Simpson Family Fonds Online

Okanagan Special Collections releases Simpson Family Fonds online!

The Simpson Family fonds is the cornerstone of Okanagan Special Collections and is the first archival collection acquired by UBC Okanagan Library. Images in this collection provide a valuable window into an historical era of Okanagan industry. Okanagan Special Collections has now digitized 700+ historical photographs from this collection and made them publicly available through the British Columbia Regional Digitized History portal. Many of these images depict Kelowna in the mid-twentieth century and include many land- and city-scapes which have changed profoundly over the past few decades.

Explore the Simpson Family fonds

Title: S.M Simpson Ltd. Sawmill at Manhattan Beach, Kelowna North End
Description: Photo taken facing north. Showing log booms in Sutherland Bay and foothills of Knox mountain*

Title: Aerial view of Kelowna floating bridge
Description: Kelowna floating bridge adjacent to Kelowna City Park*

Title: Box factory, ca. 1943
Description: Factory workers on the assembly line at a box factory*

Title: S. M. Simpson, Ltd. Mill
Description: Verso of image reads: “S.M. Simpson Mill 1952″*

*Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from UBC Okanagan Library Special Collections and Archives