Date Range
1919
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial 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 the certificate of incorporation, declaration of association and by-laws, correspondence and financial statements. Correspondence includes letters regarding incorporation, specifications for rac…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Fonds No.
AF1
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1971.17
1983.65
1988.1
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date Range
1919
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the Association. The series contains the certificate of incorporation, declaration of association and by-laws, correspondence and financial statements. Correspondence includes letters regarding incorporation, specifications for race track and fence, and bids for clearing the fairground/ballpark land.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds

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Date Range
[1919-2019]
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 newspaper programs, prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
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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
2020.12
2020.6
Physical Description
16.5 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1919-2019]
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, 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 Exhibition
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Bulkley Valley Museum Fall Fair contract and maps

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Date Range
1997
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
textual record
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
graphic material
textual record
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
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
Date Range
[1919-2019]
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This series contains all records related to the Fall Fair. Records include prize lists, programmes, Interior News supplements, prize tickets, meeting minutes, and entry forms.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Other Title Info
Title based on series contents.
Creator
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association
Fonds No.
AF1
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
1971.17
1978.5
1983.9
1994.13
1994.7
2007.3
2019.19
2019.20
2019.31
2020.12
2020.6
Physical Description
13.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1919-2019]
Scope and Content
This series contains all records related to the Fall Fair. Records include prize lists, programmes, Interior News supplements, prize tickets, meeting minutes, and entry forms.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description