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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.

1930s - Fires sub-file

The first of two sub-files that comprise the OSC-ARC-02-001-003 - 1930s - Fires/Kelowna Mill file. Sub-file contains photographs depicting the occurrence and aftermath of two fires taking place during that era. In the 1930s S.M. Simpson Limited ex...

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,...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Framed Photographs

File contains five framed photographs, all of which are duplicates of other photographs found elsewhere in the subseries.

S.M. Simpson Ltd. Civic Engagement

Subseries contains documentation of the awarding of the Freedom of the City of Kelowna to S.M. Simpson in 1957Includes declaration, speaking notes, and other documents. Related photographs available in S.M. Simpson Photographic Record subseries.

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

S.M. Simpson Ltd. Financial Files

Subseries consists of remaining financial records describing the debits and credits of S.M. Simpson prior to the founding of S.M. Simpson Ltd, as well as those generated as a natural byproduct of operations of the enterprise, S.M. Simpson Ltd.Cont...

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

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.

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

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. ...

1930s - Fires/Kelowna Mill

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

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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....

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

Doug and Joyce Cox Research Collection

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

Collection reflects Doug Cox’s career as an 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 bo...

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.

1910s-1940s Early Days

File contains photographs documenting the logging activities of S.M. Simpson Ltd. taken between the 1910s and 1940s, with the majority of the photos taken in the 1920s.Includes photographs originally belonging to, or taken by:Horace Birch SimpsonS...

Early Days Album - 1920s-1950s

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

1950s

File consists of graphic materials depicting the activities and structures of S.M. Simpson Limited, predominantly during the 1950s. Includes: photographs of merchandise displays and company products; photographs of S.M. Simpson office buildings; p...

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...

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...

"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...

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.

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