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British Columbia Cement Company Limited fonds Series
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Photographs

The series consists primarily of photographs relating to the Bamberton cement plant operations; secondarily, there are photographs relating to operations at Tod Inlet and Texada Island. They concern the earliest development of those sites, plant a...

Literature collection

The series consists of literature collected by employees of the B.C. Cement Company on topics including cement chemistry and technology, cement types, the cement industry, mining engineering, geology and other science research topics.The types of ...

Plant record and log books

The series consists of log and record books which include data on a wide variety of plant operations, including production statistics and the results of chemical and physical tests. They were produced by staff in the plant laboratory and in the de...

Record registers and indexes

The series consists of several indexes and registers of the company records. The series includes the company's file classification system. An early version of this system is in the 1940s record “Bamberton Files.” It shows the schema for reco...

Deliveries record books

The series consists of eight bound volumes which record deliveries of cement to consignees, together with “cement tests” (details on the technical testing done on that cement).The records books include date, consignee name, destination, quantity (...

Bamberton plant main office files

The series consists of a diverse group of records, most of which concern the company as a whole, reflect its functions and activities, and were probably maintained in the main office at the Bamberton plant. Among the types of records are: company ...

Bamberton plant department files

The series consists of a wide variety of files to which B.C. Cement Company employees assigned subject-based titles, but did not classify according to their file classification system. They are mainly of a technical nature, relating to plant depar...

Technical drawings books

The series consists of bound books containing technical drawings of equipment and machinery. It is not clear how these technical drawings are related to the drawings in series MS-3123, which were organized by means of a “MAL” code number.Some page...

Correspondence and memoranda

The series consists of correspondence and memoranda concerning all activities and subjects of concern to the B.C. Cement Company.In most cases the items (letters and memos) were not classified by company employees according to the company file cla...

Equipment files

The series consists of records related to specific machines and equipment, and includes manuals, operation guides and related correspondence.The creator classified these files with an “Equipment List” classification system, distinct from the compa...

Personnel and union files

The series consists of records relating to personnel and employment matters, including grievances, seniority, vacations, shift changes, overtime, maintenance hours worked, training, and evaluation reports on trainees.The series also consists of re...

Shift log books

The series consists of shift log books, which are handwritten narrative reports written by the responsible employee for that shift. Primarily, the logs contain commentaries on plant operation and performance during each shift, including, for examp...

Plant cost statements

The series consists of variable cost statements and period cost statements, which were reports distributed to company staff including the V-P Production, General Production Manager, Plant Manager, superintendents, Maintenance Foreman, Department S...