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George Kitselas, Terrace Area pioneer

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1983-02-10 SUMMARY: Radio profile of George Kitselas, Terrace area pioneer, a descendant of the Chief Kitselas after whom Kitselas Canyon was named. He is recalled by relatives and friends, including Helen McRae of Usk, B.C., and George's nephew Richard Morgan of Kitwanga, B.C.

Tona Hetherington interview

RECORDED: Terrace (B.C.), 1981-09-22 SUMMARY: Antoinette Hetherington was born in Seattle on January 16, 1917, and attended Round Lake School near Telkwa. Tona received her teacher training at Victoria Normal School. She taught at: Woodmere, 1935-38; Burns Lake, 1938-40 (not one room); Hubert, 1940; as well as at various high schools. The school at Hubert was still standing in 1981 at the time of the interview. Tona gives an interesting account of her life at Round Lake school, and teaching at one room schools in the Telkwa area and Smithers. She is the daughter of pioneers Nan and Joe Bourgon. Nan Bourgon wrote an interesting book on the area called "Rubber Boots for Dancing". Tona left Hubert with her mother to go to school at Telkwa. Nice description of early school days. Also very nice description of classroom occupations.

Floyd Frank interview : [Adams & Thomas, 1981]

RECORDED: Terrace (B.C.), 1981-09-23 SUMMARY: Floyd Frank was born in Port Essington, B.C. in on September 13, 1904. He was a pupil at Kitsumgallum in 1911. His father and mother were early pioneers who settled first at Port Essington, then came up river to Kitsumgallum, the site of present day Terrace. Tells of start of school (first school in what is now Terrace) and of his own school days. The first building where school was held was actually a church; it was also used as a community hall. A central location was selected for school built in 1914, in what is now (1981) resource centre at Terrace. Floyd tells story of succession of teachers and their characteristics. Recalls songs at schools, readers, poems learned, school games, etc. Huge salmon run. Description of grading in early days. Ends with song about coho salmon composed by Mr. Frank and featured on Stompin' Tom Connor's show. There is also a description of Port Essington teacher's murder.

My Life Story / Belle Delia Watt

The item is a photocopy of "My Life Story" by Belle Delia Watt of Calgary, a machine operator and real estate agent. It is an account of Watt's family and early days in Terrace, along with brief reminiscences of Port Essington and Prince Rupert.

Terrace Mini-Museum aural history collection

  • PR-1907
  • Collection
  • 1978-1979

The collection consists of transcripts of oral history interviews created and edited by the Terrace Mini-Museum in 1978 and 1979. Oral history interviews were held with Terrace residents and the transcripts pertain to Terrace and the surrounding areas. The collection also includes non-interview reminiscences and articles by Terrace residents.

Terrace Mini-Museum

Skeena journal : Fire, flood

The item is Public affairs video from 1978. It is a documentary about flooding that struck Terrace and the surrounding area over 11 days in October-November 1978, generated by heavy rains that followed a hot dry summer with many forest fires. The Introduction contains shots of forest fires, including aerial views and helicopters in action. The remainder of the program comprises extensive footage of flooding and flood damage to highways, railroads, bridges, homes and vehicles in the affected area, mainly accompanied by voice-over narration.

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., October-November 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0063 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Sam Bawlf ; Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-10-12 SUMMARY: Bawlf and Bennett on new ferries; Bawlf on wolf control.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0064 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Rafe Mair RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-10-18 SUMMARY: Rafe Mair on alcohol moderation programme.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0065 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-10-20 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett speaks to the 1978 Social Credit convention.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0066 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-03 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on Terrace emergency.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0067 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Grace McCarthy ; [Alex?] Fraser RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-06 SUMMARY: McCarthy and Fraser on Terrace floods.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0068 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Grace McCarthy (Capital Comment) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-11 SUMMARY: Audio recording of a television broadcast. Grace McCarthy calls Dianne Hartwick a "nice little girl' on the CHEK-TV program "Capital Comment".; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0069 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Hugh Curtis RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-17 SUMMARY: Hugh Curtis on federal budget, bus lines sales, regional district review.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0070 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-20 SUMMARY: Dave Barrett on the Royal Commission report on the British Columbia Railway.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0071 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-23 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on the Royal Commission report on the British Columbia Railway.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0072 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-02 SUMMARY: Premier Bennett on his return from a constitutional conference.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0073 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Vic Stephens RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-28 SUMMARY: Vic Stephens says that the British Columbia Railway should be sold.;

Terrace Public Library oral history collection

  • PR-1908
  • Collection
  • 1977 [Copied 1977]

The collection consists of oral history interviews pertaining to ethnic communities in the Terrace area, as well as the history of Terrace and Kitimat.

Terrace Public Library, collector

Harold T. Allen interview : [Nicholson, 1977]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): United Church minister and C.C.F. activist : Reverend Harold Tuttle Allen PERIOD COVERED: 1909-1977 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Reverend Harold Tuttle Allen discusses his family background and birth in Montreal in 1902. Family came to Naramata in 1909. Schooling. Decision to become a United Church minister. Theological training. First position at Coalmont, B.C. Marriage and children. Pastorates at McBride, Terrace and Cumberland. Special services. Summer camps. TRACK 2: Founds first C.C.F. group in Terrace. C.C.F.; work at Cumberland. Running for office at Cumberland. Secretary of Victoria Presbytery. Move to Sardis in 1939. Wartime activities. Fernie: anti-education attitude. Haney, 1949-1953. Vancouver returned soldiers' area, 1953-1956. Field secretary in Lord's Day Alliance. Retired to Victoria and work at churches there. C.C.F. candidate in Victoria in 1966. Alcoholism as a problem in the community. Theological and social ideas.;

Celina Starr interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Celina Starr RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-26 SUMMARY: Celina Starr discusses travelling to Terrace for a wedding. The burning of Port Essington in about 1960. Describes Port Essington and three canneries. The evacuation of Japanese people during the War. Cans shipped to Port Essington by steamer. Discusses Port Essington and businesses that were there. Names and discusses different people of the community. Describes the process of canning.

Dave Barrett : [1975 election campaign - November 3-29, 1975]

CALL NUMBER: T1704:0062 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Election call RECORDED: [location unknown], 1975-11-03 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett calls 1975 general election, 3 November 1975.; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0063 - 0064 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Clinton (B.C.), 1975-11-12 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett campaign speech, Clinton, 12 November 1975 (part 1 & 2).; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0065 - 0066 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Merritt (B.C.), 1975-11-13 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett, campaign speech, Merritt, 13 November 1975 (part 1 & 2).; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0067 - 0068 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Duncan (B.C.), 1975-11-17 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett, campaign speech, Duncan, 17 November 1975 (part 1 & 2).; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0069 - 0070 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Fort St. John (B.C.), 1975-11-18 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett, campaign speech, Fort St. John, 18 November 1975 (part 1 & 2).; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0071 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Mackenzie (B.C.), 1975-11-19 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett, campaign speech, Mackenzie, 19 November 1975.; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0072 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Announcement of Northern Railway development programme RECORDED: Terrace (B.C.), 1975-11-20 SUMMARY: Announcement of northern railway development program, Terrace, 20 November 1975; includes comments by Gary Lauk and Graham Lea.; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0073 - 0074 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Kitimat (B.C.), 1975-11-20 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett, campaign speech, Kitimat, 20 November 1975 (part 1 & 2).; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0075 - 0076 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Prince Rupert (B.C.), 1975-11-21 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett, campaign speech, Prince Rupert, 21 November 1975 (part 1 & 2).; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0077 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Castlegar (B.C.), 1975-11-24 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett, campaign speech, Castlegar, 24 November 1975.; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0078 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Castlegar (B.C.), 1975-11-25 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett, campaign speech, Castlegar, 25 November 1975.; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0079 - 0080 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Nelson (B.C.), 1975-11-25 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett, campaign speech, Nelson, 25 November 1975 (part 1 & 2).; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0081 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Powell River (B.C.), 1975-11-26 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett, campaign speech, Powell River, 26 November 1975.; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0082 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Campbell River (B.C.), 1975-11-27 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett, campaign speech, Campbell River, 27 November 1975.; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0083 - 0084 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Interview by Vancouver Province RECORDED: Campbell River (B.C.), 1975-11-27 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett is interviewed by Vancouver Province reporters Alex Young and Bob McMurray, Campbell River, 27 November 1975 (part 1 & 2).; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0085 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1975-11-28 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett campaign speech, Vancouver, 28 November 1975.; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0086 - 0087 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1975-11-29 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett campaign speech, Victoria, 29 November 1975 (part 1 & 2).;

Dave Barrett : [1974 fall tour, etc. : September 1974 - January 1975]

CALL NUMBER: T1704:0013 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett : Canadian-American relations symposium RECORDED: Bellingham (Wash.), 1974-09-21 SUMMARY: Joint press conference by David Barrett and Washington Governor Dan Evans at the symposium on Canadian/American relations, Bellingham, Washington, 21 September 1974. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0014 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Castlegar (B.C.), 1974-10-07 SUMMARY: David Barrett starts his fall tour in Castlegar, 7 October 1974. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0015 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Grand Forks (B.C.), 1974-10-07 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Grand Forks, 7 October 1974. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0016 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Nelson (B.C.), 1974-10-08 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Nelson, 8 October 1974. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0017 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Trail (B.C.), 1974-10-09 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Trail, 9 October 1974. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0018 - 0019 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Gibsons (B.C.), 1974-10-10 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Gibsons, 10 October 1974 (part 1 & 2). CALL NUMBER: T1704:0020 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Skidegate (B.C.), 1974-10-15 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Skidegate, 15 October 1974. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0021 - 0022 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Masset (B.C.), 1974-10-15 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Masset, 15 October 1974 (part 1 & 2). CALL NUMBER: T1704:0023 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Kitimat (B.C.), 1974-10-16 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Kitimat, 16 October 1974. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0024 - 0026 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Terrace (B.C.), 1974-10-16 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Terrace, 16 October 1974 (parts 1-3). CALL NUMBER: T1704:0027 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Vernon (B.C.), 1974-10-18 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Vernon, 18 October 1974. Premier Barrett opens the John Howard Society building in Vernon. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0028 - 0029 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Winfield (B.C.), 1974-10-18 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Winfield, 18 October 1974 (part 1 & 2). CALL NUMBER: T1704:0030 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: [location unknown], 1974-10-21 SUMMARY: Joint press conference between Premier David Barrett and federal Finance Minister John Turner, 21 October 1974. The main issue is unresolved differences of opinion on natural resource taxation. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0031 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Proposed revenue sharing for natural gas; Jack Webster (CJOR) follow-up RECORDED: [location unknown], 1975-01-10 SUMMARY: Press conference by Premier David Barrett on the province's proposal for the sharing of natural gas revenues, 10 January 1975. This is followed by commentary from Jack Webster and opposition leader Bill Bennett; broadcast on CJOR and other radio stations.

Operational records

  • GR-1264
  • Series
  • 1973-1975

This series contains operational records concerned with the North Line and North-west Line timber study reports: File 1, Smithers Veneer Plant Study; File 2, Port Simpson Sawmill Proposal; File 3, Terrace-Hazelton Forest Resources Study.

British Columbia. Prince Rupert Forest District

Mette Frank interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Mette "Mattie" Frank : the Kitsumkalum Valley, 1908-1934 PERIOD COVERED: 1883-1934 RECORDED: Terrace (B.C.), [ca. 1972] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mette "Mattie" Frank was born in Norway (1883), emigrated to B.C. with her family in 1891, her father was a boat builder. She spent two years (1895-97) at Metlakatla, Port Essington, married ;Henry Lewis Frank (1900) and they moved to Kitsumkalum Valley in 1908. She describes Port Essington, the social life, her husband's pre-emption in the Kitsumkalum Valley, the family house and farm, other settlers in the area, life on the homestead, the hotel at Eby's Landing, problems with wildlife and insects. TRACK 2: Mattie Frank talks about learning to be a pioneer, area residents, wood for t;he steamboats, work camps for the railroad, Terrace ca.1910, George Little, the school, the railway station at Terrace, the first teachers, winter amusements, farm chores, the Marsh family, Christmas celebrations, churches, Indian village at Kitsumkalum, steamboats, and Wiggs O'Neill.

Floyd Frank interview : [Orchard, ca. 1972]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Floyd Frank : Kitsumkalum Valley in the early 1900s PERIOD COVERED: 1892-1948 RECORDED: [location unknown], [ca. 1972] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Frank Floyd recounts his birth at Port Essington, his father as a fish warden 1904-1917, Eby's Landing (Terrace), his early life in the Kitsumkalum Valley (1908), Tom Thornhill (1892), pre-emptions, clearing the land, the settlement of Kitsumkalum, George Little, the Floyd family dairy farm, market gardening in the area, floods of 1936 and 1948, childhood memories, riverboats, canoes, dog; sledding along the Skeena and Kitimat Rivers, and more about Eby's Landing (Terrace). [TRACK 2: blank.]

[Terrace slash footage]

Stock shots. Shows logging, logged area, snags, slash and slashburning in the vicinity of Kitimat River and Lakelse Lake. Also shows Crown Zellerbach fire hazard rating sign.

Premier Bennett campaign -- forestry tour

The item consists of two reels of original film footage from 1969. It shows Premier W.A.C. Bennett at the opening of the Cowichan Valley Forest Museum in Duncan, 17 May 1969; at Prince Rupert [ferry terminal?], 19 May; visiting the Terrace & District Hospital, Terrace Municipal Hall, and B.C. Vocational School, 21 May; and laying the cornerstone for the new Bulkley Valley Forest Industries Ltd. lumber mill at Houston, 22 May. R.G. Williston, H.R. MacMillan & Waldo Skillings also appear.

[Kitimat pulp mill proposa] : [four television broadcasts]

Promotional film. In a series of televised discussions with Terry Garner, officials of MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River Limited talk about the company's plan to build a large bleached-kraft pulp mill in the Kitimat area. Interviewees are as follows: Program no. 1 (aired 17 March 1964) features Ernie Shorter, vice-chairman of the company, and Gary Bowle, general manager of their pulp and paper group. Program no. 2 (aired 19 March 1964) features John Henningson, vice-president and general manager of the wood products group, and Angus McBean, the company's chief forester. Program no. 3 features Henningson and Bob Chisholm, general manager of logging for the company. Program no. 4 features the Hon. J.V. Clyne, chairman and CEO of MacMillan, Bloedel & Powell River Ltd.

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