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Publications and projects

Subseries contains publications published by Western Forest Products and its predecessors, mostly originating from MacMillan Bloedel. The majority of the material dates from the 1990s, and includes annual reports, internal updates, and publicity material.

Microfiche

Subseries contains microfiche of various records generated by Western Forest Products and their predecessor companies from the 1950s to the 1990s. Themes and records in this subseries include: working agreements, planning, inventories, environmental protection, reforestation plans, silvicultural practices, first nations agreements, tree farm licenses, corporate cooperation reports, committee involvement, and public relations. This subseries significantly overlaps in terms of content with other subseries in the collection.

Legal Advocacy

Subseries consists of records related to Manson aiding others with legal matters. The records in this subseries were produced toward the end of Manson's career and after his retirement. These records often pertain to immigration issues, such as communication with governmental departments on behalf of a gardener trying to bring his family over from Hong Kong.

These records include financial records, insurance policies, and correspondence.

Clippings

Sub-series consists of clippings from newspapers and periodicals that relate to the activities of artists in Canada.

Letters

Sub-series consists of incoming and outgoing material including several letters written by Cheney to Humphrey Toms and other letters written to or collected by Cheney.

George Walker correspondence

Subseries consists of correspondence mailed to George Walker since his coming to North America, except for two letters written to George by his wife, Hanne, during her transatlantic crossing several days before his. The subseries includes a large collection of letters from George’s older brother William (“Billy”) Orr Walker in Northern Ireland.

George Walker personal records

Subseries consists of records pertaining to the life of George Walker, including his immigration from Britain, official documentation (such as an application for divorce from his first wife or a photocopy of his death certificate), and personal papers such as notes for a sermon.

Walker, George Dickson

S.M. Simpson Ltd. Administrative Files

Subseries contains documentation of the auxiliary functions of S.M. Simpson Ltd. carried out in support of substantive mill and wood processing operations.
Includes correspondence, meeting minutes, organizational chart, and document register.

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

Correspondence with family

Subseries consists of correspondence to Hanne from Hedwig Herrmann (her mother), Elizabeth Fischer (her sister), and Peter and Fritz Fischer (her nephews). There is also correspondence from Ilse, Peter’s wife.

S.M. Simpson Ltd. Legal Files

Subseries consists of legal records including contracts, briefs, land titles, licenses, patents created by S.M.S. Ltd.

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

S.M. Simpson Ltd. Artifacts

Subseries consists of various artifacts in wood, metal, fabric, paper and other materials, generated in the normal pursuit of business by S.M. Simpson and/or deliberately created as souvenirs.

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

Redress research

Sub-series consists of photocopies and original materials gathered by Miki for research purposes. These include minutes of meetings, articles and essays, conference programs and proceedings, copies of American and Canadian legislation, reports, news clippings and serials, bibliographies, monographs. and other material related to Japanese Americans, Japanese Canadians, their internment during WWII, and the redress movement. The sub-series contains audio recordings of broadcast interviews and interviews conducted by Miki and a video recorded program on redress-related topics. These records reflect Miki’s research activities and may also serve other researchers interested in these subjects and issues. Also consists of research materials (including a study conducted by Kundio Hidaka titled “Legal Status of Japanese in Canada”) gathered and annotated by Miki. Subseries also includes photographs from redress related events including the photographs used in the“Japanese Canadian Losses Study” conducted in 1985.

Agendas

Subseries consists of agendas, diaries, and planners that Manson used. These agendas date from the later part of Manson's life and many were only partially filled.

Navy service

Sub-series documents Burch’s time serving in the Navy from 1943 until his time of discharge in October 1945. This includes both time spent in training, in Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax and Cornwallis, as well as on board the HMCS Eyebright. Sub- series consists of one file, made up largely of photographs but also including Burch’s Certificate of Discharge, War Service Badge certificate, and a newspaper clipping regarding the Battle of the Atlantic.

Literature

Subseries contains publications on silvicultural practices by external entities in the 1980s and 1990s. The external entities include government departments and silvicultural companies.

Law Societies & Bar Associations

Subseries consists of records related to Manson's participation in law societies and bar associations in Canada and British Columbia. These records date from after he became a judge.

These records include meeting minutes, memoranda, memorabilia, and correspondence.

Manuscripts

Sub-series contains three unpublished manuscripts on Emily Carr.

Correspondence

Sub-series consists of Morgan-Kelly's incoming correspondence, including correspondence concerning her interest in documenting and preserving the Trutch family history, and correspondence pertaining to the estate of Sir Joseph W. Trutch.

Artwork and projects

This subseries includes records relating to Kujundzic's artwork production: sketchbooks; art pieces; poetry and notes; working artwork drafts; photographs and slides of his exhibits and artwork; and essays and writings on topics such as pollution and artist life. Also included are some autobiographical writings and materials that Kujundzic collected as sources of inspiration.

Correspondence regarding sale of Vienna property

Subseries consists of materials related to a building in Vienna (62 Keiserstrasse) that was owned by the Wassermann family when they fled Europe. Records in this subseries document their efforts to appraise and sell the property; most of these records are pieces of correspondence between Hanne and her brother-in-law, Otto Fischer; the building’s property manager, Anton Drexler; and Hanne’s lawyer in Vienna, Dr. Gustav Rinesch.

University and summer employment

Series documents Burch’s time at the University of British Columbia, where he studied forest engineering, and his summer employment with the B.C. Forest Branch. The series consists of one file, made up entirely of photographs. Most of the photographs are of the summer employment, but also includes a composite photograph of the Gamma Omicron of Beta Theta Pi of 1947-1948, a photograph of the UBC Forestry faculty of 1946, and a photograph of the Forestry Engineering class of 1948.

Forestry Committee.

Sub-series contains records of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association’s Forestry Committee, consisting of meeting minutes that reference the discussion of a drafting of a brief concerning the expenditures, election results and nominations, expense reports, and reports from various CPPA committees.

Miscellaneous photographs

Subseries consists of an assortment of photographs taken by Hanne or sent to her by family and friends. These images depict people and locations (many of which are unidentified), events and gatherings such as birthday parties, framed artwork by other creators, silverware, religious art, and several pictures in which George is wearing his pulpit gown and may be presiding over a child's baptism. Some of the photographs have messages or notes written on verso in English and German. There are many photos of children, including Michael and Stephen Fairweather (whose parents regarded Hanne and George as grandparent figures). Other photographs of note include one of Hedwig Herrmann's grave marker (PH-4133) and what may be the last image of Hanne (PH-4083 and 4084), taken with Jane Vaughan and two other women.

Safety Committee.

Sub-series contains records relating to the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association’s Safety Committee. Material consists of meeting minutes that outline the relevant safety conferences, reports, correspondence, and the discussion of projects relating to safety in the industry.

Finance Committee meetings.

Sub-series contains records relating to the British Columbia Lumber Manufacturers Association’s Finance Committee. Material consists of meeting minutes that outline the financial statements, the Association’s budget, the total amount, in cost, of monetary vouchers, the cost of equipment, the Association’s investments, and public relations.

Growth & Yield Reports

Subseries contains reports on growth and yield projects undertaken by Western Forest Products and its predecessors. Material mostly focuses on the permanent sample plots (PSPs) instituted by British Columbia Forest Services in the 1950s and 1960s. Files are often labelled by project name, but sometimes by plot number.

[Career with British Columbia Forest Products]

Sub-series reflects Burch’s career with British Columbia Forest Products and other significant events during that time, such as his wedding, tours, trips, retirement, and the dedication of the Gerry Burch Working Forest. Several files relate to other foresters and their careers, which arrived from Burch in several accruals. The sub-series is divided into 30 files, based on Burch’s filing divisions and the functions of the documents: University Diploma, Photographs, Journal, Grooms Book, Sweden/Finland trip, Scuba diving, BCFP and general forestry history, Cruise sheets of Fraser Creek, 1950, Quality Cruising, Lumber appraisal documents, BCFP Forest Practices Guide, 1971, New Zealand Tour, Retirement photograph, BCFP Brief to the Royal Commission on Forest Resources, 1975, BCFP Timber Development Proposal for Berland and Fox Creek, 1979, The Forests Act (Alberta) Thomas Wright, Steve Tolnai, F.D. Mulholland, Working Forest dedication, Bill Young, Cowichan Lake, H.R. MacMillan, Forestry history, Field trip to Port Renfrew, BCFP News, Forest History newsletter, Jack Power, John Hendry and Speech to Association of BC Registered Foresters. Documents include photographs, published materials, newsletters, and reports.

Career with British Columbia Forest Products

Sub-series reflects Burch’s career with British Columbia Forest Products and other significant events during that time, such as his wedding, tours, trips, retirement, and the dedication of the Gerry Burch Working Forest. Several files relate to other foresters and their careers, which arrived from Burch in several accruals. The sub-series is divided into 30 files, based on Burch’s filing divisions and the functions of the documents: University Diploma, Photographs, Journal, Grooms Book, Sweden/Finland trip, Scuba diving, BCFP and general forestry history, Cruise sheets of Fraser Creek, 1950, Quality Cruising, Lumber appraisal documents, BCFP Forest Practices Guide, 1971, New Zealand Tour, Retirement photograph, BCFP Brief to the Royal Commission on Forest Resources, 1975, BCFP Timber Development Proposal for Berland and Fox Creek, 1979, The Forests Act (Alberta)
Thomas Wright, Steve Tolnai, F.D. Mulholland, Working Forest dedication, Bill Young, Cowichan Lake, H.R. MacMillan, Forestry history, Field trip to Port Renfrew, BCFP News, Forest History newsletter, Jack Power, John Hendry and
Speech to Association of BC Registered Foresters. Documents include photographs, published materials, newsletters, and reports.

Queen Elizabeth Arboretum.

Sub-series contains records relating to the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association’s Safety Committee. Material consists of meeting minutes that outline the relevant safety conferences, reports, correspondence, and the discussion of projects relating to safety in the industry.

Traffic Committee.

Sub-series contains records relating to the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association’s Traffic Committee meetings. Material consists of meeting minutes that outline elections, correspondence, shipping rates and tariffs, and relevant conference concerning shipping in the Canadian Pulp and Paper industry.

Executive Council meetings.

Sub-series contains records relating to the British Columbia Lumber Manufacturers Association’s Executive Council. Material consists of meeting minutes, which discuss the U.K. 200 house project, council membership for the Council of Forest Industries, the U.S. market, BCLMA activities, trade promotion, and declaration and by-laws.

Cooking School Programs

Subseries consists of the planning documents for cooking school programs administered by Beatrice Millar in her capacity as an employee of B.C. Electric Home Service

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