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Joan Titus, Smithers and Telkwa social profile reports and research notes

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Date Range
[1982-1983]
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
File contains social profile reports, newspaper clippings, research notes and Smithers promotional materials.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 190
Accession No.
2012.105
Date Range
[1982-1983]
Scope and Content
File contains social profile reports, newspaper clippings, research notes and Smithers promotional materials.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Telkwa, B.C.
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
Date Range
1981-1986
Collection
Lynn Shervill fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds reflects the research conducted by Lynn Shervill for his book, “Smithers: From Swamp to Village.” The fonds is arranged into a single series: Research records. Records primarily include newspaper clippings, hand-written research notes and correspondence.
Collection
Lynn Shervill fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Lynn Shervill
Name Access
Shervill, Lynn
Fonds No.
PF27
Accession No.
1996.184
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Date Range
1981-1986
History / Biographical
Lynn Shervill and Sheila Peters created the Creekstone Press in 1988, a printing business where local authors could have their materials published. As of 2019 it had published 21 books. Lynn and Shelia moved to Powell River in 2019.
Lynn Shervill was born in December 1946 and graduated from Western University’s journalism program, beginning his career as a reporter for the London Free Press. By 1988, Shervill had received an RN diploma from the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, B.C., and proceeded to spend the following 10 years working at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers, B.C. Lynn worked to establish both the Smithers Cancer Care Unit at Bulkley Valley District Hospital and a palliative care program. He has been on the board of the BV Hospice Society for many years, working mostly in grief support and NavCare – a program to support the frail elderly.
Shervill and his wife, Sheila Peters married in 1978, moving to Driftwood Canyon. In his spare time Lynn became invested in the community’s local history. Shervill was on the Town of Smithers’ 60th Anniversary Committee, and authored a book for the anniversary titled, “Smithers: From Swamp to Village.” Both Lynn and Shelia were active environmental and social justice campaigners (Telkwa Foundation, Amnesty International, Driftwood Foundation, Smithers Human Rights Society).
Custodial History
Records were collected and created by Shervill while conducting research for “Smithers: From Swamp to Village.”
Scope and Content
The fonds reflects the research conducted by Lynn Shervill for his book, “Smithers: From Swamp to Village.” The fonds is arranged into a single series: Research records. Records primarily include newspaper clippings, hand-written research notes and correspondence.
Arrangement
Records are artificially arranged.
Subject Access
Coyle, Joseph
Duhamel, George
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Hankinson, Cecil
Hanson, Olaf
Hoskins, Stephen
Jack Joseph
Kelly, Joe
Sealy, Jack
Simpson, Donald
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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.
in the Telkwa Valley. In recommending a road be built into the area for settlement purposes, Poudrier stated: “ The value of the Bulkley Valley, besides its good land and grazing, lies in the fact that when the time comes for the American people to build a road . . . to Alaska, this valley offers
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Collection
Lynn Shervill fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
R. Lynn Shervill
Name Access
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
Language
English
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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