Transportation--British Columbia



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A.H. Maynard collection

  • PR-1258
  • Collection
  • [between 1896 and 1932]

The collection consists of four discreet collections of photographs, the bulk of which are lantern slides. The majority of the fonds consists of several sets of lantern slides, the bulk of which contain photographic subject matter dating from 1868 to 1930. The photograph collections are attributed to Albert Hatherly Maynard, son of early pioneer photographer Richard Maynard (1832-1907). Within lantern slide collections, slides from creators of other distinct lantern slide collections (likely Charles Frederick Newcombe and William A. Newcombe), appear to be included. A small number of flexible negatives are also included in one of the accessions.

A large number of lantern slides depict scenes of the Fraser River gold rush era of the 1860s, in the regions of Yale to Barkerville, Quesnel and Cottonwood in the interior of British Columbia. Many of the reproductions of photographs featured in the lantern slides in this collection are attributed early pioneer photographer’s works including those created by Richard Maynard during the 1860s and A.H. Maynard’s works produced in the 1920s. It also includes the photographic works of other early B.C. photographers including Frederick Dally (1838-1914), likely Louis A. Blanc who documented similar subjects as the Maynards particularly Barkerville, the Cariboo and the Cariboo Roads in British Columbia during the period before and after the Fraser River gold rush of the 1860s. A small number of photographic works by Frederick Dundas Todd (1858-1926) and F. [Dewitt] Reed are also contained within several of the slide collections.

Accessions 198203-025 and 198203-065 consist of slide compilations that depict a visual narrative of the history of Barkerville, the Cariboo Road and Cariboo region in the B.C. interior during the period of the 1868 Fraser River gold rush era and sixty years later in the 1920s. The bulk of the scenes of the gold mining resource industry, as well as views of transportation roads and routes along the journey to the goldfields. To a lesser extent views of other resources industries (forestry, agriculture, fishing and farming/ranching) are depicted against the nature and lands of the B.C. interior. Mining towns within the Lighting Creek and Williams Creek Districts, including Barkerville (before and after the fire of 1868), Richfield and Cameronton are represented, as well as other scenes representing the following views of gold mining operations: claims sites, posed group portraits and likenesses of miners, equipment and the production activity of early mining technology of associated mining companies, businesses and partnerships in the area. Photographs of mining claims and claims sites and the miners and labourers involved at Mucho Oro, Aurora Gold, Minnehah, Never Sweat; The Rankin Company (Grouse Creek), Ne’er do Weel (Grouse Creek) and the Canadian Grouse Company (Grouse Creek) are included in the sequences. Imagery along and of the Cariboo Road(s) are described as depicting various views, scenes and activities including: freight and trade transportation, transportation methods and transportation routes (ox pack teams, gold escorts; steamer “Reliance” and Fraser River crossings; travelers); views along the Cariboo Road(s) that include the geological terrain of the Fraser River (its river banks and surrounding forested and arid landscapes) at various points along the route to the goldfields including the Fraser Canyon and Lady Franklin Rock; examples of civil engineering as such as bridges; homes and ranches as well as accommodations such as roadhouses and hotels (70, 83, 108 and 150 Mile Houses, Pioneer Hotel, Van Winkel Hotel at Stanley, Colonial Hotel at Soda Creek and the Hastings Hotel) and businesses (Masonic Hall at Barkerville) in colonial service towns and mining communities and settlements. Indigenous communities do not appear to be identified in lantern slide captions, though the geographical regions documented in slides reflect many traditional Indigenous territories in which the Fraser River gold rush traversed and was situated. It appears that traditional Indigenous fishing methods are present in some views, likely in those of the Fraser River. Several photographs of geological specimens (gold nuggets) are included within the set. There appear to be very limited images of regional wildlife. There are a small number of group photographs reflecting the diverse population of gold miners, pioneers and travelers of the Interior B.C. (“Crew of SS "Nechacco"), including women and children. The views from the 1920s, appear to reflect A. H. Maynard’s trips to Barkerville, the Cariboo Road(s) and the Cariboo region. Finally, there are several views described as from the period in between 1868 and the 1920s. These slides depict views including those of the Fraser Valley region by F. Dundas Todd, a surveying team in “East Kootenay” and a few images described as the Okanagan.

A smaller collection of lantern slides (accession 198203-066) feature a random mix of Fraser River gold rush era views, military subjects, theatrical entertainment and other topics. Many slides appear to be images reproduced from works of art, books and other published materials. Documentation of theatrical productions include images of scenes and portraits from Shakespearean plays (Macbeth, Othello, A Winter’s Tale), as well as Anne Hathaway's cottage. It also includes documentation of the destruction of religious institutions during World War I, primarily in Ypres. Some of these slides indicate “mounted by Edgar Fleming, Victoria, B.C.”

Another collection of photographs (accession 198201-068) consist of 107 black and white flexible film negatives depicting Canadian and American views taken between the period of May and June 1914. These include views include of Bowmanville, Toronto and Niagara, Ontario in May 1914; Rochester and New York, New York in May and June, and the "Rio Grande" in Colorado in June of the same year. Photographs of American destinations such as San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlantic City including Freemount Park, Salt Lake and [Ogden], Denver and Washington, DC are here. Several locations on Vancouver Island identified as Victoria, Saanich and Mill Bay also housed in this group of photographs. This unit also includes film negatives described as “C.P.R.y [Railway] 1914”. 25 copy prints were made from these negatives due to deterioration of original film negatives.16 images of Bowmanville and Toronto in May 1914 and 9 images of Vancouver Island including Victoria, Saanich and Mill Bay are available.

Maynard, Albert Hatherly

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., April-June 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0127 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On Canadian national unity RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-04-19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: In an interview with Henry Gininger of the New York Times, Premier Bill Bennett discusses various aspects of BC's place within Canadian confederation, Quebec and the prospects of separation, and problems of national unity in Canada.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0128 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On BC's place in Canadian confederation RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-04-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In an interview with Mary Ann McNellis, Premier Bill Bennett discusses various aspects of BC's position within Canadian confederation, his proposed five-regions concept, and the place of Quebec within confederation. 27 April 1978. [TRACK 2: blank.]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0129 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interviewed on CKNW RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-05-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In an interview with Barrie Clark of CKNW Vancouver, Premier Bill Bennett discusses his personal background and several issues related to his tenure as head of the Social Credit government. Topics mentioned are: the Fort Nelson extension of the BCR, Social Credit party politics, the Jack Davis affair, the political climate in Victoria, and the controversy over establishing a fund in aid of Vietnamese children. Also: Roy Jacques of CKNW Vancouver airs portions of interviews with Premier Bill Bennett and Opposition Leader Dave Barrett on the issue of free trade and tariffs and their effect on BC. TRACK 2: Continuation of Roy Jacques' program on Bennett and Barrett. Bennett discusses his government's dealings with the federal government in Ottawa; Dave Barrett offers criticisms of the Bennett administration. Aired 26 May 1978.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0130 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conferences on transportation RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1978-05-31 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a press conference in Victoria, 31 May 1978, Premier Bill Bennett discusses his recent meetings in Alaska regarding rail links between BC, the Yukon, and Alaska. He also discusses various aspects of transportation in BC. TRACK 2: At a joint press conference with federal Transport Minister Otto Lang in Victoria, 31 May 1978, Premier Bill Bennett comments on proposed fishing boundaries off BC's coast.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0131 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Controversy over BC fishing negotiations RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a statement to the news media on 1 June 1978, Premier Bill Bennett comments on information leaks concerning BC's position on international fishing negotiations. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., September-December 1977 & June 1979]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0119 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Cabinet meeting RECORDED: Vernon (B.C.), 1977-09-29 SUMMARY: At a news conference in Vernon, 29 September 1977, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the reasons for holding cabinet meetings in various regions of the province. Also discussed are health care in BC, economic conditions, and labour problems. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0120 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-11-22 SUMMARY: At a news conference in Victoria, Premier Bill Bennett discusses: proposed ferry rate increases, municipal politics, the electoral reform commission, the announced resignation of Conservative leader Scott Wallace, reports that the RCMP had placed a secret agent in Victoria for surveillance of the Barrett administration, BC Hydro labour problems, and the upcoming Social Credit Party convention. 22 ;November 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0121 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference RECORDED: Langley (B.C.), 1977-11-24 SUMMARY: At a news conference in Langley, Premier Bill Bennett discusses changes in cabinet responsibilities and various aspects of transportation in BC, 24 November 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0122 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Review of two years in office RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-08 SUMMARY: In an interview with Joe Easingwood of radio station CJVI Victoria, Premier Bill Bennett reflects upon his first two years in office, 8 December 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0123 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Christmas message RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-14 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett delivers his Christmas message to BC, 14 December 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. This item duplicates the transcript for T1707:0069; a recording is also accessioned under that number. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0124 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interview with Allan White RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-16 SUMMARY: In an interview in Victoria with Allan White of the Vancouver Province on 16 December 1979, Premier Bill Bennett discusses various aspects of his tenure as Premier of BC since December 1975. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0125 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference on BCRIC RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1979-06 SUMMARY: At a press conference in Victoria in June 1979, Premier Bill Bennett comments on BCRIC and free share distribution. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY.

British Columbia Express Co. business records

The series consists of duplicate way bills, April to November 1865 for Barnard's Express Freight and Passenger Line Stages; minute book, 1878-1924, stock register, 1878-1924, correspondence, 1918-1920 re Cariboo mail contract, account books, 1915-1926 for British Columbia Express Co.

British Columbia Institute for Economic Policy Analysis records

The records consist of general office files, personnel files, correspondence of the Chairman of the Board and Board of Directors of the Institute, unpublished research papers prepared by the staff of the Institute, conference papers and reference works pertinent to the research of the Institute's staff. A copy of the last annual report (March 1976) is in the hard copy finding aid of MS-0515 in the BC Archives reference room.

British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals records

Records and reports of British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals [BCSPCA] "Parent Body". Collection includes constitution and by-laws of society, membership lists, annual reports, and minutes of general meetings, 1896-1942.

British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1197
  • Series
  • 1893-1897

This series contains official correspondence, reports, and related papers of Premier John H. Turner. Records include correspondence pertaining to provincial railway charters (1893-1897), agriculture, and mining; also includes B.C. Agent-General's Report (1895), applications for employment, and miscellaneous letters.

Papers in this series are those of the Honourable John Herbert Turner (1833-1923), premier of British Columbia from 4 March 1895 to 8 August 1898. Since Turner's administration was characterized by rapid industrial development (notably in railways, mining, and agriculture), and by no little political controversy, his official papers are especially valuable.

Most of the reports and correspondence in GR-1197 originated while Turner was the province's chief minister and, as such, they have been included in the archive's collection of Premier's Papers. As will be seen, though, some of the papers pertain to Turner's tenure as Minister of Finance and Agriculture, a portfolio he held from 1887 to 1898.

GR-1197 may be regarded as a supplement to GR-0441 (British Columbia - Premier: 1883-1933), Series II, volumes 2-13, which also contains official correspondence of Premier Turner. Researchers may find that Volume 354 of GR-0441 (Index to Official Correspondence, 1895-1897) will assist them in locating other related records.

British Columbia. Premier

Dept. of Highways selected general files

  • GR-3671
  • Series
  • 1909-1963

The series consists of selected files created by the Dept. of Highways between 1909 and 1963. They are arranged in file code order and contain information about roads and highways, bridges, ferries and other transportation subjects. The files include intermingled maps and photographs.

British Columbia. Dept. of Highways

Essays and accounts

The series consists of microfilmed transcripts of short essays on various subjects, including the transport and mining industries in B.C., the history of B.C., descriptions of Victoria and other B.C. cities by Cariboo grocer Leonard A. Coton. Also includes accounts of car trips taken by L.A. Coton to the Okanagan, the Cariboo and on Vancouver Island in the 1950s.

Executive Council transcripts of appeals

  • GR-1032
  • Series
  • 1976-1981

This series contains transcripts of appeals brought before cabinet, 26 July 1976 - 2 July 1981. Appeals herein initiated under authority of British Columbia: Dentistry Act, Pollution Control Act, Private Investigators' Licensing Act, Motor Carrier Act, and Water Act.

Cabinet appeals 1976-1981

Tape recordings of appeals herein transferred to PABC Sound and Moving Image Division (Acc. # 3912:1-81).

British Columbia. Executive Council

Executive records and other material

  • GR-1297
  • Series
  • 1958-1975

This series mainly consists of 'transport' working files of Associate Deputy Minister, Fraser A. MacLean (1971-1975). Some records were created by his predecessor A.J. Bowering (1959-1971). Types of records include correspondence, reports, clippings and other information about aircraft, industrial transportation, Motor Vehicle Act amendments, inter-provincial correspondence, emergency programs, safety, standards, and departmental issues of budget, facilities and planning.

British Columbia. Dept. of Transport and Communications

[Island connection]

News footage. An (uncompleted?) TV news feature examining the pros and cons of a proposed fixed link between Vancouver Island and the Mainland. Includes interviews with Vancouver Island residents who support or oppose the plan. Includes footage of Victoria and other Vancouver Island communities; Strait of Georgia ferries (including jetfoils); and interview with Sam Bawlf, Mel Couvelier, Nanaimo mayor Frank Ney, Dr. Patrick McGeer, and others.

Photographic View Album by R. Maynard, Artist

File consists of one album containing 62 albumen photographic prints mounted on 31 pages. Images depict landscape views that document the coast and interior of British Columbia, as well as Banff, Alberta. Each page contains a title and photographer’s name, but no date. Photographs were likely produced during photographic tours that Richard and Hannah Maynard conducted to document the construction of the transcontinental railway, including the Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.) during the early-to-late 1880s. Images include views of railroad stations, bridge and trestle construction, pathways and routes, field portraits, and settlements including Songhees, Victoria, Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Vancouver, New Westminster, Kamloops, and Banff, Alberta. Landscape views include the Salmon, Harrison, Fraser, Thompson, Columbia, “Illcillewait” and Bow Rivers; Stoney Creek; Devil Lake Creek; Summit Lake; Eagle Pass; Syndicate Peak; “Mount Caroulle”; Kicking Horse Pass; Mount Stephen; Mount Castle; Mount Edith; the Cascade Mountains; Tunnel Mountain; Devil Lake Canon; and the Three Sisters. Several geographical formations such as “Lady Franklin Rock, Fraser River” are identified as well as a number of parks, including Harrison River Hot Springs and Hot Springs at the National Park (Banff). There is one image identified as the coal mining district of Anthracite, Banff. The Maynards commercially sold their C.P.R.-related photographic views to the public. They were available for order or purchase at Mrs. R. Maynard’s Photographic Gallery and other commercial operations in Victoria and elsewhere in BC.

Maynard, Richard

Public Works contracts, plans, and correspondence

  • GR-0087
  • Series
  • 1862-1909

The series consists of records created by the Dept. of Lands and Works between 1862 and 1909. The records include contracts, specifications, plans, correspondence, returns of work performed, reports and accounting material pertaining to the construction, maintenance, and repair of diverse roads, bridges, dams, wharves, and buildings. The records are arranged roughly by district.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Robert Strachan personal and political papers

Series consists of personal and political material. His personal effects include correspondence with his family in Scotland and memorabilia of Strachan's boyhood (such as badges and certificates earned as a corporal in the 211st Glasgow Company of the Boys' Brigade), and family photographs. Most of Strachan's papers concern his political career, as member of the legislative assembly, and as Leader of the Opposition, and government minister.

These papers were originally arranged by topic and subject, and, as far as possible such arrangement has been maintained. Thus notes and correspondence pertaining to Strachan's constituency have been separated from papers dealing with provincial topics, such as the Columbia River power project. Similarly, papers dealing with the CCF/NDP caucus are distinct from the extensive correspondence that resulted from unrest within the New Democratic Party during the various leadership challenges of the 1960s.

Transportation minister correspondence

  • GR-3665
  • Series
  • 1993-2006

Series consists of correspondence between members of the public and the Ministry of Transportation between the years 1993-2003. The majority of the correspondence consists of letters from the public sent to the Minister of Transportation. The letters deal with various forms of transportation including automobiles, ferries, marine, railroads, transit, pedestrian and cycling. The subjects include the condition and maintenance of transportation infrastructure including highways, roads, sidewalks, bridges and ports and sidewalks. Some of the letters relate to transportation issues that also fall under the jurisdiction of municipalities and the Federal Government.

When the ministry received these letters, the Correspondence Branch assigned a unique number to each letter in the ministry’s correspondence tracking database called Cliff. The branch would then research the issue, request information from ministry staff and draft a response. The draft response was then forwarded to the minister’s office who would review the letter and either sign it or return it to the branch for further revisions.

The files contain the letter from the public, notes and registration forms by the ministry, draft replies and a copy of the final response. Some letters were sent to the ministry with attachments such as reports, photographs, and videos.

The letters are arranged numerically by the Cliff number or by another number. The letters from 1993-1998 are arranged annually by a sequential number that begins at 1 at the beginning of each year.

There are gaps in the records. Some file folders were transferred to the archives empty. Between 1993 and 1997 the ministry often “batched” letters that are similar in nature. This is especially true for things such as petitions. During this same time they would also create separate files for letters that the ministry did not respond to. The file titles for these were labelled as “no response” or “FYI” in the file titles.

The records were classified by the ministry under 280-30 in the Administrative Records Classification System (ARCS).

The records were originally created by the following two ministries:

Ministry of Transportation and Highways (1993-2001)
Ministry of Transportation (2001-2006)

British Columbia. Ministry of Transportation and Highways

West Vancouver ferry closure, 1947 : [part 1 & 3 - 5]

CALL NUMBER: SD0177:0281 SUMMARY: SIDE 1: Part 1 - Interviews with Mr. Lawson (6:10) & Captain Smith (7:28) by Bert Cannings. SIDE 2: Part 3 -Interviews with Harry Thompson (1:38), Mr. Webster [Manager, West Vancouver Municipal Trans;port] (3:38), and Captain Watson (6:17).;

CALL NUMBER: SD0177:0282 SUMMARY: SIDE 1: Part 4 - Interviews with Councillor Ted Bains and Reeve Tom Brown. (4:37) SIDE 2: Unrelated program.;

CALL NUMBER: SD0177:0283 side 1 SUMMARY: SIDE 1: Part 5 - Three intros by Reo Thompson. (2 x 1:00 and 1 x 1:23) SIDE 2: Unrelated program.;