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University of British Columbia Library Okanagan Special Collections Subseries
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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)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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....

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.

S.M. Simpson Ltd. Plywood Plant

Subseries consists of compiled records, photographs, and memorabilia commemorating and documenting the development, launch, and reception of the S.M. Simpson Ltd. Plywood plant between the years 1957 and 1959.

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

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. 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.

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

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 ...

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...

Penticton Tapes

Subseries consists of recorded interviews conducted by Doug Cox with pertinence to the city of Penticton. Topic treated include mining, urban development, early industry, tourism, journalism and others.Primary interview subjects include Joe Trombl...

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

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 ...

Ranching

Series consists of the accumulation of research materials pertinent to ranching compiled by Doug Cox in support of his author and historian function, and presumed compiled predominantly during the 1980s through 2000s. This series is defined by its...

Apex collection

Subseries represents collecting efforts toward documenting the inception and development of Apex Mountain Resort near Penticton, BC. Subseries exists in two conceptual domains: collected photographs primarily as 35mm slide transparencies (whether ...

Interviews with Joe Harris

Joseph 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 time. This fir...

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

Sugars Family collection

Creator sketch:Roger Sugars (1897-1981) immigrated with his parents to Canada in 1905 at the age of eight. In addition to documenting his life in diaries, he was also a photographer.Content:The subseries consists of photographic documentation att...

Roger John Sugars

Ed Villiers - Savona collection

Subseries comprises the deliberate collecting activity of Ed Villiers and provides documentation of approximately one century of Savona history, which is today west of Kamloops on the shore of Kamloops Lake where the Thompson River has its egress....

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

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

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

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

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

Microfilm collection

Subseries consists of microfilm reproductions by the Commonwealth Microfilm Library (a division of West Canadian Graphic Industries, Ltd.) and and Canadian Library Association Microfilm. Materials reproduced include The Calgary Tribune (1885-1903)...

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