Subfonds 1 - S.M. Simpson Ltd. and Successors sous fonds

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S.M. Simpson Ltd. and Successors sous fonds

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  • ca. 1904-1994 (Creation)

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1.44m textual materials
ca. 2,375 photographs
1 drawing
8 oversize bound volumes
28 artifacts

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The sous fonds includes records generated by Stanley Merriam Simpson both before and after the founding proper of S.M. Simpson Ltd., and additionally documents a suite of succeeding corporations that assumed the business operations and assets established by S.M. Simpson.

The sous fonds consists of a photographic record that documents the wood processing entity established by S.M. Simpson across iterations of corporate ownership, as well as business records relating to substantial operations, labour relations, safety programs, legal proceedings, and administration.

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Halleran, M. (1994). Loggers and Lumbermen. The Evolutions of the Forest Industry in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. Kelowna: Interior Lumber Manufacturers’ Association.

Simpson, S.J. (2003). Boards, Boxes and Bins: Stanley M. Simpson and the Okanagan Lumber Industry. Kelowna: Manhattan Beach Publishing.

Simpson, S.J. (2015). Personal Interview

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