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Mike Apsey fonds
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Mike Apsey fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1374
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2010, predominant 1970-2004.

Fonds reflects Mike Apsey’s career and his involvement with organizations relating to forestry. The records include briefing notes, comments, speeches, remarks, presentations, made at conferences and different forestry gatherings, meeting minutes, transparencies and slides used for presentations, photographs of Apsey with dignitaries from Canada and the United States, reports, articles, and publications by Apsey about forestry.
This fonds is divided into ten series: Briefs; Books and coursework; Conferences, committees, meetings, seminars, and conventions; Correspondence and memorandum; Hearing and legislation; Minutes; Reports, publications and articles; Photographs; Softwood Lumber Dispute; and Speeches, statements, remarks, and comments.

Apsey, Thomas Michael

Conferences, committees, meetings, seminars, and conventions

Series contains conference, committee, meetings, seminar, and convention records relating to the Mike Aspey’s activities. The material consists of agendas, conference publications, conference proceedings, and submitted materials such as reports and speeches.

Speeches, statements, remarks, and comments.

Series contains speeches, remarks, comments, and statements made throughout Mike Apsey’s professional career and retirement. Material consists of speeches made to various forestry related organizations and associations and include the Whistler Speech series, and comments and remarks regarding different forestry related issues including the Softwood Lumber Disputes. The series is arranged chronologically.

Briefs.

Series contains briefs, surveys, and questionnaires relating to the Mike Aspey’s career in the forest industry. Material consists of news releases, communiqués, newspaper clippings, briefs, surveys and questionnaires dealing with B.C. forestry and Canadian forestry, the four Softwood Lumber disputes from 1982, 1986, 1991, and 2001, countervailing duty action briefs, and briefing notes concerning Canadian-U.S. wood products trade.

Writing and coursework.

Series contains records relating to the writing of Aspey’s book What’s All This Got to do with the Price of 2x4’s? The material consists of the fifth draft of the book and photocopies of photographs that would become part of the book. The photographs include originals and several negatives. Also included are course notes from the course Forest Economics and Finance at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Forestry Department and a course paper for another forestry class at UBC.

COFI president photographs.

Series contains photographs of Mike Apsey in his role as President of the Council of Forest Industries. Photographs include: Mike Apsey signing the National Forest Accord, a photograph of Mike Apsey with Fire Chief Gerry Zimmerman of Kelowna, B.C. at the 6th Canadian Urban Forest Conference, a photograph of Apsey taken at a lumber yard on Vancouver’s North Shore, (the photo was then used in a forestry related journal), and Mike Aspey with Carla Hill and John Turner at a NAFTA ceremony.

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