The Northern BC Archives has over 64 linear metres of textual records and other materials related to political personalities, social and political activists, and political history at various levels of government in Northern BC. Politicians include:
Other political figures in this guide include social and political activists:
Finally, the businessman and government lobbyist Adam Zimmerman who was heavily involved in the softwood lumber dispute and lobbied the government on the Canada/U.S. Free Trade issues.
All of these collections could be utilized in various research projects including but not limited to:
Image: 2009.6.1.81 - Pierre Trudeau, Margaret Trudeau, and Iona Campagnolo smile at a group in front of them
The research was the basis for his book Equality Deferred: sex discrimination and British Columbia’s Human Rights State, 1953-84. The research included sex discrimination cases among workers experienced c.1950s-c.1980s within the Prince George and Northern BC region.
The Office of Graduate Research, with the generous assistance of an anonymous donation, is pleased to announce the creation of The Northern BC Archives Graduate Research Scholarship. Up to two awards per year with a value of $2,500 each will be awarded to full-time UNBC graduate students in any discipline who are pursuing archival research at the Northern BC Archives for their graduate thesis or project.
Check out our scholarship page or brochure for more information:
Applications accepted: October 15, 2019 to Jul 01, 2020
Application Instructions: Applicants must apply online through their "myUNBC" portal. Applicants must provide a detailed description of their research proposal including an in-depth explanation as to which archival materials from the NBCA they are interested in researching.
For additional information and criteria, please see the UNBC Scholarship, Bursary, and Awards Guide for the scholarship.
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