Series MS-2178 - Woodfibre pulp mill records

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Woodfibre pulp mill records

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  • 1920-1980 (Creation)

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Originals, 2.18 m

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Donated by Western Pulp Limited Partnership in 1985.

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Records consist of They consist of financial records, namely ledgers, 1931-1951; annual reports, 1950-1960; a continuous set of authorizations for expenditure, 1920-1956; daily mill reports and tests of pulp, 1921-1935; Resident engineer's reports, 1964-1971; and various other reports. The large number of technical reports make this group of records interesting to those wishing to study the technical evolution of pulp mills.

In 1911, the British Columbia Sulphite Fibre Co. constructed a pulp mill at Woodfibre, B.C. The plant commenced operation in 1912. In 1917, ownership passed to Whalen Pulp and Paper Co., and in 1925 to British Columbia Pulp and Paper Company. Alaska Pine and Cellulose bought the mill in 1950, and, in 1958, it was taken over by Rayonier Canada. A consortium of three companies, namely British Columbia Forest Products, Whonnock Industries, and Doman Industries bought the mill in 1980, and it became known as the Squamish Mill. In 1983, the Squamish mill, together with the mill at Port Alice, was acquired by Western Pulp Limited Partnership.

Photographs associated with this grouping of records were transferred to Visual Records accession 198407-002; plans of the Woodfibre plant, townsite and community infrastructure, were transferred to the Map Accession M856003).

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Accession number(s): 84-125; MS-2178; 91-8316; M856003; 84-052

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