Series 2001.1.1 - Photographic material

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Photographic material

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  • Graphic material

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Reference code

CA UNBC 2000.1-2001.1.1

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Dates of creation area


  • 1952-1992 (Creation)

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Physical description

1.4 m of graphic material (ca. 6100 prints, 900 slides, negatives, contact sheets, PMTs)

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Name of creator

(3 April 1952 - 15 March 1993)

Custodial history

Scope and content

The Photographic Materials series consists of 6100 photographs, 900 slides and negatives documenting a wide variety of subject areas pertaining to both the operations of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd., and the company township of Cassiar, B.C. Types of subject areas found within this series include, but are not limited to: mine, plant, labour, and townsite operations at the company towns of Cassiar and Clinton Creek (including community activities associated therein and townsite development); construction of plant and mine buildings ; mines and equipment not owned by Cassiar Asbestos Corporation, but which are believed to have been used for operational research purposes ; aerial photographs ; company exploration of further mineral deposits outside of Cassiar ; official tours ; community images, promotional material ; executive portraits. The Photographic Materials series has been further subdivided into the following 4 subseries: Exploration & Development, Construction, General (Mining) Operations & (Townsite) Community Operations, and Corporate Affairs.

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Physical condition

Most of the photographic materials within this series are in stable condition, though some materials are deteriorating and off-gassing.

Immediate source of acquisition


As no original file order was evident the Archivist has imposed order based upon subject.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

    Location of originals

    The Northern B.C. Archives has all original materials from the Cassiar Asbestos Corporation, Ltd.

    Availability of other formats

    A selection of photographs have been scanned; the remaining photographic materials are available in their original formats.

    Restrictions on access

    Access may be restricted due to fragility of the photographic material. Please contact Archivist for more information.

    Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

    Personal or academic use of the historic photographs, textual materials, audio and video materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the UNBC Archives for further information.

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    No further accruals are expected.

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    When photographic materials were originally removed from within textual material they were given a temporary accession no. with its tertiary number reflecting the box number from which the photograph was removed.

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    Language of description

    • English

    Script of description


      Funding for the digitization of Cassiar photographs was generously provided by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

      Photographs in this series contain information provided by former Cassiar residents via the "Cassiar ... do you remember?" website, and the "Cassiar... do you remember?" facebook group, which are administered by Herb Daum.

      • Cassiar Community Website located at [accessed June 2010]
      • Leblanc, Suzanne. "Cassiar: a Jewel in the Wilderness". Prince George, B.C. : Caitlin Press, 2003

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