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Date Range
1918-2001
Collection
School District No. 54 fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
sound recording
textual record
Scope and Content
This fonds contains items pertaining to the history of School District No. 54, such as yearbooks, photo booklets, photographs, school newspapers, guest books, ledgers, oral histories, certificates, and editions of the Quarterly 54 newspaper. It consists of five series, each focusing on a different …
Collection
School District No. 54 fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
sound recording
textual record
Creator
School District No. 54
Fonds No.
GF3
Accession No.
1981.22
1981.28
1987.19
1990.26
1993.10
1993.15
1999.18
2003.9
2017.18
2017.36
2017.91
2018.89
2019.40
2019.44
2020.10
2020.6
Physical Description
12.4 cm of textual records; 13 photographs; 17 audio cassettes
Date Range
1918-2001
History / Biographical
School District No. 54 covers the communities of Smithers, Moricetown, Telkwa, Quick, and Houston. It contains 7 schools: five elementary and two high schools. The school board office is located in Smithers.
Scope and Content
This fonds contains items pertaining to the history of School District No. 54, such as yearbooks, photo booklets, photographs, school newspapers, guest books, ledgers, oral histories, certificates, and editions of the Quarterly 54 newspaper. It consists of five series, each focusing on a different school or institution in the district: Board of School Trustees, Muheim Elementary School, Smithers Secondary School, Lake Kathlyn Elementary School, and Telkwa Elementary School.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Lake Kathlyn, B.C.
Smithers, B.C.
Telkwa, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1910-2007
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Records in the fonds reflect the functions of the Interior News, which included printing for other businesses, as well as publishing a weekly paper. Records include promotional materials, cheques, supplements, advertisements, sample circular letterheads, and microfilm reels.
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Interior News
Fonds No.
BF5
Accession No.
1981.53
1982.34
2017.130
2017.136
2018.2
2020.6
Physical Description
8.8 cm of textual records; 82 microfilm reels
Date Range
1910-2007
History / Biographical
Although it was initially established in 1907 as the newspaper for the nearby community of Aldermere, the Interior News transferred to Smithers in 1915 with Joseph Coyle as the editor. He remained editor until 1918 when the newspaper was sold to Lawrence Beverly (L. B.) Warner (nee Nyland), who published the paper out of his house in Smithers with the help of his wife, Margaret “Peg” Warner. In its initial years, the paper was hand set, five pages long, and cost ten cents. After Warner’s death on February 25, 1940, his wife, Margaret, and son, Kenneth (Ken) Warner, continued to publish the paper. Ken Warner sold the paper to Bill Yorke-Hardy, Keith Marshall, and Gary White, of North Central Press. In 1979, North Central Press sold The Interior News to Black Press, which still owns the paper to this day.
Scope and Content
Records in the fonds reflect the functions of the Interior News, which included printing for other businesses, as well as publishing a weekly paper. Records include promotional materials, cheques, supplements, advertisements, sample circular letterheads, and microfilm reels.
Subject Access
Interior News
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
All papers (minus most supplements) are available on Newspapers.com.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1978-1987
Collection
Telkwa Foundation Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of material created by and related to the Telkwa Foundation, including its Certificate of Incorporation and Constitution, an Interior News article, its Charter, meeting minutes, annual reports, a newsletter, and town economic development meeting minutes from Prince George in which th…
Collection
Telkwa Foundation Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Telkwa Foundation
Fonds No.
AF19
Accession No.
2020.14
2020.23
2020.6
Physical Description
3.6 cm of textual records
Date Range
1978-1987
History / Biographical
The Telkwa Foundation (1976-c.1987) was a non-profit, non-partisan, public interest research group dedicated to environmentalism and social justice issues in Northwestern British Columbia. It was founded in late summer or early fall 1976 by Telkwa residents Tony Pearse and Jim Wright, in response to the planned construction of an oil pipeline from Kitimat to Edmonton, AB. The specific impetus for its creation, according to Tony Pearse, was a presentation and slideshow given in Smithers by Gary Gallon, director of the Vancouver SPEC, on issues in oil transportation. Initially a volunteer group, the Telkwa Foundation acquired a Canada Works Grant in spring 1977 allowing it to hire staff members for the Habitat North projects, which lasted until October 1978. It was officially incorporated under the Societies Act on November 6th 1978, with the aim “to develop and promote an ecologically-sound land ethic for the present and future development of northwestern British Columbia.” The organization held meetings, produced annual reports, published a monthly newsletter, gathered, analyzed and distributed research, gave public presentations and educational programs at schools and colleges, and tried to establish constructive relationships with federal, provincial, and local authorities. It disbanded in the late 1980s, at some point after July 21st 1987. In addition to the founders, members included Richard Overstall, Steve Whipp, Mike Morrell, Walter Taylor, Patricia Moss, Sheila Peters, Lynn Shervill, David Price, Ian and Kathy Anderson, Bill Horswill, Sally Moore, Bill Meltcalf, Ric and Karen Careless, Rick Olding, Doug Aberley, Ann Mclean, Irving and Rosemary Fox, Dave Gillespie, and Ros Pojar.
Custodial History
Items with 2020.23 accession numbers were donated by former TF member Richard Overstall on May 13th 2020. Items with 2020.14 accession numbers were donated by Pat Moss on May 1st 2020. These had previously been in her possession since her involvement with the Telkwa Foundation in the 1970s and 1980s. Item 2020.6.42 was found in a bound volume of newspaper supplements in the Old Works Yard storage building in April 2020. It was accessioned on April 23rd as an item in the BVM Discrete Items Collection. On May 1st it was transferred to the newly-created Telkwa Foundation fonds.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of material created by and related to the Telkwa Foundation, including its Certificate of Incorporation and Constitution, an Interior News article, its Charter, meeting minutes, annual reports, a newsletter, and town economic development meeting minutes from Prince George in which the Telkwa Foundation is mentioned. The materials have mostly been kept in their original order, although some have been rearranged. The fonds is divided into the following series: S1 - Foundational Documents - Certificate of Incorporation, Constitution, Charter (1978) S2 - Meeting Minutes - April 1st 1978, June 24th 1978 agenda, July 11th 1978, February 9th 1979 (AGM) S3 - Annual Reports - 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978 (note: not all annual reports are available in whole) S4 - Newsletters - 1978-1984 S5 - Misc. - Interior News article (April 12th 1978), Prince George town economic development meeting minutes (October 20th 1978)
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Prince George, B.C.
Smithers, B.C.
Telkwa, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds

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Date Range
[1919-2019]
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 newspaper programs, 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
2020.12
2020.6
Physical Description
16.5 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1919-2019]
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 newspaper programs, 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.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Exhibition
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

British Columbia Department of Lands and Forests fonds

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Date Range
1949-1964
Collection
British Columbia Department of Lands and Forests fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
Scope and Content
Collection consists of aerial survey photographs of the Skeena/Bulkley Valley region from the Department of Lands and Forests and the Department of Lands, Forests and Water Resources. Roll numbers: Box 1 (1960-1965): BC 4267, 4269, 4277, 4278, 4281, 4340, 4341, 4342, 4342, 4343, 4349, 4110, 4134, 2…
Collection
British Columbia Department of Lands and Forests fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
Creator
BC Ministry of Forests
Fonds No.
GF9
Accession No.
2019.30
Date Range
1949-1964
History / Biographical
BC government air photographs of the Skeena/Stikine region (Prince Rupert to Smithers).
Scope and Content
Collection consists of aerial survey photographs of the Skeena/Bulkley Valley region from the Department of Lands and Forests and the Department of Lands, Forests and Water Resources. Roll numbers: Box 1 (1960-1965): BC 4267, 4269, 4277, 4278, 4281, 4340, 4341, 4342, 4342, 4343, 4349, 4110, 4134, 2830, 4088, 4089, 4090, 4091, 4092 Box 2 (1949-1960): BC 2819, 2818, 1019, 1021, 1022, 2558, 2559, 2674, 2625, 2113, 2179, 2181, 2182, 2183, 2184, 1941 Box 3 (1949-1960): BC 2787, 2788, 2789, 2790, 2795, 2800, 2801, 2802, 2220, 2219, 1651, 1596, 1620, 1887, 1002, 1003, 1020, 1001, 1006, 1007, 1651, 1691, 1692, 1695, 1825, 1847, 1884, 1885 Box 4 (1953-1957): BC 1587, 1595, 1592, 1584, 1583, 1582, 1579, 1432, 1594, 1419, 1417, 1586, 1585, 1584, 1591, 1588, 2220, 2221, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1937, 1940 Box 5 (1954-1958): BC 1904, 1905, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 2223, 2226, 2413, 1914, 2414, 2415, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1906 Box 6 (1949-1957): BC 1586, 1595, 2222, 1939, 1020, 1015, 1017, 1047, 1023, 1025, 1024, 1018, 1148, 1149, 1191, 1209, 1020, 1214, 1215 Box 7 (1950-1960): BC 2820, 2822, 2821, 2823, 2806, 2824, 2803, 2804, 2806, 2811, 2812, 2813, 2815, 2816, 2676, 2677, 2678, 2679, 2080, 2682, 2681, 2687, 2709, 2786, 1255, 1254, 1252, 1349, 1377, 1253, 2221 Box 8 (1949-1954): BC 1016, 1015, 1014, 1013, 1912, 1008, 1009, 1010 Box 9 (1958-1963): BC 2416, 2555, 2556, 2554, 2553, 2417, 4109, 4159 Box 10 (1954-1964): BC 1942, 1943, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2107, 2417, 2530, 2531, 2668, 2669, 2670, 2671, 2672, 2673, 4154, 4411, 4164, 4165, 4166, 4167, 4208, 4209, 4210, 4260, 4261, 4262
Subject Access
British Columbia Department of Lands and Forests
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Skeena River
Reproduction Restrictions
Air photos are available to order from the BC Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management as high-resolution digital files.
Type of Record
Archival Description