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Cassiar Newspapers

The Asbestos Sheet Newspaper
The Asbestos Sheet Newspaper
The NBCA has digitized 313 newspaper issues from the company mining town of Cassiar, B.C., published between 1956 and 1976 by the Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation. The papers detail numerous events in the town and surrounding area, including company business. These records are a potentially useful resource for researchers who are studying resource town communities, social change, or family history.

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Richard Corless Funeral Ledger

Richard Corless Funeral Ledger
Richard Corless Funeral Ledger
Richard Frederick Corless operated an “Undertaking Parlour” in Prince George, B.C from 1916 to 1931. When Richard Corless took over the business in May 1916, he started a ledger recording the funerals he undertook at his business. Not long after he took over the business, the 1918 flu pandemic affected Prince George; the cause of those many deaths is recorded in the ledger. The Corless family eventually sold the funeral home to Assman’s in 1936 and Assman’s Funeral Home still operates in Prince George. This funeral ledger consists of significant information on deaths in Prince George, BC, from the years 1916 to 1931 that is an invaluable tool to genealogists and other researchers.

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Northern BC Bibliography Project

Bancroft Map 17(SW) 1858 C
Bancroft Map 17(SW) 1858 C
The Northern BC Bibliography Project has assisted in the further development of Northern BC Archives’ mandate to build a uniquely ‘northern’ perspective of BC’s history. As a result of this project, Northern BC Archives has obtained a number of digitized manuscripts from other archival institutions.

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Bedaux Expedition Memoirs Digitization Project

Accession No. 2004.1.2.4.52
Accession No. 2004.1.2.4.52
In 1934, French-born American millionaire Charles Bedaux, embarked upon an expedition to cross 2,300 kilometers of unmapped northern BC territory east of the Rocky Mountains, using the then newly designed Citroën halftrack vehicles, initiating one of the most extravagantly equipped overland parties ever seen in British Columbia – including a film crew led by Oscar-winning Hollywood cinematographer Floyd Crosby. A memoir of the expedition was created by A.H. Phipps, one of the surveying crew members. A.H. Phipps’ memoirs have been carefully restored and digitized.

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BC Provincial Police General Orders Digitization Project

Accession No. 2002.19.1.4
Accession No. 2002.19.1.4
The BCPP General Orders Digitization Project has made over 1000 digitized pages of records created by the BC Provincial Police between 1923 and 1949 accessible. Digitized records include general orders, nominal rolls, regulations, miscellaneous records, and an index. These records are a valuable source of research information on the Provincial Police and criminal history in BC.

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The John H. Holzworth Field Report, 1923

The John H. Holzworth Field Report, 1923
Holzworth Field Report Cover
The NBCA is pleased to provide online access to the 1923 John M. Holzworth Field Report originally submitted to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and now currently housed at The Smithsonian Institution Archives. This unique field report which describes “Mountain Sheep and Caribou Distribution” in Northern British Columbia in 1923, consists primarily of reports, notebooks, notes, photographs, maps, and related materials documenting biological field research conducted by staff naturalists of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and its predecessor, the Bureau of Biological Survey.

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Red Rock Community History Project

Red Rock Community History Project Image
Red Rock Community Record No. DH22
The story of British and European immigration to the Canadian West has been a major component of the history of the rural community in Canada. However few first person accounts exist of immigration to rural Central British Columbia, particularly from a woman’s perspective. This exhibit project brings one such account into the historical record through annotated excerpts of the manuscript, A Man’s Country written by Norah Banbery Doherty who, with her Irish immigrant husband Irwin Doherty, settled in Red Rock, B.C. from 1938 to 1960. Mrs. Doherty’s memoir inspired an entire oral history research project conducted by UNBC students, the results of which are also highlighted through this virtual exhibit.

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