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University of British Columbia Library Okanagan Special Collections
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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...

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...

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

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...

South Okanagan Region

Subseries consists predominantly of photographic record from variously identified and non-identified photographers and donors, documenting the southern portion of the Okanagan Valley which extends from the area South of Kelowna to Osoyoos. Include...

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...

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...

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....

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.

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

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

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...

Aero Surveys Ltd. sub-file

Sub-file consists of aerial photographs taken by Aero Surveys Ltd., commissioned by S.M. Simpson Ltd. Photographs include those taken of downtown Kelowna near the waterfront, showing the Manhattan Point location of S.M. Simpson Ltd. sawmill, as we...

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.

Christmas Card

Fine art Christmas card depicting the retail outlet for Kelowna Sawmill.

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. 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.

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-...

Blue Grouse Mountain Fire 1952 sub-file

Sub-file consists of photographs depicting the August 1952 fire on Blue Grouse Mountain fire in West Kelowna, taken from various locations in Kelowna, including the waterfront at Bernard Avenue and Manhattan Point, and perhaps from Paul's Tom...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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