Series MS-3216 - Predecessor companies, photographs

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Predecessor companies, photographs

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  • [ca. 1908-1971] (Creation)

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ca. 560 photographs

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The series consists of photographs which depict forest industry operations of the companies which were predecessors of Western Forest Products Ltd, dating back to the first decade of the 20th century. Most prevalent are photographs of the activities of the Alaska Pine group of companies in the 1940s and 1950s and Rayonier Canada (B.C.) Limited in the 1960s, companies that were active at Woodfibre, Port Alice, and numerous other locations. Other predecessors to these companies are also represented, including Whalen Pulp and Paper Mills Ltd. and British Columbia Pulp and Paper Company Ltd.

Other companies represented include: Empire Pulp and Paper Mills Ltd. at Swanson Bay; Canadian Puget Sound Lumber and Timber Company Limited at Jordan River; Western Forest Industries Ltd. at Honeymoon Bay; Alaska Pine Company Limited at New Westminster; and Universal Lumber and Box Company Limited at Vancouver.

The photographs were originally part of accession MS-1996, however at the time of their accession they were separated from the textual material. Consequently, some contextual information has been lost.

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Accession MS-1996 was presented by James Buttar, President, Western Forest Products Ltd., Vancouver, in 1984. Photographs were transferred to Visual Records Accession 198403-001.


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Accession number(s): 198403-001 (MS-1996)

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  • Box: 000938-0001
  • Box: 000938-0002