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Northern BC Archives & Special Collections
Contact:
Email: archives@unbc.ca
(Please CC Kim.Stathers@unbc.ca and Erica.Hernandez-Read@unbc.ca

Hours of Service:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Closed 12:30 PM-1:00 PM daily
Closed Weekends & Statutory Holidays
Appointments Recommended

Location: UNBC Prince George
Geoffrey R. Weller Library
4th Floor (Room 5-423)

Archives Staff

Erica Hernandez-Read, MAS
Head, Archives & Special Collections
Email: Erica.Hernandez-Read@unbc.ca
Tel: 250-960-6603

Kim Stathers, MAS, MLIS
Archivist
Email: Kim.Stathers@unbc.ca
Tel: 250-960-6644

Sarah Giesbrecht, MAS, MLIS, MA
Project Archivist
Email: Sarah.Giesbrecht@unbc.ca
Tel: 250-960-6602

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New Digital Collections

Title screen of

The Mark of Progress

Video created by the British Columbia Forest Service and first played for a live audience in 1959 in Prince George, BC.

Accession # 2016.5.3.16.1

Opening of Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Line in Fort St James

Pacific Great Eastern Railway Film Collection

Image: 2017.5.2.2 - Opening of Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Line in Fort St James with Premier Bennett

Group of soldiers caring for their feet

World War II Polar Bear Training Exercise Photograph Collection

Image: 2019.11.32 - [Group of soldiers caring for their feet]

Log raft guided through log boom by a boom boat and workman

Digitized photos, maps, and diagrams from the Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited fonds

Image: 2012.05.01.03.01 - Log raft guided through log boom by a boom boat and workman

Upper Fraser Historical Geography Project

Upper Fraser Historical Geography Project

Listen to the life stories of residents of the Upper Fraser communities. These forestry-based settlements thrived in the early 20th century, but as forestry practices changed so did the land and people of the Upper Fraser.

2007.1.30.2.147 - Forest Service ranger station at Aleza Lake

Digitized photos from the Aleza Lake Research Forest fonds 2007.1

Image: 2007.1.30.2.147 - Forest Service ranger station at Aleza Lake

2007.1.25.4.09 - The Results of Stand Treatment in the White Spruce Alpine Fir Type of the Northern Interior of British Columbia

Digitized reports from the Aleza Lake Research Forest fonds 2007.1

Image: 2007.1.25.4.09 - The Results of Stand Treatment in the White Spruce Alpine Fir Type of the Northern Interior of British Columbia

2009.10.3.48 - Drying nets on the racks at Nass Harbour Cannery

Digitized photos from the Fred Jeffery Photograph Collection 2009.10

Image: 2009.10.3.48 - Drying nets on the racks at Nass Harbour Cannery

Sunday in Camp, Giscome Portage

Digitized photos from the Arthur Holland Land Surveying Collection 2014.10

Image: 2014.10.1.111 - Sunday in Camp, Giscome Portage, 1910

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Our Mandate

The Northern BC Archives & Special Collections acquires, preserves, and provides access to materials of permanent value that relate to:

  • The institutional history of UNBC
  • The culture and history of Northern British Columbia

We serve research and scholarship by making these records available to researchers, students, faculty, and the general public.

Our Holdings

Our holdings contain materials from 1697 to the present:

  • 2,719+ Linear metres of archival materials
  • 9,795+ Rare books
  • 33,000+ Photographic images
  • 3,000+ Cartographic materials
  • 1,000+ Sound and moving image recordings
  • 500+ Artworks from the University Art Collection

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