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University of British Columbia Library Okanagan Special Collections
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"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...

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...

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...

1930s - Fires/Kelowna Mill

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

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

Alberta and the Prairies

Subseries consists almost entirely of negatives taken by various photographers (some attributed) and donated or copied to Doug Cox collection by various donors (also occasionally attributed). All materials are pertinent to geography east of the Br...

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 ...

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)

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

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.

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...

Boundary Country

Subseries consists predominantly of negatives taken by various photographers and donated or copied to Doug Cox collection by various donors. All materials are pertinent to the geographic region of Boundary Country, BC, which lies east of the South...

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...

Cariboo Region & BC North

Subseries consists of photographs taken by various unattributed photographers and donated or copied to Doug Cox collection by various donors. All materials are pertinent to the geographic region extending from the Fraser Canyon to the south to the...

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

Christmas Card

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

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.

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

Collected Manuscripts

Subseries consists of textual compositions by various creators, collected, compiled and organized by Doug Cox in support of his writing function. Manuscripts are created by non-professional writers, frequently as first-person reminiscences of past...

Collected Materials

Manifestation of Doug Cox collecting activity carried out in support of his writing function and as a representation of his personal relationships. Subseries comprises acquisitions from professional photographers, private individuals, families, or...

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

Doug Cox Interviews

Series consists of the documentary residue of Doug Cox’s function as collector and co-creator of oral histories, which was carried out in support of his function as an author and historian.Doug Cox had an established work pattern of visiting his h...

Doug Cox Manuscripts

Series comprises text written by Doug Cox, and sometimes edited by Joyce Cox. Includes curricular materials developed for the BCTF, short compositions, historical drafts, biographical drafts, proofs for works destined for publication, and material...

Cox, Doug

Doug Cox Photographs

Series consists of original photographs taken by Doug Cox from the 1970s through to 2008 in support of his career as author and historian Frequently, Cox’s images form a time-lapse continuation of the older photographs he collected for research pu...

Doug Cox Videos

Series consists of videos recorded by or for Doug Cox on a home video camera (camcorder). No editing, production, or distribution is evident; all materials appear to be unique originals created for the personal reference and enjoyment of Cox.Point...

Doug and Joyce Cox Research Collection

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

Collection reflects Doug Cox’s career as and 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 ...

Early Days Album - 1920s-1950s

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

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

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....

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

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...

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.

Framed Photographs

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

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