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University of British Columbia Library Okanagan Special Collections
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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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. ...

Simpson Covenant Case

Series documents Sharron J. Simpson’s activism as the leader of a legal initiative challenging the proposed dissolution of the Simpson Covenant, a restrictive land sale agreement made between her grandfather, Stanley M. Simpson and the City of Kel...

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 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

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

Sharron J. Simpson Photographs

Series consists of photographs taken by, or collected by, Sharron J. Simpson. Subjects documented include sawmill operations, 1999 reunion of former S.M.S. Ltd. employees, and the Okanagan fruit industry, as well as deliberate photographs taken pr...

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.

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....

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

Similkameen Valley Region

Subseries consists predominantly of photographic record of the Similkameen Valley area with robust coverage of the dates 1900 to about 1940. Boundaries of Similkameen Valley area correspond with the basin of the river of the same name, including s...

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...

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

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

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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