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MacMillan Bloedel Limited Fonds
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MacMillan Bloedel Limited fonds

  • PR-1846
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1974

The fonds consists of films of MacMillan Bloedel's logging operations and mills. The greater part of the collection comprises printing elements, sound tracks and prints created or acquired by MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., and its predecessor companies, from 1934 to 1974.
Predecessor companies include Bloedel, Stewart and Welch Ltd. and the Powell River Company.

Much of this material represents the company's use of film and television to present its products and educate the public about the importance of the forest industry and forest management principle.

MacMillan Bloedel Limited

Chemainus Sawmill fonds

  • PR-2306
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1989; predominantly 1920-1970

Fonds pertains mainly to construction and operation of the Chemainus sawmill under the management of Victoria Lumber and Manufacturing Company until 1946, Victoria Lumber Company, 1946 to1950, and subsequently by MacMillan Bloedel Limited, Chemainus Division. It includes a small quantity of records pertaining to other MacMillan Bloedel operations on Vancouver Island. The fonds documents the rebuilding of the Chemainus sawmill in 1924-1925, particularly the interactions between suppliers and the mill builders, equipment design and placement and site and townsite planning. Further, the fonds documents Chemainus sawmill history before 1924 and the technical, mill site and town changes that occurred after reconstruction. The fonds consists of four series: Sawmill reconstruction and operation: administrative, construction and operational records of the Victoria Lumber and Manufacturing Company, Victoria Lumber Company Limited and MacMillan Bloedel Limited, Chemainus Division pertaining to the Chemainus sawmill reconstruction and operation, 1920 to 1989; Legal agreements and insurance policies, 1879-1947: legal agreements generated through the establishment and management of the Chemainus sawmill between 1879 and 1947; Financial records, 1913-1973: dated files of transactions in the form of invoices, credit vouchers and journal records, as well as ledgers, generated by the companies in possession of the Chemainus sawmill between 1906 and 1973; and Plans and drawings, 1920-198-: approximately 6000 technical drawings and cartographic material.

Chemainus Sawmill