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Date Range
1967-2015
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This series contains of primarily textual records created and/or used by curators and other staff members (ex. museum assistants, archivists, interpreters/programmers, summer students) in the course of their duties at the Museum. These include newsletters, staff reports and diaries, financial recor…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Museum
Fonds No.
OF1
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
2017.22
2017.27
2017.63
2017.71
2017.72
2018.15
2020.27
2020.8
2021.1
Date Range
1967-2015
Custodial History
All items were transferred from the Bulkley Valley Museum's internal files into the OF1 fonds.
Scope and Content
This series contains of primarily textual records created and/or used by curators and other staff members (ex. museum assistants, archivists, interpreters/programmers, summer students) in the course of their duties at the Museum. These include newsletters, staff reports and diaries, financial records, grant applications, correspondence, press releases, plans for a new museum building and/or storage space, and materials relating to collections, exhibits, projects, educational programs.
Arrangement
The Series is divided into five Sub-Series; see Sub-Series level entries for further information. - SS1) early period (1960s-1993) - SS2) Lillian Weedmark (1993-2002) - SS3) interrim period (2002-2007) - SS4) Fergus Tomlin (2007-2014) - SS5) Kira Westby (2014-)
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Museum
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1961-2011
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This series contains textual records produced and/or used by the BVH&MS’ Board of Directors, including incorporation documents, meeting minutes, policies and procedures, annual reports, multi-year plans, job descriptions and applications, and membership-related material.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Museum
Fonds No.
OF1
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2017.72
2018.15
2020.8
Date Range
1961-2011
Custodial History
All items were transferred from the Bulkley Valley Museum's internal files into the OF1 fonds.
Scope and Content
This series contains textual records produced and/or used by the BVH&MS’ Board of Directors, including incorporation documents, meeting minutes, policies and procedures, annual reports, multi-year plans, job descriptions and applications, and membership-related material.
Arrangement
The Series is divided into seven Sub-Series; see Sub-Series level entries for further information. - SS1) Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society - SS2) Meeting Minutes - SS3) Policies and Procedures - SS4) Annual Reports - SS5) Multi-Year Plans - SS6) Job Descriptions & Applications - SS7) Memberships
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Museum
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1967-2016
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This series contains guest books and other records of visitors from the 1960s to the 2010s.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Museum
Fonds No.
OF1
Series No.
S5
Accession No.
2018.15
Date Range
1967-2016
Custodial History
All items were transferred from the Bulkley Valley Museum's internal files into the OF1 fonds.
Scope and Content
This series contains guest books and other records of visitors from the 1960s to the 2010s.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Museum
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1967-1993
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Sub-series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This sub-series contains of textual records, such as newsletters, reports, financials, grant applications, and correspondence created and/or used by curators and other museum staff. It covers the period from the museum's beginnings as a historical society in the 1960s to the hiring of its first lon…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Sub-series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Museum
Fonds No.
OF1
Series No.
S1 SS1
Accession No.
2017.22
2017.27
2017.63
2017.71
2017.72
2018.15
2020.8
2021.1
Date Range
1967-1993
Custodial History
All items were transferred from the Bulkley Valley Museum's internal files into the OF1 fonds.
Scope and Content
This sub-series contains of textual records, such as newsletters, reports, financials, grant applications, and correspondence created and/or used by curators and other museum staff. It covers the period from the museum's beginnings as a historical society in the 1960s to the hiring of its first long-term curator in 1993.
Arrangement
Files in this series include: - F1) Newsletters - F2) Reports (by curators and additional staff) - F3) Finances - F4) Collections, exhibits & projects - includes a museum register from the 1960s-70s, an inventory from 1990, oral history notebook and CD, Killam research, historic point-of-intest signs project, GTP station conservation project, Project Pride, Central Park Building renovation project, photo survey of privately-held collections in the Valley, and misc. - F5) Grants - F6) New museum/storage space - F7) Correspondence - includes correspondence with the BC Provincial Archives, the Town of Smithers, the BCMA, the Smithers Gallery Association, the Museum of Northern BC, the Central Park Building Society, the Canadian Museums Association, and the Canadian Conservation Institute, as well as regarding the publication of Swamp to Village. - F8) Press releases - F9) Curator diaries - five diaries from 1979 to 1990 - F10) Education and programming
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Museum
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Curators from this period include Susan Denny (1979 – October 1982), Tom Leach (February 1983 – June 1984), Jackson Hirota (September 1985-?), Ruth Murdoch (March 1986 – early 1989), Jim Whittome (April 1989-?), Lori Hudson (October 1989 – January 1990), Leah Hubensky (February 1991 – August 1992), and Sonya Ooman (September 1992 – February 1993).
Type of Record
Archival Description

Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society

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Date Range
1967-2011
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Sub-series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This sub-series contains documents relating to the founding and governance of the Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society, including the organization's Certificate of Incorporation, its original Constitution and subsequent amendments, and Society Annual Reports from 1977-2004 and 2010-2011.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Sub-series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Museum
Fonds No.
OF1
Series No.
S2 SS1
Accession No.
2018.15
Date Range
1967-2011
Custodial History
All items were transferred from the Bulkley Valley Museum's internal files into the OF1 fonds.
Scope and Content
This sub-series contains documents relating to the founding and governance of the Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society, including the organization's Certificate of Incorporation, its original Constitution and subsequent amendments, and Society Annual Reports from 1977-2004 and 2010-2011.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Museum
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1961-2007
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Sub-series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This sub-series contains the meeting minutes of the Bulkley Valley Historical and Museum Society, including various sub-committes such as the Finance Committee, Ways and Means Committee, and Committee of the Whole.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Sub-series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Museum
Fonds No.
OF1
Series No.
S2 SS2
Accession No.
2018.15
2020.8
Date Range
1961-2007
Custodial History
All items were transferred from the Bulkley Valley Museum's internal files into the OF1 fonds.
Scope and Content
This sub-series contains the meeting minutes of the Bulkley Valley Historical and Museum Society, including various sub-committes such as the Finance Committee, Ways and Means Committee, and Committee of the Whole.
Arrangement
Subseries has been divided into folders based roughly on the 'eras' of the museum's history laid out in OF1 S1. Several original notebooks from 1984-1988 and a book containing minutes from 1967-1992 have their own folders.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Museum
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
During reorganization of the fonds in spring 2021, the large red minute book was found to contain mainy additional materials such as staff reports and financial records. Where possible, these documents have been removed and added to their corresponding S1 files. However, those that could not be removed without damaging them or the book itself were retained.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1961-2017
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
architectural drawing
graphic material
moving image
sound recording
textual record
Scope and Content
This fonds contains material created and used by the Bulkley Valley Museum during the course of its day-to-day activities, from the time of its inception as a historical society in the early 1960s up to and including the present. These are primarily textual records such as meeting minutes, staff re…
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Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
architectural drawing
graphic material
moving image
sound recording
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Museum
Fonds No.
OF1
Accession No.
2010.5
2017.128
2017.22
2017.63
2017.71
2017.72
2018.15
2020.27
2020.35
2020.36
2020.8
2021.1
2021.15
2021.3
Physical Description
13 boxes of textual and graphic material; 1 box photographs; [] architectural plans; 2 videocassettes, 1 CD, [] digital records
Date Range
1961-2017
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley Museum (BVM) was founded in large part by Ernest Hann, an early pioneer who amassed a large collection of documents, photographs and artifacts representing local settler history. This became the core collection upon which the Museum was built. The first public displays of artifacts opened in 1967 in the newly-constructed Smithers Public Library. However, it was not until 1971 that the Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society was officially incorporated. With space becoming limited in the Library, the Museum was moved in 1974 to the historic Central Park Building, which had once served as Smithers' government building, courthouse, and jail. The Museum first shared a room with the Smithers Art Gallery before receiving its own space. Today the BVM collects, preserves and presents items of historical and cultural significance from Smithers and the Bulkley Valley and is enjoyed by over 5000 people per year.
Custodial History
All items in this fonds were retained by the Museum as internal records following their initial creation and use, and were accessioned and entered into the OF1 fonds upon being found in collections.
Scope and Content
This fonds contains material created and used by the Bulkley Valley Museum during the course of its day-to-day activities, from the time of its inception as a historical society in the early 1960s up to and including the present. These are primarily textual records such as meeting minutes, staff reports, exhibit plans, correspondence, policies, financial documents, curator diaries, guest books, scrapbooks, and membership lists. The fonds also includes photographs, pamphlets, posters, floor plans, 1 CD of oral history recordings, and 2 videocassettes. Furthermore, there is an increasing amount of born-digital material (Word docs, PDFs, images) which have yet to be fully processed into the fonds.
Arrangement
This fonds was first arranged around 2018 by Manda Haligowski and was rearranged in spring 2021 by Holly Peterson. In its current form, the OF1 fonds is divided into nine series: - S1) Office of the Curator - S2) Board of Directors - S3) events and promotions - S4) Old Church - S5) guest books/lists - S6) scrapbooks - S7) maps and plans - S8) photographs - S9) audiovisual materials. Series 1, 2, 3, and 4 have been further subdivided into subseries and/or files; see their Arrangement fields for more details.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Museum
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Documents

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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
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.
Subject Access
B.C. Tel
B.C. Telephone Company
Geographic Access
Burns Lake, B.C.
Hazelton, B.C.
Houston, B.C.
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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