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[Archaeology projects in British Columbia, 1972 : miscellaneous sites]

Unedited footage. Footage shot by filmmakers working under an Opportunities For Youth (OFY) grant to document archaeological projects all over British Columbia. These 21 reels record archaeological excavation work during the summer of 1972, in the following areas: F1992:07/010-013: Williams Lake/Riske Creek -- camp scenes, botanical collecting, area scenery, and work at site(s). F1992:07/014-016: Kamloops -- North Kamloops flood scenes, OFY survey team, crew moving camp, OFY camp and activities, excavation site and flooding. More flood scenes, clearing river debris, etc. Labelling and recording artifacts in lab. Kamloops Museum: interview with curator; kids on school tour. F1992:07/017-018: Musqueam -- Salish Park Development, gravehouse, excavation in pit, artifacts, cataloguing, school tour at site, etc. F1992:07/019-022: Libby I -- Travelling to site, area scenery, surveying, digging, camp scenes. F1992:07/023-027: Libby II -- Tipi construction, surveying, areas flooded (by dam construction?), digging and screening, artifacts, travelling by track and canoe, etc. F1992:07/028: Williams Lake/Deep Creek. F1992:07/29-30: Unidentified.

Archibald Glen interview

CALL NUMBER: T3138:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early Cominco-Kimberley history PERIOD COVERED: 1924-1948 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-[08-10?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Archibald Glen arrived in Tadanac in 1924 from Alanby; he had written to Mr. Hopkins, the chief electrician in Tadanac; however, he began work in Kimberley; had come from Scotland at the age of four, coming through Halifax to Lachine outside of Montreal; worked up until the war at Dominion Bridge; in 1914 he enlisted and was off to France; started three years as a winder of armatures for electric motors, then bonded rails. Having arrived in Kimberley broke, he stayed at the company bunkhouse and ate at their kitchen. Discusses McDougall Hill and Top Mine; then the housing, roads, vegetation; and political life, as well as the company's participation in town life. The people of Kimberley are characterised; employee/management relations, social events and sports are discussed; union; history comes in with Ed [i.e., Harvey?] Murphy of the Mines, Mill and Smelters Union. The Depression and war years. TRACK 2: Garden plots in the Depression; the rebuilding of the plant; health and safety in plant; Pincher Lake and Red Rose mine; processes in plant; working conditions; repair crews, pensions are discussed; the company contributes to rinks, halls, etc. The 1948 flood is also mentioned. CALL NUMBER: T3138:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early Cominco-Kimberley history PERIOD COVERED: 1924-1948 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-[08-10?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Forest fires; town organisation, as well as churches, schools, family life, community, sports and transportation are included. Ending -- the hobbies that occupied his time. [TRACK 2: blank?]

A.S. Nicholson interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A.S. Nicholson : the British Columbia forest industry, 1903-1945 PERIOD COVERED: 1903-1945 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1959-09-16 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Nicholson to Cranbrook from Ontario in 1903. The formation of Cranbrook Sash and Door Company, 1904. Sold out and returned to Ontario, 1906. Returned to B.C. in 1919. Bought some timber from H.R. MacMillan. Comments about various business deals. TRACK 2: Comments on various East Kootenay sawmills (Indistinct.) Nicholson was a timber comptroller during WW II. Business dealings (Indistinct.) Story of the formation of H.R. MacMillan Export Co., 1919. More on mills in the East Kootenays region. (Recording becomes very indistinct.)

BC Government Travel Bureau : miscellaneous out-takes, reel 01

The item is a film reel of out-takes from ca. 1943-1945. Comprises out-footage from completed BC Government Travel Bureau films: "Kootenay East, Kootenay West", "Of mines and men" and "Rails to romance". Includes people at cairn; various shots of scenery and recreational activities; footage of the steamship "Lady Alexandra" departing Vancouver, arriving at Bowen Island (with scenes on the island), and arriving at Squamish; plus shot(s) of Lillooet.

BC Government Travel Bureau : miscellaneous out-takes, reel 02

The item is a film reel of out-takes from ca. 1941-1945. Comprises out-footage from completed BC Government Travel Bureau films: "Kootenay East, Kootenay West", and possibly "Eggs Unlimited" and "The Fraser Valley". Includes autumn scenes; boats on lake; river, highway and rail line in Fraser Canyon; horseback riding; cattle ranching; hunting; river ferry; rodeo; Clinton; Agassiz; plaques at Fort Yale, Sapperton, and Fort Alexandria sites; egg grading and chicken farming; the Great Divide; swimming; scenery; recreational activities; cable ferry docking and unloading cars (Columbia River?); mining; the "Minto" docking and unloading.

BC Government Travel Bureau : miscellaneous out-takes, reel 08

The item is a reel of film out-takes from 1957-1961. This reel is believed to be duplicate out-footage from the BC Government Travel Bureau film "Kootenay Lake Holiday". Includes shots of the Kootenay (?) River; power plant (Bonnington Falls); bridges; downtown Nelson; hoodoos; Vancouver's West End; highway scenes; boating; scenery; recreational activities; salmon enhancement facility; ferry and Fort Steele.

BC Government Travel Bureau : miscellaneous out-takes, reel 09

The item consists of film out-takes from ca. 1944. It contains out-footage, primarily from the BC Government Travel Bureau films "Kootenay West" and "Kootenay East" and includes footage of a sawmill; Nelson, including fire truck, Courthouse, and parade shots; the sternwheeler "Minto"; car ferry unloading (Kootenay Lake?), docking and loading; fishing from a small boat; scenery; recreational activities; logging and tennis.

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