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Northern BC Archives: Archives by Subject

Provides an overview of significant archival holdings at UNBC and how to access them.

Environment and Industry

Areal view of an asbestos mine.

Natural Resource Development and Environmental Impact in Northern BC

Highlights the Northern BC Archives collections on natural resource development and environmental impact in Northern BC.

Black and white photo of a steam engineTransportation Development and Impact in Northern BC

Includes collections on railways, highways, and other methods of transportation across Northern BC.>

Black and white photo of tents in a snowy forest clearing

Northern Exploration and Surveying in Northern BC

NBCA has extensive holding on northern expeditions and surveys from 1907 to the 1930s.

Health and Medicine

Cassiar Hospital health care staff and others

Health and Medicine in Northern BC

Includes archival materials in the Northern BC Archives on health and medicine in Northern BC.

Social Sciences, Humanities, and Indigenous Studies

Black and white photo of women, one of the women is Iona Campagnolo.

Women of Northern BC

Includes collections from various women who have had an influence on Canada and its history.

Black and white photo of a man standing at the base of a totem pole outside a building covered with indigenous art.

First Nations & Indigenous Peoples of Northern BC

Includes the Northern BC Archives collections concerning the First Nations and indigenous peoples of Northern BC.

Black and white photo of a cannery town by the at the base of a forested hill

Early 20th Century Settlers and Ghost Towns of Northern BC

Includes photographs of settlers in Fort Fraser ca. 1914 and Central Interior, Cariboo, Chilcotin, and southeast BC 1907-1920. Also includes collections on salmon cannery towns, Gold Rush towns, and mining towns that were once thriving communities but are now no longer populated.

Black and white photo of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and MP Iona Campagnolo

Political and Social History of Northern BC and Canada

Includes collections on political personalities, social and political activists, and political history at various levels of government in Northern BC.

Photo of Bridget Moran signing one of her books.

Northern BC Literary Collections and Cultural Life

Includes collections from local authors and poets.

The Northern BC Archives Graduate Research Scholarship

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 the scholarship brochure online.

Applications accepted: October 15, 2019 to March 1, 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.

Apply now!

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Northern BC Archives & Special Collections

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