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Date Range
1981-1986
Collection
Lynn Shervill fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Research records consist of newspaper clippings collected by Lynn Shervill, as well as Shervill’s research notes and correspondence that contributed to the research for “Smithers: From Swamp to Village.”
Collection
Lynn Shervill fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Lynn Shervill
Name Access
Shervill, Lynn
Fonds No.
PF27
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1996.184
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Date Range
1981-1986
Scope and Content
Research records consist of newspaper clippings collected by Lynn Shervill, as well as Shervill’s research notes and correspondence that contributed to the research for “Smithers: From Swamp to Village.”
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
1965-1966
Collection
CFBV Radio fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Radio Scripts consist of program clippings about education and recreation in the Lakes District, as well as the Town of Smithers, and provincial news updates.
Collection
CFBV Radio fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
BF7
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
2001.16
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
Date Range
1965-1966
Scope and Content
Radio Scripts consist of program clippings about education and recreation in the Lakes District, as well as the Town of Smithers, and provincial news updates.
Geographic Access
Burns Lake, B.C.
Endako, B.C.
Fraser Lake, B.C.
Kitimat, B.C.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Smithers, B.C.
Terrace, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1937-198-?]
Collection
Della Herman fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Series includes digital copies of photographs collected by Della Herman during her life time.
Collection
Della Herman fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
PF29
Series No.
P
Accession No.
2018.61
Physical Description
15 photographs (TIF)
Date Range
[1937-198-?]
Scope and Content
Series includes digital copies of photographs collected by Della Herman during her life time.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1885-1965]
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains records written by James Kirby. These include autobiographical accounts, a Rotary Club certificate, a Chamber of Mines speech, an account book and two journals.
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Other Title Info
Title based on series contents.
Creator
James Ernest Kirby
Fonds No.
PF1
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
1971.2
2012.101
Physical Description
8 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1885-1965]
Scope and Content
Series contains records written by James Kirby. These include autobiographical accounts, a Rotary Club certificate, a Chamber of Mines speech, an account book and two journals.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1927-1934
Collection
Ernest Hann fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
architectural drawing
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains records created by Ernest Hann’s business as a carpenter and builder. Records include ledgers, receipts, blue prints and correspondence.
Collection
Ernest Hann fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
architectural drawing
textual record
Fonds No.
PF8
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1981.15
1981.18
1983.32
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1927-1934
Scope and Content
Series contains records created by Ernest Hann’s business as a carpenter and builder. Records include ledgers, receipts, blue prints and correspondence.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1901-1902; 1914; 1918; 1923; 1932; 1955-1977
Collection
Ernest Hann fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes personal papers created and collected by Ernest Hann. Records include a Bulkley Valley mining map and pamphlet, booklets, correspondence, driver’s licence, certificates and articles written for the Interior News. Booklets owned by Hann reflect his involvement in various ventures in …
Collection
Ernest Hann fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
PF8
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
1978.4
1979.4
1981.47
1982.21
1982.22
1987.5
1990.239
1992.9
2003.35
2012.82
2016.6
2017.54
2017.55
2018.2
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Date Range
1901-1902; 1914; 1918; 1923; 1932; 1955-1977
Scope and Content
Series includes personal papers created and collected by Ernest Hann. Records include a Bulkley Valley mining map and pamphlet, booklets, correspondence, driver’s licence, certificates and articles written for the Interior News. Booklets owned by Hann reflect his involvement in various ventures in Smithers, including the Grand Trunk Pacific Freight and Passenger Division Headquarters and the Sacred Heart Hospital. Certificates include his marriage certificate to Addie Pearl Bannister and his graduation certificate from the Diocese of Rochester.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
n.d.
Collection
William John O'Neill fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series consists of photocopies of manuscripts written by O’Neill, including: “A Lifetime in British Columbia,” "Steamboat Days on the Skeena River," and an excerpt.
Collection
William John O'Neill fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
William John O'Neill
Name Access
William "Wiggs" O'Neill
Fonds No.
PF3
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1995.2
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Date Range
n.d.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photocopies of manuscripts written by O’Neill, including: “A Lifetime in British Columbia,” "Steamboat Days on the Skeena River," and an excerpt.
Notes
Records are copies of the originals.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1925; 1930-1935
Collection
Department of Public Works fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series pertains to the Department of Public Works overseeing of telegraph services in the Bulkley Valley area, including the Yukon Telegraph Line. Records include inventories, requisitions and work reports.
Collection
Department of Public Works fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
GF1
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
1983.68
1990.169
Physical Description
3.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1925; 1930-1935
Scope and Content
Series pertains to the Department of Public Works overseeing of telegraph services in the Bulkley Valley area, including the Yukon Telegraph Line. Records include inventories, requisitions and work reports.
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
[1938-1977]
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains financial records collected by William Billeter. Records include invoices, receipts, and various accounts.
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
William Billeter
Fonds No.
PF6
Series No.
S5
Accession No.
1984.6
1990.93
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1938-1977]
Scope and Content
Series contains financial records collected by William Billeter. Records include invoices, receipts, and various accounts.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1907-1910; 1928; 1931-1941]
Collection
Chapman Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains three diaries: two kept by Charlie Chapman [1907-1910; 1928] and one by Katie Chapman [1931-1941].
Collection
Chapman Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Chapman Family
Fonds No.
PF4
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1981.29
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1907-1910; 1928; 1931-1941]
Scope and Content
Series contains three diaries: two kept by Charlie Chapman [1907-1910; 1928] and one by Katie Chapman [1931-1941].
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1938; 1940-1942
Collection
School District No. 54 fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains records pertaining to the Muheim Elementary School, including past iterations of the School such as Smithers Elementary School and Second Elementary School. Records include yearbooks, colour slides and a centennial photo booklet.
Collection
School District No. 54 fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
GF3
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1981.22
1981.28
1990.26
2003.9
2017.36
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1938; 1940-1942
History / Biographical
Smithers Elementary School (also known as, Smithers Public School), a two-room school, was built ca. 1915 on Third Avenue South. The School only taught grades one through seven. Later, two more rooms were added to make the School an L-shaped building. The classrooms were in the upper storey. In the early 1950’s this building was condemned and torn down. Local contractor Ernie Hann built the Second Elementary School, a two-storey building, on the same grounds. In 1959, the School was renamed Muheim Memorial Elementary School, in memory of Mr. Alex Muheim, the first Secretary-Treasurer of School District No. 54.
Scope and Content
Series contains records pertaining to the Muheim Elementary School, including past iterations of the School such as Smithers Elementary School and Second Elementary School. Records include yearbooks, colour slides and a centennial photo booklet.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Public works and economic development

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Date Range
1912-1920
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The series contains records pertaining to the development of Smithers, including general improvements, expansion, public works initiatives and land and employment inquiries. These records primarily consist of correspondence.
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Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers Citizens' Association
Fonds No.
AF2
Series No.
S3
Accession No.
1988.1
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1912-1920
Scope and Content
The series contains records pertaining to the development of Smithers, including general improvements, expansion, public works initiatives and land and employment inquiries. These records primarily consist of correspondence.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Date Range
1913-1915; 1918
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the Association. The series contains a report of the committee, list of members, meeting minutes, a proposal, executive resignations and nominations and reference materials.
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Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers Citizens' Association
Fonds No.
AF2
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1988.1
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1913-1915; 1918
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the Association. The series contains a report of the committee, list of members, meeting minutes, a proposal, executive resignations and nominations and reference materials.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Documents

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Date Range
1900-1970
Collection
Willard Tompson fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The file consists of a report written by Willard Tompson in 1977 on the geology of the Groundhog Coalfield in the Upper Skeena River area and the history of the work done in the area. He discusses reports, surveys, ownership, and exploration work, from the first report by Dupont in 1909 for the Can…
Collection
Willard Tompson fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Tompson, Willard D.
Name Access
Canadian Department of Railways and Canals
Dupont
Groundhog Coalfield
Upper Skeena River
Accession No.
2000.3.1
Physical Description
14 pages
Date Range
1900-1970
Scope and Content
The file consists of a report written by Willard Tompson in 1977 on the geology of the Groundhog Coalfield in the Upper Skeena River area and the history of the work done in the area. He discusses reports, surveys, ownership, and exploration work, from the first report by Dupont in 1909 for the Canadian Depament of Railways and Canals. The last work reported in this paper was in 1970 when six diamond drill holes were drilled late that year.
Subject Access
DOCUMENTS [ Reports]
INDUSTRIES [Mining]
Notes
MISSING
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1885-1913]
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes a revenue collector’s ledger and a certificate to work ledger created during Kirby’s time as a Mining Recorder.
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
James Ernest Kirby
Fonds No.
PF1
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1971.2
2007.6
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1885-1913]
Scope and Content
Series includes a revenue collector’s ledger and a certificate to work ledger created during Kirby’s time as a Mining Recorder.
Arrangement
Re-arranged by Wendi Croft, October 20, 2003 in order to more appropriately follow the purpose of RAD in a practical sense and following discussions with the AABC educator.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1913-1916
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The series contains financial statements, receipts and payments received and made.
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers Citizens' Association
Fonds No.
AF2
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
1988.1
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1913-1916
Scope and Content
The series contains financial statements, receipts and payments received and made.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1919
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the Association. The series contains the certificate of incorporation, declaration of association and by-laws, correspondence and financial statements. Correspondence includes letters regarding incorporation, specifications for rac…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Fonds No.
AF1
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1971.17
1983.65
1988.1
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date Range
1919
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the Association. The series contains the certificate of incorporation, declaration of association and by-laws, correspondence and financial statements. Correspondence includes letters regarding incorporation, specifications for race track and fence, and bids for clearing the fairground/ballpark land.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1919-1994]
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
Physical Description
10.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1919-1994]
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
[1910-1922]
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the GTP Railway in Smithers, B.C. The series contains time books, distribution of labour procedure, table of spirals used on Mountain Division and an engineer trip ticket booklet.
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
BF2
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1971.35
1978.7
1981.41
1988.19
Physical Description
18 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1910-1922]
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the GTP Railway in Smithers, B.C. The series contains time books, distribution of labour procedure, table of spirals used on Mountain Division and an engineer trip ticket booklet.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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