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Description
The SX-70 is a folding single lens reflex land camera. Brown leather and metal camera in a brown leather case. Manual included in case. On the inside flap of the case there is some writing in red. L. G and the rest of the line is illegible. More illegible words, and at the bottom it probably says R…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1971
End Date
1981
Description
The SX-70 is a folding single lens reflex land camera. Brown leather and metal camera in a brown leather case. Manual included in case. On the inside flap of the case there is some writing in red. L. G and the rest of the line is illegible. More illegible words, and at the bottom it probably says Robson BC. A: camera B: case C: instruction manual
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
2013.24.27 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
1980.183.4a: A brown tin lunch box with a thick brown leather handle for carrying. The handle is secured at either end with metal clamps. On the bottom is stamped Patented FE 11-8 MA 1313 D.R.P. 550198. Underneath the handle are three sets of ventilation slots on the top of the box 1980.183.4b Th…
Original Owner
William Billeter
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
FOOD SERVICE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1920
End Date
1980
Period or Date Notes
Known to be over 60 years old in 1980 accession notes
Description
1980.183.4a: A brown tin lunch box with a thick brown leather handle for carrying. The handle is secured at either end with metal clamps. On the bottom is stamped Patented FE 11-8 MA 1313 D.R.P. 550198. Underneath the handle are three sets of ventilation slots on the top of the box 1980.183.4b There is a sturdy brass metal, half circle pull tab at one end for opening the box with Universal L.F.& Co imprinted on it. Once it is opened two sections can be seen. The top section is for a thermos and the bottom part is for the lunch. On the opposite top end of the box, there is a round dented circle where the thermos would have pushed against it from the inside.
Narrative
Not known to have been previously entered into the data base
History Of Use
Possibly used by miners
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Height
17.0
Width
12.0
Length
26.4
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height excludes leather handle
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1980.183.4 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
The camera is black, with a lens and flash on the front. It has internal bellows to allow it to extend. Polaroid and SLR 680 are on the front in stylized text.
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Title
Polaroid SLR 680
Brand Name
Polaroid
Manufacturer
Polaroid
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1980
End Date
1989
Description
The camera is black, with a lens and flash on the front. It has internal bellows to allow it to extend. Polaroid and SLR 680 are on the front in stylized text.
History Of Use
The SLR 680 camera was a single-lens reflex, professional folding SLR instant camera with sonar auto-focus and a built-in electronic flash which automatically tilted depending on the focus distance. It utilized the same sonar autofocus technology as the 100-speed SX-70 Time Zero Autofocus models, but also features a built-in electronic flash. The SLR 680 also sported a 4-element 116 mm f/8 glass lens with a minimum focal length of 10.4 inches. It had an aperture range from f/8-f/22. Manual focus was possible, thanks to an override switch, which was located above the focusing wheel. The camera featured a socket for a remote shutter release, and also had a tripod socket and lugs for a neck strap. The original retail price was $265.
Accession No.
2013.24.133
Model Name or No.
SLR 680
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER;
FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Description
The object has a hard leather case with retrackable cloth tape. Leather case is brown and the stitching is starting to separate. There is a brass knob on the top which is secured by a brass screw which threads through from the bottom of the case. The tape has a 12.8 cm piece of 1.5cm wide leather s…
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Original Owner
Authur J. Campbell
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1909
End Date
1984
Period or Date Notes
Date reference from donor - about 75 years old in 1984
Description
The object has a hard leather case with retrackable cloth tape. Leather case is brown and the stitching is starting to separate. There is a brass knob on the top which is secured by a brass screw which threads through from the bottom of the case. The tape has a 12.8 cm piece of 1.5cm wide leather strap hand sewn onto the beginning of it and has a brass tab on the end. Fabric measure has some numbers visible but is quite worn. "Hockley - England - Abbey" is inscribe on the top. 66 Ft, No. 260 is stamped on top of brass knob.
Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER;
FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Height
1.5 cm
Diameter
12 cm
Circumference
38 cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
66 Ft is marked on brass knob on case
Accession No.
1984.3.12
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
CERAMIC;
Description
Ceramic wide cream coffee mug with a gold trim around the rim. There is a picture of St.John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984 on the front of the mug..
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Title
St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC
Manufacturer Notes
Decorated in Canada; Heritage Arts China
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FOOD SERVICE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1914
End Date
1984
Description
Ceramic wide cream coffee mug with a gold trim around the rim. There is a picture of St.John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984 on the front of the mug..
Material
CERAMIC;
Accession No.
2008.6.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
CERAMIC;
Description
Ceramic wide mouth cream coffee mug with gold trim around the rim. There is a picture of the St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984 on front of the mug.
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Title
St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984
Manufacturer Notes
Decorated in Canada, Heritage Arts Gifts
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FOOD SERVICE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1914
End Date
1984
Description
Ceramic wide mouth cream coffee mug with gold trim around the rim. There is a picture of the St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984 on front of the mug.
Material
CERAMIC;
Accession No.
2008.6.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
CERAMIC;
Description
Ceramic wide mouth cream coffee mug with gold trim around the rim. A picture of the St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984 is on the front of the mug.
  1 Image  
Title
St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick, BC
Manufacturer Notes
Heritage Arts China - Decorated in Canada
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FOOD PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1914
End Date
1984
Period or Date Notes
Date shown on front of mug
Description
Ceramic wide mouth cream coffee mug with gold trim around the rim. A picture of the St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984 is on the front of the mug.
Material
CERAMIC;
Accession No.
2008.6.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
Ceramic
Description
Ceramic wide cream coffee mug with a gold trim around the rim. On the front of the mug is a picture of the St. John The Divine Anglican Church Quick BC 1914-1984.
  1 Image  
Title
St. John The Divine Anglican Church Quick BC 1914-1984
Manufacturer Notes
Decorated in Canada; Heritage Arts China
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FOOD PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1914
End Date
1984
Description
Ceramic wide cream coffee mug with a gold trim around the rim. On the front of the mug is a picture of the St. John The Divine Anglican Church Quick BC 1914-1984.
Material
Ceramic
Accession No.
2008.6.5
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
Ceramic
Description
Ceramic wide mouth cream coffee mug with gold trim around the rim. A picture of the St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984 is on the front,
  1 Image  
Title
St John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC
Manufacturer Notes
Decorated in Canada; Heritage Arts China
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FOOD PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1914
End Date
1984
Description
Ceramic wide mouth cream coffee mug with gold trim around the rim. A picture of the St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984 is on the front,
Material
Ceramic
Accession No.
2008.6.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
CERAMIC;
Description
Ceramic slim white coffee mug with gold trim on the rim. There is picture of the St John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-2984 on the front on mug.
  1 Image  
Title
St, John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-1984
Manufacturer Notes
Heritage Arts China- Decorated in Canada
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
FOOD PROCESSING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1914
End Date
2008
Description
Ceramic slim white coffee mug with gold trim on the rim. There is picture of the St John The Divine Anglican Church, Quick BC 1914-2984 on the front on mug.
Material
CERAMIC;
Accession No.
2008.6.7
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Description
a: A brown rectangular wooden case cover in leather with straps secured with brass buckles. There is a sturdy leather handle on the top of the case - also 2 leather back straps attached at the centre top with a large `brass `D`ring. This ring is attached to the case by a large `tear drop`piece of …
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Title
Surveyor's Level
Manufacturer
E.R. Watts & Son
Original Owner
K.G. Polyblank - written in ink on top of box lid - a railway surveyor.
Other Names
dumpy level
Surveryor's case
Manufacturer Notes
E.R. Watts & Son, Surveyor`s and Architects Instruments and Materials. Head Office and Works, 123 Camberwell Rd. London S.E. England. Ottawa 200 Wellington St; 408 Portage Ave Winnipeg. Àll kinds of surveying instruments (by any maker) can be repaired at our Winnipeg Store by experienced workmen trained in our London Works.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
SURVEYING AND NAVIGATIONAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Place Used
Used for railroad and highway surveys.
Start Date
1905
End Date
1981
Period or Date Notes
Taken from original accession card. Bought for $25 in 1935 and it was 30 years old at that time.
Description
a: A brown rectangular wooden case cover in leather with straps secured with brass buckles. There is a sturdy leather handle on the top of the case - also 2 leather back straps attached at the centre top with a large `brass `D`ring. This ring is attached to the case by a large `tear drop`piece of leather which has been screwed into place with 5 screws. The other ends of the back straps are screwed to the ends of the case - about 6.5 cm up from the bottom corner. A Canadian National Express sticker in on the front of the case. The name of the previous owner is neatly written in ink on the top "R.G Polyblank". Two rectangular pieces of leather (8.6cm x 5.5cm) cover two heavy brass hook closures. The hooks are unusual in that they angular like the number 7. They are screed on at the bottom and hook over a brass screw. The leather flap stops them from working loose under the strap. There are two leather strap guides on the front. These are screwed on with 6 screws each and are 8.5 cm 2.5cm long x 2.5 cm wide. Attached to the bottom of the box is a small, brown round 'container' with "Fitting for Telescope Cap" printed on the top. b:Tall wooden tripod to secure surveyor's level with a round brass threaded mountin plate at the top. The brass plate is attached to the legs with 3 large brass wing nuts. The bottom tip of each leg has a pointed metal piece attached to it. Two of the tips are 9cm long, the third one which on the repaired leg is 7cm long. The two longer metal tips have a half round tab on one side at the top. The tab on the shorter tip is 1.3 cm down from the top. c: A wide brass ring which screws on to the tripod base. One end is threaded on the inside & has a 0.3cm wide rim. The outside of the same end has two narrow rows of patterened engraving to give a 'gripping' surface. From this the outside curves in slightly & down to a rounded edge. d-e: Scope and base. Scope has Manufacture's name and the number 3396 on one side. The level is mounted underneath it. f: Spare Bubble for level - Stored in a triangular wooden enclosure in the front right hand corner of the box. NOTE - This was not taken out of the compartment for fear of breakage. g: Spare eye piece for the scope h-j: Small round metal container that screws together h-i; Contains j which is a small ring with 2 brass screws attached. k: Copper cylindrical tube with open ends (possible a lense hood - note taken from donor card.) l-n: Three spare needles, one larger than the other two
Narrative
Donor file card has info and pieces identified with their letters
History Of Use
Used in Quebec and BC - including the Skeena Region. This is a common surveying instrument. There were only two kinds of levels availabe when the railway cam, to be used in surveying. These were the "Y"level and the dumpy. The level was made by E.R. Watts & Sons, London, England. The level was bought by mother-for-father in 1935 for $25 used. It was 30 years ol then. The previous owner was Polyblank - a railway surveyor. Thomas Edward Clarke was born in Bothwell, Ont. in 1888, came west in 1908. In Edmonton he was hired as Chainman for Garnet Hughts on preliminary location of GTP to Jasper; reached Jasper Christmas 1908. Then he continued surveying until 1960 in different areas of BC In 1926 he was the Assistant District Engineer for Dept. of Public Works in Smithers. The Central Park building was 6 yrs. old then and he had an office on the second floor. The position he had was equivalent to the current position of "Highways Superintendant". (In 1926 conversion had just been made from Horse and wagon to trucks.)He was involved with initial road building in the province.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Height
27 cnm
Width
14.5 cm
Length
43 cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
14
Accession No.
1986.12.1 a-n
Model Name or No.
Instrument numberL 3396; Constant 21.75 inches (scope)
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Wooden cross country skis. "Åsnes tur-modell" written prominently on the top of each ski.
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Manufacturer Notes
Åsnes company began mass production of skis in 1933. (Source: https://www.asnes.com/om-asnes/, accessed Nov 2017)
Category
RECREATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Norway
Start Date
1980
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
based on information provided by donor
Description
Wooden cross country skis. "Åsnes tur-modell" written prominently on the top of each ski.
History Of Use
Came from Family Ski and Sport - given to donor's daughter Tara by Peter Krause when he bought the store for his bike shop.
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2011.14.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds

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Date Range
[1919-1994]
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair and contains prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
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
1983.65
1983.9
1988.1
1994.13
1994.7
2007.3
Physical Description
13.5 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1919-1994]
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.
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair and contains prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, 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.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1933; 1939; 1955; 1981; 1984
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series consists of personal correspondence written by and to William Billeter.
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
William Billeter
Fonds No.
PF6
Series No.
S4
Accession No.
1984.6
1990.9
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1933; 1939; 1955; 1981; 1984
Scope and Content
Series consists of personal correspondence written by and to William Billeter.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1915-1985]
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
technical drawing
textual record
Scope and Content
1. Secretary, Smithers Farmer's Institute 2. Dairy Farmer 3. Postmaster 4. Correspondence 5. Finances Records include correspondence, invoices, cheques, various recorded accounts, newspaper clippings, dental x-rays and technical drawings. The fonds reflects the activities of William Billeter during…
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
technical drawing
textual record
Creator
William Billeter
Fonds No.
PF6
Accession No.
1984.6
1990.9
1990.93
2000.40
Physical Description
4 negatives
9 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1915-1985]
History / Biographical
Billeter built two homes while living in the Bulkley Valley: one on Second Avenue and a log cabin on the hillside overlooking the Valley and farm. In the community, Billeter played an important role in building Pioneer Place and Glenwood Community Hall and helping to found the Bulkley Valley Credit Union.
Billeter worked as a dairy farmer, in trying conditions, shipping milk to Prince Rupert by rail for over 20 years. Come 1951, Billeter ceased producing milk so as to pursue raising beef. During this time, Billeter acted as secretary for the Smithers Farmer’s Institute. In 1953, Billeter and his wife decided to sell the farm, which was sold to Joe Schwegler. The couple moved to Smithers where Billeter worked maintaining the federal post office and police station, until he turned 70 years-old.
On November 1974, Flo Billeter passed away at the age of 82. On December 5, 1984, William Billeter passed away at the age of 89.
William Billeter was born in Portland, Oregon, on March 16, 1895, leaving home in 1910 at the age of 15 years-old. During the depression, William worked on a fishing boat, travelling to the Bering Sea to harvest salmon stocks. Billeter met his wife Flo in Butte, Montana, where he worked in a copper mine. Shortly after, they decided to travel to Canada in search of cheap land. In Stettler, Alberta, they met Frank Gilbert and his family, who were considering settling in the Bulkley Valley. Thus, in the spring of 1920, the Billeters travelled to the Bulkley Valley, buying land in the Driftwood area.
Scope and Content
1. Secretary, Smithers Farmer's Institute
2. Dairy Farmer
3. Postmaster
4. Correspondence
5. Finances
Records include correspondence, invoices, cheques, various recorded accounts, newspaper clippings, dental x-rays and technical drawings.
The fonds reflects the activities of William Billeter during his lifetime and is arranged into five series:
Arrangement
Records were rearranged physically and intellectually by Manda Haligowski in October 2016 reflect to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility. Records are artificially arranged since original order no longer exists.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Field Collections - Summer 1998 Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park

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Date Range
1939-1998
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The series consists of a report of all fossils from samples at Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park fossil sites. Listings of insects, plants, fish and amber found on a five day fossil hunt in August of 1998. Compiled by Kenneth W. Pugh. Also includes a listing of collections recorded and their cont…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Kenneth Pugh
Name Access
Driftwood Fossil Beds
L'Orsa, Anthony
Item No.
2000 37
Accession No.
2000 37 1
Physical Description
42 pages printed both sides 22.5x28cm. Bound in brown thick paper by staples.
Date Range
1939-1998
Scope and Content
The series consists of a report of all fossils from samples at Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park fossil sites. Listings of insects, plants, fish and amber found on a five day fossil hunt in August of 1998. Compiled by Kenneth W. Pugh. Also includes a listing of collections recorded and their contents by Anthony L'Orsa
Arrangement
Retain in archives ONLY if it is original. WC November 3, 2003.
Subject Access
FOSSILS
PARKS - Provinvial
Notes
Report published by the Fraser Centre for Non-Marine Eocene Research of Chilliwack, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Bulkley Valley Swimming Pool, specifications

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Date Range
1989
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a compilation of architectural, mechanical, and electrical specifications for the Bulkley Valley Regional Swimming Pool, Smithers, B.C.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Vic Davies, Architect Ltd., Victoria, B.C.
Name Access
Bulkley Valley Swimming Pool
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 68
Item No.
1990.208.1
Accession No.
1990.208
Physical Description
6 cm of photocopied textual record
Date Range
1989
Custodial History
Item was obtained by Glacier Roofing Ltd., (owned by Bill and Lynn Van Horn) in 1989 for bidding purposes.
Scope and Content
Item is a compilation of architectural, mechanical, and electrical specifications for the Bulkley Valley Regional Swimming Pool, Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1981-1986
Collection
Lynn Shervill fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds reflects the research conducted by Lynn Shervill for his book, “Smithers: From Swamp to Village.” The fonds is arranged into a single series: Research records. Records primarily include newspaper clippings, hand-written research notes and correspondence.
Collection
Lynn Shervill fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Lynn Shervill
Name Access
Shervill, Lynn
Fonds No.
PF27
Accession No.
1996.184
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Date Range
1981-1986
History / Biographical
Lynn Shervill and Sheila Peters created the Creekstone Press in 1988, a printing business where local authors could have their materials published. As of 2019 it had published 21 books. Lynn and Shelia moved to Powell River in 2019.
Lynn Shervill was born in December 1946 and graduated from Western University’s journalism program, beginning his career as a reporter for the London Free Press. By 1988, Shervill had received an RN diploma from the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, B.C., and proceeded to spend the following 10 years working at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers, B.C. Lynn worked to establish both the Smithers Cancer Care Unit at Bulkley Valley District Hospital and a palliative care program. He has been on the board of the BV Hospice Society for many years, working mostly in grief support and NavCare – a program to support the frail elderly.
Shervill and his wife, Sheila Peters married in 1978, moving to Driftwood Canyon. In his spare time Lynn became invested in the community’s local history. Shervill was on the Town of Smithers’ 60th Anniversary Committee, and authored a book for the anniversary titled, “Smithers: From Swamp to Village.” Both Lynn and Shelia were active environmental and social justice campaigners (Telkwa Foundation, Amnesty International, Driftwood Foundation, Smithers Human Rights Society).
Custodial History
Records were collected and created by Shervill while conducting research for “Smithers: From Swamp to Village.”
Scope and Content
The fonds reflects the research conducted by Lynn Shervill for his book, “Smithers: From Swamp to Village.” The fonds is arranged into a single series: Research records. Records primarily include newspaper clippings, hand-written research notes and correspondence.
Arrangement
Records are artificially arranged.
Subject Access
Coyle, Joseph
Duhamel, George
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Hankinson, Cecil
Hanson, Olaf
Hoskins, Stephen
Jack Joseph
Kelly, Joe
Sealy, Jack
Simpson, Donald
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1919-2019]
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This series contains all records related to the Fall Fair. Records include prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, and entry forms.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Other Title Info
Title based on series contents.
Creator
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association
Fonds No.
AF1
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
1971.17
1978.5
1983.9
1994.13
1994.7
2007.3
2019.19
2019.20
Physical Description
10.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1919-2019]
Scope and Content
This series contains all records related to the Fall Fair. Records include prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, and entry forms.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1929-1946; 2008]
Collection
Aida Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
electronic record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Series contains various photographs kept or taken by the Aida family. Photographs include family photos, portraits, events and sports teams.
Collection
Aida Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
electronic record
graphic material
Fonds No.
PF5
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2015.13
Physical Description
1 compact disc
26 photographs
3 postcards
Date Range
[1929-1946; 2008]
Scope and Content
Series contains various photographs kept or taken by the Aida family. Photographs include family photos, portraits, events and sports teams.
Type of Record
Archival Description

82 records – page 1 of 5.