Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library was excited to recently complete the processing for a new collection of archival materials. The Western Forest Products collection reflects the forestry operations and projects undertaken by Western Forest Products–a major harvesting and lumber manufacturing company operating in the coastal regions of British Columbia–and their predecessors. The majority of the material dates to the 1980s, with some material dating to as early as the 1950s and as late as the early 2000s. Much of the contents relates to MacMillan Bloedel Limited, in particular their tree farm licenses (TFLs), silvicultural practices, and some corporate information.
David Brownstein, the principal of Klahanie Research Ltd and the co-ordinator of “The Canadian Forest History Preservation Project,” who was involved with the transfer of the collection to Rare Books and Special Collections, has written a great blog post about the transfer process.
You can read more about these records and see photos of RBSC’s archivist, Krisztina Laszlo, hard at work at David blog post.