houston briefs, Golden Keys, "The Quitter", "Things That Count".
Workers,” which is the distinguishing name of our group of Golden Keys. Then the words “ Golden Keys” sweetly said the rest of the welcome speech. BROUGHTON & McNEIL The Pioneer Merchants of the Bulkley Carry the largest stock of General Merchandise in Central British Columbia. THE QUITTER You’re “ sick
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Fonds No.
BF3
Accession No.
1978.6
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
1923-1924
History / Biographical
The Booster Bulkley was published monthly, covering social activities and school life from Rose Lake to Barrett. The first issue was published on November 22, 1923. The original editorial committee consisted of representatives from different districts of the Bulkley Valley: community leader Reverend L. Clinton Johnson (Convener), and schoolteachers Miss E.G. Stratton (Houston), Miss R.O. Stewart (North Bulkley), J. Ronald Todd (Topley), Frank Rendle (Forestdale) and Miss G. Keith (Rose Lake). The Interior News of July 30th 1924 reported that “The popular young pastor and the school teachers … undertook the publishing of a community newspaper, which … carried the boosting beyond the name and each month breathed optimism.” In spring 1924, the Booster staff also held a series of concerts/dances throughout the District, appearing at Topley, Houston, Forestdale and Decker Lake. The Booster had a short run, with only seven issues ever published, but reportedly enjoyed great success among its audience. Proceeds from sales of the paper were used to start a school library in Houston.
Scope and Content
"The Folly of Taking Offence", "Monthly Lantern Talks", Houston briefs, Golden Keys, "The Quitter", "Things That Count".
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The Bulkley Booster
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The Bulkley Booster Vol. 1 No. 1

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Date Range
November 1923
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
Rose Lake social club, Houston school Hallowe'en party, goodbye party for Houston women, The Houston Club, telephone installed in Topley post office, Chester Covington axe injury, "Our Bow", special Christmas issue, Houston Fall Fair, school section, church section, home section, upcoming events.
The BULKLEY B O O S T E R VOL. 1, No. 1 An Intercommunity Monthly NOVEMBER, 1923 Rose Lake is giving Community Spirit the growing pains and their Community Club sends along word that they believe they have a booster for the Valley. They have attracted such an interest in their young and growing
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Fonds No.
BF3
Accession No.
1978.6
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
November 1923
History / Biographical
The Booster Bulkley was published monthly, covering social activities and school life from Rose Lake to Barrett. The first issue was published on November 22, 1923. The original editorial committee consisted of representatives from different districts of the Bulkley Valley: community leader Reverend L. Clinton Johnson (Convener), and schoolteachers Miss E.G. Stratton (Houston), Miss R.O. Stewart (North Bulkley), J. Ronald Todd (Topley), Frank Rendle (Forestdale) and Miss G. Keith (Rose Lake). The Interior News of July 30th 1924 reported that “The popular young pastor and the school teachers … undertook the publishing of a community newspaper, which … carried the boosting beyond the name and each month breathed optimism.” In spring 1924, the Booster staff also held a series of concerts/dances throughout the District, appearing at Topley, Houston, Forestdale and Decker Lake. The Booster had a short run, with only seven issues ever published, but reportedly enjoyed great success among its audience. Proceeds from sales of the paper were used to start a school library in Houston.
Scope and Content
Rose Lake social club, Houston school Hallowe'en party, goodbye party for Houston women, The Houston Club, telephone installed in Topley post office, Chester Covington axe injury, "Our Bow", special Christmas issue, Houston Fall Fair, school section, church section, home section, upcoming events.
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The Bulkley Booster
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The Bulkley Booster Vol. 1 No. 2

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Date Range
December 1923
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
Pioneer Christmas, "Our Christmas Number", Christmas pie, "The Home Days", home section, social notes, church section, school section, Owen Lake mining, annual hospital dance, upcoming events, Houston Fall Fair association meeting.
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Fonds No.
BF3
Accession No.
1978.6
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
December 1923
History / Biographical
The Booster Bulkley was published monthly, covering social activities and school life from Rose Lake to Barrett. The first issue was published on November 22, 1923. The original editorial committee consisted of representatives from different districts of the Bulkley Valley: community leader Reverend L. Clinton Johnson (Convener), and schoolteachers Miss E.G. Stratton (Houston), Miss R.O. Stewart (North Bulkley), J. Ronald Todd (Topley), Frank Rendle (Forestdale) and Miss G. Keith (Rose Lake). The Interior News of July 30th 1924 reported that “The popular young pastor and the school teachers … undertook the publishing of a community newspaper, which … carried the boosting beyond the name and each month breathed optimism.” In spring 1924, the Booster staff also held a series of concerts/dances throughout the District, appearing at Topley, Houston, Forestdale and Decker Lake. The Booster had a short run, with only seven issues ever published, but reportedly enjoyed great success among its audience. Proceeds from sales of the paper were used to start a school library in Houston.
Scope and Content
Pioneer Christmas, "Our Christmas Number", Christmas pie, "The Home Days", home section, social notes, church section, school section, Owen Lake mining, annual hospital dance, upcoming events, Houston Fall Fair association meeting.
Subject Access
The Bulkley Booster
Type of Record
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The Bulkley Booster Vol. 1 No. 2

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The Bulkley Booster Vol. 1 No. 3

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Date Range
January 1924
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
Bulkley's first farm machinery, Capt. J. S. Wilson school appointment, traffic in Topley, "Song of the Bulkley Home Makers", "Optimism", North Bulkley school concert, Golden Keys establish hospital, church section, home section, school section, five years of South Bulkley Farmers' Institute, Topley…
The BULKLEY BOOSTER Bulkley’s First Farm Machinery The first pieces of machinery, which con­ sisted of a mowing machine and hay rake, were brought to North Bulkley in August, 1904. To buy these implements was an easy matter, but to bring them into the Bulkley Valley in those days was very difficult
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Fonds No.
BF3
Accession No.
1978.6
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
January 1924
History / Biographical
The Booster Bulkley was published monthly, covering social activities and school life from Rose Lake to Barrett. The first issue was published on November 22, 1923. The original editorial committee consisted of representatives from different districts of the Bulkley Valley: community leader Reverend L. Clinton Johnson (Convener), and schoolteachers Miss E.G. Stratton (Houston), Miss R.O. Stewart (North Bulkley), J. Ronald Todd (Topley), Frank Rendle (Forestdale) and Miss G. Keith (Rose Lake). The Interior News of July 30th 1924 reported that “The popular young pastor and the school teachers … undertook the publishing of a community newspaper, which … carried the boosting beyond the name and each month breathed optimism.” In spring 1924, the Booster staff also held a series of concerts/dances throughout the District, appearing at Topley, Houston, Forestdale and Decker Lake. The Booster had a short run, with only seven issues ever published, but reportedly enjoyed great success among its audience. Proceeds from sales of the paper were used to start a school library in Houston.
Scope and Content
Bulkley's first farm machinery, Capt. J. S. Wilson school appointment, traffic in Topley, "Song of the Bulkley Home Makers", "Optimism", North Bulkley school concert, Golden Keys establish hospital, church section, home section, school section, five years of South Bulkley Farmers' Institute, Topley community piano, the Trail Rangers, supplement (earthquake, Houston provincial party).
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The Bulkley Booster
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The Bulkley Booster Vol. 1 No. 3

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The Bulkley Booster Vol. 1 No. 4

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Date Range
February 1924
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
"Bulkley Boosterisms", "How to take medicine", play production ("Ici On Parle Francais"), jokes, letter to the editor, Houston Golden Keys, Topley Pioneers Group elect officers, church section, home section, social notes, "My St. Valentine's Day", Topley Young People's Society.
The BULKLEY BOOSTER VOL. 1 -N o . 4 AN INTERCOMMUNITY MONTHLY FEBRUARY, 1924 This HALO of SMILES and SUNSHINE is BOYS’ and GIRLS’ own NUMBER— B.B. The Pessimist says, “ It can’t be done.” The Optimist says, “ It can be done.” The Peptimist says nothing, but DOES it. Be a Peptimist and go ahead
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Fonds No.
BF3
Accession No.
1978.6
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
February 1924
History / Biographical
The Booster Bulkley was published monthly, covering social activities and school life from Rose Lake to Barrett. The first issue was published on November 22, 1923. The original editorial committee consisted of representatives from different districts of the Bulkley Valley: community leader Reverend L. Clinton Johnson (Convener), and schoolteachers Miss E.G. Stratton (Houston), Miss R.O. Stewart (North Bulkley), J. Ronald Todd (Topley), Frank Rendle (Forestdale) and Miss G. Keith (Rose Lake). The Interior News of July 30th 1924 reported that “The popular young pastor and the school teachers … undertook the publishing of a community newspaper, which … carried the boosting beyond the name and each month breathed optimism.” In spring 1924, the Booster staff also held a series of concerts/dances throughout the District, appearing at Topley, Houston, Forestdale and Decker Lake. The Booster had a short run, with only seven issues ever published, but reportedly enjoyed great success among its audience. Proceeds from sales of the paper were used to start a school library in Houston.
Scope and Content
"Bulkley Boosterisms", "How to take medicine", play production ("Ici On Parle Francais"), jokes, letter to the editor, Houston Golden Keys, Topley Pioneers Group elect officers, church section, home section, social notes, "My St. Valentine's Day", Topley Young People's Society.
Subject Access
The Bulkley Booster
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Archival Description

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The Bulkley Booster Vol. 1 No. 4

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The Bulkley Booster Vol. 1 No. 5

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Date Range
March 1924
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
Topley Progressive Club, tie-maker's dance, new Perow school opens, Bulkley Booster staff puts on play, traffic in Topley, repairs at North Bulkley School, letter to the editor, school section, home section, looking to future, church section.
The BULKLEY BOOSTER Freighting to the Babine via Topley is well afoot. The first of March saw the Topley station platform well loaded with freight addressed to the Hudson Bay post, c-o B. McCrea, in the matter of shipping to the post at Babine. Freighting by the local merchants has been fairly
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Fonds No.
BF3
Accession No.
1978.6
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
March 1924
History / Biographical
The Booster Bulkley was published monthly, covering social activities and school life from Rose Lake to Barrett. The first issue was published on November 22, 1923. The original editorial committee consisted of representatives from different districts of the Bulkley Valley: community leader Reverend L. Clinton Johnson (Convener), and schoolteachers Miss E.G. Stratton (Houston), Miss R.O. Stewart (North Bulkley), J. Ronald Todd (Topley), Frank Rendle (Forestdale) and Miss G. Keith (Rose Lake). The Interior News of July 30th 1924 reported that “The popular young pastor and the school teachers … undertook the publishing of a community newspaper, which … carried the boosting beyond the name and each month breathed optimism.” In spring 1924, the Booster staff also held a series of concerts/dances throughout the District, appearing at Topley, Houston, Forestdale and Decker Lake. The Booster had a short run, with only seven issues ever published, but reportedly enjoyed great success among its audience. Proceeds from sales of the paper were used to start a school library in Houston.
Scope and Content
Topley Progressive Club, tie-maker's dance, new Perow school opens, Bulkley Booster staff puts on play, traffic in Topley, repairs at North Bulkley School, letter to the editor, school section, home section, looking to future, church section.
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The Bulkley Booster
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Archival Description

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The Bulkley Booster Vol. 1 No. 5

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The Bulkley Booster Vol. 1 No. 6

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Date Range
April 1924
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
"The Booster Way", Easter and religion, reader appreciation, "Ici On Parle Francais" play, "How to Laugh", Radio Twins, "Roosevelt on Doers vs. Critics", little Bulkley Boosters, "It Isn't Your Town - It's You", school section, church section, home section.
The BULKLEY BOOSTER V O L . 1 -N o . 6 A NI N T E R C O M M U N I T YM O N T H L Y A P R I L , 1 9 2 4 M ay the Gladness of Easter Fill Y o u r H earts With Happinessa n d P e a c e C O N C E R T N U M B E R If you think your dis­ trict’s best, tell ’em so! If you’d have it lead the rest, help
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Fonds No.
BF3
Accession No.
1978.6
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
April 1924
History / Biographical
The Booster Bulkley was published monthly, covering social activities and school life from Rose Lake to Barrett. The first issue was published on November 22, 1923. The original editorial committee consisted of representatives from different districts of the Bulkley Valley: community leader Reverend L. Clinton Johnson (Convener), and schoolteachers Miss E.G. Stratton (Houston), Miss R.O. Stewart (North Bulkley), J. Ronald Todd (Topley), Frank Rendle (Forestdale) and Miss G. Keith (Rose Lake). The Interior News of July 30th 1924 reported that “The popular young pastor and the school teachers … undertook the publishing of a community newspaper, which … carried the boosting beyond the name and each month breathed optimism.” In spring 1924, the Booster staff also held a series of concerts/dances throughout the District, appearing at Topley, Houston, Forestdale and Decker Lake. The Booster had a short run, with only seven issues ever published, but reportedly enjoyed great success among its audience. Proceeds from sales of the paper were used to start a school library in Houston.
Scope and Content
"The Booster Way", Easter and religion, reader appreciation, "Ici On Parle Francais" play, "How to Laugh", Radio Twins, "Roosevelt on Doers vs. Critics", little Bulkley Boosters, "It Isn't Your Town - It's You", school section, church section, home section.
Subject Access
The Bulkley Booster
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Archival Description

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The Bulkley Booster Vol. 1 No. 6

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The Bulkley Booster Vol. 1 No. 7

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Date Range
May 1924
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
Editorial valedictory, "Reminisces of a Bulkleyite", school photos, Bulkley Booster staff photo, tie industry at Perow, fur industry, "Canadian Girls in Training and Girls of the Topley Golden Keys", Houston children write briefs, "An Appreciation", "Vulgar infractions".
The BULKLEY BOOSTER VOL. 1-N o . 7 AN INTERCOMMUNITY MONTHLY MAY, 1924 IN BOOSTER DISTRICT SCHOOLS To smile is as good as to pray. Henry W. Beecher once said that laughter would yet become a legitimate feature of relig­ ion. It has come about long ago. “ Ergo” — smile. PUPILS OF HOUSTON SCHOOL
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Fonds No.
BF3
Accession No.
1978.6
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
May 1924
History / Biographical
The Booster Bulkley was published monthly, covering social activities and school life from Rose Lake to Barrett. The first issue was published on November 22, 1923. The original editorial committee consisted of representatives from different districts of the Bulkley Valley: community leader Reverend L. Clinton Johnson (Convener), and schoolteachers Miss E.G. Stratton (Houston), Miss R.O. Stewart (North Bulkley), J. Ronald Todd (Topley), Frank Rendle (Forestdale) and Miss G. Keith (Rose Lake). The Interior News of July 30th 1924 reported that “The popular young pastor and the school teachers … undertook the publishing of a community newspaper, which … carried the boosting beyond the name and each month breathed optimism.” In spring 1924, the Booster staff also held a series of concerts/dances throughout the District, appearing at Topley, Houston, Forestdale and Decker Lake. The Booster had a short run, with only seven issues ever published, but reportedly enjoyed great success among its audience. Proceeds from sales of the paper were used to start a school library in Houston.
Scope and Content
Editorial valedictory, "Reminisces of a Bulkleyite", school photos, Bulkley Booster staff photo, tie industry at Perow, fur industry, "Canadian Girls in Training and Girls of the Topley Golden Keys", Houston children write briefs, "An Appreciation", "Vulgar infractions".
Subject Access
The Bulkley Booster
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Bulkley Lodge fonds

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Date Range
1967; 1985-2002
Collection
Bulkley Lodge fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
moving image
graphic material
Scope and Content
Records include 10 VHS tapes of luncheons, dinners, teas, and other events, two guestbooks for the Bulkley Valley pioneers’ and early residents’ open house, and one photograph (P7891) of Lodge employees with fundraiser proceeds.
Bulkley Lodge fonds Fonds No. GF8 Accession No. 2006.2, 2009.21, 2020.36 Physical Description: 10 VHS tapes; 4 cm of textual records; 1 photograph Date Range: 1967; 1985-2002 Administrative History/Biographical Sketch The Bulkley Lodge is a long-term assisted living facility in Smithers operated
Collection
Bulkley Lodge fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
moving image
graphic material
Fonds No.
GF8
Accession No.
2006.2
2009.21
2020.36
Physical Description
10 VHS tapes; 4 cm of textual records; 1 photograph
Date Range
1967; 1985-2002
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Lodge is a long-term assisted living facility in Smithers operated by Northern Health Authority. Founded by the Society of Concerned Citizens (incorporated 1973), the Lodge was officially opened on October 12, 1978 by B.C. Health Minister Bob McLelland. In 1982 the Society of Concerned Citizens was renamed the Bulkley Lodge Society in order to better reflect its goals of supporting the facility. Initially taking in personal care and immediate care residents, the Bulkley Lodge was licensed for 7 extended care residents in 1988; this number has since increased. The building underwent significant renovations throughout the late 1980s and 1990s. Today (2020), Bulkley Lodge cares for 70 residents across four units. It offers a central dining and activity room, a main lounge area, a self-serve coffee bar, a hair salon, and an exercise room. Residents are able to enjoy social activities, therapeutic recreation, spiritual programming, occupational therapy, and specialized nail and foot care. Some of the original board members included Bea Quadros, Pat McCammon, Jim and Margaret Goodacre, Ev Glass, Margaret Graham, Marguerite Perry, Mary Baker, Jim Robinson, Mel Burchette, Joe MacDonald, Flo Hidber, Audry Cook, Ron Kilby, Sid Beerda, Bill Bryant, Anna Morris, Johanna Huisman, Doris Stahel, Louise Kratz, Gary Lobley, R. McIntyre, and Florence Oulton.
Custodial History
Records were created by the Bulkley Lodge staff to capture events held by the Lodge for residents.
Scope and Content
Records include 10 VHS tapes of luncheons, dinners, teas, and other events, two guestbooks for the Bulkley Valley pioneers’ and early residents’ open house, and one photograph (P7891) of Lodge employees with fundraiser proceeds.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
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Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds

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Date Range
[1919-2021]
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair, and contains newspaper programs, prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, newspaper supplements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds Fonds No. AF1 Physical Description: 18 cm of textual records, 38 photographs Date Range: [1919-2021] Administrative History/Biographical Sketch Talk of forming a Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association to oversee the planning
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on contents of fonds.
Creator
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association
Fonds No.
AF1
Accession No.
1971.17
1978.5
1983.9
1983.65
1988.1
2007.3
1994.7
1994.13
2020.6
2020.12
2020.34
2022.1
Physical Description
18 cm of textual record, 39 photographs
Date Range
[1919-2021]
History / Biographical
Talk of forming a Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association to oversee the planning of an exhibition began in 1910 (Interior News, May 1910). Various names were used before incorporation, such as: Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association (Interior News, July 27, 1912), Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association and Farmer’s Institute (Omineca Herald, June 7, 1913) and Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition Association (Interior News, June 21, 1919). On July 14, 1919, the Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association was incorporated under the Agricultural Act. The mandate of the Association was to "advance the interests of agriculture and to hold an annual exhibition of agricultural products at Smithers, and to do all such other things the directors may decide for the advancement of the association, the farmers and farming." The first directors of the Association included A. Kilpatrick (President, Smithers), J. G. Wood (Vice-President, Telkwa), and L.B. Warner (Secretary Treasurer, Smithers), George Oulton (Smithers), A. J. Prudhomme (Telkwa), E. C. Barger (Telkwa) and William S. Henry (Smithers) (Interior News, June 21, 1919). Smithers held its first Fall Fair in Albert Park, September 30th, 1919. After several years the Fair became a three-day event, presenting a wide variety of exhibits including agricultural displays, livestock and logging shows, handicraft and homemaking exhibits, stage shows, and a midway. The Fair continues to this day, having been held every year since 1919, except for 1932-1933, 1938-1945, 1950-1952. A virtual fair was held in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair, and contains newspaper programs, prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, newspaper supplements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
Arrangement
Records were rearranged in September 2016 by Manda Haligowski to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Bulkley Valley Exhibition
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Bulkley Valley
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Bulkley Valley Brass Band fonds

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Date Range
1971-1978
Collection
Bulkley Valley Brass Band fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of a Bulkley Valley Brass Band scrapbook (2011.39.1) covering the years 1971 to 1978, and three certificates (2017.133) presented to the BVBB by the Lakes District Music and Drama Festival in April 1972.
Bulkley Valley Brass Band fonds Fonds No. AF20 Physical Description: ~3 cm textual records Date Range: 1971-1978 Accession Numbers: 2011.39, 2017.133 Storage Locations: Box 43, Box 74 Administrative History/Biographical Sketch The Bulkley Valley Brass Band was founded in October 1970 after
Collection
Bulkley Valley Brass Band fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Fonds No.
AF20
Accession No.
2011.39
2017.133
Physical Description
1 scrapbook, 3 certificates
Date Range
1971-1978
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley Brass Band was founded in October 1970 after an unsuccessful attempt by the Smithers Rotary Club to form a community brass band. Whereas membership in the Rotary Band had been restricted to Smithers residents, the Bulkley Valley Brass Band widened its scope by welcoming members from Telkwa and Houston. It also sought to ensure its longevity by purchasing instruments which would be held by the band rather than by individual members, allowing them to be passed on to new members if their original users left the group or moved away. Anyone above the age of 12 was able to join, regardless of skill level. The BVBB’s director at its time of founding was Norman Atkins and its treasurer was Paul Sikkes, who also played trumpet for the band. The BVBB’s held its first concert, “An Evening at Home,” on December 12th 1970. It went on to participate in events such as Christmas Concerts, the Lakes District Music Festival, and the 1971 BC Centennial Celebrations Parade. The band won a great number of prizes in various music festivals. It was directed by Norm Atkins from 1970 until his death in early 1974. By January 1981 the band was in a state of abeyance due to a lack of local brass players. It does not appear to have been restarted.
Custodial History
Item 2011.39.01 was originally donated to the museum by Judi Adema in February 2011 and accessioned as part of the BVM discrete items collection. In June 2020 it was removed from this collection and added to the newly-created Bulkley Valley Brass Band fonds. Items numbered 2017.133 were originally collected by Jeanette Lough and eventually passed on to Ronald Toews, who donated them to the museum on December 8, 2017. They were added to the Smithers Community Band fonds (AF12). In June 2020 it was determined that they were not relevant to the fond topic and a separate fonds was created for the Bulkley Valley Brass Band.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of a Bulkley Valley Brass Band scrapbook (2011.39.1) covering the years 1971 to 1978, and three certificates (2017.133) presented to the BVBB by the Lakes District Music and Drama Festival in April 1972.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Houston, B.C.
Telkwa, B.C.
Notes
Fonds created June 3rd 2020.
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Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council fonds

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Date Range
1970-2015
Collection
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
moving image
Scope and Content
This fonds includes textual and graphic records, photographs, and electronic media created and used by the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council during the fulfillment of its mandate. The majority of the material is textual or graphic in nature, including foundational documents (constitution, certi…
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council Fonds Fonds No. AF27 Accession No. 2021.15 Physical Description: ~38 cm textual and graphic material, 2 scrapbooks, 36 photographs, 2 MP4 files Date Range: 1970-2015 Administrative History/Biographical Sketch The Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council (BVCAC
Collection
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
moving image
Creator
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council
Fonds No.
AF27
Accession No.
2021.15
Physical Description
~38 cm textual and graphic material, 2 scrapbooks, 36 photographs, 2 MP4 files
Date Range
1970-2015
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council (BVCAC) is a Smithers-based organization which promotes awareness of, and access to, the arts for Bulkley Valley residents from Houston to Hazelton. Its work includes funding arts projects, providing bursaries to aspiring artists, and coordinating community events. Council membership includes local artists, musicians, vocalists, dancers, and community organizations. The BVCAC was officially incorporated under the Societies Act in March 1980, although its history dates back to at least the late 1960s.
Custodial History
Items were created and used by the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council during the course of its day-to-day activities. They were retained as internal records until being transferred to the Bulkley Valley Museum on May 19th 2021.
Scope and Content
This fonds includes textual and graphic records, photographs, and electronic media created and used by the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council during the fulfillment of its mandate. The majority of the material is textual or graphic in nature, including foundational documents (constitution, certificate of incorporation, by-laws), policies, reports, financial statements, meeting minutes, agenda books, grant and bursary applications, project proposals, cast lists, pamphlets, and posters. Also included are 36 photographs and two scrapbooks related to children’s concerts in the 1980s-1990s, and a DVD with two short demo videos produced by local filmmaker Taylor Fox in 2009.
Arrangement
This fonds has been arranged into five series, each reflecting a particular function of the BVCAC. Series 1 contains administrative material relating to the incorporation, governance, and management of the BVCAC. Series 2 contains applications for funding made by individual artists and community groups, whether directly to the BVCAC or to other organizations with the support of the BVCAC. Series 3 contains grant applications made by the BVCAC to outside organizations. Series 4 contains bursary applications to the BVCAC. Series 5 contains material related to events, projects, and programs put on by the BVCAC. This arrangement has been imposed by Bulkley Valley Museum staff, but original order has been adhered to as closely as possible.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Bulkley Valley
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Bulkley Valley Concert Association fonds

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Date Range
1963, 1977-2002
Collection
Bulkley Valley Concert Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of scrapbooks (2009.12.1-.4) documenting concerts, shows and performances organized by the Bulkley Valley Concert Association from 1977 to 2007, and a membership list (2017.68) from 1963. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs and promotional materials such as flyers…
Bulkley Valley Concert Association fonds Fonds No. AF6 Accession No.: 2009.12; 2017.68 Physical Description: 13 cm of textual records Date Range: 1963; 1977-2002 Administrative History/Biographical Sketch The Bulkley Valley Concert Association is a community group with the mandate of promoting
Collection
Bulkley Valley Concert Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Concert Association
Fonds No.
AF6
Accession No.
2009.12
2017.68
Physical Description
13 cm of texual records
Date Range
1963, 1977-2002
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley Concert Association is a community group with the mandate of promoting and fostering an interest in the performing arts in the Bulkley Valley. It welcomes touring groups in concerts that feature choirs, live music, ballet, and theatre productions. The Association has a hands-on working board that directly engages with artists and manages each show. Records in this fonds indicate that the Bulkley Valley Concert Association existed as early as 1959; however, the Association considers itself to have been active only since 1963. Evidently the Association has existed in various forms throughout the years with its present form emerging after it was renewed at a public meeting held on October 13, 1977. After its reorganization in 1977, the Association came under the coordination of the B.C. Overture Concerts Society with Diane Harmon as campaign chairwoman, Elaine Lee as secretary, and Monica Fraser as treasurer.
Custodial History
Glad Bury, who was a teacher in the Bulkley Valley, originally collected items from accession 2017.68. These eventually passed on Pat McCammon.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of scrapbooks (2009.12.1-.4) documenting concerts, shows and performances organized by the Bulkley Valley Concert Association from 1977 to 2007, and a membership list (2017.68) from 1963. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs and promotional materials such as flyers and pamphlets.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Reproduction Restrictions
All photos found in scrapbooks under this fonds have been merely collected by the Bulkley Valley Concert Association; thus, photos cannot be placed online or reproduced elsewhere without the consent of the original copyright holders.
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Bulkley Valley District Hospital fonds

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Date Range
1920-2001
Collection
Bulkley Valley District Hospital fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
architectural drawing
technical drawing
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Fonds is organized into seven series:
Bulkley Valley District Hospital fonds Fonds No. GF5 Accession No. 1986.7, 1992.9, 1997.51, 2004.20, 2007.3, 2017.25, 2017.36, 2017.53, 2020.36 Physical Description: 21 cm of textual records; 6 architectural drawings; 1 technical drawing; 3 photographs Date Range: 1920-2001 Administrative History
Collection
Bulkley Valley District Hospital fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
architectural drawing
technical drawing
textual record
graphic material
Fonds No.
GF5
Accession No.
1986.7
1992.9
1997.51
2004.20
2007.3
2017.25
2017.36
2017.53
2020.36
Physical Description
21 cm of textual records
6 architectural drawings
1 technical drawing
3 photogarphs
Date Range
1920-2001
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley District Hospital was first established in 1920 and occupied a pre-existing building on the corner of Second Avenue and King Street. It housed 13 beds, an operating room, an office, a kitchen and a dining area. The hospital continued to expand throughout the decade until 1933, when its ownership was transferred from the Hospital Board to the Sisters of St. Anne, and a new building was constructed. A 30-bed wing with an emergency operating room was added in 1955. By 1968, this building was ruled obsolete and work began on a new modern facility, to be run by the province after the Sisters relinquished control. The new Bulkley Valley District Hospital was opened in 1969. A major renovation project was launched in 1973 and the original 1934 building was demolished. The formation of the Bulkley Lodge Society through the Smithers Society of Concerned Citizens in 1982 replaced the need for extended care beds in the BV District Hospital. Today, the Hospital acts as an acute care facility with 25 beds, servicing communities from Houston to Hazelton, B.C. For more detailed information on the history and development of the Hospital, see finding aid.
Custodial History
Records that were created both by the original Board of Directors (1920 – 1934) and Sisters of St. Ann (1933-1969) were passed on and kept by management until their donation to the Archives. Records in this collection from the Ladies’ Auxiliary were kept by Jean Maskiewich whose sister-in-law, Jean Kilpatrick, was the former Treasurer of the Auxiliary. Maskiewich then donated these records to the Archives.Three photographs (P7894-P7896) were found in collections in October 2020, having been submitted to the Interior News prior to 2003 and transferred to the museum at an unknown date.
Scope and Content
Fonds is organized into seven series:
1. Administrative
2. Board of Trustees
3. Sisters of St. Ann
4. Bulkley Valley District Hospital Ladies’ Auxiliary
5. Bulkley Valley District Hospital Society
6. Construction and engineering records
7. Legal records
Other records not organized under these series include a reports and orders ledger, a physicians journal and day book, donations for the Hospital’s first x-ray machine, x-ray reports, event programs, a photograph, and donations for a L.B. Warner memorial.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley District Hospital
Sisters of St. Ann
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Many photographs of the BV District Hospital can also be found in the BVM Visual Records Collection.
Reproduction Restrictions
Some restrictions may be in place for certain records to protect fromer patients.
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Bulkley Valley Museum fonds

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Date Range
1961-2017
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
moving image
architectural drawing
sound recording
Scope and Content
This fonds contains material created and used by the Bulkley Valley Museum during the course of its day-to-day activities, from the time of its inception as a historical society in the early 1960s up to and including the present. These are primarily textual records such as meeting minutes, staff re…
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds Fonds No. OF1 Accession No.: 2010.5, 2017.22, 2017.63, 2017.71, 2017.72, 2017.128, 2018.15, 2020.8, 2020.27, 2020.35, 2020.36, 2021.1, 2021.3, 2021.15 Physical Description: 13 boxes of textual and graphic material; 1 box photographs; [] architectural plans; 2
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
moving image
architectural drawing
sound recording
Creator
Bulkley Valley Museum
Fonds No.
OF1
Accession No.
2010.5
2017.22
2017.63
2017.71
2017.72
2017.128
2018.15
2020.8
2020.27
2020.35
2020.36
2021.1
2021.3
2021.15
Physical Description
13 boxes of textual and graphic material; 1 box photographs; [] architectural plans; 2 videocassettes, 1 CD, [] digital records
Date Range
1961-2017
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley Museum (BVM) was founded in large part by Ernest Hann, an early pioneer who amassed a large collection of documents, photographs and artifacts representing local settler history. This became the core collection upon which the Museum was built. The first public displays of artifacts opened in 1967 in the newly-constructed Smithers Public Library. However, it was not until 1971 that the Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society was officially incorporated. With space becoming limited in the Library, the Museum was moved in 1974 to the historic Central Park Building, which had once served as Smithers' government building, courthouse, and jail. The Museum first shared a room with the Smithers Art Gallery before receiving its own space. Today the BVM collects, preserves and presents items of historical and cultural significance from Smithers and the Bulkley Valley and is enjoyed by over 5000 people per year.
Custodial History
All items in this fonds were retained by the Museum as internal records following their initial creation and use, and were accessioned and entered into the OF1 fonds upon being found in collections.
Scope and Content
This fonds contains material created and used by the Bulkley Valley Museum during the course of its day-to-day activities, from the time of its inception as a historical society in the early 1960s up to and including the present. These are primarily textual records such as meeting minutes, staff reports, exhibit plans, correspondence, policies, financial documents, curator diaries, guest books, scrapbooks, and membership lists. The fonds also includes photographs, pamphlets, posters, floor plans, 1 CD of oral history recordings, and 2 videocassettes. Furthermore, there is an increasing amount of born-digital material (Word docs, PDFs, images) which have yet to be fully processed into the fonds.
Arrangement
This fonds was first arranged around 2018 by Manda Haligowski and was rearranged in spring 2021 by Holly Peterson. In its current form, the OF1 fonds is divided into nine series: - S1) Office of the Curator - S2) Board of Directors - S3) events and promotions - S4) Old Church - S5) guest books/lists - S6) scrapbooks - S7) maps and plans - S8) photographs - S9) audiovisual materials. Series 1, 2, 3, and 4 have been further subdivided into subseries and/or files; see their Arrangement fields for more details.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Museum
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
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Bulkley Valley Players' Club fonds

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Date Range
1959-2004
Collection
Bulkley Valley Players Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
architectural drawing
Scope and Content
Fonds contains programs, an expenses ledger, a workshop booklet, bylaws and constitution, policies, meeting minutes, financial info, and other textual records relating to the Bulkley Valley Players Club, as well as two architectural drawings for a proposed cultural space to be used for BV Players p…
Bulkley Valley Players Club fonds Fonds No. AF9 Accession No.: 1987.15; 1993.17; 2004.20; 2017.62; 2018.2; 2018.3 Physical Description: 2 cm of textual records, 2 architectural drawings Date Range: 1959-1967 Administrative History/Biographical Sketch The Bulkley Valley Players Club was formed
Collection
Bulkley Valley Players Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
architectural drawing
Creator
Bulkley Valley Players Club
Fonds No.
AF9
Accession No.
1987.15
1993.17
2004.20
2017.62
2018.2
2018.3
2021.15
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records, 2 architectural drawings
Date Range
1959-2004
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley Players Club (BV Players) was formed by Marjory and Tadek Then in 1959 with the goal of educating members and the general public in the art of amateur theatre. It held drama workshops and typically performed two full-length plays each season, as well as at special events such as Smithers’ 50th anniversary celebrations in 1963. The first incarnation of the Club folded in 1968. It was briefly revitalized by Ray Garford in 1974 but dissolved after he left Smithers the following year. The Club's third and longest incarnation lasted from 1984 until 2004. The latter two versions of the Bulkley Valley Players were part of the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council. (See Finding Aid for further detail).
Custodial History
Items with accession number 1987.15, 1993.16, and 2018.3 were donated by Marjorie Then in 1987, 1993, and 2018 respectively. Items numbered 2004.20 were donated by Mollie Ralson on July 3, 2003. Items numbered 2017.62 were donated by Vanda Monkman on July 21, 2016. Items numbered 2018.2 were found in collection in March 2018. Items numbered 2021.15 were donated with BV Community Arts Council records on May 19, 2021 and transferred to AF9.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains programs, an expenses ledger, a workshop booklet, bylaws and constitution, policies, meeting minutes, financial info, and other textual records relating to the Bulkley Valley Players Club, as well as two architectural drawings for a proposed cultural space to be used for BV Players performances.
Arrangement
The fonds is divided into three series: Administrative, Ephemera, and Architectural Drawings.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Players Club
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
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Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club fonds

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Date Range
1936-1962
Collection
Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds contains records that reflect the activities and functions of the Bulkley Valley Gun and Rod Club. Records include a cashbook, meeting minutes, certificates and life memberships.
Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club fonds Fonds No. AF5 Physical Description: 5 cm of textual records Date Range: 1936-1962 Accession No.: 1985.13, 2016.2 Administrative History/Biographical Sketch The conservation efforts of the Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club predate its official formation in 1936
Collection
Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club
Fonds No.
AF5
Accession No.
1985.13
2016.2
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1936-1962
History / Biographical
The conservation efforts of the Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club predate its official formation in 1936. From 1925 to 1929, the group was already involved in planting trout eggs in Lake Kathlyn inlets, introducing and encouraging beneficial wildlife, while reducing and bringing awareness to invasive and damaging species. On May 1, 1936, a meeting was held in the Municipal Hall in Smithers for the purpose of forming the Bulkley Valley Fish Game and Forest Protective Association. R. Richardson was nominated as President and Mr. Mapleton as Secretary/ Treasurer. At a meeting on July 16, 1937, a motion was put forth to change the name to the Bulkley Valley Game Club and on March 10, 1938, the motion was carried to change the name to Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club. Over the years, the club has worked on many conservation and access projects, including cutting and improving trails to various lakes, building a hatchery to spawn and release fry, establishing the Pheasant project, and fostering better ecological environments. The group is still active as of 2020.
Custodial History
Records from accession number 2016.2 were in the possession of a former member's family, and were found in an attic. It was given to the current president of the Club, Brian Atherton in 2014. In January 2015 the book was transferred to the Archives.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains records that reflect the activities and functions of the Bulkley Valley Gun and Rod Club. Records include a cashbook, meeting minutes, certificates and life memberships.
Notes
Transcription of the ledger book found in the BV Rod and Gun Club reference file.
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Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens' Association fonds

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Date Range
1964
Collection
Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds contains a letter from the Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens’ Association in support of the Bulkley Valley Pulp and Tinder Co., dated 1964.
Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens’ Association fonds Fonds No. AF3 Accession No.: 1992.26 Physical Description: 1 cm of textual records Date Range: 1964 Location: Box 6 Bay 3 Shelf 2 Administrative History/Biographical Sketch The Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens’ Association is a non-profit society
Collection
Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens' Association
Fonds No.
AF3
Accession No.
1992.26
Physical Description
<1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1964
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens’ Association is a non-profit society which provides activities and support for seniors living in the Bulkley Valley. It was established as the Senior Citizens Association sometime between the mid-1950s and early 1960s and was officially registered as the Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens’ Association on January 4th 1964, at the recommendation of member Ernest Hann and lawyer L.W. Perry. The BVSCA was instrumental in the establishment of the Pioneer Place retirement home and its adjacent facilities. For more information see finding aid.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains a letter from the Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens’ Association in support of the Bulkley Valley Pulp and Tinder Co., dated 1964.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
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Aida Family fonds

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Date Range
[1929-1946; 2008]
Collection
Aida Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
electronic record
Scope and Content
Fonds includes records collected and created by the Aida Family. Records include Tetsuo's school certificates, Aida Cleaners signs and photographs.
Aida Family fonds Fonds No. PF5 Physical Description: 2.5 cm of textual records, 26 photographs, 3 postcards, 1 compact disc Date Range: [1929 – 1946; 2008] Administrative History/Biographical Sketch Kintaro Aida was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1888, and immigrated to Canada in 1906, completing part
Collection
Aida Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
electronic record
Fonds No.
PF5
Accession No.
2015.13
2017.89
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
26 photographs
3 postcards
1 CD
Date Range
[1929-1946; 2008]
History / Biographical
The Aidas were a Japanese-Canadian family who lived in Smithers during the 1920s-1940s. Kintaro Aida, born in Tokyo in 1888, immigrated to Canada in 1906 and married Sadako Fuseya-Wanibe, who had come to Canada from Japan in 1909. The couple had three sons in Prince Rupert - Tatsuo 'Tat' (b. 1916), Fujio 'Joe' (b. 1917), and Tetuso 'Ben' (b. 1919) - before moving to Smithers. Two more children - a son named Asao and a daughter named Sumiko - were born here in 1927 and 1929 respectively. Kintaro ran a tailor shop and rooming house, while Sadako managed a laundry. Sadako, Asao and Sumiko visited family in Japan shortly before the outbreak of World War II and were unable to return home until after the war. Asao got married in Japan and remained there. The rest of the Aida family moved to Stouffville, Ontario in the late 1940s. For more information, see finding aid.
Scope and Content
Fonds includes records collected and created by the Aida Family. Records include Tetsuo's school certificates, Aida Cleaners signs and photographs.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
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Alan Pickard fonds

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Date Range
2001-2020
Collection
Alan Pickard fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
electronic record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Fonds contains records related to Alan Pickard’s historical research. It is divided into two series based on the content of the research and the author’s own organization: Telkwa High Road History and Place Name Stories.
surveys, maps, PDF articles, images, newspaper extracts from Victoria Daily Colonist, The Bulkley Pioneer and Interior News, and the death dates of relevant people. All items are digital-only. Place Name Stories Series no.: S2 Part of: Alan Pickard fonds Related accessions: 2019.23, 2020.40 Physical
Collection
Alan Pickard fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
electronic record
graphic material
Creator
Alan Pickard
Fonds No.
PF23
Accession No.
2017.44
2019.23
2020.2
2020.41
Physical Description
1.71 GB of electronic records
Date Range
2001-2020
History / Biographical
Alan Pickard was born and raised in New Zealand. He met his wife, Anne, while visiting Calgary en route to Europe. They moved to the Bulkley Valley in 1970, working here for a few months before moving to Kitimat for four years. Afterwards, they returned to Smithers and built a log cabin on Telkwa High Road. The two were frequent international travelers, dividing their time between the Bulkley Valley and locations such as Alaska, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand. Pickard began researching early settler history of the Bulkley Valley in 1998. He initially focused on the Telkwa High Road and the two telegraph lines that ran along it: the Collins Overland telegraph (1866) and the Yukon telegraph (1900). His interests then broadened to include early trails, roads and bridges, early (pre-1914) settlers, place names, and maps. Pickard’s use of original sources (books, archival records, etc.) in his research led to him collecting documents such as early mining claims, Hudson’s Bay Company and North West Company trading posts, and land surveys in the Bulkley Valley. Pickard’s research is a continuation of the work of other researchers, including local historian Lynn Shervill, author of “Smithers: From Swamp to Village,” and John Tupper Saywell. He also assisted Kate Smallwood with her book “Kate’s Selection,” published in 2005. In addition to his historical research, Pickard served as the Chairman of the Smithers Library Board, was a member of the Bulkley Valley Writers’ Group, contributed articles to the Interior News, staked mining claims, worked as an electrician, and wrote poetry (his volume being the first book printed by Bulkley Valley Printers). In 2005, Alan and Anne Pickard returned to New Zealand, where they currently reside.
Custodial History
Records were collected and created throughout Pickard’s research activities. Items were donated by Alan Pickard on June 29th 2017, July 22nd 2019, January 15th 2020, and October 18th 2020.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains records related to Alan Pickard’s historical research. It is divided into two series based on the content of the research and the author’s own organization: Telkwa High Road History and Place Name Stories.
Arrangement
Items have been retained in the original order established by their creator (Alan Pickard). Duplicate records and empty folders have been deleted. Original order of the file structure has been screencapped and can be referred to if needed.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Reproduction Restrictions
Records collected for reference by Alan Pickard may or may not be protected by copyright. These include PDF articles and images.
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