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Coquitlam 100 Years collection
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- District of Coquitlam
- Pioneer Tales Book Committee
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668 photographs: b&w
55 cm of textual records
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On May 25, 1987, Alderman Ray Mitchuk proposed a motion to Council to create a publication to celebrate Coquitlam’s Centennial. The motion read as follows:
“Inasmuch as the District of Coquitlam will be 100 years old in 1991,
And Inasmuch as an integral part of the celebration of such an anniversary is often the publication of a special book containing pictures and entertaining and nostalgic and informative data and history of a community,
Therefore Be It Resolved that Council appoint a committee of lay people, Fine Arts Council, professionals and members of the Public Library, to begin laying the groundwork for such a publication, to be funded by an advance of say $5,000 to meet initial expenses, and thereafter be marketed, and excess funds from sales be earmarked for a charitable purpose, or to meet library operating costs. The book will augment or replace the only written history of Coquitlam and Fraser Mills written by Harry Monk and John Stewart, and permission to use excerpts from that publication be sought. The published books will remain the property of the District of Coquitlam.”
The Committee members included: Ted Nikiforuk (chairman), Kathy Bach, Pat Cooper, Craig Hodge, Charlotte Lonneberg, Stan Pukesh, Larry Rose. The committee members served on a volunteer basis and meetings were conducted on a consensus basis. Originally, the concept for the book involved having Centennial High School students conduct the interviews; however, this proved too challenging to organize so reporters from the Coquitlam Now (including Hazel Postma) did the interviewing, transcription, and editing. Craig Hodge coordinated the collection of photographs, which were gathered from a variety of sources including archives, businesses, public and religious institutions, and members of the public.
6900 copies of the publication were printed by Hemlock Printers Company in 1990.
The photographs are copy prints used for the publication "Coquitlam 100 Years: Reflections of the Past" (1991). The photographs, transcripts, publications, and pamphlets were collected and/or created by the Pioneer Tales of Coquitlam Committee, arranged by the Coquitlam Public Library, and held at the Poirier Branch since they were collected from Coquitlam residents.
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The collection consists of approx. 640 photographic prints used for the "Coquitlam 100 Years: Reflections of the Past" publication produced by the District of Coquitlam in 1991. The collection also includes the transcripts of interviews used in the publication as well as the administrative files of the Pioneer Tales of Coquitlam Committee and various publications and pamphlets used for contextual information for the book.
The photographs were numbered and arranged by archivist Janet Turner.
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A finding aid is available in the form of an EXCEL spreadsheet. It is attached to this record.
An original inventory that includes information about the committee as well as information about each photograph was created buy Janet Turner and is located in Box 10.
The digital copy of the publication, "Coquitlam 100 Years: Reflections of the Past" can be accessed using the following link: https://issuu.com/cityofcoquitlam/docs/coquitlam_100_years-reflections_of_?e=7463869/14650889
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