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Bea Millar Photographs

Series consists of images depicting Beatrice Millar working on a television set, staff at B.C. Hydro, publication photographs, electrical products and facilities discussed in the company's slide programs on home economics topics, and images of Beatrice Millar

Winemaking and viticulture

Series consists of records pertaining to winemaking and viticulture at Quails’ Gate Vineyard Estate and Winery. Series includes both analogue and digital records. Series includes records such as photographs, videos, maps, surveys, and tasting notes.

Management records

Series consists of records that pertain to the management and administration of the Quails’ Gate Vineyard Estate Winery business. Series includes both analog and digital records. Series includes records such as project documents, reports, and meeting minutes.

Promotional and marketing records

Series consists of promotional and marketing records from Quails’ Gate Vineyards Estate Winery. Series includes both analogue and digital records. Series includes records such as wine labels and profiles, promotional ephemera such as brochures and posters, video tapes, as well as photographs of the vineyard and the estate’s accommodations.


Series consists of records pertaining to the history of the Stewart family as well as records produced through research done on the Allison family. Series include both born digital and digitized records. Records include photographs, newspaper clippings, copies of marriage and birth certificates, and photocopies of correspondence.

Produced plays

Series consists of plays written by Peter Carl Anderson and related documentation leading to and reflective of performance of live theatre. Comprised of scripts, sheet music, rehearsal and production notes, administrative files, publicity, photographs, and audio recordings of performances. Plays covered include Caravan Farm Theatre Productions such as Animal Farm; Bull By The Horns; Caravan Music Revue; Hands Up!; Head Over Heels; Horseplay; Law of the Land; Sleigh Ride Christmas Carol; The Ballad of Weedy Peetstraw; The Blue Horse; and The Coyotes.


Series consists unpublished writing, including music composition. Also consists of criticism and editorial work. 35 books, with full or partial authorship, editorship, or other association attributed to Peter Carl have been separated from the fonds and catalogued as items. See: Books and Pamphlets.

Personal publicity

Series consists of press and media coverage of Peter Carl Anderson in response to his artistic and dramatic outputs. Includes some publicity ephemera, such as production posters and programs. Includes video recordings of Anderson’s activities for communications or publicity purposes. Other records include clippings and tearsheets.


Series consists of photographs, including scans and born digital photographs, depicting Peter Carl Anderson as subject. Spanning childhood, career, and life leading toward retirement. Many productions, not related to Caravan Farm Theatre, are described in the digital file names.


Series consists of letters and other correspondence received by Peter Carl Anderson, including praise and accolades, as well as rejection slips, and personal family correspondence.


Series consists of documentation of the award nominations and award receipts of Peter Carl Anderson. Awards include the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards (“Jessies”) and the Hopwood Awards, among others. Records include clippings, tearsheets, application forms, and general awards dockets.


Series consists of documentation of the acting activities of Peter Carl Anderson, including such productions as Beckett and Arsenic and Old Lace as well as The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat, Anderson’s first performance. Records include scripts, notes, cards, programmes, and newspaper articles.

Collected materials

Series consists of materials collected by Bill Collings that pertain to the wine and wine-making industry. Series includes records such as research materials, meeting minutes, and regulation files. Series also contains a framed print. Abbreviated as COLLECTED in the file list.

Writings and personal records

Series consists of records pertaining to the writings and works done by Bill Collings, along with some personal records. Series includes records such as copies of articles and presentations written by Bill Collings. Series also includes a photograph of Bill Collings, as well as a manuscript and self-published book written by Bill Collings’ father, Tom Collings. Abbreviated as WRITINGS in the file list.


The series consists of Bill Collings’ correspondence records. Records in this series include fax sheets, copies of letters, printed emails, and memos between Bill Collings and various people such as government bodies, research entities, consultants, and other individuals involved in the wine industry. Abbreviated as CORRESPONDENCE in the file list.

The Pocket Desert Production Files

The series consists of recorded interviews and supporting documentation. Sound recordings feature interviews with experts, including Dr. Jeanette Armstrong, and Dr. Geoffrey Scudder. Further contributors are Elder Delphine Derickson of the Westbank First Nation and Herman Edward of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band. Production notes from 1993-2007 are also included. The textual documents contain articles relating to the creation of a documentary, interview notes and correspondence between producers. Also included are newspaper clippings pertaining to the geography and ecology in the Osoyoos and South Okanagan area. Brochures advertising Ideas on CBC Radio include a programming schedule as well as brief description of The Pocket Desert.

Journals and Writings

The series consists of Journals and personal writings based on practical, historical, and political concerns.


The series consists predominantly of postcards and greeting cards, with one file of letters to the editor by Roy Thomas. Some items are restricted due to the presence of personal information.


The series consists of agreements, mortgage and construction records, some government correspondence including water rights, crown grants, maps and plans, wills, probates, and powers of attorney.


The series consists of slide transparencies from ca. 1930 through 1992, depicting Princeton and environs, including Allenby, Ashnola, Tulameen, Hedley, and Coquihalla. Some depictions of mines, or the areas of mining activities, including Nickel Plate, Coalmont, and Brenda. Featuring predominant coverage of the outdoors, the series includes photographs of many area mountains, creeks, and lakes. Scenes of recreation, including fairs, parades, and rodeos are also available. These slides are mainly attributed to Roy Thomas.

Prints feature photographs of members of the Allison family, with item-level descriptions under development.

Publication files

The series consists of records generated during the What’s On, What’s On Magazine, Kootenay Weekly Express, and The Express newspaper production from November 1988 until its end in February 2011.
Series includes an extensive collection of photographic records and textual documents such as collages, pamphlets, letters, business cards, and notes.

Newspaper issues

The series consists of What’s On, What’s On Magazine, Kootenay Weekly Express, and The Express newspapers starting in November 1988 until its end in February 2011. The newspaper covers events in the city of Nelson, B.C., and was published and owned by Nelson Becker throughout its run.

Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd. / Crown Forest

Series consists of partial record of operations of Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd, which purchased Crown Zellerbach in 1981 with coverage of safety programs and vendor relations. This subseries is predominantly photographic.
This corporate entity did business as Crown Forest from 1981 to 1987 following its purchase from Crown Zellerbach. After 1987, the name of the entity was changed to Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd.

Fletcher Challenge Canada Limited

Crown Zellerbach Canada

Series is comprised of 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. Series also includes older materials from mills acquired at the same time as S.M. Simpson Ltd., but which were not affiliated with S.M. Limited during its active existence, namely Lumby Sawmill.
For several years after the acquisition of S.M.S. Ltd., those holdings taken over from S.M. Simpson Ltd. were referred to the S.M. Simpson Ltd. Division of Crown Zellerbach Canada.
In 1973, the name was changed to Crown Zellerbach Canada, and the corporation embarked on a modernization program, documented in this series. In 1981, it was purchased by Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd. and the company name was changed to Crown Forest.
Series contains documentation of sawmills located in Kelowna, Lumby, Enderby, Armstrong, Falkland, and Monte Lake, British Columbia.
Series within this sous fonds continue at 2.1.3.

Crown Zellerbach Canada

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

Series consists of records generated by the business activities Stanley M. Simpson, the corporation he founded (S.M.S. Ltd) and its various subsidiaries between 1906 and 1965, when S.M.S. Ltd. was purchased by Crown Zellerbach Canada Ltd.
Series documents the operations of several sawmills and wood manufacturing plants, forestry harvesting operations, and retail outlets owned by S.M.S. Ltd. operating throughout the Central Okanagan, predominantly during the mid twentieth century.
Series includes an extensive collection of artifacts, robust photographic record, and company records.
Series descriptions within this sous fonds continue at 2.1.2.

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

Doug Cox research materials

Series consists of Doug Cox’s collecting activity carried out in support of his writing. Points of origin are predominantly the southern interior of British Columbia. Collections acquired are primarily composed of photographic material, secondarily of textual material, with interviews and associated transcripts created to correspond with the main locations and activities of the collection. Contents depict and describe a variety of scenes and settings, primarily concerning industry and infrastructure, family life, city scenes, and landscapes during the first half of the twentieth century. Many photocopies of images exist with annotations by original donor identifying human subjects, their relationships, and their locations.

Doug Cox manuscripts and publications

The series consists of textual works by Doug Cox, occasionally edited by Joyce Cox. Includes curricular materials developed for the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, short compositions, historical drafts, biographical drafts, proofs for works destined for publication, and materials prepared as a regular column for the Western Producer. Includes 6 scrapbooks of clippings from the Western News Advertiser covering a recurring column contributed by Doug Cox.

Doug Cox photography and videography

Series consists of original still and moving photography attributed to Doug Cox from the 1970s through 2008 in support of his career as author and historian. Frequently, Cox’s images form a time-lapse continuation of the older photographs he collected for research purposes. There are many reprisals of people, buildings, landscapes, and subjects first treated in his acquired research collections. In addition to this, Cox documents many of his interview subjects photographically, and this series in large part complements his corpus of recorded interviews/oral histories and collected manuscripts.
The VHS tapes include recordings of Penticton infrastructure such as the sanitary landfill, water purification plant, recycling depot, as well as the closure of Nickel Plate Mine’s last day of operation in 1996.

Research Material

This series contains newspaper clippings and printed material to support the writing of a non-fiction book, The Golden Revolution, about retirement in the 1990’s.

There is background material of a similar nature gathered to aid the writing of the novel, The Statement, about National Socialism, the Carter Presidency, commercial flights, and aircraft schematics.

There is background material of a similar nature gathered to aid the writing of a nonfiction biography of Vladimir Krajina.

Federation of BC Writers/BC Caucus of Writers Union of Canada.

This series consists of the correspondence, minutes of meeting and newsletters of both the Writers’ Union and the BC Federation of Writers. Drabek was a floating representative to the National Council of the Writers’ Union of Canada and president and chairman of the Federation of BC Writers in the late 1980s. Material includes the Federation’s application for a license to form a new radio station, cultural plans for Vancouver, plans for a permanent workspace in Vancouver for writers, workshop information, grant applications and correspondence regarding a proposed schools program in which writers planned to visit school children to talk about writing. Annual general meeting material, liaison activity with other writers’ groups, as well as budget information is included.

Subject files related to party politics

Series consists of subject files related to Berger’s leadership of the New Democratic Party (NDP) of British Columbia and electoral campaign of 1969, arranged by exisiting file classification numbers, together with several scrapbooks and files containing press clippings, arranged chronolgically, related to Berger’s political life and campaigns from 1960 to 1969, as NDP Member of the House of Commons for Vancouver-Burrard in 1962, Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly for Vancouver-Burrard in 1966-1967, and NDP leader in 1969.


Series consists of files assembled for speaking engagements and speeches as well as speaking tours undertaken or planned by Thomas Berger from 1977 to 1994, arranged by the records’ creator in four subseries corresponding to four periods: 1977-1984, 19851986, 1987-1989, and 1990-1994. Files within each subseries are arranged alphabetically by event, place, or host of the speaking engagement. The files include texts and drafts of speeches, notes, articles prepared for publication, conference agendas and related material, and also correspondence, press clippings of events, and material assembled for reference in writing speeches.

Sandon, B.C. records

This series includes correspondence, reports and other documents related to mining in Sandon and surrounding areas such as Nelson. There are also mineral claim records and mining receipts. There are newspaper clippings dating from 1901-1947, and a copy of “As it was in the Beginning: The History of Sandon”.
In addition, there are general and legal records relating to a Mr. E.M. Sandilands, the General Agent of Sandon ca. 1900.

Records related to Alaska

Series consists of materials related to Herring's consulting work in Alaska and with Alaskan companies, and to his ongoing interest in the state's forestry industry. Included in this series are materials related to the Alaska Pulp Corporation (APC) v. United States case, and updates on various APC projects and interests in which he was involved while he was employed with them. Many background and reference materials are also included, as well as annual reports from companies like Klukwan, Goldbelt, and Sealaska. Materials include reports, clippings and published materials, handwritten notes, correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, business cards, maps, conference proceedings, and more.

Series B: Other Activity 1926-1944

Series consists material related to other left-wing and labour activity in Evans’ life, including the Princeton mine workers strike, his work in support of the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War and the Canadian Labour Defence League and the Communist Party of Canada.

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