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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
n.d.
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  2 Images  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Harry Kruisselbrink
Name Access
Harry Kruisselbrink
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5267
Accession No.
2018.92
Physical Description
1 photograph: colour; 18.5 x 14 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
n.d.
Custodial History
Donated by Harry Kruisselbrink to the archives for digitization, December 2018.
Subject Access
Canadian National Railways
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
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
Date Range
Unknown
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
Creator
Unknown
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1528
Accession No.
1987.1. 65
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 6.5 x 11 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
Unknown
Notes
Written on back of photo "Maggie Doyle. Her father made bricks for chimneys from clay on ranch of Joseph L Coyle, Tatlow near Telkwa
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1972
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 photo contents
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P6530
Accession No.
2019.9
Physical Description
1 photograph: colour; 8 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
1972
Custodial History
This photo was brought in response to the museum's call for photos for its 2019 exhibit on the fall fair. Donor had found it in an old box.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Jay Baker
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
"Fall Fair 1972 - Jay" written in pen on the back. It is believed that Jay Baker is the blond boy in the center left of the photo. Donor confirmed that Jay was in the photo.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
1979
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 information written on back of photo.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P6531
Accession No.
2019.9
Physical Description
1 photograph: colour; 8.5 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
1979
Custodial History
This photo was brought in response to the museum's call for photos for its 2019 exhibit on the fall fair. Donor had found it in an old box.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Jay Baker
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
"Jay - Fall Fair 1979" written in pen on the back.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
1979
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 information written on back of photo.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P6531
Accession No.
2019.9
Physical Description
1 photograph: colour; 8.5 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
1979
Custodial History
This photo was brought in response to the museum's call for photos for its 2019 exhibit on the fall fair. Donor had found it in an old box.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
"Mike - Fall Fair 1979" written in pen on the back.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
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.
P1528
Accession No.
1987.1.65
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
n.d.
Notes
Written on back of photo: "Maggie Doyle; Her father made bricks for chimneys from clay on ranch of Joseph L Coyle, Tatlow near Telkwa"
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
2018
Collection
Smithers Public Library fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes two colour posters, one for Smithers 2nd Annual Pride Celebration (May 26 2018) and one for "A prideful children's story time" event run by the Library (June 2 2018)
Collection
Smithers Public Library fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers Library
Smithers Pride
Name Access
Smithers Pride
Smithers Public Library
Fonds No.
GF6
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2017.35
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
2018
Scope and Content
Series includes two colour posters, one for Smithers 2nd Annual Pride Celebration (May 26 2018) and one for "A prideful children's story time" event run by the Library (June 2 2018)
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
August 1957
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Louis Schibli
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1723
Accession No.
1988.3.106
Physical Description
Photo
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
August 1957
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Aerial view of the Bulkley Valley and farm site

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions7281
Date Range
August 1957
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Louis Schibli
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1724
Accession No.
1988.3.107
Physical Description
Photo
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
August 1957
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Aerial view of the Experimental Farm east of Smithers

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions7282
Date Range
August 1957
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Louis Schibli
Name Access
Bulkley Valley Experimental Farm
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1725
Accession No.
1988.3.108
Physical Description
Photo
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
August 1957
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
August 1957
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Louis Schibli
Name Access
Bulkley Valley Experimental Farm
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1726
Accession No.
1988.3.110
Physical Description
Photo
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
August 1957
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
August 1957
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Louis Schibli
Name Access
Bulkley Valley Experimental Farm
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1727
Accession No.
1988.3.111
Physical Description
Photo
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
August 1957
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Unidentified photo, possibly Telkwa, B.C., coal mine.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions2594
Date Range
[1920]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Jack McNeil
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1843
Accession No.
1988.18.48
Physical Description
1 photo: b&w negative; 9 x 14 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
96 dpi
Date Range
[1920]
Geographic Access
Telkwa, B.C.
Notes
Photograph is a modern reprint made from the original negative.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Portrait of Mrs. Lulu Felice Chapman in her wedding dress

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions2785
Date Range
[1905-1915]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Vancouver Duryea
Name Access
Chapman, Lulu
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2417
Accession No.
2018.2
Physical Description
1 photograph; sepia; 15x22cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
[1905-1915]
History / Biographical
Lulu Felice McDonald married Isaac Perry Chapman on March 22nd 1911
Notes
Dress pictured in the photo is also in the Museum's collection, 1980.181.1.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
May 22, 1953
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Louis Schibli
Item No.
P2900
Accession No.
988.3.89
Physical Description
Negative
Negative Number
F257;F260
Date Range
May 22, 1953
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

TELKWA HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS AND THEIR TEACHER. MAY 22,1953.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions3253
Date Range
May 22, 1953
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Louis Schibli
Item No.
P2901
Accession No.
988.3.90
Physical Description
B/W PRINT: 9.5 x 12
Negative Number
F257; F260
Date Range
May 22, 1953
Notes
None
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS OF TELKWA SCHOOL ON MAY 22, 1953

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions3254
Date Range
May 22, 1953
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Louis Schibli
Item No.
P2902
Accession No.
988.3.91
Physical Description
B/W PRINT: 9.5 x 12
Negative Number
F257; F260
Date Range
May 22, 1953
Notes
None
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
1952
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Louis Schibli
Item No.
P2903
Accession No.
988.3.92
Physical Description
Negative
Negative Number
F256; F257
Date Range
1952
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

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