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Francis Richard C. Brown family collection

  • Collection
  • 1911-1917

The collection consists of photographs that were collected by Francis and Lily Brown when they lived in Prince Rupert from 1911 to 1917. Some of the photographs are originals, some are postcards and others are copies of the originals still held by the family. The photographs include scenes such as Crippen Cove, the arrival of the Duke of Connaught on the Princess Alice in September 1912, blasting of areas for expanding the city, 3rd Avenue in 1911 and the arrival of the first train from Winnipeg in 1914.

Brown, F.R.C. (family)

Richard H. Yamanaka collection

  • Collection
  • 1999

The collection consists of a memoir written in 1999 and data collected by Richard H. Yamanaka concerning the history of Japanese people in Prince Rupert from 1907 to 1942. It includes 2 computer discs and an eight-page copy of his memoir. There are also 5 photographs of Japanese people in Prince Rupert and the interior of Yamanaka's Grocery Store on 3rd Avenue West.

Yamanaka, Richard H.

Stuart Carson collection

  • Collection
  • [194-]

The collection consists 76 negatives and 9 photographs from the 1940s. It includes scenes around Prince Rupert during the Second World War such as gun placements, artillery on boats, soldiers, ship building at the dry dock, Hays Creek, CN Park, downtown views, fish boats, family, and a concert.

Carson, Stuart

William Baillie collection

  • Collection
  • 1928- 1935

The collection consists of photographs of the 1928 Prince Rupert City Billiard League winners, and employees of the Canadian Fish & Cold Storage plant in Seal Cove.

Baillie, William

Kris and Gunvor Berg collection

  • Collection
  • 1936- 1962

The collection consists of ration books, tokens from the Second World War, declarations, receipts, and an application for sick mariners service. Included are photographs of Kris's fishing vessel "Clear."

Berg, Kris & Gunvor

Margaret Blain collection

  • Collection
  • 1946 - 1951

Collection consists of records and photographs from activities of Tiny Tots and recreation classes taught by Margaret Blain at the Civic Centre on Second Avenue. Includes notes, the Civic Centre's Bylaws revised 6 Aug 1946, correspondence, a Pro-Rec Centres bulletin, membership cards, Civic Centre Program Bulletins, program lists, a Civic Centre leaders' handbook, book of enrollment, and attendance for programs. Photographs include the civic centre building, gymnastics, tiny tots, and staff including Don Forward, Neil Ross, Bob Moore, and Jack McIntosh. Other photographs depict Norman Baker and Emile Blain, Margaret's husband, and Emile and another employee inside Blain Brothers Grocers at 837 2nd Ave. West. Ephemera consists of a Prince Rupert General Hospital feeding schedule for Barbara Blain, a Reid's Holiday Tog. Ltd. for Miss M. Slin, a Pro-Rec winter schedule from 1946-1947, and a birth form from the Prince Rupert General Hospital, dated June 21, 1950.

Blain, Margaret

Arlene Ashcroft collection

  • Collection
  • 1937- 1945

The collection consists of a photo album that contains photographs of military personnel. Also included are postcards sent to Arlene Russell, newspaper clippings, and military artifacts such as badges, pins, and Second World War artifacts.

Ashcroft, Arlene

James Black family collection

  • Collection
  • 1912- 1945

The collection consists of photographs and postcards. Included are postcards sent to James and Margaret from their son Tom.

Black, James (family)

British Columbia Assessment Authority collection

  • Collection
  • 1923- [195-]

The collection consists of maps and photographs. It includes two surveys of Inverness Cannery (1923, 1934), a blueprint showing wartime houses' sewer connections (1945), a Canadian National Railways map of the waterfront showing businesses (1947), and photographs of buildings and homes in Prince Rupert and Shawatlans (195-).

British Columbia Assessment Authority (Prince Rupert, B.C.)

Northwest Community College collection

  • Collection
  • 1986-1988

The collection consists of 39 colour photographs (1986-1988). It includes one photograph of the campus on 3rd Avenue West and 38 showing the different stages of construction on 1st Avenue West and surrounding buildings including Safeway, Mackenzie Furniture, the Crest Hotel, and Chatham House before it was demolished.

Northwest Community College

Virginia Kimmett collection

  • Collection
  • 1984-1989

The collection consists of photographs, negatives, slides, and textual records related to Virginia Kimmett's work as a photogapher in Prince Rupert. It includes portraits, wedding photos, landscapes, commercial work with ICBC claims, and brochures.

Kimmett, Virginia

Harry Black collection

  • Collection
  • 1951

The series consists of photographs of the interior of the Totem and Capitol Theatres. It includes Jeanette McDonald (Mitchell) in the lobby of the Totem Theatre, concession stand and hallway of the Capitol Theatre, projectionist and proprietor of the Totem Theatre Johnny Garofani, interior seating area and projection rooms, and the totems that hung on the walls in the theatre.

Black, Harry

Michael Beltz collection

  • Collection
  • 1956- 1975

The collection consists of photographs that depict scenes of the Prince Rupert area.

Beltz, Michael

J. Gunnard Anderson family collection

  • Collection
  • 1914- 1966

Collection contains photographs and negatives. Includes family and friends, Gunnard's boat "Ross A", the United Church, and a Grade 3 class photo from Borden Street School (1945).

Anderson, J. Gunnard

Vienna Ciccone collection

  • Collection
  • 1909 - 1981

The collection consists of items belonging to Vienna Ciccone. It includes photographs of basketball teams from Prince Rupert and Anyox, a booklet with handwritten notes referring to sales that was produced by C.D. Rand in Vancouver for the auction of Prince Rupert lots in 1909, two scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings of both historical and contemporary photographs, and ephemera.

Ciccone, Vienna

Alistair Duffus collection

  • Collection
  • [193-] - [195-]

The collection consists of photographs of the ship "Dinamac," the Duffus family home, Thomas McMeekin & Sons business, Skeena River scenes, parades, and planes at Seal Cove.

Duffus, Alistair