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Assessment roll ledger

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Date Range
February 28,1923 -1930
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a rather large red bound ledger, documenting accounts payable in Smithers based on property owned (block / lots)
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Corporation of the Village of Smithers
Fonds No.
GF4
Series No.
S1
Item No.
2009.50.1
Accession No.
2009.50.1
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Scan Resolution
240 dpi
Date Range
February 28,1923 -1930
Custodial History
Donated to the BV Museum in 2009 by Jocelyn Pearce, the President of the Museum's Board of Directors.
Scope and Content
Item is a rather large red bound ledger, documenting accounts payable in Smithers based on property owned (block / lots)
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Corporation of the Village of Smithers

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Date Range
1922-1965
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
cartographic material
architectural drawing
Scope and Content
This series contains documents created by, or for, the Municipality/Corporation of the Village of Smithers from its inception in 1921 until its incorporation as a town in 1967. These include financial reports (1923-1950), an assessment roll ledger (1923-1930), a scavenging ledger (1946-1950), land …
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
cartographic material
architectural drawing
Creator
Village of Smithers
Fonds No.
GF4
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1975.107
1981.6
1983.10
1983.14
1988.1
1988.5
1988.9
1988.12
1990.172
2007.3
2009.50
2017.36
2017.41
2018.2
Physical Description
22 cm of textual records, 15 maps/plans
Date Range
1922-1965
History / Biographical
The Village of Smithers was incorporated in December 1921, becoming the first B.C. community to receive this status under the Village Municipalities Act. It was governed by Village Commissioners. It was known as the Municipality of the Village of Smithers until 1936, when it became the Corporation of the Village of Smithers. In 1967 Smithers officially became a town.
Custodial History
This series was created by Manda Haligowski circa 2016-2018 and completed by Holly Peterson in July 2020.
Scope and Content
This series contains documents created by, or for, the Municipality/Corporation of the Village of Smithers from its inception in 1921 until its incorporation as a town in 1967. These include financial reports (1923-1950), an assessment roll ledger (1923-1930), a scavenging ledger (1946-1950), land lot tax assessments (1938-39), a 1924 municipal voters’ list, Board of Trade bylaws, specifications for the Smithers Government Building, blueprints for the Central Park Building and a proposed sanitary sewage system, and maps of the Smithers Cemetery.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Municipality Land Assessment for Simpson home

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Date Range
1945
Collection
Simpson Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a Municipality Assessment on Land and Improvements for the Year 1945 for Mary Simpson's home on Block 75, Lot 37, Smithers, B.C.
Collection
Simpson Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Municipality of the Village of Smithers
Fonds No.
PF36
Series No.
SS3
Accession No.
2020.39.16
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1945
Custodial History
Item was in the ownership of the Simpson family for many years before being donated by Elizabeth Cameron, granddaughter of James Simpson, on October 2nd 2020.
Scope and Content
Item is a Municipality Assessment on Land and Improvements for the Year 1945 for Mary Simpson's home on Block 75, Lot 37, Smithers, B.C.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Plan of Cemetery Portion of Block 5

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Date Range
1922-1924
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Creator
Village of Smithers
Fonds No.
GF4
Series No.
S1
Item No.
2017.41.27
Accession No.
2017.41
Physical Description
1 map
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
1922-1924
Arrangement
Scale: 1" = 10'
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Scavenging ledger

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Date Range
1946-1950
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a medium-sized green fabric and red leather bound ledger, documenting scavenging services provided by the Village of Smithers at the time.
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Corporation of the Village of Smithers
Fonds No.
GF4
Series No.
S1
Item No.
2009.50.2
Accession No.
2009.50.2
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Date Range
1946-1950
Custodial History
Donated to the BV Museum in 2009 by Jocelyn Pearce, the President of the Museum's Board of Directors.
Scope and Content
Item is a medium-sized green fabric and red leather bound ledger, documenting scavenging services provided by the Village of Smithers at the time.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Town of Smithers fonds

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Date Range
1922-2020
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
architectural drawing
sound recording
Scope and Content
This fonds contains records created by or relating to the municipal governing body of the Town, formerly Village, of Smithers. These include documents such as financial reports, assessment rolls, a scavenging ledger, land lot tax assessments, a voters’ list, bylaws, programs, pamphlets, newsletters…
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
architectural drawing
sound recording
Creator
Town of Smithers
Village of Smithers
Fonds No.
GF4
Item No.
P7723-P7733
Accession No.
1975.107
1981.6
1983.10
1983.12
1983.14
1988.1
1988.5
1988.6
1988.8
1988.9
1988.10
1988.12
1990.172
1999.239
2007.3
2009.50
2012.16
2012.17
2017.22
2017.36
2017.41
2017.71
2018.2
2018.19
2020.9
2021.12
Physical Description
27.5 cm of textual records, 72 cartographic and architectural records, 34 colour photographs
Date Range
1922-2020
History / Biographical
The town of Smithers was established in 1913. The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTP) selected the swampy, flat area at the base of Hudson Bay Mountain as the divisional point for the railroad and the development of the town followed. Smithers grew very quickly and by 1914, it boasted two newspapers, banks, hotels, businesses, many residences, and a main street running six blocks north of the railroad tracks. In 1921 it was incorporated as British Columbia’s first village. Over the following decades, the small community continued to grow and expand, receiving town status in 1967. Today it serves as the regional center for the Bulkley Valley. The population as of 2016 was 5,351.
Custodial History
Series 1 was created circa 2016-2020 by Manda Haligowski. Arrangement of the fonds was completed by Holly Peterson in July 2020.
Scope and Content
This fonds contains records created by or relating to the municipal governing body of the Town, formerly Village, of Smithers. These include documents such as financial reports, assessment rolls, a scavenging ledger, land lot tax assessments, a voters’ list, bylaws, programs, pamphlets, newsletters, building specifications, and records from special events such as Smithers’ anniversaries. There are also many cartographic and architectural records, such as maps of Smithers and its Cemetery; blueprints, fire protection plans, and proposed renovations for Central Park Building; and plans for projects such as a new sewage system and the redevelopment of Central Park.
Arrangement
This fonds has been arranged into two series, reflecting two stages in the development of Smithers as a municipality: S1, Corporation of the Village of Smithers, which contains items dating from the village’s incorporation in 1921 until 1966; and S2, Town of Smithers, which contains items dating from after the town’s incorporation in 1967. In addition, 14 maps and plans (1988.1.1, 1988.6.1, 1988.13.1, 2017.41.15, 2017.41.17, 2017.41.18, 2017.41.19, 2017.41.21, 2017.41.22, 2017.41.23, 2017.41.25, 2017.41.30, 2017.41.33, and 2017.41.34) were undated and as such have not been sorted into any series, instead remaining as loose items within the fonds. These are primarily cemetery plans, with some land plot maps and one set of proposed plans for the Smithers courtyard front porch.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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