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Date Range
1971
Collection
Albert George Shepherd fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds contains Shepherd’s personal memoirs entitled “Rural Memories” and “History of Schools in District #54 (Smithers)".
Collection
Albert George Shepherd fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Albert George Shepherd
Fonds No.
PF13
Accession No.
1979.143
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1971
History / Biographical
Albert George Shepherd was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 14, 1914. When he was four years-old, he moved to Hubert, B.C. with his family and was on one of the last wagons to cross the bridge at Hubert before it was washed out. His family moved to the Bulkley Valley to make their fortune in farming. Shepherd was educated at the only school in Round Lake, and later worked on Joe Bourgon’s farm in the early 1930s before purchasing his own farm in the Round Lake area. In 1938, he married Grace Phillips, a school teacher, and the couple had a son (James) and a daughter (Sally). Shepherd was the manager of the Bulkley Valley seed cleaning plant for two years; he later became the northern representative (McBride to Terrace) for the Canadian Farm and Loan Board. After selling his farm in 1948, he was employed by Bulkley Valley Collieries for a year, and also worked as a woods foreman for the TFM Mills in Telkwa, B.C. In 1951, he went into partnership with his father-in-law, Bob Phillips, for two years. He was elected as a school trustee in 1952 and, later, secretary-treasurer of the Smithers and District School Board. Although Shepherd retired in 1976, he was appointed provincial government representative to the board of directors of Northwest Community College in 1977; director of the Telkwa Barbeque; director of the Telkwa Skating Rink; and served as rector warden for St. Stephens Anglican Church. His leisure diversions included woodworking, gardening, and the collection of pioneer artifacts. He died in Telkwa, B.C., on February 16, 1981.
Scope and Content
The fonds contains Shepherd’s personal memoirs entitled “Rural Memories” and “History of Schools in District #54 (Smithers)".
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1964; 1971-1975; 1981
Collection
Joseph Allen L'Orsa map and photograph collection
Description Level
File
GMD
cartographic material
Scope and Content
File contains maps of areas in or near the Bulkley Valley, including Telkwa River, Houston, Quick, Harold Price Creek, Hazelton, Babine Mountains Recreation Area, and Topley.
Collection
Joseph Allen L'Orsa map and photograph collection
Description Level
File
GMD
cartographic material
Fonds No.
C7
Series No.
S1
File No.
File 20
Accession No.
2018.24
Physical Description
9 maps
Date Range
1964; 1971-1975; 1981
Scope and Content
File contains maps of areas in or near the Bulkley Valley, including Telkwa River, Houston, Quick, Harold Price Creek, Hazelton, Babine Mountains Recreation Area, and Topley.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds

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Date Range
[1919-1994]
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair and contains prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, 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
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
1983.65
1983.9
1988.1
1994.13
1994.7
2007.3
Physical Description
13.5 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1919-1994]
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.
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair and contains prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, 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.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Description
Right foot leather moccasin. Red and green stitch work across the top with red, green and blue flower. Blue and pink stitching across the heel
Title
Moccasin
Artist or Maker
Ellen Hankin Widen
Original Owner
Ellen Hankin Widen
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Right foot leather moccasin. Red and green stitch work across the top with red, green and blue flower. Blue and pink stitching across the heel
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Length
24
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2012.71.8
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Left handed leather glove. Decorated with flowers stitched in various coloured thread. Leather fringe near wrist opening.
Artist or Maker
Ellen Hankin Widen
Original Owner
Ellen Hankin Widen
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Left handed leather glove. Decorated with flowers stitched in various coloured thread. Leather fringe near wrist opening.
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Width
16
Length
32.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width measured across wrist at widest part
Accession No.
2012.71.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Moccasin style shoe made of leather with another different type of red leather on top, and string to lace. Fur/fleece lined interior.
Title
Moccasin
Artist or Maker
Ellen Hankin Widen
Original Owner
Ellen Widen
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Moccasin style shoe made of leather with another different type of red leather on top, and string to lace. Fur/fleece lined interior.
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Accession No.
2012.71.7
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Left handed leather glove. Pattern of three flowers stitched in coloured thread across wrist area. Single red flower edged with blue on back of hand area. Red fabric band around wrist. Fringe of leather for decoration at wrist.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Left handed leather glove. Pattern of three flowers stitched in coloured thread across wrist area. Single red flower edged with blue on back of hand area. Red fabric band around wrist. Fringe of leather for decoration at wrist.
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Width
17
Length
36.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width measured at widest part across wrist
Accession No.
2012.71.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Leather bag with fringe decoration around top section and bottom. Drawstring tie to close. One one in white and red is the Centennial Logo that marked Canada's 100th anniversary of Confederation in 1967. One the other side is a flower of dark blue beads edged in light blue.
Artist or Maker
Ellen Hankin Widen
Original Owner
Ellen Hanking Widen
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Leather bag with fringe decoration around top section and bottom. Drawstring tie to close. One one in white and red is the Centennial Logo that marked Canada's 100th anniversary of Confederation in 1967. One the other side is a flower of dark blue beads edged in light blue.
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Accession No.
2012.71.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Pair of leather gloves with decorative flowers stiched in multi coloured threads. Band of blue ribbon across the wrist, red ribbon added to the sides of the wrist. Black fabric across the top. Leather tassles along the side.
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Artist or Maker
Ellen Hankin Widen
Original Owner
Ellen Hankin Widen
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Pair of leather gloves with decorative flowers stiched in multi coloured threads. Band of blue ribbon across the wrist, red ribbon added to the sides of the wrist. Black fabric across the top. Leather tassles along the side.
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Width
17
Length
35
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width measured at widest point across the wrist
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2012.71.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Left handed leather glove with blue, red and green beaded floral design. Red band across wrist area formed by groupings of 2 beads side by side and spaced in a row. Top wrist area leather cut in jagged design.
Artist or Maker
Ellen Hankin Widen
Original Owner
Ellen Hankin Widen
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Left handed leather glove with blue, red and green beaded floral design. Red band across wrist area formed by groupings of 2 beads side by side and spaced in a row. Top wrist area leather cut in jagged design.
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Width
14
Length
25
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length is approximate, fingers cannot be fully extended. Width measurement taken at widest point across upper wrist.
Accession No.
2012.71.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Right handed leather glove with floral / plant design sewn on in pink and green pastle covered threads. Small rhinestone beads have been used to outline the design. Black "x's and o's" design across the top of the wrist area. Fringed leather stripes decorate near the wrist. Inside lined with black …
Artist or Maker
Ellen Hankin Widen
Original Owner
Ellen Hankin Widen
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Right handed leather glove with floral / plant design sewn on in pink and green pastle covered threads. Small rhinestone beads have been used to outline the design. Black "x's and o's" design across the top of the wrist area. Fringed leather stripes decorate near the wrist. Inside lined with black fabric.
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Width
18
Length
34
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width measured at wrist, widest part
Accession No.
2012.71.5
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

11 records – page 1 of 1.