The Northern BC Archives contains over 580 linear meters of materials related to the development of natural resources in Northern BC and their environmental impact. A small portion of these materials - usually photographs, reports, and serials - are available digitally. These records cover the history of various natural resource development industries throughout northern BC from 1912 to 2001. These records present a variety of perspectives including those of: companies such as the Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation (CAMC) and Northwood Pulp & Timber Limited; businessmen such as Adam Zimmerman; politicians and governments; surveyors; and finally workers in these industries and their families. These extensive collections have had little to any scholarly research attention and are full of original research potential. Browse these pages, visit our website, and contact the archives for more information about these collections.
Much of the history and development of this province is tied to its natural resources of forests, minerals, and fish. We want to further expand our collections to show the importance of natural resource industries as well as their impact on communities to the history of Northern BC. If you, your family, or your organization have materials that could expand this area of our collections, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our page on donations for more information and contact us if you have any questions.
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