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Okanagan Helicopters Ltd. fonds Series
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Proof sheets and photograph collections

The series consists of photographic proof sheets, prints, negatives, transparencies and slides maintained by Okanagan Helicopters Ltd and a collection of photographs compiled by chairman and president John Pitt that date from the mid-1960s to 1976...

Promotional material

The series consists of brochures, photographic prints, note pads, glossy folders and advertisement colour keys used by Okanagan Helicopters to advertise services and equipment. The brochures, printed between 1968 and 1970, informed clients of th...

Associated companies' records

The series consists of registers, books of share certificates, and directors’ and members’ minutes created between 1931 and 1992 by Canadian companies. The majority of the companies were helicopter businesses that were acquired by Okanagan during ...

Newsclippings and company history files

The series consists of newspaper clippings, a photocopied narrative history, and files of photographs that were compiled by Okanagan staff to chart the company’s evolution. It appears that many photographs and other original records were re-arran...

Equipment

The series consists of general and technical photographic material of aircraft and equipment, as well as correspondence, booklets and Okanagan-produced “Fact Sheets” on specific helicopter models. The series is arranged alphabetically by aircraft ...

Manuscripts and research material

The series consists of material used by an Okanagan employee in the course of her research into the company’s history during the early 1980s. Many of the records date from the period 1947-1959. The material includes correspondence from publisher...

Accidents and crashes

The series consists of photographs of several accident sites involving OHL helicopters, including the 1962 McNulty crash. The series also consists of tributes to crew members Donald Roy Jacques, Mervin Carne Hesse, and Bert Warttig who were killed...

Personnel records

The series consists of personnel records, employee policy handbooks, and photographs and slides of various staff. The photographs predominantly date to the period 1953-1977, although there are several earlier images. The film reel, which shows a d...

Reports

The series consists of operational, annual, and executive reports created by Okanagan Helicopters Ltd between 1948 and 1981. Annual reports include financial statements, as well as names of executive staff. The reports also feature development sta...

Operations records - BC

The series consists of photographs, slides, film reels, and textual records documenting the broad scope of Okanagan’s British Columbia-based operations. These activities included topographical surveys, construction projects, power line stringing, ...

Director and shareholder records

The series consists of meeting minutes from directors, shareholders, executive council and audit committees; memoranda; certificates of extra-provincial registration; interim shareholder reports; press release drafts; lists of shareholders; and pl...

Hangar and base records

The series consists of photographic prints, architectural drawings, maps, and textual records pertaining to the building, leasing, and licensing of various Okanagan Helicopters Ltd hangars in BC, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories. Photographs...

Training and manuals

The series consists of photographs and training manuals used by Okanagan pilots. The photographs include several images from the Penticton Training School taken during the 1950s, some of which may have been taken in conjunction with the National F...

Leases and agreements

The series consists of leases and agreements documenting Okanagan’s wide range of operational partners and contracts in North America and across the world. The agreements are predominantly between Okanagan Helicopters Ltd and various manufacturers...

Operations records - extra-provincial

The series consists of textual records, photographs, and film reels documenting Okanagan Helicopters' out-of-province operations, including those across Canada, the United States, South America, the Middle East, Australia, and Asia.The serie...

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Sikorsky Aircraft

The series consists of photographs, slides, negatives, press releases, correspondence, training documents, and aircraft fact sheets documenting Okanagan’s ties to Igor Sikorsky and the Connecticut- based Sikorsky Aircraft company between 1957 and...

Newsletters

The series consists of newsletters that were intended for distribution to employees throughout the company. The series includes the staff newsletter which was known variously as “Chips from the Oaken Noggin,” “The Okanagan Reporter,” and “RotorTal...

Awards and certificates

The series consists of a variety of certificates awarded to Okanagan Helicopters Ltd. in recognition of their work and to mark participation in professional organizations and programs during the 1970s and 1980s. The work includes assistance in for...