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University of British Columbia Library Okanagan Special Collections Doug and Joyce Cox Research Collection
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Doug and Joyce Cox Research Collection

  • CA OSC-ARC-01
  • Collection
  • 1860-2009

Collection reflects Doug Cox’s career as and historian, author, and publisher (Skookum Publications, Penticton, BC). Cox wrote 13 books, largely on Okanagan history, and predominantly dealing with themes of industry. Doug Cox also published four ...

Ed Aldredge collection

Edgar “Eddie” Wilfrid Aldredge (1901-1992) was one of Penticton’s best known residents. After having worked stints with on the railroad with CPR and in the mining industry with Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company (Trail) in his youth, Aldredg...

Ed Aldredge

George Allen Aerial Photography Ltd. Collection

George Allen Aerial Photography was a photo studio based in Vancouver, BC. The substance of the business was aerial photography.Subseries consists primarily of 25cm x 20 cm b&w photographs with George Allen Photos Ltd. | 4609 Main Street | Van...

George Allen Aerial Photography Ltd.

Reverend A.H. Cameron collection

Reverend A.C. Cameron arrived in Keremeos in 1906 and established a Presbyterian church where he presided as its first minister for many years. He captured and a large number of pictures during his tenure, leaving a photographic record of local af...

Rev. A.H. Cameron

Lillian Estabrooks collection

CREATOR SKETCHLillian Estabrooks (née Gibson), occasionally known as Bill Gibson, (b. 1902 August 1 in Almada, SK, d. 2003 August 17 in Penticton BC) grew up in Keremeos. She and husband Richard (Dick) Estabrooks had three children: Bruce, Don, an...

Lillian Estabrooks

Joe Harris collection

CREATOR SKETCHJoseph Gleason Harris (1910 July 6 - 1994 December 26) arrived in Penticton in 1917. At age 16 he was invited by Frank Richter, Jr., to the Richter Ranch in Keremeos, from which point he visited the Cathedral Mountains for the first ...

Joe Harris

George Meeres collection

CREATOR SKETCH“George Albert Meeres (1878-1972), photographer and artist, was born in Grimsby, England in 1878, the eldest of 3 brothers. After a failed romance, he emigrated to Canada in 1906. In 1910, he and partner Arthur John Lawrence purchase...

George Albert Meeres

Archibald Murchie collection

Creator sketch:Archibald Murchie (1852-1930) immigrated to Victoria, BC as an adult. His brother, [John] Murchie would go on to found Murchie’s Tea and name his own son Archibald Francis Murchie (1892-1925, and not to be confused with his namesake...

Murchie, Archibald (1852-1930)

Penticton Herald collection

Subseries consists of an acquisition by Doug Cox of a collection of photographic negatives from the newspaper The Penticton Herald. Collection was selected by Doug Cox toward clarifying the aggregation toward documentation of the historically sign...

The Penticton Herald

Ranching collection

Subseries consists of materials collected with pertinence to the ranching industry in BC with particularly robust coverage of ranching in the Thompson-Nicola valley.Subseries also includes a suite of photographs covering rodeo events in the Similk...

R.D. Symonds collection

Subseries consists of photographic materials attributed to photographer R.D. Symonds per various identifying annotations by Doug Cox. Geographical coverage is predominantly the south Okanagan: Kaleden and Okanagan Falls, with predominant associati...

R.D. Symonds

Boundary Country

Subseries consists predominantly of negatives taken by various photographers and donated or copied to Doug Cox collection by various donors. All materials are pertinent to the geographic region of Boundary Country, BC, which lies east of the South...

Thompson Region

Subseries consists of photographs of what is now called Thompson Country (historically known as Couteau Country or Couteau District), which is defined by the basin of the Thompson River. Photographs are variously attributed and non-attributed to p...

Collected Manuscripts

Subseries consists of textual compositions by various creators, collected, compiled and organized by Doug Cox in support of his writing function. Manuscripts are created by non-professional writers, frequently as first-person reminiscences of past...

Barnes Family collection

Creator sketch:Frank Barnes was established in Blakeburn, BC prior to 1916. Barnes was a local logging and timber baron who was the primary supplier for all the mining outfits during the mining boom of the early twentieth century. Some members of ...

Barnes family

Haynes Family collection

Creator sketch:Valentine Carmichael Haynes (21 December, 1875 – 1963?) was the first of many white settlers to be born in Osoyoos. He worked as a rancher all his life and was highly skilled in this area. Haynes married Elizabeth Runnels (d. 1942),...

Haynes family

Hunter Family collection

Creator sketch:Frank Hunter was born ca. 1909 in Garneil, Montana, and immigrated with his parents to Saskatchewan when he was two or three years old. As a young man he ventured into the Peace River country of northern British Columbia. He married...

Frank Hunter

Robinson collection

Creator Sketch:John Moore Robinson (b. 1855 December, d. 1934 Feburary 23) married Eliza Lipsett in 1882 and arrived in British Columbia in 1897 as a prospector. He was a contemporary of John Carmichael Haynes (father of Valentine Haynes, also do...

Robinson family

Subject collections

Collection comprises files of photographic materials that were aggregated and labeled by Doug Cox. Subject represented include horses, floods, business and industry, people, churches, street scenes, churches, boats, sports, logging, and railroads ...

Doug Cox Photographs

Series consists of original photographs taken by Doug Cox from the 1970s through to 2008 in support of his career as author and historian Frequently, Cox’s images form a time-lapse continuation of the older photographs he collected for research pu...

Maps

Collection consists of maps with geographical coverage with concentration in the interior regions of British Columbia, and more occasional coverage of the BC-Alberta border, Yukon Territory, Washington State, and the rest of Canada and North Ameri...

Cariboo Region & BC North

Subseries consists of photographs taken by various unattributed photographers and donated or copied to Doug Cox collection by various donors. All materials are pertinent to the geographic region extending from the Fraser Canyon to the south to the...

Penticton and Area

Subseries consists of photographic record of Penticton civic life from approximately 1910 through the mid 1970s, with predominant coverage during the middle decades of the twentieth century. Materials relate to sports, cultural events, landmarks a...

Postcard collection

Subseries consists of postcards collected by Doug Cox, nearly exclusively associated with scenes of Penticton, BC, and environs. Many postcards have photographer attribution, and all attributions point to Lumb Stocks, local photographer. Postcards...

Christie-Lindsay Family collection

Subseries consists of a corpus of photographs donated by the Christie-Lindsay family (families?)/ Aggregation provides a photographic record of the town of Okanagan Falls and environs located in the South Okanagan. Subject matter deals primarily w...

Christie family

Lacey Family collection

Creator sketchEd Lacey (1891-1968) lived in the locality of Osoyoos beginning in 1911. He and Katie Helps married in 1918 and in 1919, a son, Ed Lacey Jr. was born. After the death of his father, Nicholas Lacey, in 1917, Ed Lacey managed his fath...

Lacey family

Phelps Family collection

Creator sketch:Fred Phelps (1886? - 1964) and Marjorie Phelps (d. 2005) had three children – Lloyd Frederick Phelps, (August 19 1930 – Sept 18 2014, m. Betty Badgeley 1960), Ralph Phelps, and Leslie Ure.The family maintained a ranch in Okanagan Fa...

Phelps family

Doug Cox Videos

Series consists of videos recorded by or for Doug Cox on a home video camera (camcorder). No editing, production, or distribution is evident; all materials appear to be unique originals created for the personal reference and enjoyment of Cox.Point...

Ranching Tapes

Subseries consists of recorded interviews conducted by Doug Cox with pertinence to ranching in the Similkameen Valley, Okanagan Valley, and Cariboo & North country. Primary source material for Doug Cox’s book, Ranching Now, Then, and Way Back ...

Doug Cox Manuscripts

Series comprises text written by Doug Cox, and sometimes edited by Joyce Cox. Includes curricular materials developed for the BCTF, short compositions, historical drafts, biographical drafts, proofs for works destined for publication, and material...

Cox, Doug

Kootenay Region

Subseries consists predominantly of photographs taken by various unattributed photographers donated or copied to Doug Cox collection by various donors, some attributed. All materials are pertinent to the geographic region extending from the wester...

Similkameen Valley Region

Subseries consists predominantly of photographic record of the Similkameen Valley area with robust coverage of the dates 1900 to about 1940. Boundaries of Similkameen Valley area correspond with the basin of the river of the same name, including s...

Clark Estate collection

Creator sketchHerb Clark (b. 1915?), from Keremeos BC, was a close associate of Joe Harris and together they were instrumental in the early survey of the area that would be designated Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park and Protected Area in 1968. “He...

Clark Family

Lowe Family collection

Creator sketch:William H. Lowe (1841-1882), a pioneer Constable, first served under J.C. Haynes at Keremeos in 1861. In 1864, when Haynes was sent to Wild Horse Creek, Lowe was left in charge of Osoyoos. In 1865 Lowe’s status was raised to Chief...

Lowe family

Richter and Tweddle Families collection

Creator sketch:The Tweddle and Richter families the Similkameen and South Okanagan have robust family tiesRichter: Francis Xavier Richter (1837-1910) was born in Freidland, Bohemia on November 5, 1837. In 1864 arrived in the Okanagan/Similkameen a...

Richter family

Stocks collection

CREATOR SKETCHLumb Stocks (b. 1887 in Leicester, England, d. 1947 in Penticton, BC) immigrated to Kelowna in 1910. He traveled back in England in 1915 to marry his wife, Marion. Together they had five children: Peter, Beryl, Jack, Daphne, and Davi...

Stocks Camera Shop

Mining collection

Subseries consists of collected materials with pertinence to the mining industry in the late 19th and early 20th century in the Kootenay, Boundary, and Similkameen regions of British Columbia.Includes collected photographs, clippings, government p...

Joe Trombley collection

Subseries consists of materials created or collected by Joe Tremblay (also spelled within the Dough an Joyce Cox Research Collection as “Joe Trombley” and “Joe Tromblay”). Collection is pertinent to mining in the Boundary and Kootenay regions of B...

Doug Cox Interviews

Series consists of the documentary residue of Doug Cox’s function as collector and co-creator of oral histories, which was carried out in support of his function as an author and historian.Doug Cox had an established work pattern of visiting his h...

Interviews with Sandy Brent & Family

Alexander Theodore “Sandy” Brent (1912-1990) was as lifelong resident of the South Okanagan. After the death of his mother in the influenza epidemic of 1918, he and his siblings (Frederick (Eddie), Mary, Alice, Margaret and Donald) were raised by ...

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