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Date Range
1995-2007
Collection
Smithers Community Band fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds consist of various promotional materials, certificates, and photographs, as well as memberships information and Correspondence.
Collection
Smithers Community Band fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Fonds No.
AF12
Accession No.
2017.133
Physical Description
3 photographs
5cm of textual records
Date Range
1995-2007
History / Biographical
The Smithers Community Band was a local society that was formed through the interest of music in Smithers and welcomed all ages and talents. The Community Band was formed in February 1993 by Mrs. Lauren Hearn and was able to fundraise, hand out memberships, and accept donations as a way of supporting its costs. With the support of the community and the interest in the music, the Smithers Community Band was able to obtain enough people to have a band from 1993 up until 2010.
Custodial History
Records were originally collected by Jeanette Lough and eventually were passed on to Ronald Toews who donated the items to the Archives.
Scope and Content
The fonds consist of various promotional materials, certificates, and photographs, as well as memberships information and Correspondence.
Arrangement
The fonds is artificially arranged into 6 files; Set lists and programs, promotional material, memberships, certificates, correspondence, and photographs.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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
[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
[1910-1991]
Collection
Dirk Septer collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes research conducted by Septer regarding the town Walcott, B.C., which eventually dissolved. Septer was especially interested in the closure of the Canadian National Railway station, the Walcott school and the post office. Records include deeds and titles, correspondence, sketches, no…
Collection
Dirk Septer collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Fonds No.
C3
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
2004.63
Physical Description
1 map
5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1910-1991]
Scope and Content
Series includes research conducted by Septer regarding the town Walcott, B.C., which eventually dissolved. Septer was especially interested in the closure of the Canadian National Railway station, the Walcott school and the post office. Records include deeds and titles, correspondence, sketches, notes, maps, photographs, and newspaper clippings, most of which are photocopies.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Coal Creek steam powered diamond drill

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Date Range
[1928; 1987-1997]
Collection
Dirk Septer collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes research done by Septer regarding the location of a diamond drill in the Coal Creek area. Records include correspondence, essay drafts, notes and photocopies of maps.
Collection
Dirk Septer collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Fonds No.
C3
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2004.63
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
1 photograph: sepia
10 photographs: b&w
12 colour slides
4 photographs: col.
Date Range
[1928; 1987-1997]
Scope and Content
Series includes research done by Septer regarding the location of a diamond drill in the Coal Creek area. Records include correspondence, essay drafts, notes and photocopies of maps.
Notes
Black and white photographs are modern reprints.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Smithers 75th homecoming, magazine and newspaper

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Date Range
1996
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
File includes a magazine and newspaper supplement created for the 75th Smithers homecoming.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 120
Accession No.
2017.18
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1996
Scope and Content
File includes a magazine and newspaper supplement created for the 75th Smithers homecoming.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1946-1950; 2009; 2011
Collection
Albert William Vinson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
1. Personal records 2. Smithers Second Hand Shop 3. Game Warden 4. Deputy Return Officer Fonds is organized into four series, reflecting Vinson’s various endeavours: Records include correspondence, receipts, forms, personal documents and reports.
Collection
Albert William Vinson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Fonds No.
PF18
Accession No.
2013.14
Physical Description
6 b&w photographs
6.4 cm of textual records
Date Range
1946-1950; 2009; 2011
History / Biographical
Albert William (Bill) Vinson was born in Basingtoke, England on May 26, 1909 and immigrated to Nova Scotia in April, 1910. Vinson was Game Warden in Smithers, B.C., from November 1, 1946 to August 31, 1948. Vinson also owned and operated Smithers Second Hand Store until it burned down on February 2, 1949. During 1948, he was a polling station Deputy Returning Officer. On November 8, 2011, Vinson passed away in Prince George, B.C.
Scope and Content
1. Personal records
2. Smithers Second Hand Shop
3. Game Warden
4. Deputy Return Officer
Fonds is organized into four series, reflecting Vinson’s various endeavours:
Records include correspondence, receipts, forms, personal documents and reports.
Arrangement
No original order exists and the arrangment is an artificial one produced by the Archivist (March 2017).
Type of Record
Archival Description

Royal Canadian Legion, Remembrance Day service programs

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Date Range
1931; 2001
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
File includes programs for Remembrance Day services held by the Royal Canadian Legion (previously the canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League), Smithers Branch.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Name Access
Royal Canadian Legion
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 130
Item No.
1996.144.2
2012.3.2
Accession No.
1996.144
2012.3
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1931; 2001
Scope and Content
File includes programs for Remembrance Day services held by the Royal Canadian Legion (previously the canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League), Smithers Branch.
Subject Access
Remembrance Day
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1965-1974; 1990-1991
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Files include 12 phone books/telephone directories for the Bulkley Valley area.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Creator
B.C. Tel
Name Access
B.C. Tel
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 195
File 196
File 197
Accession No.
2017.33
Physical Description
30.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1965-1974; 1990-1991
Scope and Content
Files include 12 phone books/telephone directories for the Bulkley Valley area.
Geographic Access
Burns Lake, B.C.
Hazelton, B.C.
Houston, B.C.
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1964-1967; 2007]
Collection
Smithers Harmonettes fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
moving image
sound recording
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds reflects items created and used by members of the Smithers Harmonettes. The fonds is arranged into two series: sheet music and records and historical accounts.
Collection
Smithers Harmonettes fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
moving image
sound recording
textual record
Creator
Smithers Harmonettes
Name Access
Smithers Harmonettes
Fonds No.
PF21
Accession No.
2004.48
2009.10
2018.2
Physical Description
1 CD-ROM
1 DVD
2.5 cm of textual records
4 sound recordings: vinyl
Date Range
[1964-1967; 2007]
History / Biographical
Eventually, the Smithers Glee Club solely focused on singing, developing into a Choral Group. The Choral Group included both girls from St. Joseph’s School and Smithers Secondary School. The girls suggested a new name for this collective and soon they were known as the Smithers Harmonettes. In 1963, Eric Ekman joined as guitarist and a singer. Jack and Ed Rea joined as singers in 1964.
In 1959, Sister Mary Andrew, of the Order of the Holy Cross, began a glee club for the female students at St. Joseph’s School, which included singing, folk dancing and acting. The original members of the St. Joseph’s School Glee Club (aka Smithers Glee Club) included Charlotte Adomeit, Mary Anne Adomeit, Trudy Adomeit, Corrie Bazil, Mary Brinkac, Jean Calderwood, Judy Calderwood, Lorraine Calderwood, Elizabeth Duff, Rosemarie Duff, Sandra Haubrick, Judy Hidber, Tina Konst, Rita Maillot, Carol Miller, Joan Miller, Sharon Morris, Diane O’Neill, Dora Sikkes, Jane Sikkes, Gerry Silver, Glenda Spicer, and Lorraine Spicer. Many of these girls originally sang in the Children’s Choir at the Catholic Church with direction from Carl Spicer.
In 1961, the Smithers Glee Club traveled to Kitimat, B.C., to enter a drama competition and won an award for their performance of “Flapper Girls”. The Smithers Glee Club performed in a number of locations outside of Smithers, including Burns Lake and Prince Rupert. Dick Heggie drove the Smithers Glee Club to their out of town performances, while Sister Gregory and Sister Francis Ann (also of the Order of the Holy Cross) chaperoned.
In 1966, Sister Mary Andrew was relocated to Iona Academy, a girls’ boarding school, in St. Raphael’s Ontario. The Smithers Harmonettes continued to sing under the direction of Ed Rea, Vern Barge, Dave Forsythe and Carol Barter.
The Harmonettes recorded their first album “Introducing the Harmonettes of Smithers, B.C.” in November of 1964, which was followed by their second album “Good News.”
The last performance of the Smithers Harmonettes was at St. Joseph’s Auditorium, which Sister Mary Andrew directed before returning to Ontario.
The Smithers Harmonettes most significant performance was at Expo ’67 in Montreal, Q.C. Thirty-three girls and 10 chaperones left Smithers on April 20, 1967. Chaperones included Marisa Rae, RN, Carol Barter, RN, Dora Sikkes, PN, Marge (Barge) Henderson, Mrs. Forsythe and Mrs. Biro. The Harmonettes met Sister Mary Andrew in Alexandria, Ontario on April 26, who in turn took over directing the girls. The group performed a concert at Alexandria Hall. On April 28, 1967, the Smithers Harmonettes arrived in Montreal. They performed two shows per day (one at 12:30 PM and another at 5:30 PM) for four days. They returned for Smithers on May 4, 1967, arriving on May 8, 1967. The girls were interviewed by Ron Eastman of CFBV upon their arrival in Smithers. This tour also resulted in the Harmonettes’ final album: “Smithers Harmonettes Live at Montreal in 1967.”
The Smithers Harmonettes performed at a number of events, including the inauguration of the Queen of Prince Rupert ferry (May 21, 1961) and the Seattle World’s Fair (July 12 to July 17, 1962). The group performed live on a night-time program in Terrace, B.C. (February 14, 1964), as well as on CFTK for Alcan’s 5th annual Christmas TV program in Kitimat, B.C., (1965).
Custodial History
Records were collected by Carol Morris, a former member of the Smithers Harmonettes.
Scope and Content
Fonds reflects items created and used by members of the Smithers Harmonettes. The fonds is arranged into two series: sheet music and records and historical accounts.
Arrangement
Records are artificially arranged.
Subject Access
Smithers Harmonettes
Geographic Access
Montreal, QC
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1964-1967; 2007]
Collection
Smithers Harmonettes fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
sound recording
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes sheet music used by the Smithers Harmonettes, as well as CD and vinyl LP albums. Albums include: “Smithers Harmonettes Remembered ‘2007’ 40 year Reunion: Live at Montreal Expo 1967,” “Introducing the Harmonettes of Smithers, B.C.,” “Smithers Harmonettes Live in Montreal in 1967, sou…
Collection
Smithers Harmonettes fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
sound recording
textual record
Creator
Smithers Harmonettes
Name Access
Smithers Harmonettes
Fonds No.
PF21
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
2004.48
2009.10
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
1 CD-Rom
4 audio discs: vinyl
Date Range
[1964-1967; 2007]
Scope and Content
Series includes sheet music used by the Smithers Harmonettes, as well as CD and vinyl LP albums. Albums include: “Smithers Harmonettes Remembered ‘2007’ 40 year Reunion: Live at Montreal Expo 1967,” “Introducing the Harmonettes of Smithers, B.C.,” “Smithers Harmonettes Live in Montreal in 1967, souvenir album,” and “Good News.”
Subject Access
Smithers Harmonettes
Geographic Access
Montreal, QC
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1967; 2007
Collection
Smithers Harmonettes fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes historical writings about the Smithers Harmonettes. These include “One Little Candle: Story of the Smithers Harmonettes 1959-1967,” “Smithers Glee Club & Harmonette History”, and “The Harmonettes go to Montreal ‘Expo 67’” (a modern transcription of a diary kept by Ben Biro in 1967).
Collection
Smithers Harmonettes fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
PF21
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2009.10
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Date Range
1967; 2007
Scope and Content
Series includes historical writings about the Smithers Harmonettes. These include “One Little Candle: Story of the Smithers Harmonettes 1959-1967,” “Smithers Glee Club & Harmonette History”, and “The Harmonettes go to Montreal ‘Expo 67’” (a modern transcription of a diary kept by Ben Biro in 1967).
Subject Access
Smithers Harmonettes
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1996-2018]
Collection
Sheila Peters fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
electronic record
sound recording
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds reflects the writing and recording activities of Shelia Peters. Arranged into 4 series: 1. In the Shadow of the Mountain radio recordings, 2. Research and drafts 3. Publications 4. Ephemera
Collection
Sheila Peters fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
electronic record
sound recording
textual record
Other Title Info
based on contents
Creator
Sheila Peters
Fonds No.
PF31
Accession No.
2019.8
Physical Description
1cm ephemera
5cm textual records
9 optical character discs (cds)
Date Range
[1996-2018]
Publication
CICK Smithers Community Radio
Creekstone Press
History / Biographical
“an open drawer” – an interactive installation of artifacts, poems, and photographs shown in “A Stitch in Time” at the Smithers Art Gallery, May/June 2001
“I taught myself to drive” Joint installation with photographer Virginia Pohl at 5314: a Celebration of Connection and Nurturing at the Smithers Art Gallery plus 50 handmade chapbooks April 2009
"A Height of Land" (one-act play) produced in Smithers and Hazelton, 1992
"Marginal" (poetry) performed in Tribute to the Babines (audio-visual Driftwood Foundation production), Smithers, 1990
“Beetles probes 1, 2, and 3” (poems) accepted for display in Red and Blue Beetle Art in Vanderhoof, June, 2007 and subsequent tours.
“Pine Cycle” (poetry) words for a choral composition by Diane Berry to be premiered in Victoria in February 2012. Sheila and Lynn moved to Powell River in 2019.
“still waters” (poetry) installed at Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park June 2010
Sheila Peters was born in Powell River, BC in 1953. After graduation from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism in 1976, she made her way to a job at the Interior News in Smithers, where she met R. Lynn Shervill, a journalism graduate from the University of Western Ontario. (Lynn grew up in London.) They married in 1978 and lived in Driftwood Canyon, where they raised their two sons, for most of the next 42 years. Lynn wrote Smithers: From Swamp to Village which was published in 1981 to celebrate Smithers 50th anniversary. Previously he worked at several Canadian newspapers and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Both were active environmental and social justice campaigners (Telkwa Foundation, Amnesty International, Driftwood Foundation, Smithers Human Rights Society). In 1998, Creekstone Press was founded and has published 21 books to date. Both Lynn and Sheila are involved in the whole publishing process, which features regional writers in a variety of genres. Sheila started publishing her writing in the mid-nineties. Her poetry and fiction has appeared in many Canadian journals. Tending the Remnant Damage (Beach Holme 2001) is a linked collection of short stories; Canyon Creek: A Script (Creekstone 1998) tells the story of the eviction of a Wet’suwet’en family from its homesite near Smithers; weather from the west is a collection of poetry published in collaboration with images by visual artist, Perry Rath; A Taste of Ashes is a novel set in both Smithers and Guatemala; Shafted is a mystery set in Smithers; The Bathymetry of Lax Kwaxl is a chapbook of sonnets published by Leaf Press. She has also been a regular contributor to Northword, a regional arts and culture magazine. From 2015 to 2018 she hosted In the Shadow of the Mountain, a CICK radio show featuring (mostly) local and regional writers. In 2018, she began a series of essays (including some from Lynn) about the Driftwood watershed to celebrate their 40 years living beside the creek. They’ve been published on her blog at www.sheilapeters.com. She also participated in installations, performance, and art projects:
Scope and Content
Fonds reflects the writing and recording activities of Shelia Peters. Arranged into 4 series: 1. In the Shadow of the Mountain radio recordings, 2. Research and drafts 3. Publications 4. Ephemera
Arrangement
Items do not have an original arrangement.
Geographic Access
Driftwood, B.C.
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute fonds

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Date Range
1929; 1965-1997
Collection
Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The records created and collected by the Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute reflect the objectives outlined in the Societies Act. These records include correspondence, annual reports, financial statements, as well as records pertaining to a variety of issues relevant to the Institute, such as flood …
Collection
Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute
Name Access
Kispiox Valley Farmers' Institute
Fonds No.
AF10
Accession No.
2000.75
Physical Description
7.6 cm of textual records
Date Range
1929; 1965-1997
History / Biographical
1. To improve conditions of rural life, so that settlement may be permanent and prospers;
2. To promote the theory and practice of agriculture by lectures, essays, the circulation of information and other educational methods, and to stimulate interest by exhibitions, prizes and other means;
3. To arrange on behalf of its members for the purchase, distribution, or sale of commodities, supplies, or products, and generally to act on their behalf in all matters incidental to agricultural pursuits;
4. To promote social intercourse, mutual helpfulness, and the diffusion of knowledge, and to make new settlers welcome.
The Kispiox Farmers’ Institute was incorporated in February of 1915. The first meeting was held on April 21, 1915, at the Salvation Army hall in Poplar Park. In 1917, Matt. Halliday was elected as president; Fred Janze as vice-president; P.H. Sheehan as secretary-treasurer; and John Love and J.E. Janze as auditors. In 1920, the institute temporarily closed down (as reported in the 1920 annual report of the British Columbia Department of Agriculture), most likely due to World War I. In September 23, 1929, a re-organization took place and the Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute was granted a new charter. As of 1929, under the Societies Act, the objectives of the Institute are:
Custodial History
These records were held by Helen Campbell, Secretary-Treasurer of the Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute, and were transferred to the Archives by Howard Ennis, a member of the Farmers’ Institute.
Scope and Content
The records created and collected by the Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute reflect the objectives outlined in the Societies Act. These records include correspondence, annual reports, financial statements, as well as records pertaining to a variety of issues relevant to the Institute, such as flood surveillance, the Kispiox Valley Road, weed control, planning and zoning, resource use, and Gitxsan and Witsuwit’en land claims.
Geographic Access
Kispiox, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1910-1997]
Collection
Dirk Septer collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds depicts Dirk Septer's research interests, including the dissolvement of Walcott, B.C. and a diamond drill located near Coal Creek. Records include biographical information on residents, newspaper clippings, correspondence, hand written notes, photographs, and a sketched map of Walcott, B.C.
Collection
Dirk Septer collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Fonds No.
C3
Accession No.
2004.63
Physical Description
1 map
1 sepia photograph
10 b&w photographs
12 colour slides
4 colour photographs
6 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1910-1997]
History / Biographical
Born and raised in the Netherlands, Dirk Septer moved to Canada in 1973 after serving in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. He is an aviation historian and photographer who focuses on the West Coast and the Canadian Arctic. Dirk has published many articles in aviation magazines in and was the lead investigator in the television documentary Lost Nuke, which first aired on the Discovery Channel in 2004. Dirk is a former director and vice president of the Bulkley Valley Museum Society and now lives on Cortes Island, BC.
Custodial History
Records were collected by Dirk Septer while researching local history.
Scope and Content
Fonds depicts Dirk Septer's research interests, including the dissolvement of Walcott, B.C. and a diamond drill located near Coal Creek. Records include biographical information on residents, newspaper clippings, correspondence, hand written notes, photographs, and a sketched map of Walcott, B.C.
Arrangement
Records were arranged rudimentarily in 2004 by Jane Young and fully described in February 2017 by Manda Haligowski.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1954-2018
Collection
Smithers Public Library fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds includes the meeting minutes of the Library Board and event ephemera
Collection
Smithers Public Library fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
GF6
Accession No.
2017.35
2019.11
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1954-2018
History / Biographical
Prior to the construction of a library building in Smithers, locals were able to borrow reading material from several small reading rooms. One such room was run by the Presbyterian Church out of the second floor of Mason Adams Drug Store. Another was located in Kennedy’s Billiards Room on Main Street, and yet another operated out of the Interior News building. In these early years, Mrs. Kathleen Casler was chairman of the Smithers Public Library Board and was an advocate for finding a permanent home for the small collection of books in the library’s possession. By 1954, Casler had persuaded Smithers Town Council to convert an unused room in the municipal hall on Fourth Avenue into a library. The space was small, unheated, and lacked appropriate shelving, but it generated much excitement in the community. Ruth Mould worked in the library as an unpaid volunteer under librarian Marge Beley. By 1961, Mould was the head librarian and the library was serving 2,700 people. In 1967, the Smithers Centennial Library was built on Alfred Avenue with a grant received from the federal government in recognition of Canada’s 100th birthday. Mould continued to guide the development of the library until her retirement in 1974, including the construction of an addition in 1971. Today, the library remains at its location on Alfred Avenue and continues to serve the Smithers community. Wendy Wright became Library Director in 2014.
Scope and Content
Fonds includes the meeting minutes of the Library Board and event ephemera
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1967; 1985-2002
Collection
Bulkley Lodge fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Records include VHS tapes and guestbooks.
Collection
Bulkley Lodge fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
GF8
Accession No.
2006.2
2009.21
Physical Description
10 VHS tapes
4 cm of textual records
Date Range
1967; 1985-2002
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Lodge is a long-term assisted living facility in Smithers, B.C., which provides planned social and recreational activities for its residents. It was officially opened on October 12, 1978 by Bob McLelland, B.C. Minister of Health. In June 1982, the Smithers Society of Concerned Citizens formed the Bulkley Lodge Society to assist with organization within the special care facility. The Bulkley Lodge is operated by Northern Health Authority.
Custodial History
Records were created by the Bulkley Lodge staff to capture events held by the Lodge for residents.
Scope and Content
Records include VHS tapes and guestbooks.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1985-1992
Collection
Bulkley Lodge fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes video tapes of 90+ luncheons and dinners, old-timers’ teas, Christmas dinners, and birthdays.
Collection
Bulkley Lodge fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
GF8
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
2006.2
Physical Description
10 VHS tapes
Date Range
1985-1992
Scope and Content
Series includes video tapes of 90+ luncheons and dinners, old-timers’ teas, Christmas dinners, and birthdays.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Ride & Ski Smithers, trail map and typed speeches

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions7107
Date Range
1990-1992; 2002
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
File includes a Ride & Ski Smithers trail map, and speeches from 1990, 1991, 1992, and 2002.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
282
Accession No.
2018.2
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1990-1992; 2002
Scope and Content
File includes a Ride & Ski Smithers trail map, and speeches from 1990, 1991, 1992, and 2002.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Stephen Malkow, History of the Smithers Volunteer Fire Department

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions7108
Date Range
June 4, 1998
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Stephen Malkow
Name Access
Malkow, Stephen
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
283
Accession No.
2018.2
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records: (19 p.)
Date Range
June 4, 1998
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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