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Nanoose Bay-Alberni Canal survey, 1942

The sub-series consists of glass plate photographic negatives created by a topographical surveying party headed by N.C. Stewart, B.C.L.S. in 1942, working on behalf of the Topographic Division of the Department of Lands. The sub-series may include photographs of and/or taken from the following locations: Horne Lake, Qualicum River, Nanaimo River, Nitinat River. The items are arranged based on the creator's numbering of the plates (plate number - original plate box number).

Interviews and programs by Norman Newton

The sub-series consists of interviews and documentary radio programs by CFPR/CBC producer Norman Newton. Most of this material deals with the history, way of life and legends of B.C. First Nations people, particularly those of the Skeena Region.

Little Mountain survey, 1936

The sub-series consists of glass plate photo negatives created by a topographical surveying party led by Murray Ford in 1936, working on behalf of the Topographic Division of the Department of Lands. The sub-series include photographs of and/or taken from the following locations: Little Mountain. The items are arranged based on the creator's numbering of the plates (plate number - original plate box number).

British Columbia. Topographic Division

South Texada Island survey, 1936

The sub-series consists of glass plate photo negatives created by a topographical surveying party led by Murray Ford in 1936, working on behalf of the Topographic Division of the Department of Lands. The sub-series include photographs of and/or taken from the following locations: South Texada. The items are arranged based on the creator's numbering of the plates (plate number - original plate box number).

British Columbia. Topographic Division

Upper Campbell Lake survey 1942

The sub-series consists of glass plate photo negatives created by a topographical surveying party led by Murray Ford in 1942, working on behalf of the Topographic Division of the Department of Lands. The sub-series include photographs of and/or taken from the following locations: Upper Campbell Lake. The items are arranged based on the creator's numbering of the plates (plate number - original plate box number).

British Columbia. Topographic Division

South Texada Island survey, 1937

The sub-series consists of glass plate photo negatives created by a topographical surveying party led by Murray Ford in 1937, working on behalf of the Topographic Division of the Department of Lands. The sub-series include photographs of and/or taken from the following locations: South Texada Island. The items are arranged based on the creator's numbering of the plates (plate number - original plate box number).

British Columbia. Topographic Division

Upper Campbell Lake survey, 1936

The sub-series consists of glass plate photo negatives created by a topographical surveying party led by Murray Ford in 1936, working on behalf of the Topographic Division of the Department of Lands. The sub-series include photographs of and/or taken from the following locations: Upper Campbell Lake. The items are arranged based on the creator's numbering of the plates (plate number - original plate box number).

British Columbia. Topographic Division

Tours of inspection aboard H.M.S. Boxer

The sub-series consists of field photographs taken by Richard Maynard on two tours of inspection of Indigenous communities on Vancouver Island and the mainland coast of British Columbia in 1873 and 1874. Maynard accompanied Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Israel Wood Powell, as the photographer on government tours of the west coast of British Columbia on board the H.M.S. Boxer, a gunboat vessel of the Royal Navy.

The following First Nations communities are among those visited during the 1873 tour:

• Kwakwaka'waka Nation community near Knight Inlet, a community/camp up the Sawatti river, British Columbia mainland (May 31, 1873) (See J-04533, J-04534 and J-04535). Reported by I.W. Powell as “T'sawattie Knights Inlet.”

• Indigenous community in the Nuxalk nation region near Bella Coola close to Bentinck Arm, British Columbia mainland (June 6 or June 6-8th, 1873) (See J-04192, J-04171, J-04170)

• Indigenous community in the [Nuxalk nation] region near Bella Coola up the river, British Columbia mainland (June 6 or June 6-8th, 1873) (See J-04192, J-04171, J-04170). Reported by I.W. Powell as previously identified as the “Village of the Rascals”

• Indigenous community near Takush Harbour, near Cape Caution, British Columbia mainland (June 9, 1873) (See J-04202, J-04204, J-04205, J-04206, J-04207 and J-04208). Reported by I.W. Powell as meeting the "Qwoi-sil-lahs" at the "[Qwoi]-sil-lahs Camp" after proceeding to Cape Caution and Takush Harbour.

The following First Nations communities are among those visited during the 1874 tour:

• Nuu-chah-nulth nations of the southern region at Green Cove, Vancouver Island (September 7) (See J-04218, J-04219, J-04220, J-04221). Reported in the media as the “Ohiet” [Huu-ay-aht] and “Owchucklisaht.”

• Nuu-chah-nulth nations of the central region near “Hecate passage north of Vargas Island” in Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island (September 8th 1874) (See J-04218, J-04219, J-04220, J-04221). Reported in the media as the “Ahousahts” [Ahousaht] and the “Klahookwahts” [Tla—o-qui-aht].

• Nations in the area of the Nuu-chah-nulth (of the central region) near “Hecate passage north of Vargas Island” in Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island (September 9, 1874). Reported in the media as 100 Indigenous people (“interviewed”) in 25 canoes.

• Indigenous community near Refuge Cove, British Columbia mainland (September 9, 1874) (See J-04222, J-04536)
Reported in the media as “where the Mahnohhahsahts live.” Reported by Richard Maynard as “refuge Cove Indian name [Manhousesett].”

• Nuu-chah-nulth region and a community near Friendly Cove in the Nootka Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island (September 10 and 11, 1874) (See J-04223, J-04224, J-04214 and J-04209). Reported in the media as the “Movitchahts, known as the Nootkahs. Reported by I.W. Powell as the Moo-cha-ahts. Reported by I.W. Powell as meeting the “successor” of Chief “Maquinna.”

• Nuu-chah-nulth nations of the northern region at Queen’s Cove, Vancouver Island (September 11, 1874) (See J-04218, J-04219, J-04220, J-04221). Reported in the media as the “Ehahtisaht” [Ehattesaht] and the “Noochatlaht” [Nuchatlaht].

• “Shushartie Bay,” Vancouver Island (September 13, 1874) (See J-04218, J-04219, J-04220, J-04221). Reported in the media as the “Nawitee.”

• Kwakwaka'wakw nation region and community at Fort Rupert, Vancouver Island (September 14, 1874)

• Kwakwaka'wakw nation region and community at Alert Bay (Nimpkish River), Vancouver Island (September 14 and 15, 1874) (See J-04215, J-04200, J-04194, J-04195 and J-04217).

• Coast Salish community near Departure Bay on the Vancouver Island (September 16-17, 1874) (See J-04225)

Water rights plans : third sub-series

These plans were removed from the main run of plans and transferred to the technical draughting section of the Water Investigations Branch (WIB). The WIB was formed in 1962 and given the responsibility for conducting water resources surveys: that is, for gathering hydrometeorological data and for undertaking engineering investigations pertaining to irrigation and domestic water supply, water power, stream erosion, flooding, and other concerns. Included are large numbers of plans prepared to accompany specific, numbered, water power investigation reports; plans of irrigation systems; river profiles and watershed plans; and hydrographs. Of special note is the sub- series' documentation of watersheds prior to dam construction and its depictions of coastal areas, including cannery sites. The sub- series was transferred to BC ARCHIVES in 1984 from the Technical Draughting Section of the Water Management Branch.

Water rights plans : first sub-series

These plans consist of items removed from the main body of plans and transferred to BC ARCHIVES in 1981. The sub- series contains many of the items received and produced by the main draughting office of the WRB in support of the Branch's investigation of early water records and administration of the licensing provisions of the Water Act. Included are sketch maps produced during the pre- 1920 hydrographic surveys conducted for the Board of Investigation; contoured maps and plans accompanying the early surveys and reports of the regional engineers; detailed townsite plans showing proposed domestic waterworks; numerous items relating to major irrigation projects; and a wide variety of plans and drawings pertaining to proposed works such as flumes, ditches, pipelines, power installations, and dams.

Lillooet survey, 1925

The sub-series consists of glass plate photographic negatives created by a topographical surveying party headed by A.J. Campbell, B.C.L.S. in 1925, working on behalf of the Surveys Branch of the Department of Lands.

Garibaldi Park survey, 1928

The sub-series consists of glass plate photographic negatives created by a topographical surveying party headed by A.J. Campbell, B.C.L.S. in 1928, working on behalf of the Surveys Branch of the Department of Lands. The sub-series includes photographs of Garibaldi Park. The items are arranged based on the creator's numbering of the plates (plate number - survey - year).

Okanagan Valley survey, 1917

The sub-series consists of glass plate photographic negatives created by a topographical surveying party headed by R.D. McCaw, B.C.L.S. in 1917, working on behalf of the Surveys Branch of the Department of Lands. The sub-series may include photographs of and/or taken from the following locations: Brent Mountain, Peachland Creek, Trout Creek, Princeton Crossing, Canyon Creek, Kathleen Mountain, Trepanier Creek, Powers Creek. The items are arranged based on the creator's numbering of the plates (plate number - original plate box number).

Indian music : Dr. Ida Halpern : [radio series, 1952]

The sub-series consists of an apparent three-part radio series about the Indian music of the Northwest Coast, hosted by ethnomusicologist Dr. Ida Halpern. The programs were broadcast on 1952-10-15, 1952-10-24, and 1952-11-15. [No content summaries are available.]

Victoria

The sub-series consists of oral history interviews about the history of Victoria and area, from ca. 1843 to ca. 1914.

Living memory : series 3 : Victoria in living memory

The sub-series consists of episodes from the third series of "Living Memory", a CBC Vancouver radio program about people and places in British Columbia history, based on oral history interviews recorded by Imbert Orchard. Four series aired from 1961 to 1964. The third series, broadcast from July 6 to September 28, 1962, dealt with early days in Victoria, and was produced to mark the city's centennial.

Vancouver Island : West coast -- Ucluelet to Port Hardy

The sub-series consists of oral history interviews on the pre-WWI history of Vancouver Island's west coast, with emphasis on Ucluelet and Clayoquot. There is little coverage of Tofino, and (despite Orchard's sub-series title) nothing on Port Hardy, which is actually covered in MS-3268.T, the "Vancouver Island: North" sub-series.

Vancouver Island : Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Parksville, Qualicum, Alberni

The sub-series consists of oral history interviews dealing with the history of the area between Qualicum and Ladysmith on Vancouver Island, including Alberni, Bowser, Nanaimo, and Parksville. Some interviews also deal with First Nations culture and society, and with the story of cult leader Brother XII.

People in landscape : series 1 : Life in the Gulf of Georgia

The sub-series consists of episodes from the first series of "People in Landscape", a radio program about people and places in British Columbia history that aired from 1968 to 1972. It was based on oral history interviews by Imbert Orchard, who also wrote, produced and narrated the programs. The first series, which aired from October 3, 1968 to March 1969, was sub-titled "Life in the Gulf of Georgia", and dealt with life on B.C.'s lower coast and the Strait of Georgia.

Vancouver : [including] North Vancouver & West Vancouver

The sub-series consist of oral history interviews about the history of Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver from the the time of the Vancouver fire (1886) to the First World War. Secondary themes include the history of vaudeville in Vancouver (particularly the work of B.C. Hilliam) and the eccentric Vancouver journalist J. Francis Bursill.

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