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Bulkley Lodge fonds

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Date Range
1967; 1985-2002
Collection
Bulkley Lodge fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
moving image
graphic material
Scope and Content
Records include 10 VHS tapes of luncheons, dinners, teas, and other events, two guestbooks for the Bulkley Valley pioneers’ and early residents’ open house, and one photograph (P7891) of Lodge employees with fundraiser proceeds.
Collection
Bulkley Lodge fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
moving image
graphic material
Fonds No.
GF8
Accession No.
2006.2
2009.21
2020.36
Physical Description
10 VHS tapes; 4 cm of textual records; 1 photograph
Date Range
1967; 1985-2002
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Lodge is a long-term assisted living facility in Smithers operated by Northern Health Authority. Founded by the Society of Concerned Citizens (incorporated 1973), the Lodge was officially opened on October 12, 1978 by B.C. Health Minister Bob McLelland. In 1982 the Society of Concerned Citizens was renamed the Bulkley Lodge Society in order to better reflect its goals of supporting the facility. Initially taking in personal care and immediate care residents, the Bulkley Lodge was licensed for 7 extended care residents in 1988; this number has since increased. The building underwent significant renovations throughout the late 1980s and 1990s. Today (2020), Bulkley Lodge cares for 70 residents across four units. It offers a central dining and activity room, a main lounge area, a self-serve coffee bar, a hair salon, and an exercise room. Residents are able to enjoy social activities, therapeutic recreation, spiritual programming, occupational therapy, and specialized nail and foot care. Some of the original board members included Bea Quadros, Pat McCammon, Jim and Margaret Goodacre, Ev Glass, Margaret Graham, Marguerite Perry, Mary Baker, Jim Robinson, Mel Burchette, Joe MacDonald, Flo Hidber, Audry Cook, Ron Kilby, Sid Beerda, Bill Bryant, Anna Morris, Johanna Huisman, Doris Stahel, Louise Kratz, Gary Lobley, R. McIntyre, and Florence Oulton.
Custodial History
Records were created by the Bulkley Lodge staff to capture events held by the Lodge for residents.
Scope and Content
Records include 10 VHS tapes of luncheons, dinners, teas, and other events, two guestbooks for the Bulkley Valley pioneers’ and early residents’ open house, and one photograph (P7891) of Lodge employees with fundraiser proceeds.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
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Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council fonds

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Date Range
1970-2015
Collection
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
moving image
Scope and Content
This fonds includes textual and graphic records, photographs, and electronic media created and used by the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council during the fulfillment of its mandate. The majority of the material is textual or graphic in nature, including foundational documents (constitution, certi…
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council Fonds Fonds No. AF27 Accession No. 2021.15 Physical Description: ~38 cm textual and graphic material, 2 scrapbooks, 36 photographs, 2 MP4 files Date Range: 1970-2015 Administrative History/Biographical Sketch The Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council (BVCAC
Collection
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
moving image
Creator
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council
Fonds No.
AF27
Accession No.
2021.15
Physical Description
~38 cm textual and graphic material, 2 scrapbooks, 36 photographs, 2 MP4 files
Date Range
1970-2015
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council (BVCAC) is a Smithers-based organization which promotes awareness of, and access to, the arts for Bulkley Valley residents from Houston to Hazelton. Its work includes funding arts projects, providing bursaries to aspiring artists, and coordinating community events. Council membership includes local artists, musicians, vocalists, dancers, and community organizations. The BVCAC was officially incorporated under the Societies Act in March 1980, although its history dates back to at least the late 1960s.
Custodial History
Items were created and used by the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council during the course of its day-to-day activities. They were retained as internal records until being transferred to the Bulkley Valley Museum on May 19th 2021.
Scope and Content
This fonds includes textual and graphic records, photographs, and electronic media created and used by the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council during the fulfillment of its mandate. The majority of the material is textual or graphic in nature, including foundational documents (constitution, certificate of incorporation, by-laws), policies, reports, financial statements, meeting minutes, agenda books, grant and bursary applications, project proposals, cast lists, pamphlets, and posters. Also included are 36 photographs and two scrapbooks related to children’s concerts in the 1980s-1990s, and a DVD with two short demo videos produced by local filmmaker Taylor Fox in 2009.
Arrangement
This fonds has been arranged into five series, each reflecting a particular function of the BVCAC. Series 1 contains administrative material relating to the incorporation, governance, and management of the BVCAC. Series 2 contains applications for funding made by individual artists and community groups, whether directly to the BVCAC or to other organizations with the support of the BVCAC. Series 3 contains grant applications made by the BVCAC to outside organizations. Series 4 contains bursary applications to the BVCAC. Series 5 contains material related to events, projects, and programs put on by the BVCAC. This arrangement has been imposed by Bulkley Valley Museum staff, but original order has been adhered to as closely as possible.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Bulkley Valley
Type of Record
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Bulkley Valley District Hospital fonds

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Date Range
1920-2001
Collection
Bulkley Valley District Hospital fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
architectural drawing
technical drawing
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Fonds is organized into seven series:
Collection
Bulkley Valley District Hospital fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
architectural drawing
technical drawing
textual record
graphic material
Fonds No.
GF5
Accession No.
1986.7
1992.9
1997.51
2004.20
2007.3
2017.25
2017.36
2017.53
2020.36
Physical Description
21 cm of textual records
6 architectural drawings
1 technical drawing
3 photogarphs
Date Range
1920-2001
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley District Hospital was first established in 1920 and occupied a pre-existing building on the corner of Second Avenue and King Street. It housed 13 beds, an operating room, an office, a kitchen and a dining area. The hospital continued to expand throughout the decade until 1933, when its ownership was transferred from the Hospital Board to the Sisters of St. Anne, and a new building was constructed. A 30-bed wing with an emergency operating room was added in 1955. By 1968, this building was ruled obsolete and work began on a new modern facility, to be run by the province after the Sisters relinquished control. The new Bulkley Valley District Hospital was opened in 1969. A major renovation project was launched in 1973 and the original 1934 building was demolished. The formation of the Bulkley Lodge Society through the Smithers Society of Concerned Citizens in 1982 replaced the need for extended care beds in the BV District Hospital. Today, the Hospital acts as an acute care facility with 25 beds, servicing communities from Houston to Hazelton, B.C. For more detailed information on the history and development of the Hospital, see finding aid.
Custodial History
Records that were created both by the original Board of Directors (1920 – 1934) and Sisters of St. Ann (1933-1969) were passed on and kept by management until their donation to the Archives. Records in this collection from the Ladies’ Auxiliary were kept by Jean Maskiewich whose sister-in-law, Jean Kilpatrick, was the former Treasurer of the Auxiliary. Maskiewich then donated these records to the Archives.Three photographs (P7894-P7896) were found in collections in October 2020, having been submitted to the Interior News prior to 2003 and transferred to the museum at an unknown date.
Scope and Content
Fonds is organized into seven series:
1. Administrative
2. Board of Trustees
3. Sisters of St. Ann
4. Bulkley Valley District Hospital Ladies’ Auxiliary
5. Bulkley Valley District Hospital Society
6. Construction and engineering records
7. Legal records
Other records not organized under these series include a reports and orders ledger, a physicians journal and day book, donations for the Hospital’s first x-ray machine, x-ray reports, event programs, a photograph, and donations for a L.B. Warner memorial.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley District Hospital
Sisters of St. Ann
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Many photographs of the BV District Hospital can also be found in the BVM Visual Records Collection.
Reproduction Restrictions
Some restrictions may be in place for certain records to protect fromer patients.
Type of Record
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Bulkley Valley Museum fonds

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Date Range
1961-2017
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
moving image
architectural drawing
sound recording
Scope and Content
This fonds contains material created and used by the Bulkley Valley Museum during the course of its day-to-day activities, from the time of its inception as a historical society in the early 1960s up to and including the present. These are primarily textual records such as meeting minutes, staff re…
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds Fonds No. OF1 Accession No.: 2010.5, 2017.22, 2017.63, 2017.71, 2017.72, 2017.128, 2018.15, 2020.8, 2020.27, 2020.35, 2020.36, 2021.1, 2021.3, 2021.15 Physical Description: 13 boxes of textual and graphic material; 1 box photographs; [] architectural plans; 2
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
moving image
architectural drawing
sound recording
Creator
Bulkley Valley Museum
Fonds No.
OF1
Accession No.
2010.5
2017.22
2017.63
2017.71
2017.72
2017.128
2018.15
2020.8
2020.27
2020.35
2020.36
2021.1
2021.3
2021.15
Physical Description
13 boxes of textual and graphic material; 1 box photographs; [] architectural plans; 2 videocassettes, 1 CD, [] digital records
Date Range
1961-2017
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley Museum (BVM) was founded in large part by Ernest Hann, an early pioneer who amassed a large collection of documents, photographs and artifacts representing local settler history. This became the core collection upon which the Museum was built. The first public displays of artifacts opened in 1967 in the newly-constructed Smithers Public Library. However, it was not until 1971 that the Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society was officially incorporated. With space becoming limited in the Library, the Museum was moved in 1974 to the historic Central Park Building, which had once served as Smithers' government building, courthouse, and jail. The Museum first shared a room with the Smithers Art Gallery before receiving its own space. Today the BVM collects, preserves and presents items of historical and cultural significance from Smithers and the Bulkley Valley and is enjoyed by over 5000 people per year.
Custodial History
All items in this fonds were retained by the Museum as internal records following their initial creation and use, and were accessioned and entered into the OF1 fonds upon being found in collections.
Scope and Content
This fonds contains material created and used by the Bulkley Valley Museum during the course of its day-to-day activities, from the time of its inception as a historical society in the early 1960s up to and including the present. These are primarily textual records such as meeting minutes, staff reports, exhibit plans, correspondence, policies, financial documents, curator diaries, guest books, scrapbooks, and membership lists. The fonds also includes photographs, pamphlets, posters, floor plans, 1 CD of oral history recordings, and 2 videocassettes. Furthermore, there is an increasing amount of born-digital material (Word docs, PDFs, images) which have yet to be fully processed into the fonds.
Arrangement
This fonds was first arranged around 2018 by Manda Haligowski and was rearranged in spring 2021 by Holly Peterson. In its current form, the OF1 fonds is divided into nine series: - S1) Office of the Curator - S2) Board of Directors - S3) events and promotions - S4) Old Church - S5) guest books/lists - S6) scrapbooks - S7) maps and plans - S8) photographs - S9) audiovisual materials. Series 1, 2, 3, and 4 have been further subdivided into subseries and/or files; see their Arrangement fields for more details.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Museum
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
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Canadian National Railways fonds

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Date Range
1920-1979
Collection
Canadian National Railways fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
cartographic material
Scope and Content
Records within this fonds relate to the functions of the Canadian National Railways’ operation in Smithers, B.C. Records include directories, blueprints, forms, timetables, maps, booklets, and Amateur Athletic Association treasurer records.
Collection
Canadian National Railways fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
cartographic material
Fonds No.
GF2
Accession No.
1981.61
1983.6
1987.16
1992.9
2004.63
2009.67
2009.69
2010.2
2010.9
2016.26
2017.6
2018.2
2018.89
2020.35
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
20 photographs
6 maps and architectural drawings
Date Range
1920-1979
History / Biographical
The Canadian National Railways was created by the Canadian government in 1918. The company amalgamated several Canadian railways that had become bankrupt, including the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway which Smithers was established on. The Smithers station transferred over to the Canadian National Railways after 1922.
Scope and Content
Records within this fonds relate to the functions of the Canadian National Railways’ operation in Smithers, B.C. Records include directories, blueprints, forms, timetables, maps, booklets, and Amateur Athletic Association treasurer records.
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Joseph Allen L'Orsa map and photograph collection

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Date Range
1915-[1998?]
Collection
Joseph Allen L'Orsa map and photograph collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
cartographic material
architectural drawing
Scope and Content
Records reflect Joe L’Orsa’s interest in mining, environmentalism, and local history. Records consist of maps (including Axel Elmsted’s hand drawn maps), architectural drawings, photographs, a report entitled “The Social Effects of Rapid Growth: A Northern Sickness,” and a written history of the Ba…
Collection
Joseph Allen L'Orsa map and photograph collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
cartographic material
architectural drawing
Creator
Joseph L'Orsa
Fonds No.
C7
Accession No.
2018.24
2000.45
Physical Description
66+ photographs, 49 maps, 4 architectural drawings, 5 cm textual records
Date Range
1915-[1998?]
History / Biographical
Joseph (Joe) Allen L’Orsa (born March 4, 1939) was a prominent figure in the Bulkley Valley, best known for his environmental activism. He is credited with starting the area’s first environmental group, “Citizens Against Pollution,” which later became known as SPEC (Society for Pollution and Environmental Control). L’Orsa was instrumental in establishing Babine Mountains Provincial Park, and recorded both settler and Witsuwit'en (Wet’suwet’en) histories of the mountain range. He was also active in the Farmer’s Institute, the Hospital Society, and the Smithers Community Services Association, and ran for a seat on the School Board in 1978. Every Christmas he organized and local Christmas musical event which eventually became known as the Joe L’Orsa Coffeehouse, or simply ‘The Joe.’ In his later years L’Orsa worked as a constituency assistant, first for Bill Goodacre and then for former MLA Jackie Pement. He passed away on April 20, 1999 in Smithers, B.C. The Joe L'Orsa Cabin in Babine Mountains Provincial Park was named after him. For more detailed information, see finding aid.
Custodial History
Maps and photographs were collected and created by Joe L’Orsa and eventually passed down to his daughter, Nicole L’Orsa. She donated them to the Bulkley Valley Museum in 2018.
Scope and Content
Records reflect Joe L’Orsa’s interest in mining, environmentalism, and local history. Records consist of maps (including Axel Elmsted’s hand drawn maps), architectural drawings, photographs, a report entitled “The Social Effects of Rapid Growth: A Northern Sickness,” and a written history of the Babine Mountains recreation area. They have been arranged in three series: Maps and architectural drawings (S1), textual records (S2), and Photographs (S3).
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Bulkley Valley
Type of Record
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Old Church records

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Date Range
2003-2014
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Scope and Content
Series consists of meeting minutes, financial records, reports, correspondence, promotional material, concept art, architectural and technical drawings, and a photo album relating to the renovation, reopening, and usage of the Old Church and its Garden in the early 2000s.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Creator
Bulkley Valley Museum; Old Church Project Committee
Fonds No.
OF1
Series No.
S4
Accession No.
2018.15
2020.8
2021.15
Date Range
2003-2014
History / Biographical
St. James’ Anglican Church was constructed in 1913 and served as a spiritual and community center for the town of Smithers for over 60 years. It fell into disrepair after the parish of St. James moved to a new building on Princess Street in 1975. Beginning in the early 2000s, a dedicated and dynamic group of volunteers worked to renovate and reopen the Old Church as a community hall. This vision was realized in 2005, with a public garden opening beside the Church the following year. Administered and maintained by the Bulkley Valley Museum, the revitalized Old Church remains a popular venue for weddings, lectures, parties, meetings, concerts, and performances.
Custodial History
All items were transferred from the Bulkley Valley Museum's internal files into the OF1 fonds, except for the card from 2021.15, which was donated with BV Community Arts Council records in May 2021 and then transferred to this fonds.
Scope and Content
Series consists of meeting minutes, financial records, reports, correspondence, promotional material, concept art, architectural and technical drawings, and a photo album relating to the renovation, reopening, and usage of the Old Church and its Garden in the early 2000s.
Arrangement
The Series is divided into seven Files: - F1) Bulkley Valley Museum-related material (meeting minutes, correspondence, etc.) - F2) Financials - F3) Reports - F4) Promotional Material - F5) Drawings - F6) Old Church garden - F7) Photographs
Subject Access
St. James Anglican Church
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
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Smithers Community Services Association fonds

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Date Range
1976-1977, 1997-[1999], 2004
Collection
Smithers Community Services Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Scope and Content
This fonds contains material created by or relating to the Smithers Community Services Association and its various programs, including the Northern Training Centre. These include: an invitation, agenda, and letter regarding the restoration of the Smithers CN Station Building by the SCSA in 1997; 3 …
Collection
Smithers Community Services Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Fonds No.
AF24
Accession No.
2012.12
2020.11
2020.35
2020.36
2021.12
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records, 15 architectural drawings, 7 photographs
Date Range
1976-1977, 1997-[1999], 2004
History / Biographical
The Smithers Community Services Association (SCSA) is a local non-profit organization which provides a number of community services, including youth programs, parenting courses, English language training, public transit systems, Christmas hampers, a Lifeline service, assistance for people with developmental disabilities, and low-income housing sponsored by BC Housing. It was incorporated on October 25th 1973. The first programs operated by the SCSA included the Northern Training Center, a residential and vocational institute for developmentally-disabled youth; and the Drop-In Center for adolescents. Several programs offered by the SCSA eventually grew into their own separate societies, such as the Northern Society for Domestic Peace, the Smithers Receiving Home Society, and the Smithers Home Support Society. As of 2020, the Smithers Community Services Association provides over 20 programs to the residents of Smithers and its surrounding area. For more detailed information, see Finding Aid.
Custodial History
Items with 2020.12 accession numbers were part of a large anonymous donation of architectural and cartographic materials in March 2012. The items from accession 2020.35 may originally have been from this donation as well. Items with 2020.11 and 2020.35 accession numbers were found in collections in May and August 2020, respectively, and initially added to the Discrete Item collection. Items with 2020.36 accession numbers were found in collections in October 2020, after which a separate Smithers Community Services Association fonds was created and all aforementioned records added to it. Items from 2021.12 were transferred from the Bulkley Valley Museum fonds (OF1) on May 5, 2021.
Scope and Content
This fonds contains material created by or relating to the Smithers Community Services Association and its various programs, including the Northern Training Centre. These include: an invitation, agenda, and letter regarding the restoration of the Smithers CN Station Building by the SCSA in 1997; 3 photographs of SCSA members planting the railway garden at Smithers Station; a proposal by the SCSA to purchase and operate a double-decker bus as a Mobile Youth Centre, circa 1999; records relating to the 2004 Christmas hamper program; and 15 architectural plans for a new dining building at the Northern Training Centre, 1976-1977.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
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Town of Smithers

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Date Range
1967-2020
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
architectural drawing
Scope and Content
This series contains documents created by, or for, the Town of Smithers since its incorporation in 1967. These include flyers/pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, a program for the inaugural meeting of Smithers Town Council, items from Smithers’ 60th and 75th anniversaries (program, letters, gue…
Collection
Town of Smithers fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
architectural drawing
Creator
Town of Smithers
Fonds No.
GF4
Series No.
S2
Item No.
P7723-P7733
Accession No.
1983.12
1988.8
1999.239
2012.16
2012.17
2017.22
2017.41
2017.71
2018.2
2018.19
2020.9
2021.12
Physical Description
5.5 cm of textual records, 43 maps/plans, 34 colour photographs
Date Range
1967-2020
History / Biographical
Smithers was officially incorporated as a town in 1967, having been designated as a village since 1921. It remains town status as of 2020. The Town of Smithers is governed by the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Town Council, and is made up of several departments including: the Department of Recreation, Parks, and culture, the Fire Department and Emergency Services, the Prevention and Community Safety Department, the Administration and Human Resources Department, the Works and Operations Department, the Development Services Department, the Finance Department, and the Bylaw Enforcement and Animal Control Department.
Custodial History
This series was created by Holly Peterson in July 2020 as a complement to the pre-existing Corporation of the Village of Smithers fonds, created by Manda Haligowski circa 2016-2018.
Scope and Content
This series contains documents created by, or for, the Town of Smithers since its incorporation in 1967. These include flyers/pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, a program for the inaugural meeting of Smithers Town Council, items from Smithers’ 60th and 75th anniversaries (program, letters, guestbooks, photographs), Smithers land plots, Central Park Building renovation and Central Park redevelopment plans, and cemetery maps.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Of the photographs, 11 have been assigned P numbers and scanned as a representative sample of the collection, while the remaining 23 have been deliberately left unnumbered and unscanned. They are still available upon request for those interested.
Type of Record
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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
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