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Aida Family fonds

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Date Range
[1929-1946; 2008]
Collection
Aida Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
electronic record
Scope and Content
Fonds includes records collected and created by the Aida Family. Records include Tetsuo's school certificates, Aida Cleaners signs and photographs.
Collection
Aida Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
electronic record
Fonds No.
PF5
Accession No.
2015.13
2017.89
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
26 photographs
3 postcards
1 CD
Date Range
[1929-1946; 2008]
History / Biographical
The Aidas were a Japanese-Canadian family who lived in Smithers during the 1920s-1940s. Kintaro Aida, born in Tokyo in 1888, immigrated to Canada in 1906 and married Sadako Fuseya-Wanibe, who had come to Canada from Japan in 1909. The couple had three sons in Prince Rupert - Tatsuo 'Tat' (b. 1916), Fujio 'Joe' (b. 1917), and Tetuso 'Ben' (b. 1919) - before moving to Smithers. Two more children - a son named Asao and a daughter named Sumiko - were born here in 1927 and 1929 respectively. Kintaro ran a tailor shop and rooming house, while Sadako managed a laundry. Sadako, Asao and Sumiko visited family in Japan shortly before the outbreak of World War II and were unable to return home until after the war. Asao got married in Japan and remained there. The rest of the Aida family moved to Stouffville, Ontario in the late 1940s. For more information, see finding aid.
Scope and Content
Fonds includes records collected and created by the Aida Family. Records include Tetsuo's school certificates, Aida Cleaners signs and photographs.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Albert William Vinson fonds

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Date Range
1946-1950; 2009; 2011
Collection
Albert William Vinson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Fonds is organized into five series, reflecting Vinson’s various endeavours:
Collection
Albert William Vinson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Fonds No.
PF18
Accession No.
2013.14
Physical Description
6.4 cm of textual records
7 b&w photographs
Date Range
1946-1950; 2009; 2011
History / Biographical
Albert William (Bill) Vinson was born in Basingtoke, England on May 26, 1909 and immigrated to Nova Scotia in April, 1910. Vinson was Game Warden in Smithers, B.C., from November 1, 1946 to August 31, 1948. Vinson also owned and operated Smithers Second Hand Store until it burned down on February 2, 1949. During 1948, he was a polling station Deputy Returning Officer. On November 8, 2011, Vinson passed away in Prince George, B.C. For further information, see finding aid.
Scope and Content
Fonds is organized into five series, reflecting Vinson’s various endeavours:
1. Personal records
2. Smithers Second Hand Shop
3. Game Warden
4. Deputy Return Officer
5. Photographs
Records include correspondence, receipts, forms, personal documents and reports.
Arrangement
No original order exists and the arrangment is an artificial one produced by the Archivist (March 2017).
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Alexander Roy McDonell

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Date Range
[1910-1960]
Collection
McDonell Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Records primarily reflect McDonell’s time as a Fisheries Inspector and include correspondence, newspaper clippings, receipts, tax records and photographs. This series also includes records collected by McDonell, which pertain to his son, John Donald McDonell. These records include photographs and c…
Collection
McDonell Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Fonds No.
PF12
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1984.3
1990.105
2009.22
2017.5
2017.46
Physical Description
12.5 cm of textual records
11 b&w photographs
Date Range
[1910-1960]
History / Biographical
Alexander Roy McDonell (Jr.) was born in Orillia, Ontarion on January 2nd, 1885, to parents Alexander Roy McDonell (Sr.) and Catherine Campbell. While McDonell first worked as a teacher in Ontario, he decided to move west to pursue other career options, moving to Hazelton, B.C., around 1910. Once in Hazelton, McDonell played for the Hazelton Hockey Team (1912-1913) and coached the Hazelton Baseball Team (1913), while also working as a timekeeper for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway near Hazelton. He later pursued work as a prospector, working in the Rocher de Boule Mine. He returned to Ontario briefly to marry his fiancée, Nellie Geneveive Cavanagh (born January 4, 1886) and together they moved back to Hazelton, B.C. On August 21, 1921, their son John (aka Jack) Donald McDonell was born. On June 8, 1923, the McDonells prematurely lost their daughter, May Geneveive McDonell, one day after her birth. Nellie passed away shortly after, leaving Roy to raise his then two-year old son, John. Thus, McDonell asked his sister, Margaret, a music teacher, to move to Hazelton to help care for his son. Roy McDonell was heavily involved in the local sports teams, coaching hockey teams and umpiring baseball games. He also worked as a fisheries inspector for the Department of Fisheries in Smithers, B.C. until his retirement around 1948. In May 16, 1943, McDonell’s son, John, was killed in a flying accident while serving as a pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force (R.C.A.F.) in Scotland. On January 1, 1963, McDonell passed away in Smithers, B.C.
Scope and Content
Records primarily reflect McDonell’s time as a Fisheries Inspector and include correspondence, newspaper clippings, receipts, tax records and photographs. This series also includes records collected by McDonell, which pertain to his son, John Donald McDonell. These records include photographs and correspondence. Photographs depict Roy and John together, John in the R.C.A.F. and John’s funeral and grave.
Arrangement
Files 10 and 11 held numerous receipts kept by Roy McDonell. Considering the repetition of purchases and volume of such records, a sample of was taken and the rest destroyed. As well, files 10 and 11 contain tax records related to properties held in Mary McDonell’s name. However, these are arranged under Roy McDonell as the records seem to have been collected and held by him.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Allan Kilpatrick

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Date Range
[1920-1929; 1954]
Collection
Kilpatrick Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Series includes items collected by or pertaining to Allan Kilpatrick. Records include correspondence from Norman Smithers (son of Alfred Smithers), savings account booklets, and items pertaining to the Smithers Hall Company, Limited, including a financial statement and share certificate.
Collection
Kilpatrick Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Fonds No.
PF20
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1997.51
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
1 photograph
Date Range
[1920-1929; 1954]
Scope and Content
Series includes items collected by or pertaining to Allan Kilpatrick. Records include correspondence from Norman Smithers (son of Alfred Smithers), savings account booklets, and items pertaining to the Smithers Hall Company, Limited, including a financial statement and share certificate.
Notes
In one of the savings account booklets, “Royal Bank of Canada” is stamped over the originally printed “Union Bank of Canada.” This is because in 1925 the Union Bank merged with the Royal Bank of Canada.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Avis Wall, geography book of B.C.

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Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Item is a book of photographs (postcards and prints) with information on what they depict.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Creator
Avis Wall
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 144
Item No.
2007.7.1
Accession No.
2007.7
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records (25 p.)
Custodial History
Jesse Gould (nee Smith), from New Hazelton, who was good friends of the Walls. When Avis Wall passed away, Jesse Gould received many of her things -- this book being among them. This book was then given to Jesse Gould's granddaughter Carrie Reid.
Scope and Content
Item is a book of photographs (postcards and prints) with information on what they depict.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
New Hazelton, B.C.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Stave River, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Company Ltd.

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Date Range
1907-1934
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes financial records, correspondence, legal documents, mining reports, newspaper clippings, cartographic materials and photographs. Financial records include payrolls, inventories, supplies lists, receipts, statements, sales of goods and land and tax forms. Legal documents include affi…
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Creator
James Cronin
Rose Cronin Andersen
John T Cronin
Fonds No.
SF1
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
70 cm of textual records
2 photographs
16 cartographic materials
Date Range
1907-1934
History / Biographical
The original holdings of the Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Co. (BBM&M Co.) consisted of five two post, non-crown-granted claims: Homestake, Bonanza, Lucky Strike, Babine Chief and Bulkley Pioneer (lots 1859, 1861-1864 respectively). They are alternately described as being located on one: the east slope, and two: the north slope of the Babine Mountains at 5000 feet above sea level. Originally located in July 1906, by J. Dibble and M. J. Brewer, the claims were bought in 1907 by Cronin and Charles Theis. At some point a sixth claim was acquired: Eureka, lot 1860. The original five claims were given crown-granted status on April 8, 1911. Afterwards, the Eureka claim was also crown-granted. Over the years, BBM&M Co. staked several other claims, none of which were ever given crown-granted status. In 1909, BBM&M Co. was incorporated and on September 27, 1909, both the first stockholders’ and directors’ meetings were held. At the stockholders’ meeting, James Cronin, Charles Theis, M.J. Brewer, A.H. MacNeill and William Huntley were elected as the first directors of the company. While at the directors’ meetings the following officers were elected: James Cronin, President; Charles Theis, Vice President; and William Huntley, Secretary. Development work continued sporadically until 1923, the last year that Cronin worked the mine himself. The mine wasn’t very prosperous and impeded by reduced access, weather conditions and funds. Following this, the company and the mine underwent a period of uncertainty. By 1923, work at the mine had reached the stage which necessitated a large capital outlay for the purchase of heavy machinery, including such items as a concentrating mill. This situation, coupled with Cronin’s failing health, appears to have prompted the BBM&M Co. into making a concentrated attempt to sell the mine. Cronin had the most mining knowledge of all the investors, and most deferred to Cronin in matters which required such expertise. The terms set down by the BBM&M Co. were firm and barely negotiable, and asking price ranged from $360,000 to $400,000. During this time, James Cronin passed away, thereby increasing the reasons for selling the mine. Thousands upon thousands had been expended on the min over the years with no return and engineers who surveyed the mine claims felt the land was not worth the risk. This left Annie Cronin with shares in a company that would continue to cost the family money. The burden of continuing the attempt to sell the min fell to Rose Cronin Andersen, John T. Cronin and Charles Theis. Eventually, they modified their stand to accept reasonable investment deals. Finally, in 1928, an agreement was made to bring in a new investor, Anglo London Mining Corporation, with Managing Director, Grant Mahood. The deal proposed that the BBM&M Co. capitalization would be raised to 2,000,000 shares with 865,000 shares being retained by those already holding stock in the company. Anglo London would then hold 1,020,000 shares. The finalized negotiation saw that Anglo London would acquire 679,000 shares from the BBM&M Co. treasury at a cost of $300,000 that was to be spent on developing the property. A block of 86,000 shares were to be put up by the Cronin’s and Theis, giving Anglo London control of fifty-one percent of the company. Almost immediately, the BBM&M Co. began having issues with Mahood and Anglo London. The contract provided a clause whereby a minimum payment was specified, without stating that more than the minimum ever had to be paid at one time. Taking advantage of what the BBM&M Co. came to see as a loophole, only the minimum was ever paid. In the first year of the contract, a confrontational attitude was adopted between companies. In June of 1929, the Anglo London Corp. attempted to change its name to the Babine (Cronin) Mines, Ltd. The BBM&M Co. refused permission for the Cronin family name to be used. Shortly, thereafter, in August 1929, Anglo London adopted the name Babine Bonanza Metals, Ltd. However, the new name did not ease the tension between companies, as BB Metals was now regularly behind in its payments and was often in debt for supplies and the company payroll. When the situation did not improve, the BBM&M Co. began inquiring in the possibility of cancelling the Mahood/BB Metals contract. They also consulted lawyers on the questionable legality of Mahood locating his own claims next to BBM&M Co. holdings. Finally, at a stockholders’ meeting in November 1930, they voted to break the contract. In 1934, the Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Co. filed a lawsuit against the Omineca Silver King Mines, Ltd. The controversy arose after a claim that had been staked by James Cronin was allowed to lapse due to improper filing of the appropriate papers following the death of Cronin. Although the BBM&M Co. relocated the claim and filed the papers accordingly, they only learned of their error when Omineca Silver King Mines Ltd. also filed a claim that overlapped the BBM&M Co.’s Speculator claim. Accidentally, the claim was re-staked under the name of Windy, which overlapped the Speculator and another claim -- the Contention. The two claims (Rex and Rex No. 1) of Omineca Silver King Mines Ltd. Overlapped all three of the BBM&M Co.’s claims. While the judgement is not found in the Cronin Family fonds, a copy obtained from the Provincial Archives in Victoria shows the Omineca Silver Kings Mine Ltd. won the judgement and BBM&M Co. lost those three claims. While the records within the Cronin Family fonds only reflect all years before 1934, Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Co. (then Cronin Babine Mines Ltd., 1948; New Cronin Babine Mines Ltd., 1956; Kindrat Mines Ltd., 1966; Hallmark Resources Ltd., 1972) was still active until January 26, 1977, when it was voluntarily liquidated.
Scope and Content
Series includes financial records, correspondence, legal documents, mining reports, newspaper clippings, cartographic materials and photographs. Financial records include payrolls, inventories, supplies lists, receipts, statements, sales of goods and land and tax forms. Legal documents include affidavits, bills of sale, contracts, crown-grants, deeds and licenses. Cartographic materials depict areas in B.C., plans and workings of various mineral claims, and include sketches.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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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
Archival Description

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Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds

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Date Range
[1919-2021]
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair, and contains newspaper programs, prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, newspaper supplements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on contents of fonds.
Creator
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association
Fonds No.
AF1
Accession No.
1971.17
1978.5
1983.9
1983.65
1988.1
2007.3
1994.7
1994.13
2020.6
2020.12
2020.34
Physical Description
18 cm of textual record, 39 photographs
Date Range
[1919-2021]
History / Biographical
Talk of forming a Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association to oversee the planning of an exhibition began in 1910 (Interior News, May 1910). Various names were used before incorporation, such as: Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association (Interior News, July 27, 1912), Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association and Farmer’s Institute (Omineca Herald, June 7, 1913) and Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition Association (Interior News, June 21, 1919). On July 14, 1919, the Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association was incorporated under the Agricultural Act. The mandate of the Association was to "advance the interests of agriculture and to hold an annual exhibition of agricultural products at Smithers, and to do all such other things the directors may decide for the advancement of the association, the farmers and farming." The first directors of the Association included A. Kilpatrick (President, Smithers), J. G. Wood (Vice-President, Telkwa), and L.B. Warner (Secretary Treasurer, Smithers), George Oulton (Smithers), A. J. Prudhomme (Telkwa), E. C. Barger (Telkwa) and William S. Henry (Smithers) (Interior News, June 21, 1919). Smithers held its first Fall Fair in Albert Park, September 30th, 1919. After several years the Fair became a three-day event, presenting a wide variety of exhibits including agricultural displays, livestock and logging shows, handicraft and homemaking exhibits, stage shows, and a midway. The Fair continues to this day, having been held every year since 1919 except for 1932-1933, 1938-1945, 1950-1952, and 2020.
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair, and contains newspaper programs, prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, newspaper supplements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
Arrangement
Records were rearranged in September 2016 by Manda Haligowski to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Bulkley Valley Exhibition
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Bulkley Valley
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds

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Bulkley Valley Brass Band fonds

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Date Range
1971-1978
Collection
Bulkley Valley Brass Band fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of a Bulkley Valley Brass Band scrapbook (2011.39.1) covering the years 1971 to 1978, and three certificates (2017.133) presented to the BVBB by the Lakes District Music and Drama Festival in April 1972.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Brass Band fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Fonds No.
AF20
Accession No.
2011.39
2017.133
Physical Description
1 scrapbook, 3 certificates
Date Range
1971-1978
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley Brass Band was founded in October 1970 after an unsuccessful attempt by the Smithers Rotary Club to form a community brass band. Whereas membership in the Rotary Band had been restricted to Smithers residents, the Bulkley Valley Brass Band widened its scope by welcoming members from Telkwa and Houston. It also sought to ensure its longevity by purchasing instruments which would be held by the band rather than by individual members, allowing them to be passed on to new members if their original users left the group or moved away. Anyone above the age of 12 was able to join, regardless of skill level. The BVBB’s director at its time of founding was Norman Atkins and its treasurer was Paul Sikkes, who also played trumpet for the band. The BVBB’s held its first concert, “An Evening at Home,” on December 12th 1970. It went on to participate in events such as Christmas Concerts, the Lakes District Music Festival, and the 1971 BC Centennial Celebrations Parade. The band won a great number of prizes in various music festivals. It was directed by Norm Atkins from 1970 until his death in early 1974. By January 1981 the band was in a state of abeyance due to a lack of local brass players. It does not appear to have been restarted.
Custodial History
Item 2011.39.01 was originally donated to the museum by Judi Adema in February 2011 and accessioned as part of the BVM discrete items collection. In June 2020 it was removed from this collection and added to the newly-created Bulkley Valley Brass Band fonds. Items numbered 2017.133 were originally collected by Jeanette Lough and eventually passed on to Ronald Toews, who donated them to the museum on December 8, 2017. They were added to the Smithers Community Band fonds (AF12). In June 2020 it was determined that they were not relevant to the fond topic and a separate fonds was created for the Bulkley Valley Brass Band.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of a Bulkley Valley Brass Band scrapbook (2011.39.1) covering the years 1971 to 1978, and three certificates (2017.133) presented to the BVBB by the Lakes District Music and Drama Festival in April 1972.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Houston, B.C.
Telkwa, B.C.
Notes
Fonds created June 3rd 2020.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Bulkley Valley Brass Band fonds

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Bulkley Valley Brass Band, scrapbook

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Date Range
1971-1977
Collection
Bulkley Valley Brass Band fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper articles and other documents relating to the Bulkley Balley Brass Band.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Brass Band fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Creator
Bulkley Valley Brass Band
Fonds No.
AF20
Item No.
2011.39.1
Accession No.
2011.39
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
10 photographs: b&w
Date Range
1971-1977
Custodial History
Item was part of the BVM discrete items collection from its accession in 2011 until June 2020, when it was placed into the Bulkley Valley Brass Band fonds (AF20).
Scope and Content
Scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper articles and other documents relating to the Bulkley Balley Brass Band.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Brass Band
Type of Record
Archival Description
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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
Archival Description

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Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council fonds

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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
Archival Description

Documents

Bulkley Valley District Hospital fonds

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Bulkley Valley Museum Fall Fair contract and maps

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions8948
Date Range
1997
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
File contains a 1997 contract between the Bulkley Valley Museum and the Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association for booth space at the Fall Fair; there are also three maps of the Fall Fair grounds and the layout of the booths.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Creator
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association
Fonds No.
AF1
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2020.12.1
2020.12.2
2020.12.3
2020.12.4
Physical Description
<1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1997
Custodial History
Items were kept with BVM internal records for an unknown period of time before being removed and formally accessioned in May 2020.
Scope and Content
File contains a 1997 contract between the Bulkley Valley Museum and the Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association for booth space at the Fall Fair; there are also three maps of the Fall Fair grounds and the layout of the booths.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Bulkley Valley Museum
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Bulkley Valley Museum fonds

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions8942
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
Archival Description

Documents

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Bulkley Valley Otters 'thank you' note to Elks Club

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions10064
Date Range
March 2002
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Item is a printed page thanking the Elks Club of Smithers for co-sponsoring the Bulkley Valley Otters' Swim & Ski meet on March 9th and 10th 2002. Attached is a photograph of the Otters holding an oversized cheque for $500.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Creator
Bulkley Valley Otters Swim Club
Fonds No.
C1
Accession No.
2020.36
Physical Description
<1 cm of textual records; 1 photograph (colour)
Date Range
March 2002
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley Otters (BV Otters) is a year-round competitive swim team based in Smithers. It was was established in 1991 and is still active as of 2020.
Custodial History
Item was found in Room 6 in a box of items which had been transferred from the Interior News on an unknown date. It was accessioned on October 22nd 2020.
Scope and Content
Item is a printed page thanking the Elks Club of Smithers for co-sponsoring the Bulkley Valley Otters' Swim & Ski meet on March 9th and 10th 2002. Attached is a photograph of the Otters holding an oversized cheque for $500.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Business Records

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions5357
Date Range
[1896-1935]
Collection
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston sous-fonds
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
Scope and Content
Records primarily pertain to a multitude of mining companies and groups Campbell-Johnston compiled reports for in a number of mining divisions across British Columbia, including: Groundhog Mountain Coal Lands, Omineca, Kamloops, Nelson, Slocan, Yale, New Westminister, Quatsino, Vancouver, Similkame…
Collection
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston sous-fonds
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
Fonds No.
PF9 SF1
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1985.6
1985.25
1990.113
1990.135
1990.140
1990.209
Physical Description
74 cm of textual records
178 photographs
cartographic materials
Date Range
[1896-1935]
Scope and Content
Records primarily pertain to a multitude of mining companies and groups Campbell-Johnston compiled reports for in a number of mining divisions across British Columbia, including: Groundhog Mountain Coal Lands, Omineca, Kamloops, Nelson, Slocan, Yale, New Westminister, Quatsino, Vancouver, Similkameen, Osoyoos, Portland Canal, Queen Charlotte Islands, Alberni, Nicola and Comox.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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"Bus project" proposal

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions10057
Date Range
[1999]
Collection
Smithers Community Services Association fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
File contains a typed proposal by the Smithers Community Association to purchase and operate a double-decker bus as a Mobile Youth Centre. Appendixes include upper and lower floor plans of the bus, estimates of cost, photographs, and 2 photocopied newspaper articles regarding youth buses in Abbotsf…
Collection
Smithers Community Services Association fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Creator
Smithers Community Services Association
Fonds No.
AF24
File No.
2
Accession No.
2020.36
Physical Description
<1 cm textual records; 4 photographs (colour)
Date Range
[1999]
Custodial History
Items were found in Room 6 in October 2020, inside a box of photographs and other materials which had been transferred from the Interior News at an unknown date. They were accessioned and added to the Smithers Community Services Association fonds on October 20th 2020.
Scope and Content
File contains a typed proposal by the Smithers Community Association to purchase and operate a double-decker bus as a Mobile Youth Centre. Appendixes include upper and lower floor plans of the bus, estimates of cost, photographs, and 2 photocopied newspaper articles regarding youth buses in Abbotsford, B.C. (used as a case study). This proposal was never realized.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Witset, B.C.
Moricetown, B.C.
Notes
Date estimated from the project's proposed completion date of June 2000 and the fact that events which had occured in 1995 and 1997 are alluded to in the proposal.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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BVCAC bursary applications

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11529
Date Range
1982-2013
Collection
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
electronic record
graphic material
Scope and Content
This series contains bursary applications sent to the BVCAC from high school graduates intending on pursuing post-secondary education in the arts. Many applications include letters of recommendation and samples of the applicant’s work, in the form of drawings, photographs, poetry, short stories, ch…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
electronic record
graphic material
Creator
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council
Fonds No.
AF27
Series No.
S4
Accession No.
2021.15
Physical Description
11 cm of textual/graphic material, 2 CDs
Date Range
1982-2013
Custodial History
Items donated from the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council on May 19th 2021.
Scope and Content
This series contains bursary applications sent to the BVCAC from high school graduates intending on pursuing post-secondary education in the arts. Many applications include letters of recommendation and samples of the applicant’s work, in the form of drawings, photographs, poetry, short stories, choreography routines, and digital recordings on CD.
Arrangement
This series has been divided based on chronological order, with one file for every five years’ worth of applications (with the exception of the 1980s, which constitute a single file).
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Bulkley Valley
Notes
Both successful and unsuccessful applications are included, as well as (in many cases) letters of acceptance/rejection from the BVCAC and any further correspondence with the applicant.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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BVCAC events, programs, and projects

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11530
Date Range
1987-2011
Collection
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
This series contains material related to various events, programs, and projects carried out or funded by the BVCAC. The contents are primarily ephemera, such as posters, pamphlets, and tickets, but also include preparatory notes, cast lists, reports, correspondence, and other textual documents. In …
Collection
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Creator
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council
Fonds No.
AF27
Series No.
S5
Accession No.
2021.15
Physical Description
6 cm of textual/graphic material, 2 scrapbooks, 36 photographs
Date Range
1987-2011
Custodial History
Items donated from the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council on May 19th 2021.
Scope and Content
This series contains material related to various events, programs, and projects carried out or funded by the BVCAC. The contents are primarily ephemera, such as posters, pamphlets, and tickets, but also include preparatory notes, cast lists, reports, correspondence, and other textual documents. In addition, this series contains 36 colour photographs of Missoula Children’s Theatre productions (Alice in Wonderland, Feb. 1993, and The Pied Piper, Feb. 1995) and two “Concerts for Kids” scrapbooks with newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera from the 1980s-1990s.
Arrangement
This series has been divided into files based on subject matter, including: Della Herman Theatre, 1999 tech workshop, Missoula Children’s Theatre, new logo contest, Alcan Arts Highway Project, variety shows (incl. Monty Python, Kaleidoscope, Show Tunes), dinner theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pink Fraud: The Wall, Christmas concerts, 25th anniversary CD release party, and Expanding Circles projects.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Bulkley Valley
Type of Record
Archival Description
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BVCAC funding applications

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions11527
Date Range
1985-2013
Collection
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
This series contains applications for funding made by local artists and community groups, either directly to the BVCAC or to other organizations with the support of the BVCAC. It also includes posters and other ephemera for several of the events which were funded by the BVCAC. This series represent…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Creator
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council
Fonds No.
AF27
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2021.15
Physical Description
4 cm of textual/graphic material
Date Range
1985-2013
Custodial History
Items donated from the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council on May 19th 2021.
Scope and Content
This series contains applications for funding made by local artists and community groups, either directly to the BVCAC or to other organizations with the support of the BVCAC. It also includes posters and other ephemera for several of the events which were funded by the BVCAC. This series represents the core work of the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council.
Arrangement
This series has been divided into three files arranged in chronological order, as well as one separate file for the 2011 Arts and Culture Days applications (due to their extent).
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Bulkley Valley
Type of Record
Archival Description
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