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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.

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

Government Publications and Ephemera

Variously formally published or informally distributed information packages or sheets designed by federal (Canada), provincial (BC) and municipal authorities. Does not include maps, which form their own series (see p. x).Includes historical retros...

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

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...

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 ...

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

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...

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,...

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...

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

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...

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

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

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

region of BC, which extends east from the Pacific coast and is bounded by the Coast mountains to the north and the Cascade mountains to the southeast, and is traversed east to west by the Fraser River. Photographs are severally attributed and non-...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Research Files

Series consists of the accumulation of research materials compiled by Doug Cox in support of his author and historian function, and presumed compiled predominantly during the 1980s and 1990s. This series is defined by its collection and/or photoco...

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

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

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

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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