Series GR-3437 - Forest Service personnel photographs

Professor J.L. Alexander at the Shelbourne street nursery J.L. Alexander, Forester, Research Div. deceased J.L. Alexander, Forester, Research Division, Victoria Les Anderson W.A. Antilla W.A. Antilla T. Mike Apsey Apsey, Mike W.C. Archer K.E. Arnett Len Ashton H.T. Barbour, Ranger at Pouce Coupe H. Barker, BC Forest Ranger School, New Westminster, BC G.H. Barnes E.W. Bassett Mr. E.W. Bassett E. Bassett, Victoria E. Bassett, Victoria E.W. Bassett, Asst. Chief Forester, Operations, Victoria C.E. Bennett "Sandy" Benteli, Research Division G.D. Bertram James Blake James Blake James Blake J.H. Blake L.B.B. Boulton, Assistant Forester, Prince Rupert District Lookoutman R. Bouch, Mt. Bruce, July, 1947 Richard Borzuchowski, Research Division Richard Borzuchowski, Research Division
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Forest Service personnel photographs

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  • graphic material
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  • multiple media

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  • [1983]-1988 (Custody)
    British Columbia. Government Information Services
  • 1913-1982 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Forest Service

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4503 photographs : b&w and col., and 1 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Established March 28, 1945 when the Forest Branch of the Dept. of Lands became the Forest Service of the Dept. of Lands and Forests. The Forest Service retained its name when the Dept. of Lands and Forests became the Dept. of Lands, Forests and Water Resources in March 1962. On Dec. 23, 1975 the Forest Service was transferred to the newly created Dept. of Forests. Ceased to exist April 1979.

Custodial history

Accession 199003-004 was initially transferred from Ministry of Forests to the Government Information Services' (GIS) Image Bank. These records were then transferred to BC Archives in 1988, after the dissolution of the GIS.

Scope and content

The series consists of Forest Service personnel photographic prints and negatives created by the British Columbia Forest Service between 1913 and 1982. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the employee. The photo prints are mounted on cards which contain the title, the Oxford Forest classification number, the Forest Service photo number, the photographer's name and the date the photo was taken. The negatives are arranged alphabetically. The negatives have been removed from the original glassine negative envelopes which often have notes written on them.

The series also consists of a list of photographs of Forest Service personnel.

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Physical condition

Includes some nitrate, acetate and colour negatives displaying early stages of deterioration.

Immediate source of acquisition

Accession 197910-003 transferred to BC Archives by the British Columbia Forest Service, Department of Lands, Forests and Water Resources, ca. 1973.


The records accessioned as 199003-004 were never fully inventoried and identified. The Forest Service records within this accession were added to the earlier Forest Service accession 197910-003 and reaccessioned as 88-0730.

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Restrictions on access

Conservation restriction: the negatives in cold storage are not available for access.
These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright belongs to the Government of British Columbia. Any published records will come into the public domain 50 years from the date of publication. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine which records have been published.

Finding aids

A list of photographs of Forest Service personnel is in container 001021-0089.
A box and file list is available:

Associated materials

See GR-3426 Forest Service photographs for related records from the same accessions.

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No further accruals expected.

General note

Accession number(s): 197910-003 (88-0730), 199003-004.


Nitrate and acetate negatives rehoused, scanned onto BC Archives visual records database and placed in cold storage, 1999-2014.

Physical description

Includes nitrate, acetate and polyester negatives, transparencies and photographic prints: b&w and col.
4503 prints , 2077 b&w negatives and 195 col. negatives.

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Oxford Forest Classification number 681.3.

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