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Date Range
[1907-1982]
Collection
Oswald Hoskins fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes documents titled: "Brief History of the Automotive Industry in the Bulkley Valley" (handwritten), an untitled historical timeline of automotive history, and document titled "Brief History of Employees of Hoskins Garage (1967) Ltd. as of December 1st 1970" (typed with handwritten ann…
Collection
Oswald Hoskins fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Oswald Hoskins
Fonds No.
PF31
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
2019.22
Physical Description
2 cm textual records
Date Range
[1907-1982]
Scope and Content
Series includes documents titled: "Brief History of the Automotive Industry in the Bulkley Valley" (handwritten), an untitled historical timeline of automotive history, and document titled "Brief History of Employees of Hoskins Garage (1967) Ltd. as of December 1st 1970" (typed with handwritten annotations).
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1907-1982]
Collection
Oswald Hoskins fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series consists of 37 printed photographs and postcards depicting people and places in Smithers, Hazelton, Bulkley Valley collected by Oswald Hoskins.
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Collection
Oswald Hoskins fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Oswald Hoskins
Fonds No.
PF31
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2019.22
Physical Description
37 photographs and postcards
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
[1907-1982]
Scope and Content
Series consists of 37 printed photographs and postcards depicting people and places in Smithers, Hazelton, Bulkley Valley collected by Oswald Hoskins.
Arrangement
One photo, P7048, is out of item number sequence with the other photos. This photo was missed during initial data entry, and other photos from another donation were catalogued. As a result its P number is not part of the same set as the other 36 photos (P6933-P6969).
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright of some postcards may still reside with company that produced them
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Date Range
1971
Collection
Albert George Shepherd fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds contains Shepherd’s personal memoirs entitled “Rural Memories” and “History of Schools in District #54 (Smithers)".
Collection
Albert George Shepherd fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Albert George Shepherd
Fonds No.
PF13
Accession No.
1979.143
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1971
History / Biographical
Albert George Shepherd was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 14, 1914. When he was four years-old, he moved to Hubert, B.C. with his family and was on one of the last wagons to cross the bridge at Hubert before it was washed out. His family moved to the Bulkley Valley to make their fortune in farming. Shepherd was educated at the only school in Round Lake, and later worked on Joe Bourgon’s farm in the early 1930s before purchasing his own farm in the Round Lake area. In 1938, he married Grace Phillips, a school teacher, and the couple had a son (James) and a daughter (Sally). Shepherd was the manager of the Bulkley Valley seed cleaning plant for two years; he later became the northern representative (McBride to Terrace) for the Canadian Farm and Loan Board. After selling his farm in 1948, he was employed by Bulkley Valley Collieries for a year, and also worked as a woods foreman for the TFM Mills in Telkwa, B.C. In 1951, he went into partnership with his father-in-law, Bob Phillips, for two years. He was elected as a school trustee in 1952 and, later, secretary-treasurer of the Smithers and District School Board. Although Shepherd retired in 1976, he was appointed provincial government representative to the board of directors of Northwest Community College in 1977; director of the Telkwa Barbeque; director of the Telkwa Skating Rink; and served as rector warden for St. Stephens Anglican Church. His leisure diversions included woodworking, gardening, and the collection of pioneer artifacts. He died in Telkwa, B.C., on February 16, 1981.
Scope and Content
The fonds contains Shepherd’s personal memoirs entitled “Rural Memories” and “History of Schools in District #54 (Smithers)".
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1907-1982]
Collection
Oswald Hoskins fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
This fonds iconsists of handwritten and typed histories of the automotive industry in the Bulkley Valley from the early 1900s to 1970 written by Oswald Hoskins, and 37 photographs and postcards collected by Oswald Hoskins. The onds is arranged in two series: Historical Writings, and Photographs.
Collection
Oswald Hoskins fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Creator
Oswald Hoskins
Fonds No.
PF31
Accession No.
2019.22
Physical Description
2 cm textual records
37 photographs and postcards
Date Range
[1907-1982]
History / Biographical
Oswald "Ozzie" Hoskins was born in Cranbrook BC in 1907, moving to Hazleton with his family in 1913 and to Smithers in 1918. As a student he worked part time at Henry Motors in Smithers helping to assemble Model-T Fords. He also worked on the construction of the Provincial Government building (Central Park Building today). Later he joined Henry Motors full time, remaining there until 1933 when he founded Hoskins Service on Main Street and Fifth Avenue (now Highway 16). Oswald married Ruby Williams on October 21st 1934. They had two sons, Tom (1935-1951) and Michael. The business continues to exist as Hoskins Ford in 2019. Oswald served as chairman of the village commissioners from 1943-1945, and as President of the Smithers Chamber of Commerce in 1954. He was elected President of the Northwest Associated Board of Trade in 1966, and served as stipendiary magistrate for Smithers from 1952-1954. Long time member of the Omenica Masonic Lodge, becoming district deputy grand master in 1951. Co-founder and charter member of the Smithers Rotary Club, serving as first full term president. Founded Smithers Ice Supply after retiring from Hoskins Ford. Founded the Bulkley Valley Rock and Lapidary Club. Oswald Hoskins died on July 27th 1982.
Scope and Content
This fonds iconsists of handwritten and typed histories of the automotive industry in the Bulkley Valley from the early 1900s to 1970 written by Oswald Hoskins, and 37 photographs and postcards collected by Oswald Hoskins. The onds is arranged in two series: Historical Writings, and Photographs.
Arrangement
Photographs were given P number identifications and are physically filed with the BVM photograph collection, but intellectually connected to this fonds.
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright of some postcards may still reside with company that produced them
Type of Record
Archival Description