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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
Archival Description
Less detail

Rose Cronin Andersen

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Date Range
[1911-1932]
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
object
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, essays, a home study course in letter writing, one unidentified photograph and two Roman Catholic pendants given to Rose from the Monastery of St Clare in Omaha. Correspondence primarily depicts the sale of land left to Annie Cronin, Rose’s mother, after her fathe…
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
object
Creator
Rose Cronin Andersen
Fonds No.
PF11
Series No.
S4
Accession No.
2017.4
Physical Description
7.5 cm of textual records
1 b&w photograph
2 artifacts
Date Range
[1911-1932]
History / Biographical
Rose Cronin Andersen was born in 1892 in Washington. In 1923, she married Niels Andersen in Spokane, Washington and together they had three children: Cronin Andersen, Rosemarie Andersen (Hoss) and John Andersen. After the passing of her father, James Cronin, Rose took a very active role on the Board of Directors of the Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Co. as Treasurer, as well as taking care of all her father’s assets on behalf of her mother (to whom all assets were left to).
Custodial History
Found in collection in January 2017.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, essays, a home study course in letter writing, one unidentified photograph and two Roman Catholic pendants given to Rose from the Monastery of St Clare in Omaha. Correspondence primarily depicts the sale of land left to Annie Cronin, Rose’s mother, after her father’s death, as well as personal correspondence.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Less detail

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
Archival Description
Less detail