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Date Range
November 1997
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photo of Ashley Lorette Jacobs, an 11-year-old Smithers figure skater who won first place at the Provincial Sectionals in November 1997 and was accepted to BC's Junior Provincial Figure Skating Team.
  1 Image  
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Chad Pearson
Fonds No.
BF5
Series No.
S4
Item No.
P8660
Accession No.
2020.36
Physical Description
1 photograph; colour
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
November 1997
Custodial History
Photo was originally taken by Interior News staff for publication in the paper. It was retained by the News until being transferred to the Bulkley Valley Museum, likely in 2007, as part of a large donation of photographs, negatives, and textual records. Item was stored in Room 6 until being found in collections and accessioned in Fall 2020.
Scope and Content
Photo of Ashley Lorette Jacobs, an 11-year-old Smithers figure skater who won first place at the Provincial Sectionals in November 1997 and was accepted to BC's Junior Provincial Figure Skating Team.
Arrangement
Item was found in an envelope with other photographs from the same date. All photographs in this series have been removed from original order and arranged in the order in which they were scanned.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
See the Interior News, November 26th 1997. Negatives available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Beetle-infested timber awaiting removal

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions10932
Date Range
March-April 1998
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photo of an excavator and a large pile of beetle-infested timber. Alpine Cedar Products of Smithers contracted Midwest Heli-Log of Kelowna to remove 10,000 cubic tons of this wood by helicopter in early spring 1998.
  1 Image  
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
John Young
Fonds No.
BF5
Series No.
S4
Item No.
P8699
Accession No.
2020.36
Physical Description
1 photograph; colour
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
March-April 1998
Custodial History
Photo was originally taken by Interior News staff for publication in the paper. It was retained by the News until being transferred to the Bulkley Valley Museum, likely in 2007, as part of a large donation of photographs, negatives, and textual records. Item was stored in Room 6 until being found in collections and accessioned in Fall 2020.
Scope and Content
Photo of an excavator and a large pile of beetle-infested timber. Alpine Cedar Products of Smithers contracted Midwest Heli-Log of Kelowna to remove 10,000 cubic tons of this wood by helicopter in early spring 1998.
Arrangement
Item was found in an envelope with other photographs from the same date. All photographs in this series have been removed from original order and arranged in the order in which they were scanned.
Notes
See Interior News, April 8th 1998. Negative available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
[2000]
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Memoirs written by Reg and Jean Heal about their childhoods in the Bulkley Valley. Consists of three sections: 2 handwritten, photocopied pages (presumably by Jean Heal), "Childhood Memories of Jean Heal (nee Gregerson)" (9 pgs), and "Growing up on a Bulkley Valley Farm" by Reg Heal (3 pgs).
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Creator
Jean Heal
Reg Heal
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
98
Accession No.
2021.1
Physical Description
0.5 cm textual records
Date Range
[2000]
History / Biographical
Mabel Jean Gregerson Heal (1920-2014) and Ernest Reginald 'Reg' Heal (1917-2004) were longtime residents of the Bulkley Valley, growing up in Evelyn and Telkwa respectively. They married in 1943 and moved into Smithers in 1956, where they raised two children.
Custodial History
Item was received by the Interior News, likely in the early 2000s, and transferred to the Bulkley Valley Museum at an unknown point in time along with other archival materials. It was found in collections in Room 6 in early January 2021 and accessioned.
Scope and Content
Memoirs written by Reg and Jean Heal about their childhoods in the Bulkley Valley. Consists of three sections: 2 handwritten, photocopied pages (presumably by Jean Heal), "Childhood Memories of Jean Heal (nee Gregerson)" (9 pgs), and "Growing up on a Bulkley Valley Farm" by Reg Heal (3 pgs).
Arrangement
Pages have been left in the order in which they were found.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Evelyn, B.C.
Smithers, B.C.
Telkwa, B.C.
Notes
Another copy can be found in the Heal family clipping file.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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
Other Title Info
Title based on information provided by donor.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5885
Accession No.
2017.122
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 5.5 x 7.5 cm (TIF)
Scan Resolution
1200 dpi
300 dpi
Date Range
n.d.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

[George Sieh or George Morris?], William Wedge, and [?]

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions6093
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
Other Title Info
Title based on information provided by donor
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5901
Accession No.
2017.122
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 11 x 7 cm (TIF)
Scan Resolution
1200 dpi
300 dpi
Date Range
n.d.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
1950s
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 provided by donor
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5905
Accession No.
2017.122
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 6.5 x 9 cm (TIF)
Scan Resolution
1200 dpi
300 dpi
Date Range
1950s
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

William Doodson's cold storage facility after a fire

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions6104
Date Range
1921
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.
P3375
Accession No.
1996.139.9
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 17.5 x 12.5 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
1921
History / Biographical
The cold storage facility was built to hold meat and some produce grown by Doodson's Home Ranch and J.C.K. Sealy's Sealy Ranch (the two had a partnership). In 1921, most of the community were attending a Hospital Day Picnic at Lake Kathlyn, B.C. The fire at the cold storage facility was discovered when someone went into town for fresh supplies. There was no fire department at the time, so volunteers formed a bucket brigade. After the fire, the cold storage facility was enlarged, eventually having an extension for selling groceries. Doodson sold the store in 1937.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Photograph is a modern reprint. Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
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.
P3358
Accession No.
1996.132
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Notes
Photograph is a modern reprint. Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
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.
P3366
Accession No.
1996.138.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 10 x 12.5 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
History / Biographical
Wilhelmina Lennox was the first teacher at Glentanna School.
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
[1910s-1950s]
Collection
Wana Florrie Abel fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
File contains an album of 145 postcards and 10 photographs, as well as 50 additional postcards outside of the album. Most postcards are written to Wana's paternal aunt, Florrie Hann.
Collection
Wana Florrie Abel fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
PF25
File No.
File 1
Accession No.
1992.9
Physical Description
195 postcards; 10 photographs
Date Range
[1910s-1950s]
Custodial History
The album and other postcards were collected by Wana Florrie Hann Abel during her lifetime. These were eventually given to her sister Pat (Hann) McCammon.
Scope and Content
File contains an album of 145 postcards and 10 photographs, as well as 50 additional postcards outside of the album. Most postcards are written to Wana's paternal aunt, Florrie Hann.
Arrangement
12/18/2017: Some of the postcards that are separate from the album may have been originally held in the album. However, original order has been lost and the poscards will be stored outside of the album in the Archives.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Hann Family 50th wedding anniversary portrait

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Date Range
1964
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photo of Ernest and Addie Hann (front row, center) with their children (Wana, Winnie, Pearl, Pat, Roberta, Bill, and Lloyd; not necessarily in order) on their 50th wedding anniversary.
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5918
Accession No.
2017.134
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 25.5 x 20 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1964
Scope and Content
Photo of Ernest and Addie Hann (front row, center) with their children (Wana, Winnie, Pearl, Pat, Roberta, Bill, and Lloyd; not necessarily in order) on their 50th wedding anniversary.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Written on back of photograph: "1914 married 50th Wedding Anniversary Feb 2 - 1964"; Ernest and Addie Hann
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Certificate of enfranchisement, Matias Michell

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions6133
Date Range
March 24, 1943
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Document  
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Department of Mines and Resources, Indian Affairs Branch
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 245
Item No.
2017.101.2
Accession No.
2017.101
Physical Description
1 certificate
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
March 24, 1943
Custodial History
Charlotte Euverman's godmother was Matias Michell's wife, Sarah Michell (nee Tommy). This would explain why Charlotte Euverman's mother, Gguhe’ Lucy Bazil-Verigin, had Matias' certificate of enfranchisement in her posession before it was passed on to Charlotte.
Notes
Item is Matias Michell's certificate of enfranchisment granted March 13, 1943 by Harold W. McGill, Director of Indian Affairs, Department of Mines and Resources.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Documents

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Date Range
[1910s-1950s]
Collection
Wana Florrie Abel fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds currently contains an album of 145 postcards and 10 photographs, as well as 50 additional postcards outside of the album. Most postcards are addressed to her paternal aunt Florrie Hann.
  1 Document  
Collection
Wana Florrie Abel fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
PF25
Accession No.
1992.9
Physical Description
195 postcards; 10 photographs
Date Range
[1910s-1950s]
History / Biographical
Wana Florrie Abel (nee Hann) was born in Smithers, B.C., on September 8, 1914. She was the first-born daughter of parents Addie and Ernest Hann. After graduating from Smithers High School, Abel took a job with Government Telegraphs on Main Street as a telephone operator. She married Wilfred Abel (originally from Saskatchewan) in 1939, shortly after he joined the B.C. Provincial Police Force. The couple moved to Alert Bay, B.C., where their daughter Winona was born. They later returned to Smithers, and Wilfred joined the Canadian National Railways (CNR). Their son, Wylie, was born in Smithers in 1944. In 1954, the family moved to Kamloops, B.C., with the CNR. Upon retirement, Wana and Wilfred settled in Osoyoos, B.C. Wana Florrie Abel passed away March 4, 2007, in Summerland, B.C. Her husband had predeceased her in 1995.
Custodial History
The album and other postcards (1992.92) were collected by Wana Hann Abel during her lifetime. These were eventually given to her sister Pat (Hann) McCammon.
Scope and Content
Fonds currently contains an album of 145 postcards and 10 photographs, as well as 50 additional postcards outside of the album. Most postcards are addressed to her paternal aunt Florrie Hann.
Arrangement
Some of the postcards that are separate from the album may have been originally held in the album. However, original order has been lost and the postcards will be stored outside of the album in the Archives.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Documents

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Date Range
1942-1959, 1998
Collection
Louis Schibli fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds consists primarily of photos taken or collected by Louis Schibli, including two pocket albums made in Saskatchewan. The photos date mainly from the 1940s and 1950s and depict people, places, buildings, and events in Smithers and the surrounding area. Fonds also contains a written document by …
  1 Document  
Collection
Louis Schibli fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Creator
Louis Schibli
Fonds No.
PF17
Accession No.
1980.16
1981.19
1984.8
1988.3
1990.210
1990.7
1991.219
1991.241
1995.7
2009.39
2017.53
2017.82
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records, 257 photographs and negatives
Date Range
1942-1959, 1998
History / Biographical
Alois “Louis” Schibli was born in Busslingen, Switzerland on December 23, 1919, to parents John Schibli and Anna Schifferli. In 1937, he immigrated to Canada with his father, mother and siblings (John and Agnes). They arrived in Smithers, B.C., on April 10, 1937 and remained there until 1949, when the family sold their farm and moved to Langley, B.C. In Langley, Louis met his wife, Gertrud (Trudi) Herzig. They married in Langley on September 5, 1950, and moved to Smithers in September, 1951. At this time, Schibli mainly worked in construction for his brother-in-law, George Adomeit. In 1958, he took a job in the newly formed School District No. 54 as a maintenance man, eventually being promoted to Maintenance Supervisor. The couple had seven children, including George, Margareth (Piccioni), Irene (Vanderark), Mary Jane (Warren), John, Andrew and Robert. Schibli also had a photography side-business called “Louis Studio”, photographing events such as weddings to school pictures. Schibli passed away on January 5, 2015, in Surrey, B.C. See finding aid for more information.
Custodial History
Records have been donated by various different individuals over the years and added to the Louis Schibli collection. Not all accessions have accession forms available. Items donated by Louis Schibli himself include 1988.3 (1988), 1990.7 (January 8th 1990), 1990.210 (November 1990), 1991.219 (November 8th 1991), 1995.7 (February 13th 1995), and 2017.53 (donated October 23rd 2005 but not given an accession number until July 2017). Item 2017.82 was donated by Melanie Morin of the Witsuwit’en Language and Cultural Society on August 25th 2017.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists primarily of photos taken or collected by Louis Schibli, including two pocket albums made in Saskatchewan. The photos date mainly from the 1940s and 1950s and depict people, places, buildings, and events in Smithers and the surrounding area. Fonds also contains a written document by Louis Schibli and Tony L’Orsa entitled “A Brief Review of Swiss Settlement in the Bulkley Valley.”
Arrangement
This is an artificially-created fonds made by staff members to house items related to Louis Schibli and his family. No original order has been retained. The fonds structure consists of the photograph (P) series and one additional item (“A Brief Review of Swiss Settlement…” by Schibli and Tony L’Orsa).
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Fonds consists primarily of photos taken or collected by Louis Schibli, including two pocket albums made in Saskatchewan. The photos date mainly from the 1940s and 1950s and depict people, places, buildings, and events in Smithers and the surrounding area. Fonds also contains a written document by Louis Schibli and Tony L’Orsa entitled “A Brief Review of Swiss Settlement in the Bulkley Valley.”
Type of Record
Archival Description
Documents

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Date Range
February 21, 1962
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 photograph.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5930
Accession No.
2017.122
Physical Description
1 photograph: col.; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scan Resolution
1200 dpi
300 dpi
Date Range
February 21, 1962
Notes
Donor has stated that this was the last photo of Pete taken.
Identified (l-r): Mike Mesich, Pete Skuba
Written on back of photograph: "Taken February 21 1962 Pete & Mickey Mesich Pete Birthday age [?] mikey [?] old"
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Lefty Gardiner dressed up for Klondike Days

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions6147
Date Range
[1950s or 1960s]
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 provided by Donor.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5931
Accession No.
2017.122
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 9 x 12.5 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
[1950s or 1960s]
History / Biographical
Lefty Gardiner was a well-known prospector. He was married to Mary Frances Willamina (Billie) Gardiner. He passed away in 1995.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Kitty Walsh (nee Mesich) and Tom Mesich at home on Adams Road, Smithers, B.C.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions6148
Date Range
1939 or 1940
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 provided by Donor.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5932
Accession No.
2017.122
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 6.5 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
1200 dpi
300 dpi
Date Range
1939 or 1940
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Tom Mesich and Tony Mesich in front of home on Adams Road, Smithers, B.C.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions6149
Date Range
1939 or 1940
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 provided by Donor.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5933
Accession No.
2017.122
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 6.5 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
1200 dpi
300 dpi
Date Range
1939 or 1940
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
Other Title Info
Title based on information provided by Donor.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5938
Accession No.
2017.122
Physical Description
1 photograph: sepia; 8.5 x 6 cm
Scan Resolution
1200 dpi
300 dpi
Date Range
n.d.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Tom Mesich with dog, Rexy, prospecting

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions6156
Date Range
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
Other Title Info
Title based on information provided by Donor.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5939
Accession No.
2017.122
Physical Description
1 photograph: col.; 12.5 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
1200 dpi
300 dpi
Date Range
1957
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

1155 records – page 1 of 58.