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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - CFPR fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1935-1985

The fonds consists of radio broadcasts, press releases, photographs, correspondence, a map of CFPR's listening area, and a scrapbook.

CFPR (Radio Station : Prince Rupert, B.C.)

Borden Street School fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-1956

The fonds consists of student registers (January 1913-1956) of Borden Street School, minutes of the Borden Street School staff (1944-1945) and annual reports of schools from 1932, 1935, 1936, 1939, and 1942-1945.

Borden Street School (Prince Rupert, B.C.)

Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers Local 154 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1937, 1956-1969

The fonds consists of charter and minutes (1929-1937) of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railroad Employees Skeena Division No. 154 and minutes (1961-1965), reports, correspondence, policy statements, and seniority lists of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers Local 154. Some of the correspondence deals with grievances. Included is a 1920 charter of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railroad Employees "Kaien" Division No. 154.

Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers. Local 154 (Prince Rupert, B.C.)

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)

Grand Trunk Pacific Development Company Limited fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1909-1910

The fonds consists of maps published by the Grand Trunk Pacific Development Company Limited between 1909 and 1910. It includes maps of Prince Rupert and Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 of Prince Rupert.

Grand Trunk Pacific Development Company Limited

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

Prince Rupert Billiards Association Team

  • Item
  • 1928

Photograph includes members of the Canadian Fish & Cold Storage Billiard team, 1928 winners of the Prince Rupert City Billiard League. Team members include Angus MacDonald, W.H. Long (captain), John Bulger, Alec Burrey, William Baillie, Jimmie Hillman, and Jack May.

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

British Columbia Provincial Police: Port Essington BC fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1908- 1916

The fonds consists of BC Provincial Police day books from Port Essington, (July to Dec 1908, 1910- 1916) which describe complaints, arrests, and reports, and also includes daily weather and steamship arrival and departures. Includes fishery record ledgers of license holders (1911 - 1912) in the Skeena River District listed by cannery (Balmoral, Claxton, Oceanic, British America, Inverness, Carlise, North Pacific, Cunningham, Dominion, Cassiar, Skeena River Commerical, Alexandria) and includes court cases and cash receipts. The 1908 court records lists convicting judges C.J. South , George B. Baillie, J.T. Williams, and E. Lorenz. Includes a letter book (January 1908 to July 1916) which contains outgoing correspondence concerning police and fishery reports, correspondence to government agents William Manson and J.H. McMullin, chief constables William H. Vickers, T.G. Wynn, W. Owen, and Ernest Gammon, reports to the Commissioner of Fisheries in Victoria by Provincial Fishery Overseers constables Alexander Forsyth and Kenneth F. Birchall, letters to Indian Agents Charles Clifton Perry in Metlakatla, and letters by George A. Shade, Deputy Mining Recorder. Also includes Lett's 1908 Indian & Colonial Almanac with reports, correspondence, and wanted criminals, and includes a police day book at the back. Names of constables include: C. Cullen, G. Fitzgerald, G.S. Flyn, J. Herring, Lewis, McDonald, George Leek, T.G. Wynn, Jones, Whitley, Phillipson, R. Leese, Rodgers, Gay, Carmichael, W. Owen, H. Abley.

British Columbia Provincial Police. Port Essington Office

Prince Rupert Book Club fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930-1989

The fonds consists of constitution and bylaws, minutes, membership lists, correspondence, programs, financial records, and reference material of the Prince Rupert Book Club from 1930- 2001.

Book Club (Prince Rupert, BC)

Booth Memorial School fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1988, predominant 1925 - 1945

The fonds consists of student attendance registers (1925-1938) and 1963-1964) for Booth School, photographs, and yearbooks. Included are student corporal punishment records (1936-1938), principal's reports (1956-1959), annual reports for the Department of Education, 1932-1945, and a video cassette showing the demolition of the old school in 1970.

Booth Memorial School (Prince Rupert, B.C.)

Muskeg Squares fonds

  • CA PRC 991-43
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1965

The fonds consists of minutes (1960-1965) of the Muskeg Squares group.

Muskeg Squares

Helen Valentine Carlson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1935-1938

The fonds consists of 12 b&w photographs. It includes photographs of Helen's friends, and King Edward High School teachers in the classroom.

Carlson, Helen Valentine

J. Kenneth Dopson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944, 1983

The fonds consists of photographs of the Prince Rupert Drydock. Seven of the photographs were taken during the war and the others were taken later in 1983 when it was demolished.

Dopson, J. Kenneth

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)

James A. Brown fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903- 1918

The fonds consists of correspondence. Included is a letter from Brown's mother, a cancelled cheque from the North Coast Commercial Co. Ltd., and letters from A.R. Williams Machining Co. Limited and Simon Leiser & Co.

Brown, James A.

British Columbia Department of Public Works fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1908- 1909

The fonds consists of contracts and blueprints. Included is a contract between the Minister of Public Works, the Honourable Thomas Taylor, and Solomon Cameron of the Westholme Lumber Company (January 11, 1909) of Prince Rupert to build plank roadways and sidewalks. Also included is a contract between the Department of Public Works and the Grant Bros. Company of Vancouver (February 8, 1909) for the completion of sewerage works (sewers, drains, and manholes) at Prince Rupert, BC. Blueprints for the sewer project are included as well.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

British Columbia Packers Ltd fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1949- 1976

The fonds consists of textual records from business transactions at BC Packers Sunnyside Cannery between 1949 and 1976. These include receipts, coupon books from BC Packers Ltd., Nelson Bros. Fisheries Ltd., and J.H. Todd & Sons Ltd. Also includes packer sheets, fishermen's weekly statements, journal vouchers, invoices, forms, and correspondence of various fishermen at Sunnyside.

British Columbia Packers

Gladys Young Blyth fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1970- 2000

The fonds consists of photographs, slides, negatives, maps, and textual records created and gathered by Gladys Young Blyth. These contain local scenes such as lighthouses, totem poles, Seafest activities, fish boats, crab traps, North Pacific Cannery, Kwinitsa Station, and the seaplane base at Seal Cove. The maps and sketches are of Kitselas, Port Essington, Union Passage and Tuwartz Inlet, Otter Passage to Bonilla Island, Work Channel, and a copy of the plan of the Kit-Kah-Tla Indian Reserves Coast District, 1891-1892. Her reference notes refer to the Hudson's Bay Company, First Nations, Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the pictograph at Tyee, and the net building industry.

Blyth, Gladys Young

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.)

Northern Health Authority fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945-1962

The fonds consists of materials related to the film "A Test in Time," produced in 1945 by the Prince Rupert and District Union Board of Health. It includes an original script to accompany the film and a video cassette copy of the original film. The film covered various aspects of health in the Prince Rupert region such as industry, child rearing, vaccinations, sanitation, chlorination, pest control, milk production, and diseases. People who were living in Prince Rupert and featured in the film were Medical Health Officer Dr. Roger Knipe, Olive Johnson, Bea Fry, Public Health Nurses, Malcolm Harper, Public Health Inspector, receptionist Phyllis Batt, and Vivian and Irene Harper as members of the public. Also includes the annual report for Skeena Health Unit from 1975, and a pamphlet entitled "Pacific Panorama" distributed by the Department of National Health and Welfare Medical Services that refers to Miller Bay Hospital in September 1962.

Northern Health Authority

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