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University of British Columbia Library Okanagan Special Collections Simpson Family fonds
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Research Files

Series is comprised of materials documenting Sharron J. Simpson’s efforts to collect external information about various aspects of her family history centering mainly on the history of S.M.S. Ltd., but not including research particular to the Simp...

Sharron J. Simpson sous fonds

Sous fonds provides documentation of Sharron J. Simpson’s activities between the years of approximately 1994 to 2009. Sous fonds is predominantly concerned with Sharron J. Simpson’s leadership in the Simpson Covenant court case in 2007 and 2008, a...

Simpson Family fonds

  • CA OSC-ARC-02
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2009

The fonds consists of two separate streams of documentation. The first consists of documents, photographs, and artifacts pertaining to the operations of a succession of sawmills and wood manufacturing plants founded by Stanley Merriam Simpson (b. ...

Simpson Covenant Case

Series documents Sharron J. Simpson’s activism as the leader of a legal initiative challenging the proposed dissolution of the Simpson Covenant, a restrictive land sale agreement made between her grandfather, Stanley M. Simpson and the City of Kel...

Framed Graphic Materials

File contains framed graphic materials. There is a framed collage of newspaper clippings, a commemorative print of the Stanley M. Simpson Knox Mountain Trust, a drawing of the S.M. Simpson Ltd. sawmill and a portrait of Stanley Merriam Simpson.

Sharron J. Simpson Photographs

Series consists of photographs taken by, or collected by, Sharron J. Simpson. Subjects documented include sawmill operations, 1999 reunion of former S.M.S. Ltd. employees, and the Okanagan fruit industry, as well as deliberate photographs taken pr...

S.M. Simpson Ltd. and Successors sous fonds

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORYS.M. Simpson founded what would later become S.M.S. Ltd. in 1913. The company was incorporated as S.M. Simpson Ltd. on 24 January, 1924 under certificate no. 7233 of the British Columbia Companies Act. S.M. Simpson, having g...

S.M. Simpson Limited

Series is comprised of the documentary record generated by the business activities of Stanley M. Simpson, the corporation he founded (S.M.S. Ltd) and its various successors between 1906 and 1965, when S.M.S. Ltd. was purchased by Crown Zellerbach ...

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

S.M. Simpson Ltd. Collected Retrospectives

Subseries consists of various compiled manuscripts and informally published materials either relating directly to the historical narrative of S.M. Simpson Ltd. or to aspects of its operations.Date range extends beyond the corporate existence of S....

Negatives

File contains black and white negatives, primarily of photographs existing in print found elsewhere in the subseries. Unique images include several colour photographic negatives of a "mid-life crisis" celebration. Contains negatives of p...

Fletcher Challenge Canada Limited

Fletcher Challenged purchased Crown Zellerbach in 1981, and changed its name to Crown Forest; following this, the operations formerly known as S.M. Simpson Ltd. were known by this name. In 1987 Fletcher Challenge purchased B.C. Forest Products and...

Fletcher Challenge Canada Limited

Fletcher Challenge Photographic Record

Subseries is comprised of photographs, primarily group portraits marking various mill safety landmarks and candid photographs of Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd. lumberyard in Kelowna, BC

Fletcher Challenge Canada Limited

Slides

File contains black and white and colour slide transparencies, primarily depicting the Crown Zellerbach Canada era of S.M. Simpson Ltd., including promotional presentation slides, aerial photographs of buildings and sites, and slides of photograph...

Oversize Photographs 1

File contains oversized materials. Some of the materials are oversized overflow from other files (which have not been included in photograph count), as well as scanned and/or photocopied images printed on tabloid-sized paper. The majority of the p...

Crown Zellerbach Canada

Series is comprised of the documentary record generated by the business activities of Crown Zellerbach Canada Ltd (Southern Interior Wood Products) which purchased the business holdings of S.M. Simpson Ltd. in 1965.For several years after the acqu...

Crown Zellerbach Canada

Safety sub-file

Sub-file consists of graphic materials depicting safety-related events and activities taking place at S.M. Simpson Ltd. and its subsequent companies, with a particular focus on the Seventh Annual Safety Dinner & Program put on by the Safety Cl...

Box Factory Demolition sub-file

Sub-file consists of graphic materials documenting the demolition of the box factory at the sawmill site, including two photographs of people lining up to tour the new stud mill built on the site of the former box factory. Includes photographs ori...

Oversize Photographs 2

File contains oversized photographs. Three photographs are aerials taken by Aero Surveys Ltd., and Hans Giesen of B.C. Ltd., commissioned by S.M. Simpson Ltd., two photographs are from the early days of the lumber industry, and one photograph is o...

Forestry/ Logging

File consists of graphic materials depicting the forestry- and logging-related activities of S.M. Simpson Ltd., showcasing logging sites, forestry and silviculture operations, log dumps, machinery and equipment, and forestry employees.Includes pho...

1960s Management Portraits sub-file

Sub-file consists of six portraits and one group portrait of various employees of S.M. Simpson Ltd. and its inheritor companies. Employees identified in portraits are:Horace Birch SimpsonTom Leslie (Manager, S. & K. Plywood Division)Cliff Bowe...

S.M. Simpson Ltd. Photographic Record

The subseries is comprised of commissioned commercial photography (portraits, candids, aerials) carried out primarily by three firms (Aero Surveys Ltd., ca. 1948 to 1958; Jennings Ltd. Photography, ca. 1971 to 1974; and Hans Giesen of British Colu...

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

1960s

File consists of graphic materials depicting the activities and structures of S.M. Simpson Limited, predominantly during the 1960s. Includes photographs of the interior and exterior of sawmill buildings, with a particular emphasis on machinery and...

"M.V. Stanley" sub-file

Sub-file consists of graphic materials showcasing the M.V. (Motor Vessel) "Stanley M," one of the S.M. Simpson Ltd. tugboats. Sub-file also includes enlargements of a photograph from a postcard in the "Lakeboats" file depicting...

S.M. Simpson Ltd. Publicity

Subseries contains newspaper clippings, copies of newspaper clippings, and tear sheets from publications which provide press coverage of the activities of S.M. Simpson Ltd. and which were published during the operational tenure of the business.Sub...

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

Aerials Master File

An album of aerial photographs and photographs taken from Knox Mountain, commissioned by S.M. Simpson Ltd from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s. Depicts the S.M. Simpson Ltd. Mill on the shore of Okanagan Lake at Manhattan Point, adjacent to Kelown...

S.M. Simpson Ltd. Business Operations

Subseries consists of contractor information, mill operations specifications and rules, notes, reports, customer and sales information, compiled descriptions of forestry sites, strategic planning, and geographical resources

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

S.M. Simpson Ltd. Labour Relations

Subseries consists of documentation of the interactions between S.M. Simpson Ltd. and its workforce.Includes union documents featuring collective agreements, union charters, legal records of dispute, seniority lists, wage lists, payroll records, a...

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

1960s Aerials sub-file

Sub-file consists of aerial photographs commissioned by S.M. Simpson Ltd. in the 1960s, depicting the S.M. Simpson Ltd. sawmill location at Manhattan Point in Kelowna.

S.M. Simpson Ltd. Administrative Files

Subseries contains documentation of the auxiliary functions of S.M. Simpson Ltd. carried out in support of substantive mill and wood processing operations.Includes correspondence, meeting minutes, organizational chart, and document register.

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

Bilquist & Hildred 1963 sub-file

Sub-file consists of photographs depicting the Bilquist and Hildred logging operation at DunWaters Creek, British Columbia, with the majority of the photographs showcasing the first rubber-tired skidder used in company logging operations.

1930s - Kelowna Mills sub-file

The second of two sub-files that comprise the OSC-ARC-02-001-003 - 1930s - Fires/Kelowna Mill file. Sub-file contains photographs depicting the day-to-day business operations of the Kelowna Mill.Includes photographs originally belonging to:Arthur ...

1930s - Fires/Kelowna Mill

File consists of two sub-files depicting events and business activities of S.M. Simpson Limited during the 1930s.

Kelowna Sawmill Retail Outlet

File consists of graphic materials relating to the Kelowna Sawmill Company, Limited (KSM) retail outlet. S.M. Simpson Ltd. purchased KSM in 1924. Images of the retail outlet structure, both interior and exterior, as well as its related activities,...

Lakeboats

File consists of graphic materials documenting the tugboats that assisted with logging activities at S.M. Simpson Ltd., namely the "Manhattan" and the "Klawata," with a primary focus on the former. Photographs show the tugboats...

1950s Aerials sub-file

Sub-file consists of aerial photographs commissioned by S.M. Simpson Ltd. in the 1950s, depicting the downtown Kelowna area near the waterfront, showing the location of the S.M. Simpson Ltd. sawmill.

Seasonal Photographs

File contains photographs of life in the Okanagan, including depictions of seasonal activities and scenes (sailing and sunbathing in summer, snow scenes in winter). The last photograph in the file commemorates West Kootenay Power and Light's ...

1940s

File consists of graphic materials depicting the activities and structures of S.M. Simpson Limited, predominantly during the 1940s. Includes: photographs of the interior and exterior of sawmill buildings, including photographs of labour and indust...

City of Kelowna Aerials sub-file

Sub-file consists of aerial photographs commissioned by S.M. Simpson Ltd., depicting the downtown Kelowna area near the waterfront, showing the location of the S.M. Simpson Ltd. sawmill, and one aerial view over Osoyoos.

Trautman and Garraway Sawmill Fire June 1959

File consists of graphic materials relating to the 1959 fire at the Trautman and Garraway Sawmill in Peachland, B.C. The Trautman and Garraway Sawmill was purchased by S.M. Simpson Ltd. to supply logs to its new plywood plant, S&K Plywood Ltd.

Early Days Album - 1920s-1950s

File contains album-mounted photographs depicting logging, mill scenes, group portraits, and candids.Contributors include:Ribelin Photo Studio

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