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Doug and Joyce Cox Research Collection

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

Collection reflects Doug Cox’s career as an 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 bo...

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. ...

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...

Early Days Album - 1920s-1950s

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

1930s - Fires/Kelowna Mill

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

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 - 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...

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 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

"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...

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...

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 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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Christmas Card

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

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...

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.

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. 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.

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...

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. 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.

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

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...

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