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Allison Family fonds

  • CA OSC-ARC-06
  • Fonds
  • [1900-2011]

Fonds consists of the papers, photographs, and compiled collections relating to one branch of the Allison Family of Princeton, BC, with predominant coverage of the branch of the family with the surname Thomas. This branch has its genesis with Caroline Allison (1878-1975), daughter of John Fall Allison, who married William Heald Thomas. Their four children, particularly Roy Edward Thomas (1920-1999) are represented in this portion of the family fonds.

Allison family

Bill Collings fonds

  • CA OSC-ARC-19
  • Fonds
  • 1941 - 2007

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the winemaking career of Bill Collings. Fonds includes records such as correspondence files, articles and writings, research documents, as well as posters and prints. Fonds contains records both created and received or collected by Bill Collings. This fonds is arranged into three series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Writings; 3) Collected materials.

Collings, Bill

British Columbia Fruit Growers' Association fonds

  • CA OSC-ARC-04
  • Fonds
  • 1932-2015

Fonds consists exclusively of a series of portfolios documenting BCFGA conventions from 1932 to 2015. These portfolios contain reports and briefs; letters; agendas, proceedings and resolutions; Presidential addresses; committee and subcommittee records.

British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association

Doug and Joyce Cox Research Collection

  • CA OSC ARC 01
  • Collection
  • 1865-2008, predominant 1900-1999

Collection consists of the documentation of Cox’s career as an historian and author. The collection is comprised predominantly of photographic material. There are approximately 15,000 unique photographic images: prints in various standard dimensions (8"x10", 5"x7", 4"x6" and smaller, with some custom dimensions, predominantly in black and white; slide transparencies in black and white and colour; negatives, (120, 35mm, and 4”x5”) in black and white; digital photographs in black and white and colour contained on CDs and one hard drive.
Photographic coverage extends from ca.1870 to approximately 2008, with the period 1900-1970s predominant. Original photographs by Doug Cox cover the 1970s through approximately 2008. A significant proportion of photographs not attributed to Cox are copies. Many are reciprocally described via resources available via Okanagan Archives Trust Society.
The collection also includes audio cassettes containing interviews recorded in the 1980s and 1990s with associated transcriptions by Joyce Cox. Government documents (primarily Province of British Columbia, c. 1910-1960s) include topographical maps, tree farm license maps, mineral claims maps, taxation records, forestry examination sketches and other records.

Cox, Doug

Kootenay Weekly Express fonds

  • CA OSC-ARC-05
  • Collection
  • 1988 - 2011

The fonds consists of newspaper issues, photographs, and publishing notes from 1988-2011 which provide a look into the day-to-day function of creating the newspaper.

Kootenay Weekly Express

Peter Carl Anderson fonds

  • CA OSC-ARC-28
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2020, 1978-2018 predominant

Fonds consists of the compiled works and supporting documents of Peter Carl Anderson with reference to his career as playwright, actor, writer, and artist. The fonds is arranged into nine series: Acting; Art; Awards; Correspondence; Photographs; Personal Publicity; Writing; Produced Plays; and Caravan Farm Theatre files.

Anderson, Peter Carl

Redlich Pond video collection

  • CA OSC-ARC-11
  • Collection
  • 2007-2018

The collection consists of video capture of Redlich Pond between the years 2007 and 2018, showing changes to its appearance and biodiversity over time, and one appeal to action in the form of a letter.

Simpson Family fonds

  • CA OSC-ARC-02
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1994, predominant 1924-1965

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) and assumed by his son, Horace B. Simpson in the Okanagan area.
The second stream consists of the materials generated by Sharron J. Simpson, a Kelowna author, publisher, and activist. Sharron J. Simpson's records within this aggregation are primarily in relation to legal proceedings against the City of Kelowna in pursuit of the maintenance of the Simpson Covenant, which limits use of waterfront land on a former mill site sold by S.M. Simpson to the City under restrictive terms of sale in 1946. In the 2000s, the City sought to dissolve the Covenant; Sharron J. Simpson founded a society to challenge this initiative.
In total fonds consists of approximately 2,642 photographs, in various forms, including some duplicates. Records provide documentation of legal proceedings, finances, substantial mill operations, safety initiatives, administration, civic engagement, publicity, and labour relations relating to mill business, general family research, and writing samples. Artifacts include exemplars of production and souvenir materials.

Simpson, Stanley Merriam

The Pocket Desert fonds

  • CA OSC-ARC-13
  • Fonds
  • 1993-1996

The fonds consists of documents and records that would go on to compose The Pocket Desert radio documentary, which aired on CBC Radio’s Ideas, produced by Gayle Cornish, and co-created by Dr. Jeannette Armstrong and Dr. Geoffrey Scudder. The documentary concerns the unique desert climate and ecology in and around Osoyoos, British Columbia, and the significance of the land to Syilx Okanagan people. The fonds is organized into two series: 13.1 Production Files and 13.2 Broadcast Files.

Cornish, Gayle