Series - The Working Forest Project

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The Working Forest Project

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  • n.d., 1994 (Creation)

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ca. 4500 slides and other graphic material.

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(1923 -)

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After the publication of The Working Forest of British Columbia, the slides were held by the Forest Alliance until they were transferred to Vancouver City Archives by Gerry Burch in 2001. They were included with the transfer of the rest of the W. G. Burch fonds to Rare Books and Special Collections at the UBC Library in 2006.

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Series consists of photographic materials from the production of The Working Forest of British Columbia. The series is arranged into 3 files based on their media type: photographs, contact sheets, and negatives, and 1 sub-series of slides. The slides sub-series is divided into five files: master slides, The Working Forest slides, Southern Interior slides, Northern Interior slides, South Vancouver Island slides, North Vancouver Island slides, West Vancouver Island Slides, and Fire slides.

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The Working Forest of British Columbia is a book published in 1995 by Harbour Publishing for I.K. Barber, and consists of a photographic documentation of the forests of British Columbia and interviews with professional foresters. Gerry Burch directed the project, with Art Walker as coordinator and Peter Robson as author.

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ca. 4500 slides, ca. 3500 negatives, 42 photographs, 10 cm of contact sheets.

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