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Ralph Shaw MacMillan Bloedel collection
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1940 - 1964 (Creation)
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5 cm of textual records
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MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. traces its roots in B.C. to 1911 with the establishment of Bloedel, Stewart & Welch. In 1919, Harvey MacMillan, along with W.J. VanDusen, established the H.R. MacMillan Export Company. Ltd. to sell British Columbia lumber on the world market. In 1951, the two companies joined to form MacMillan & Bloedel Ltd. The merger made the company one of the largest firms in the world engaged in both the production and sale of lumber. The 1960 amalgamation with the Powell River Company made the newly formed MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River Company one of North America's largest producers of newsprint. The name Powell River was removed from the corporate title at the annual general meeting of 1966 and the company became MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.
Collection was in the possession of Ralph Shaw Jr. in between being amassed by Ralph Shaw Sr. and its arrival at Rare Books and Special Collections in 2017.
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Contains photographs and textual records related to MacMillan Bloedel Limited, collected by Ralph Shaw Sr., who was an employee at the company.
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Donated by Ralph Shaw Jr. in June 2017.
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Finding aid created by Ashlynn Prasad in November 2017.
Photograph titles supplied by the archivist when unclear. Itemized list of photographs can be found in 01-25.