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Smithers Citizens' Association fonds

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Date Range
1912-1920
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds provides evidence of the Associations efforts to expand and improve Smithers. It is organized into three series: Administrative, Financial and Public works and economic development.
Smithers CitizensAssociation fonds Fonds No. AF2 Physical Description: 11 cm of textual records Date Range: 1912-1920 Administrative History/Biographical Sketch The Smithers CitizensAssociation held an organizational meeting on October 29, 1913, where a committee was formed to write
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers Citizens' Association
Fonds No.
AF2
Accession No.
1988.1
Physical Description
11 cm of textual records
Date Range
1912-1920
History / Biographical
The Smithers Citizens’ Association held an organizational meeting on October 29, 1913, where a committee was formed to write a constitution. The constitution was adopted on December 1, 1913, and the first annual meeting of the Association was held on December 8, 1913. The constitution stated the object of the Association was the “advancement of the town of Smithers and its development along progressive lines.” Membership was an annual fee of five dollars and was open to those who owned property or held a business license. The executive members consisted of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and five additional members. The original executives included W.P. Lynch (President), H.G. Smith (Vice-President), T.T. Dunlop (Secretary), G.C. Killam (Treasurer), J.M. Adams, J.W. Turner, W.S. Henry, T.L. Carr and H.P. Jones. The Association seemed to be primarily funded through membership dues, donations and fundraising events. The work of the Smithers Citizens’ Association did not end with the village’s incorporation in 1921, with an Interior News article of December 13 1922 proclaiming the organization’s continued importance. However, in July 1923 it was proposed by S. Mayer that a Board of Trade be established, allowing the Citizens’ Association to be disbanded. (Interior News July 11 1923). The Smithers District Board of Trade was in existence by the following year, and mentions of the Smithers Citizens’ Association disappear from the Interior News after 1923.
Custodial History
This fonds was previously held by the Municipality of the Village of Smithers and the Corporation of the Village of Smithers. Records were last held by Gordon Williams Sr. and kept in the Hoskins Ford vault. They were donated to the Archives in 1988 on the condition that they would continue to be kept in a vault.
Scope and Content
Fonds provides evidence of the Associations efforts to expand and improve Smithers. It is organized into three series: Administrative, Financial and Public works and economic development.
Arrangement
The arrangement is artificial as original order has been lost. In 1991 when the collection was initially processed the records were maintained in their original order. However, some point afterward (possibly 2003) the records were rearranged for unknown reasons. Records were rearranged physically and intellectually in October 2016 by Manda Haligowski to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility.
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Administrative

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Date Range
1913-1915; 1918
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the Association. The series contains a report of the committee, list of members, meeting minutes, a proposal, executive resignations and nominations and reference materials.
{add=MINUTES O F THE FIRST AN N UAL MEETING O F THE SMITHERS CITIZENSASSOCIATION------------------- The f i r s t annual meeting of the Smithers C itizens' Association was called to order in the Prince Theater on Main Street, Smithers, B. C., on December 8th, 1913, at 8 : 20 P.M., W . P. Lynch
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers Citizens' Association
Fonds No.
AF2
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1988.1
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1913-1915; 1918
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the Association. The series contains a report of the committee, list of members, meeting minutes, a proposal, executive resignations and nominations and reference materials.
Type of Record
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Financial

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Date Range
1913-1916
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The series contains financial statements, receipts and payments received and made.
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers Citizens' Association
Fonds No.
AF2
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
1988.1
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1913-1916
Scope and Content
The series contains financial statements, receipts and payments received and made.
Type of Record
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Public works and economic development

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Date Range
1912-1920
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The series contains records pertaining to the development of Smithers, including general improvements, expansion, public works initiatives and land and employment inquiries. These records primarily consist of correspondence.
{add=January 13-14 G.U .Ryley Esq Grand Trunk Pacific Development Co Ltd Winnipeg Dear Sir;- The following is a resolution passed by the citizens Assoc of Smithers, a t a special meeting held on January 12th for the purp ose of drafting this letter;- W e beg to direct your attention
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers Citizens' Association
Fonds No.
AF2
Series No.
S3
Accession No.
1988.1
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1912-1920
Scope and Content
The series contains records pertaining to the development of Smithers, including general improvements, expansion, public works initiatives and land and employment inquiries. These records primarily consist of correspondence.
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Smithers 75th Homecoming Supplement

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Date Range
June 26, 1996
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
Celebration of 75th anniversary of Smithers' incorporation as a village.
to deal with the community's public works problems relatively early on. In the summer of 1914, the Smithers Citizens' Association was in cor­ respondence various law firms, including Williams & Manson, a law firm in Prince Rupert, requesting in­ formation on the procedures involved in incorpora­ tion
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Fonds No.
BF5
Accession No.
2020.6.80
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
June 26, 1996
History / Biographical
Printed in the Interior News and Houston Today.
Scope and Content
Celebration of 75th anniversary of Smithers' incorporation as a village.
Subject Access
Interior News
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Historical Writings

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Date Range
2008-2019
Collection
Harry Kruisselbrink fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
electronic record
Scope and Content
Series contains short articles and other historical writings by Harry Kruisselbrink including: Tribute to Gordon Hetherington, Crossing the Bulkley: A History of the Bulkley River Bridges, Smithers: BC's First Village, Fred Watson's Last Flight, The Dave Havard Story, as well as other short article…
{add=Autumn Leaves Smithers Senior Citizens Association 4018 Mountainview Drive Smithers, BC (250) 847-1819 February 2016 HIGHLIGHTS P 3 - President’s Message P 4 - Around Town P 5 - Winners - Crib & Whist P 7 - The Life and Times of Art Priestley P 8 - Events Calendar P 12 - Backed Chocolate
Collection
Harry Kruisselbrink fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
electronic record
Creator
Harry Kruisselbrink
Fonds No.
PF32
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
2019.33
2020.18
2021.8
Date Range
2008-2019
Scope and Content
Series contains short articles and other historical writings by Harry Kruisselbrink including: Tribute to Gordon Hetherington, Crossing the Bulkley: A History of the Bulkley River Bridges, Smithers: BC's First Village, Fred Watson's Last Flight, The Dave Havard Story, as well as other short articles about Gilbert Clarke Killam, James Kirby, Sadie Hadley and D.C. Sangster, Werner (Vern) Dettwiler, Art Priestly written by Kruisselbrink. Some articles were published in Autumn Leaves (produced by the Smithers Senior Citizens Association and Heirlines (produced by the BV Genealogical Society).
Arrangement
Items were compiled together from previously shared material for research purposes.
Subject Access
Bulkley River
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Some articles co-written by Dirk Mendel. Crossing the Bulkley cowritten by Phillip Jones.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Documents

PF32S1_2019.33_Gilbert%20Clarke%20Killam

PF32S1_2019.33_Gordon%20Hetherington

PF32S1_2019.33_Heirlines_December_2015_Hadley%20and%20Sangster

PF32S1_2019.33_James%20Ernest%20Kirby

PF32S1_2019.33_Werner%20Vern%20Dettwiler

PF32S2_2020.18_The%20Dave%20Havard%20Story%20in%20WWII

PF32S2_2020.18_Fred%20Watson's%20Last%20Flight

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Smithers: From Swamp to Village

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Date Range
1981
Collection
Lynn Shervill fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is the book "Smithers: From Swamp to Village" written by R. Lynn Shervill in 1981 for the 60th Anniversary Project for the Town of Smithers.
as a partner in the firm of Ackroyd and Smithers. He began his association with the Grand Trunk Railway in 1896 when, as director, he made his first trip to Canada. In 1909 he took over as chairman of the line, visiting this area occasionally in the company of Charles M. Hays, the G.T.P.’s general manager
Collection
Lynn Shervill fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Lynn Shervill
Fonds No.
PF27
Item No.
2017.17.1
Accession No.
2017.17
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Standard No.
ISBN 0-9690737-0-4
Date Range
1981
Publication
Smithers, B.C.: Town of Smithers, 1981
Scope and Content
Item is the book "Smithers: From Swamp to Village" written by R. Lynn Shervill in 1981 for the 60th Anniversary Project for the Town of Smithers.
Reproduction Restrictions
Three photographs do not appear in the digital copy of this item due to copyright.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Kilpatrick Family fonds

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Date Range
[1920-1977]
Collection
Kilpatrick Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Fonds is currently organized into two series: Allan Kilpatrick and Jean Maskiewich. Records include correspondence, financial records, postcards, and photographs.
of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTP). Allan was the Superintendent of the GTP Western Division from 1917 to 1920 and was very active in the Bulkley Valley community, serving as a member of the Smithers Citizens Association, the first president of the Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association
Collection
Kilpatrick Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Fonds No.
PF20
Accession No.
1997.51
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
5 photograph
Date Range
[1920-1977]
History / Biographical
Allan Kilpatrick and his wife and family moved to Prince Rupert, B.C. during the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTP). Allan was the Superintendent of the GTP Western Division from 1917 to 1920 and was very active in the Bulkley Valley community, serving as a member of the Smithers Citizens Association, the first president of the Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association, and the first elected Worshipful Master of the Freemasons. However, when the GTP went bankrupt and was taken over by Canadian National Railways, the job of Superintendent was abolished in 1920 and Allan left Smithers.
Allan’s son Norman served overseas with the Royal Flying Corps during World War I, returning to his family in Smithers in 1919. In 1923, Norman married Jean Kilpatrick (nee Grant, b. 1898). Born in La Grande, Oregon, Jean arrived in the Bulkley Valley in 1910 where she worked at the Union Bank as Smithers’ first female bank teller. Together the couple had four children: Norman Jr., Allan Jr., Bill, and Jean Jr. Norman and Jean were very involved in community affairs in the Bulkley Valley; Norman was a member of the Great War Veteran’s Association and the Smithers Rotary Club, while Jean was a member of the Fall Fair committee, the Canadian Red Cross, and the Bulkley Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Norman passed away in 1969 and Jean in 1997. Of their four children, Jean (Maskiewich) and Bill remained in the Bulkley Valley.
Scope and Content
Fonds is currently organized into two series: Allan Kilpatrick and Jean Maskiewich. Records include correspondence, financial records, postcards, and photographs.
Arrangement
Original order no longer exists, thus records are artificially arranged.
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Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds

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Date Range
1913-1917
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Fonds contains photographs of Smithers during the first four years of its existence as a settlement (1913-1917), taken by Gilbert Clarke Killam. Subjects include people, buildings, street and town views, landscapes/scenery, industry, and special events (plays, concerts, the Fall Fair, etc.)
community affairs and served as treasurer of the Smithers CitizensAssociation. He also drafted plans in 1914 for a two-storey building on Main Street for the Gray Jewelry Co., and a home for R.G. Barnett on Second Avenue. However, Killam’s most enduring contribution to Smithers was his extensive
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Accession No.
1979.7
1980.9
1980.16
1980.26
1981.1
1981.8
1981.10
1981.13
1981.36
1981.37
1982.1
1982.10
1982.19
1982.29
1982.30
1984.7
1985.17
1986.4
1987.1
1987.12
1987.14
1987.31
1988.19
1989.28
1990.32
1990.72
1990.210
1990.212
1992.9
1992.33
1992.34
1995.6
2004.60
2004.61
2004.62
2017.43
2018.2
2018.71
2019.22
Physical Description
276 b&w photographs
Date Range
1913-1917
History / Biographical
Gilbert Clarke Killam was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, on March 6, 1863 to John Killam and Lucy Anne Harris. He married Jennie Mary Sanderson (born in St. Petersberg, Prince Edward Island) in 1891 and together they had three sons: Arthur Sanderson, Gilbert Wallace, and Thomas Harold. The family lived in Pasadena, California for a number of years. Killam listed his trade as “architect.” In 1898, the Killam family moved to Dawson City, Yukon, where Gilbert worked as a Customs Agent while continuing to do some architectural work. From the Yukon, the Killams moved to Vancouver, BC, in 1911 and then to Smithers, BC, when it was first founded in 1913. Killam was active in the Smithers community affairs and served as treasurer of the Smithers Citizens’ Association. He also drafted plans in 1914 for a two-storey building on Main Street for the Gray Jewelry Co., and a home for R.G. Barnett on Second Avenue. Killam lived in Smithers from 1913 to 1917, photographing Smithers in its infancy. Killam used glass plate negatives, most commonly 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 inches in size, printing “Killam” or “G.C.K” on the negative to indicate authorship. In 1917, Killam enlisted in the Canadian Army while his wife, Jennie, remained in Seattle, Washington. He served in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force. Killam was demobilized in 1921, and not much is known about Killam after this time. He appears in the 1921 census in Victoria, BC, without his family, and by 1935, Killam was living in Palm Springs, California. Gilbert Clarke Killam passed away on October 27, 1945.
Custodial History
The original glass plate negatives “disappeared” for a number of years until 1954, when they were discovered in a building used as the post office. They were later given to Smithers' main photographer, Louis Schibli, who donated them to the museum in the 1980s. Various photos taken by Gilbert Clarke Killam were accessioned into the collection and added to this fonds over the years. In July 2020, all photos and albums in the database with Killam listed as the creator were transferred to this fonds. Most of these had previously been in the BVM visual records collection, although the souvenir photo albums (2004.61, containing photos P4534-P4569) had been part of the discrete items collection.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains photographs of Smithers during the first four years of its existence as a settlement (1913-1917), taken by Gilbert Clarke Killam. Subjects include people, buildings, street and town views, landscapes/scenery, industry, and special events (plays, concerts, the Fall Fair, etc.)
Arrangement
This fonds does not have a specific arrangement; photos are listed at item-level and ordered by their P numbers. The two photograph albums (2004.61 and 1992.34) have file-level descriptions, but all of their photos have been removed and listed as individual items.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Note that there may still be unidentified Killam photos in the collection that have not yet been made part of this fonds (likely due to not having Killam listed as a creator on the database).
Type of Record
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James Ernest Kirby fonds

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Date Range
[1885-1965]
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of journals, autobiographic writings, a Boy Scouts guidebook, notes, a certificate and an accounts ledger. The fonds is arranged into three series: Mining Recorder, Personal writings and Photographs.
to Hazelton, and in 1908 was appointed Mining Registrar and Supreme and County Court and Clerk of the Peace, in addition to his police duties. Kirby’s son, Ernest, was born in Hazelton in 1906, and in 1918 the family relocated to Smithers. James Kirby served on the early Smithers Citizens Association, as well
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
James Ernest Kirby
Fonds No.
PF1
Accession No.
1971.2
1983.52
2007.6
2012.101
Physical Description
11 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1885-1965]
History / Biographical
Born in Rochester, Kent, England in 1865, James Kirby enlisted with the British Army at the age of 14 as a French horn player. He served with the army in Gibraltar, and in India during the Afghan war. He emigrated to Canada in 1892, moving to Metlakatla, B.C. to live with an aunt and uncle. He served as a Constable under the Indian Agent in Metlakatla, later taking up a similar position in Port Essington. By 1900 he was transferred to Hazelton, and in 1908 was appointed Mining Registrar and Supreme and County Court and Clerk of the Peace, in addition to his police duties. Kirby’s son, Ernest, was born in Hazelton in 1906, and in 1918 the family relocated to Smithers. James Kirby served on the early Smithers Citizens Association, as well as the board of the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. As Mining Recorder, Kirby held considerable authority within the local community. He was responsible for registering claims, issuing free miner’s certificates, and enforcing government legislation pertaining to mining. Records maintained by his office were used to assess the productivity of the district, which could influence government decisions on expenditures like road and trail development, and investment in smelting technology. Kirby served as Mining Recorder until 1931. James’ first wife, Annie Goodman Kirby, was born in 1878 in Nova Scotia to Icelandic parents. She had lived in British Columbia since 1890 and worked in tailoring until 1902, after which she became a housewife. This shift in occupation may mark the year her and James married. Annie died on November 21, 1921, and is buried in Smithers, B.C. at Block 2; Lot 1. She died just three years before her son Ernest’s death in 1924. James Kirby remarried in December 24, 1925, to Caroline Jane Humphrey. Ernest died at age 17 (Block 2; Lot 1) from accidental drowning in Tatalaska Lake, just west of Francois Lake. He was remembered in an obituary in the Omineca Herald newspaper as an “extremely popular and promising youth.” In honour of his memory, James Kirby handed out peppermints, a favourite of Ernest’s, earning himself the title “The Peppermint King.” James celebrated his 100th birthday on February 25th 1965 with a dinner party at the Smithers Restaurant, at which he received gifts from local notables and officials. Kirby died later that year.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of journals, autobiographic writings, a Boy Scouts guidebook, notes, a certificate and an accounts ledger. The fonds is arranged into three series: Mining Recorder, Personal writings and Photographs.
Arrangement
Additional file in fonds called "Odds and Ends" and numbered 1971.2.3 consists of a correspondence record, addresses and the 'railway robbery in London' notes. Recommend describing and accessioning this file.
Boy Scout book from 1983.52 was originally processed by B. Wilson in 1992.
Re-arranged by Wendi Croft, October 20, 2003 in order to more appropriately follow the purpose of RAD in a practical sense and following discussions with the AABC educator. This involved the re-naming of the series; re-location of items within the series; the removal of the Bulkley Valley Fall Fair (Telkwa Barbecue) 1919 program to an individual accession (later to be included in the Telkwa Barbecue Fonds) and the removal of the books (on Boy Scouts and Veterinary medicine) to the Artifact database due to their non-archival nature.
Re-arranged once again by Manda Haligowski, September 2016, to better reflect archival principles and practices.
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Smithers bulletin of progress

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Date Range
January 27, 1914
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Alfred Smithers, scrapbook pieces
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a bulletin about the progress taking in place in Smithers, B.C. and in British Columbia in general.
at a spe cial meeting of the executive council of the Smithers CitizensAssociation this week. Petitions were framed which will be signed and forwarded to the Government asking for the early completion of roads into the country surrounding Smithers townsite. Much farm produce is to come from this district
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Alfred Smithers, scrapbook pieces
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 84
Item No.
1992.1.13
Accession No.
1992.1
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
January 27, 1914
Scope and Content
Item is a bulletin about the progress taking in place in Smithers, B.C. and in British Columbia in general.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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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:
/Biographical Sketch The Bulkley Valley District Hospital was established in 1920 by the SmithersCitizens Association, with the guidance of Dr. Cecil H. Hankinson, a medical graduate from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. The first Hospital occupied a pre-existing building (originally an electrical shop
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

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Bulkley Valley District Hospital fonds

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Petition to incorporate

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Date Range
April 20, 1920
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a petition to the Lieutenant Govenor of B.C., Edward Cawler Prior signed by the residents of Smithers to have Smithers incorporated as a Village under the Village Municipalities Act.
To His H onor Edward Gawler Prior B . C . Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia �T h e p etition of the undersigned residents of Smithers in the County of Prince Rupert, Province of British Columbia, h umbly sheweth:---- That your petitioners are desirous that the inhabitants of the area shown
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
AF2
Series No.
S3
File No.
File 54
Item No.
1994.12.1
Accession No.
1994.12
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
April 20, 1920
Custodial History
Item was donated to the Archives by the Town of Smithers on August 26, 1994.
Scope and Content
Item is a petition to the Lieutenant Govenor of B.C., Edward Cawler Prior signed by the residents of Smithers to have Smithers incorporated as a Village under the Village Municipalities Act.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Bulkley Valley Progress Supplement

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Date Range
March 1990
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
An overview of the Bulkley Valley's progress from the turn of the century to 1990.
Centre Smithers Friendship Centre Buikley Electric Paul's Bakery Pellow Construction North by Northwest Tourism Association Power Station Fitness Smithers Forestry Smithers Judo Club Smithers Pup League The Mutual Group Robbie Smith Trucking Wes Nording Trucking A&W Restaurant Style 2000 Savala's Steak
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Fonds No.
BF5
Accession No.
2020.6.74
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
March 1990
Scope and Content
An overview of the Bulkley Valley's progress from the turn of the century to 1990.
Subject Access
Interior News
Type of Record
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Bulkley Valley Progress Supplement

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Interior news 57th Annual Fall Fair Results Supplement

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Date Range
August 19, 1987
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Supplement to The Smithers Interior News, Houston Today, Lakes District News — Wednesday, August 19,1987 Aug. 28 29 30 Year of Music 57th Annual Smithers, B.C. �Page 2 — The Interior News Fall Fair Supplement — August 1987 The president’s m essage 1987 marks the 57th fair and the 68th anniversary
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Fonds No.
AF1
Accession No.
2020.6.108
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
August 19, 1987
History / Biographical
Printed in the Interior News, Houston Today, and Lakes District News.
Subject Access
Interior News
Notes
President's message from Anita Tomayer, list of officers and directors, music at fair, petting zoo, Cornelius Bot, Oldtime Fiddlers Contest, Tlell Glover, Doug Phair, George and Norma Stokes, the Bimm family, Lindley Frank and Kevin Widen, The Pretenders, logger sports, cattle classes, horseshoes, exhibits, Bulkley Valley Days, parade, livestock competition tips, match rodeo, races added to program, kid's dog show, musical chairlift rides, Kidd trophy, heavy horse pull, CF-18 jet flyover, Quick Women's Institute pie booth, rabbit sale, poultry class expansion, Mark Perry and the Radiators, Makeshift, The Swiss Singers, Clowns Alive, Sonshine, Manitou, Moonshine, Wild Country, Shewbread, bluegrass music in Driftwood.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Interior news 57th Annual Fall Fair Results Supplement

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Western Guidelines Vol. 15 No. 7

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Date Range
June 1981
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
Red Sorensen and Evelyne Fahselt lead association, habitat fund advisory board, caribou population expansion, letters to the editor, resolutions editorial, Alcan president Bill Rich on Kemano project, waterfowl habitat, Bob Henderson to B.C. Wildlife Federation, Wildlife Act revision, guide-outfitt…
international) including handling and post­ age, while supply lasts. Send cheque or money order. Mall to: WESTERN GUIDES & OUTFITTERS ASSOCIATION Box 3790, Smithers, B.C., Canada V0J 2N0 Please mail____________ copies of THE HUNTER’S KITCHEN at $6 Canada and U. S.A. ($7.50 international) per copy. Cheque
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Creator
Western Guides & Outfitters Association
Fonds No.
AF16
Accession No.
2020.6.26
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
June 1981
Scope and Content
Red Sorensen and Evelyne Fahselt lead association, habitat fund advisory board, caribou population expansion, letters to the editor, resolutions editorial, Alcan president Bill Rich on Kemano project, waterfowl habitat, Bob Henderson to B.C. Wildlife Federation, Wildlife Act revision, guide-outfitters' directory.
Subject Access
Interior News
Type of Record
Archival Description

Documents

Western Guidelines Vol. 15 No. 7

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Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens' Association fonds

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Date Range
1964
Collection
Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds contains a letter from the Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens’ Association in support of the Bulkley Valley Pulp and Tinder Co., dated 1964.
as a result of the visit of V.W. Plant of the SCABC to Smithers on September 1st 1959, in which he gave a talk urging the need for organizations to care for and advocate on behalf of senior citizens. The Senior Citizens Association was officially registered as the Bulkley Valley Senior CitizensAssociation
Collection
Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens' Association
Fonds No.
AF3
Accession No.
1992.26
Physical Description
<1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1964
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens’ Association is a non-profit society which provides activities and support for seniors living in the Bulkley Valley. It was established as the Senior Citizens Association sometime between the mid-1950s and early 1960s and was officially registered as the Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens’ Association on January 4th 1964, at the recommendation of member Ernest Hann and lawyer L.W. Perry. The BVSCA was instrumental in the establishment of the Pioneer Place retirement home and its adjacent facilities. For more information see finding aid.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains a letter from the Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens’ Association in support of the Bulkley Valley Pulp and Tinder Co., dated 1964.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Bulkley Valley Senior Citizens' Association fonds

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"The Beautiful Bulkley Valley" Tourism Supplement

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Date Range
February 18, 1987
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
Senior Citizens Association volunteer at tourist info centre, museum and art gallery, canoe rentals at Tyhee Lake, Fall Fair, tours with Smithers Cycling club, Bulkley Valley Days, Midnight Madness, golf course, match rodeo, CanAMex Road Rally, playground program, Hudson Bay Mountain chairlift, Mid…
beside the Central Park Building, at the junction of Highway 16 and Main Street. The centre is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m ., seven days a week, thanks to the help of four members of the Smithers Senior Citizens Association. Early in May, the Chamber of Commerce, which operates the centre, learned it would
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Fonds No.
BF5
Accession No.
2020.6.63
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
February 18, 1987
History / Biographical
Printed in the Interior News and Houston Today.
Scope and Content
Senior Citizens Association volunteer at tourist info centre, museum and art gallery, canoe rentals at Tyhee Lake, Fall Fair, tours with Smithers Cycling club, Bulkley Valley Days, Midnight Madness, golf course, match rodeo, CanAMex Road Rally, playground program, Hudson Bay Mountain chairlift, Midsummer Music Festival, history of Telkwa, Telkwa's first school, Telkwa Barbeque, "Things to see and do in Telkwa", Telkwa facts, Bulkley Valley location names, hiking trails, fishing, hatcheries, campsites, minimizing your environmental impact, canoeing, river and rapid difficulty classification, 'Ksan, the Hazeltons, Pioneer Day.
Subject Access
Interior News
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Pictorial, March 13, 1968

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Date Range
March 13, 1968
Collection
Pictorial fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
Item is Vol. 3 No. 11 of the Pictorial published March 13, 1968.
." It is our wish to become good corporate citizens of this area and to develop ,our plans with as much knowledge and background of local conditions as we can. We believe that such background and knowledge will come from developing a close association with the leaders in these communities. Speculation
Collection
Pictorial fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Creator
Northern Graphics Ltd.
Fonds No.
BF4
Accession No.
2018.2.61
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
March 13, 1968
Publication
Smithers, B.C.: Northern Graphics Ltd.
Scope and Content
Item is Vol. 3 No. 11 of the Pictorial published March 13, 1968.
Subject Access
Pictorial
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Documents

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Wilfred Watson fonds

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Date Range
1992-1994
Collection
Wilfred Watson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Contains historical writings by Wilfred Watson, including "Smithers" (memoirs of life in Smithers), "The Rise and Fall of Watson Store" (also called the "History of Watson's Store"), "The People of Smithers", and "The Bears of Alice Arms"
was attached to the curling rink with only one entrance to make it easier to collect tickets for skating and games. The Smithers Athletic Association operated the rink and could not make it pay as charges were minimal so the Association would put on a fund drive to get enough donations to, at least, pay
Collection
Wilfred Watson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Wilfred Watson
Fonds No.
PF21
Accession No.
1993.19.1
2017.130.5
2020.27
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1992-1994
History / Biographical
John Wilfred Watson was born August 6, 1915 to Fredrick Stubbs and Catherine Mary Watson in Smithers, B.C. Wilfred married Stella Alberta [Albertina] McIntee in 1945, and lived in Smithers, B.C. He worked in the family business, the Watson's Store, and was proprietor of the Hudson Hotel, and the Lakeside Motel near Lake Kathlyn.
Scope and Content
Contains historical writings by Wilfred Watson, including "Smithers" (memoirs of life in Smithers), "The Rise and Fall of Watson Store" (also called the "History of Watson's Store"), "The People of Smithers", and "The Bears of Alice Arms"
Subject Access
Watson Store
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Documents

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