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Date Range
n.d.
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2120
Accession No.
1990.210.77
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 17.5 x 12.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
n.d.
Subject Access
Dominion Experimental Farm
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Notes
Dominion Experimental Farm pictured right middle.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
2001-2019
Collection
Alan Pickard fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
electronic record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Fonds contains records related to Alan Pickard’s historical research and writings.
  1 Document  
Collection
Alan Pickard fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
electronic record
graphic material
Creator
Alan Pickard
Fonds No.
PF23
Accession No.
2017.44
2019.23
2020.2
Physical Description
2.55 GB of electronic records
Date Range
2001-2019
History / Biographical
Alan Pickard was born and raised in New Zealand. He met his wife, Anne, while visiting Calgary en route to Europe. They moved to the Bulkley Valley in 1970, working here for a few months before moving to Kitimat for four years. Afterwards, they returned to Smithers and built a log cabin on Telkwa High Road. The two were frequent international travelers, dividing their time between the Bulkley Valley and locations such as Alaska, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand. Pickard began researching early settler history of the Bulkley Valley in 1998. He initially focused on the Telkwa High Road and the two telegraph lines that ran along it: the Collins Overland telegraph (1866) and the Yukon telegraph (1900). His interests then broadened to include early trails, roads and bridges, early (pre-1914) settlers, place names, and maps. Pickard’s use of original sources (books, archival records, etc.) in his research led to him collecting documents such as early mining claims, Hudson’s Bay Company and North West Company trading posts, and land surveys in the Bulkley Valley. Pickard’s research is a continuation of the work of other researchers, including local historian Lynn Shervill, author of “Smithers: From Swamp to Village,” and John Tupper Saywell. He also assisted Kate Smallwood with her book “Kate’s Selection,” published in 2005. In addition to his historical research, Pickard served as the Chairman of the Smithers Library Board, was a member of the Bulkley Valley Writers’ Group, contributed articles to the Interior News, staked mining claims, worked as an electrician, and wrote poetry (his volume being the first book printed by Bulkley Valley Printers). In 2005, Alan and Anne Pickard returned to New Zealand, where they currently reside.
Custodial History
Records were collected and created throughout Pickard’s research activities.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains records related to Alan Pickard’s historical research and writings.
Arrangement
Duplicate records and empty folders were deleted. Website links were deleted if the link was dead. Original order of the file structure has been captured and can be refered to if needed.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Reproduction Restrictions
Records collected for reference by Alan Pickard may or may not be protected by copyright. These include PDF articles and images.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Date Range
1978-1987
Collection
Telkwa Foundation Fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Telkwa Foundation Annual Reports from 1978 to 1987. Not all are available in full.
Collection
Telkwa Foundation Fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Telkwa Foundation
Fonds No.
AF19
Series No.
S3
Accession No.
2020.14
Date Range
1978-1987
History / Biographical
The Telkwa Foundation (1976-c.1987) was a non-profit, non-partisan, public interest research group dedicated to environmentalism and social justice issues in Northwestern British Columbia.
Custodial History
Donated by Pat Moss on May 1st 2020. These had previously been in her possession since her involvement with the Telkwa Foundation in the 1970s and 1980s.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Telkwa Foundation Annual Reports from 1978 to 1987. Not all are available in full.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Telkwa, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1999-2002
Collection
Dahlie Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains three books written by Hallvard Dahlie about his childhood in Alberta and the Bulkley Valley from the 1920s-1940s: “Life in the Bulkley Valley: Memories of the 1930s” (1999), “Norway to Alberta: A Family Chronicle” (2000), and “Memoirs of a Young Immigrant: Norway to the Bulkley Va…
Collection
Dahlie Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Hallvard Dahlie
Fonds No.
PF22
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2020.34.35
2020.34.36
2020.34.37
Physical Description
2 cm textual records
Date Range
1999-2002
History / Biographical
Hallvard Dahlie was born in 1923 in Norway and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1929. They lived in Holden, Alberta until 1933, when they moved to the Bulkley Valley via railway boxcar. Like the rest of his family, Hallvard was active in the local ski scene and won many prizes. After serving in the Navy in World War II, he returned to Smithers and worked for the Hanson Timber and Lumber Company. He later became a high school teacher in British Columbia and an English professor at the University of Calgary. Hallvard died in North Vancouver in 2016.
Custodial History
Items in this series were removed by staff from the museum's library and gift shop and accessioned in August 2020.
Scope and Content
Series contains three books written by Hallvard Dahlie about his childhood in Alberta and the Bulkley Valley from the 1920s-1940s: “Life in the Bulkley Valley: Memories of the 1930s” (1999), “Norway to Alberta: A Family Chronicle” (2000), and “Memoirs of a Young Immigrant: Norway to the Bulkley Valley 1929-1942” (2002).
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

A Brief Review of Swiss Settlement in the Bulkley Valley

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Date Range
June 1988
Collection
Louis Schibli fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a written document giving a brief overview of Swiss immigration to and settlement in the Bulkley Valley.
Collection
Louis Schibli fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Louis Schibli, Tony L'Orsa
Fonds No.
PF17
Accession No.
2009.39
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
June 1988
History / Biographical
Louis Schibli and Tony L'Orsa were both long-time Smithers residents whose families immigrated from Switzerland to the Bulkley Valley in the 1930s.
Scope and Content
Item is a written document giving a brief overview of Swiss immigration to and settlement in the Bulkley Valley.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Type of Record
Archival Description

British Columbia Department of Lands and Forests fonds

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Date Range
1949-1964
Collection
British Columbia Department of Lands and Forests fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
Scope and Content
Collection consists of aerial survey photographs of the Skeena/Bulkley Valley region from the Department of Lands and Forests and the Department of Lands, Forests and Water Resources. Roll numbers: Box 1 (1960-1965): BC 4267, 4269, 4277, 4278, 4281, 4340, 4341, 4342, 4342, 4343, 4349, 4110, 4134, 2…
Collection
British Columbia Department of Lands and Forests fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
Creator
BC Ministry of Forests
Fonds No.
GF9
Accession No.
2019.30
Date Range
1949-1964
History / Biographical
BC government air photographs of the Skeena/Stikine region (Prince Rupert to Smithers).
Scope and Content
Collection consists of aerial survey photographs of the Skeena/Bulkley Valley region from the Department of Lands and Forests and the Department of Lands, Forests and Water Resources. Roll numbers: Box 1 (1960-1965): BC 4267, 4269, 4277, 4278, 4281, 4340, 4341, 4342, 4342, 4343, 4349, 4110, 4134, 2830, 4088, 4089, 4090, 4091, 4092 Box 2 (1949-1960): BC 2819, 2818, 1019, 1021, 1022, 2558, 2559, 2674, 2625, 2113, 2179, 2181, 2182, 2183, 2184, 1941 Box 3 (1949-1960): BC 2787, 2788, 2789, 2790, 2795, 2800, 2801, 2802, 2220, 2219, 1651, 1596, 1620, 1887, 1002, 1003, 1020, 1001, 1006, 1007, 1651, 1691, 1692, 1695, 1825, 1847, 1884, 1885 Box 4 (1953-1957): BC 1587, 1595, 1592, 1584, 1583, 1582, 1579, 1432, 1594, 1419, 1417, 1586, 1585, 1584, 1591, 1588, 2220, 2221, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1937, 1940 Box 5 (1954-1958): BC 1904, 1905, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 2223, 2226, 2413, 1914, 2414, 2415, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1906 Box 6 (1949-1957): BC 1586, 1595, 2222, 1939, 1020, 1015, 1017, 1047, 1023, 1025, 1024, 1018, 1148, 1149, 1191, 1209, 1020, 1214, 1215 Box 7 (1950-1960): BC 2820, 2822, 2821, 2823, 2806, 2824, 2803, 2804, 2806, 2811, 2812, 2813, 2815, 2816, 2676, 2677, 2678, 2679, 2080, 2682, 2681, 2687, 2709, 2786, 1255, 1254, 1252, 1349, 1377, 1253, 2221 Box 8 (1949-1954): BC 1016, 1015, 1014, 1013, 1912, 1008, 1009, 1010 Box 9 (1958-1963): BC 2416, 2555, 2556, 2554, 2553, 2417, 4109, 4159 Box 10 (1954-1964): BC 1942, 1943, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2107, 2417, 2530, 2531, 2668, 2669, 2670, 2671, 2672, 2673, 4154, 4411, 4164, 4165, 4166, 4167, 4208, 4209, 4210, 4260, 4261, 4262
Subject Access
British Columbia Department of Lands and Forests
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Skeena River
Reproduction Restrictions
Air photos are available to order from the BC Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management as high-resolution digital files.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
February 14, 2014
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is the February 14, 2014 copy of The Bulkley Browser. It contains announcements, community events, local advertisements, items for sale, job postings, fun facts, and activities such as a word search.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Browser
Fonds No.
C1
Accession No.
2020.34.25
Physical Description
0.1 cm textual records
Date Range
February 14, 2014
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Browser was a community newsletter published in the Bulkley Valley in the 2010s.
Custodial History
This item was kept in the museum's reference files for an unknown period of time before being removed and accessioned as a discrete item in August 2020.
Scope and Content
Item is the February 14, 2014 copy of The Bulkley Browser. It contains announcements, community events, local advertisements, items for sale, job postings, fun facts, and activities such as a word search.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Type of Record
Archival Description

Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds

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Date Range
[1919-2019]
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 newspaper programs, prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, newspaper supplements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
  1 Document  
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
2020.12
2020.34
2020.6
Physical Description
17.5 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1919-2019]
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. The Fair continues to this day, having been held every year since 1919 except for 1932-1933, 1938-1945, 1950-1952, and 2020.
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair, and contains newspaper programs, prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, newspaper supplements, 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.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Exhibition
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Bulkley Valley Concert Association fonds

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Date Range
1963, 1977-2002
Collection
Bulkley Valley Concert Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of scrapbooks (2009.12.1-.4) documenting concerts, shows and performances organized by the Bulkley Valley Concert Association from 1977 to 2007, and a membership list (2017.68) from 1963. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs and promotional materials such as flyers…
  1 Document  
Collection
Bulkley Valley Concert Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Concert Association
Fonds No.
AF6
Accession No.
2009.12
2017.68
Physical Description
13 cm of texual records
Date Range
1963, 1977-2002
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley Concert Association is a community group with the mandate of promoting and fostering an interest in the performing arts in the Bulkley Valley. It welcomes touring groups in concerts that feature choirs, live music, ballet, and theatre productions. The Association has a hands-on working board that directly engages with artists and manages each show. Records in this fonds indicate that the Bulkley Valley Concert Association existed as early as 1959; however, the Association considers itself to have been active only since 1963. Evidently the Association has existed in various forms throughout the years with its present form emerging after it was renewed at a public meeting held on October 13, 1977. After its reorganization in 1977, the Association came under the coordination of the B.C. Overture Concerts Society with Diane Harmon as campaign chairwoman, Elaine Lee as secretary, and Monica Fraser as treasurer.
Custodial History
Glad Bury, who was a teacher in the Bulkley Valley, originally collected items from accession 2017.68. These eventually passed on Pat McCammon.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of scrapbooks (2009.12.1-.4) documenting concerts, shows and performances organized by the Bulkley Valley Concert Association from 1977 to 2007, and a membership list (2017.68) from 1963. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs and promotional materials such as flyers and pamphlets.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Reproduction Restrictions
All photos found in scrapbooks under this fonds have been merely collected by the Bulkley Valley Concert Association; thus, photos cannot be placed online or reproduced elsewhere without the consent of the original copyright holders.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Date Range
March 2015
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a four-page excerpt from the March 2015 edition of the Caledonia Times. It contains articles such as "What are you taking on for Lent?," a book review, "Parish Life: In North Peace: A Journey Through Time and Space," "Parish Life: In the Bulkley Valley," "Camp Caledonia - Summer 2015," and …
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Anglican Diocese of Caledonia
Fonds No.
C1
Accession No.
2020.34.20
Physical Description
0.1 cm textual records
Date Range
March 2015
History / Biographical
The Caledonia Times was a monthly paper offering news to the Anglican community of Northern British Columbia. As of 2020 it appears to have been replaced by the Caledonia Connector, a newsletter published on the Diocese's website.
Custodial History
This item was kept in the museum's reference files for at most 5 years before being removed and accessioned as a discrete item in August 2020.
Scope and Content
Item is a four-page excerpt from the March 2015 edition of the Caledonia Times. It contains articles such as "What are you taking on for Lent?," a book review, "Parish Life: In North Peace: A Journey Through Time and Space," "Parish Life: In the Bulkley Valley," "Camp Caledonia - Summer 2015," and "Freeing up $50.00 for the Anglican Foundation."
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Notes
Only pages 3, 4, 5, and 6 are available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Collection
Chamber of Commerce fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Scope and Content
Item is a claim map of the Bulkley Valley produced by the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce.
Collection
Chamber of Commerce fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Creator
Smithers District Chamber of Commerce
Fonds No.
GF10
Accession No.
2020.34.7
Physical Description
1 map
Custodial History
The item was stored in the museum's reference files for an unknown period of time before being removed and accessioned in August 2020.
Scope and Content
Item is a claim map of the Bulkley Valley produced by the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Houston, B.C.
Quick, B.C.
Smithers, B.C.
Telkwa, B.C.
Topley, B.C.
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, programmes, Interior News supplements, prize tickets, meeting minutes, newspaper supplements, 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
2019.31
2020.12
2020.34
2020.6
Physical Description
13.5 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, programmes, Interior News supplements, prize tickets, meeting minutes, newspaper supplements, and entry forms.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1978
Collection
Telkwa Foundation Fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the Certificate of Incorporation, Constitution, and Charter of the Telkwa Foundation.
Collection
Telkwa Foundation Fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Telkwa Foundation
Fonds No.
AF19
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
2020.14
Date Range
1978
History / Biographical
The Telkwa Foundation (1976-c.1987) was a non-profit, non-partisan, public interest research group dedicated to environmentalism and social justice issues in Northwestern British Columbia.
Custodial History
Donated by Pat Moss on May 1st 2020. These had previously been in her possession since her involvement with the Telkwa Foundation in the 1970s and 1980s.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the Certificate of Incorporation, Constitution, and Charter of the Telkwa Foundation.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Telkwa, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1998-2014
Collection
Mel Coulson fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
electronic record
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes physical and digital copies of two written works: “Sights of Smithers: The Old Church Garden,” and “A Memento of St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Quick, B.C. 1914-2014,” a physical copy of “Ninety Years On: A History of the Anglican Church in the Bulkley Valley,” and a digital c…
Collection
Mel Coulson fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
electronic record
textual record
Creator
Mel Coulson
Fonds No.
PF35
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
2020.34
Physical Description
1 cm textual records; 62.8 MB of digital records (PDFs and Word Documents)
Date Range
1998-2014
Custodial History
All digital files were presumably given to the museum by Mel Coulson prior to 2020. Physical items (2020.34.41, 2020.34.42, and 2020.34.43) were kept in the museum’s gift shop, library, and reference files respectively before being formally accessioned in 2020. The fonds was created on August 31, 2020.
Scope and Content
Series includes physical and digital copies of two written works: “Sights of Smithers: The Old Church Garden,” and “A Memento of St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Quick, B.C. 1914-2014,” a physical copy of “Ninety Years On: A History of the Anglican Church in the Bulkley Valley,” and a digital copy of “Skypilot Stephenson: In His Own Write.”
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Quick, B.C.
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Interior News advertising supplements

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Date Range
1981-1990
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Subseries contains advertisements and promotional material published as supplements to the Interior News, dating from 1981 to May 1990. Topic include: renewable wood-heating systems (1981), Wall's Home Furnishings (1981, 1984, 1985, 1987), Northwest Automotive News (1984-1986), the Ice Burg grand o…
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Interior News
Fonds No.
BF5
Series No.
S2 SS2
Accession No.
2020.6.81-.100
Physical Description
2.1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1981-1990
History / Biographical
Items were published as supplements to the Interior News between 1981 and 1990.
Scope and Content
Subseries contains advertisements and promotional material published as supplements to the Interior News, dating from 1981 to May 1990. Topic include: renewable wood-heating systems (1981), Wall's Home Furnishings (1981, 1984, 1985, 1987), Northwest Automotive News (1984-1986), the Ice Burg grand opening (1984), Mackenzie Furniture (1985), Smithers Lumber Yard 20th anniversary (1985), RRSPs (1987), Smithers Shopping Centre (1987), Nechako Northcoast Construction Services 1st anniversary (1989), and Homes of the Valley (1990). A full list of contents can be found in the file list.
Arrangement
Items have been arranged chronologically.
Subject Access
Interior News
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1910-2011
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
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 promotional materials, cheques, supplements, advertisements, sample circular letterheads, microfilm reels containing the paper’s entir…
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Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Interior News
Fonds No.
BF5
Accession No.
1981.53
1982.34
2017.130
2017.136
2018.2
2020.34
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.
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 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 three 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.
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
1981-2006
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Subseries contains general supplements to the Interior News, dating from July 1981 to August 2006. Topics include: Smithers anniversaries and retrospectives (1981, 1990, 1996, 2006), winter (1982, 1989), home and garden (1982), summer / tourism (1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1998, 2000)…
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Interior News
Fonds No.
BF5
Series No.
S2 SS1
Accession No.
2017.136
2020.34
2020.6.51-.80
Physical Description
4.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1981-2006
History / Biographical
Items were published as supplements to the Interior News between 1981 and 2006.
Scope and Content
Subseries contains general supplements to the Interior News, dating from July 1981 to August 2006. Topics include: Smithers anniversaries and retrospectives (1981, 1990, 1996, 2006), winter (1982, 1989), home and garden (1982), summer / tourism (1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1998, 2000), rodeo (1985, 1990), Northcountry Insurance Christmas carols (1985, 1986, 1987, 1989), scout / guide week (1987, 1988, 1990), 4H (1987), Smithers Curling Club 60th anniversary (1988), National Forest Week (1989, 1990, 2005), Pleasant Valley Days (1989), Skeena pulp mill (1989), mining (1990), and environmentalism (1990). See file list for a detailed list of supplements.
Arrangement
Items have been arranged chronologically.
Subject Access
Interior News
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Some Interior News supplements from 2020.6 were removed and put into other fonds due to having stronger links with these organizations. These supplements can be found in fonds AF1 (Fall Fair supplements), AF16 (Western Guidelines newspapers), AF17 (Smithers Kinsmen Club Rodeo supplements), AF18 (Kispiox Valley Rodeo supplements), BF8 (Ski Smithers supplements), and GF3 (Quarterly ’54 newspaper).
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1981-2006
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains supplements to the Interior News, dating from 1981 to August 2006. It is divided into two subseries: general supplements (SS1) and advertisements (SS2). Lists of specific supplements can be found in the file list.
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Interior News
Fonds No.
BF5
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2017.136
2020.34
2020.6
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
Date Range
1981-2006
Scope and Content
Series contains supplements to the Interior News, dating from 1981 to August 2006. It is divided into two subseries: general supplements (SS1) and advertisements (SS2). Lists of specific supplements can be found in the file list.
Arrangement
Items have been arranged chronologically within each series.
Subject Access
Interior News
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
ca 1913
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on caption written on negative.
Creator
William Walter Wrathall
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2792
Accession No.
1983.16.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 27.8 x 21.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Negative Number
F252
Date Range
ca 1913
History / Biographical
Actual photo is P4065.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Notes
Contact print included in physical folder.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
[ca 1905]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2591
Accession No.
1988.6.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 14 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Negative Number
PN 02590
Date Range
[ca 1905]
History / Biographical
The name Vera Frank is written on the back of photograph. Vera was the eldest of three daughters born to Scottish settlers Archibald ("Archie") McInnes (1861-1951) and Jessie (nee Aitken) McInnes (1886-1972). Their other two daughters were Ivy and Neva. Archie and his brother Neil worked on the Yukon Telegraph Line and bought land on the North Bulkley in 1904. Archie married Jessie on October 25, 1905 and they named their property Pioneer Ranch. Vera (1908-1999) married Ivan R. Frank (1903-1966) in 1934. Vera and Ivan had two sons, Donald (b. 1943) and Gordon (b. 1946). Vera, her parents, and her husband are buried in Kitsumgallum Cemetary in Terrace. Ivy (1909-2001) married Eric G. Strimbold (1897-1969) in 1929. They had two sons (Archie and Frank) and one daughter (Linda). Ivy and Eric are both buried in Topley Cemetary. Neva (1913-2000) married CNR employee John Nickolichuk (1913-1983). They had two sons (Jack and Innes) and one daughter (Jennifer). Neva and John both passed away in Victoria.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Hazelton, B.C.
Houston, B.C.
Notes
Photo is set on frame of black cardboard labeled with "Eyres, Victoria, B.C." Vera Frank's name is written on the back but the style of the dress looks like early 1900s. Likely her parents' wedding in 1905. This would also explain the difference in age as Archie was 25 years older than Jessie. The dress is also part of the Museum's collection (1987.57.29), donated by Archie Strimbold.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

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