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Date Range
1910-2011
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series consists of the full run of the Interior News. Papers from 1910 to 2007 are available as microfilm, while papers from 2007 to 2011 are stored digitally as PDF files.
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Interior News
Fonds No.
BF5
Series No.
S1
Physical Description
82 microfilm reels; 1000+ PDF files
Date Range
1910-2011
Custodial History
It is unknown when and how exactly the 1910-2007 Interior News microfilm reels were donated. They were most likely microfilmed by the BC Archives. They were never given accession numbers. The 2007-2011 Interior News pdfs were donated to the Museum by the Interior News in July 2019. They were also never given accession numbers.
Scope and Content
Series consists of the full run of the Interior News. Papers from 1910 to 2007 are available as microfilm, while papers from 2007 to 2011 are stored digitally as PDF files.
Arrangement
Items are arranged in chronological order.
Subject Access
Interior News
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1970-2007]
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Series includes hundreds of photographs, mainly in colour, which appeared in, were taken for, or were submitted to, the Interior News between the 1980s and early 2000s. It also includes negatives of Interior News photos from [the 1970s] until [the early 2000s].
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Interior News
Fonds No.
BF5
Series No.
S4
Accession No.
2020.36
2020.6
Date Range
[1970-2007]
Custodial History
Negatives numbered 2020.6 were discovered in binders in the Old Works Yard in April 2020. They were likely part of a large donation from the Interior News which had been received by the museum in 2007. Photographs and negatives numbered 2020.36 were found in collections while cleaning out Room 6 in Fall 2020. These photos had either been taken by Interior News reporters or submitted by readers for publication in the paper. They had also likely been donated to the Museum in 2007.
Scope and Content
Series includes hundreds of photographs, mainly in colour, which appeared in, were taken for, or were submitted to, the Interior News between the 1980s and early 2000s. It also includes negatives of Interior News photos from [the 1970s] until [the early 2000s].
Arrangement
Most of the items from 2020.36 were found grouped in individual envelopes based on their subject and the date they appeared in the paper. Others were found in envelopes arranged alphabetically by the surname of the person who submitted the photos. This original order has not been retained, as only a small representative portion of the thousands of photographs originally discovered in Room 6 were kept by the museum, with the rest being returned to their donors or disposed of. The photos are now arranged by their P Numbers, which were assigned based on the order in which they were scanned. The negatives are arranged in files according to the year, month, and (sometimes) date in which they appear in the Interior News.
Subject Access
Interior News
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Collection represents only a sample of all the photographs which have appeared in the Interior News.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1910-2011
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
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 photographs, promotional materials, cheques, supplements, advertisements, sample circular letterheads, microfilm reels containing the …
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Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Creator
Interior News
Fonds No.
BF5
Accession No.
1981.53
1982.34
2017.130
2017.136
2018.2
2020.34
2020.36
2020.6
Physical Description
9 cm of textual records; 82 microfilm reels; 1000+ PDF files
Date Range
1910-2011
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 1981, North Central Press sold The Interior News to Black Press, which still owns the paper to this day. For more detailed information, see Finding Aid.
Custodial History
It is unknown when and how exactly the 1910-2007 Interior News microfilm reels, which make up the bulk of this fonds, were donated. They were most likely microfilmed by the BC Archives. They were never given accession numbers. The 2007-2011 Interior News pdfs were donated to the Museum by the Interior News in July 2019. They were also never given accession numbers. Items from 1981.53 were donated to the archives by an unknown donor on August 19, 1981. They were originally processed by J.J. Horne in 1992. Items from 1982.34 were donated by Mary Wood in 1982. Items from 2020.6 were donated to the museum in 2007 by the Interior News and stored in the Old Works Yard building until being removed and processed in April 2020. On May 5th 2020 an accession form for them was signed by Grant Harris of the Interior News. Items from 2020.34 had previously been in the museum’s reference files, but were accessioned and added to fonds in August 2020. Items from 2020.36 were found while cleaning Room 6 in Fall 2020 and may have been among the items donated by the Interior News in 2007.
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 photographs, promotional materials, cheques, supplements, advertisements, sample circular letterheads, microfilm reels containing the paper’s entire run from 1910 to 2007, and pdf files of the paper’s run from 2007 to 2011.
Arrangement
Fonds is arranged into four series. S1 contains the full run of the Interior News from 1910 to 2011, stored as microfilm and PDF files. S2 contains physical copies of supplements which were published alongside the Interior News. S3 contains ephemera produced by the Interior News, such as letterhead and cheques. S4 contains photographs and negatives which were produced by or submitted to the Interior News.
Subject Access
Interior News
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
All papers from 1910 to 2007 (minus most supplements) are available on Newspapers.com.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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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