Fonds AR002 - Ray Williston fonds

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Ray Williston fonds

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CA UVICARCH AR002

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  • 1926-1984 (Creation)
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    Williston, Ray Gillis

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2.4 m of textual records;90 photographs;24 maps

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(1914-2006)

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Ray Williston served as Minister for Lands and forests in the B.C. Social Credit government under W.A.C. Bennett from 1956-1972. He encouraged the development of a pulp economy from unused forest resources in the interior of B.C. in conjunction with government hydroelectric projects. Williston Lake was named after him.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, memos, reports, photographs and maps relating to the Columbia River Treaty, 1950-1972, including the following series: Columbia River Treaty and projects, 1950-72; Other water and power projects, 1926-75 (including Skagit Valley, Fraser River, and water transfers); Lands and forests, 1956-76; BC Cellulose Co., 1976-78, 1984; and miscellaneous reference material. Inlcudes transcripts of the International Joint Commission Conference, 1959; and copies of the House of Commons Standing Committee on External Affairs, 19 March - 27 May, 1964.

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BCAUL control number: UVICARCH-114

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