Archives 

Looking for information on Fort St. John and the North Peace? We have over 13,000 photographs, negatives, and slides relating to the history of northeastern British Columbia in our collection. We also have a variety of maps, journals, organizational papers, newspapers, scrapbooks, and other documents in our archives. Check out our non-lending library which contains over 1000 books pertaining to northwestern Canada. We have genealogical information, a large obituary collection, and cemetery information for the North Peace. Not sure where to start? We have a vertical file system of clippings and papers to help kick off many inquiries. 

Our staff and volunteers field 100-150 inquires each year from land record inquiries to sound recordings. Email the archives at fsjmarchives@fsjmail.com or fsjnpmuseum@fsjmail.com or call us at 250-787-0430 to schedule an appointment to come in or to have us help with an inquiry.

To see a cemetery index for the North Peace developed by the North Peace Cemetery Seekers c. 2006, please click here

 

Newspaper Scanning Project 

In late 2020, we embarked on a project to scan the newspapers in our collection beginning with the Alaska Highway News. Since then volunteers have put in hundreds of hours unbinding, scanning, and indexing our newspapers. We’ve scanned over thirty years of the Alaska Highway News so far. At the moment, the newspapers are only searchable by contacting the museum, but we hope to get them online in the future with the help of additional funding and sponsorships. Have an inquiry about the newspaper or want to help with this scanning project? Contact us today! 

Learn more about local history by browsing the documents below. 

What was it like to live in the high school dormitory? Learn more through Dorm Stories and Pictures 1947 – 1966 compiled by Margaret Little.

Have a question about education in Peace River North? Check out this amazing collection of history, stories, photos, timelines, and more compiled by Margaret Little and the Peace River North Teachers’ Association: 

PRNTA History Part 1 Dedication, Table of Contents, and Peace River North Teachers’ Association

PRNTA History Part 2 School Board, Trustees, Superitendents, Staff, Administrators, Principles and Support Staff

PRNTA History Part 3a Schools in Peace River North

PRNTA History Part 3b Schools in Peace River North

PRNTA History Part 3c Schools in Peace River North

PRNTA History Part 4 Stories from the Past

PRNTA History Part 5 School Dorms, ACHOTE and Appendices

What was school like back in 1946-1947? Browse one of the earliest yearbooks in our collection:

FSJ School Annual 1946-1947