Sub-series F-316-4-1 - Hops: research subject files

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Hops: research subject files

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  • 1989-2014 (Creation)
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  • 1866-2014 (Dates of document)
    Files include copies of historical records held in other repositories. Dates of document reflect the dates of the originals.

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15 cm of textual records and other materials

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Sub-series consists of research materials relating to the BC hops industry. Some of this material goes back to Evans' work on his thesis in the late 1980s, but much appears to have been accumulated in the context of his work on the "Brewers Gold" project, a travelling exhibit on the history of hops in BC (see sub-series 2).

Topics documented include the development of the industry in various regions of BC (the Saanich peninsula, Squamish, the Fraser Valley, the Okanagan); prominent BC hops growers and associations including the Canadian Hops Growers Ltd., Henry Ord Hops Dealers, John I. Hass Hop Company, the Horth family, William Towner, Thomas Lee, the Downey family, and Isaac Cloake; Indigenous involvement in the industry; production techniques, labour relations and strikes; Japanese Canadian and Indo-Canadian growers and pickers, including the use of Japanese Canadian workers during World War II and the Japanese Canadian internment.

Records include Evans' correspondence, notes and working papers, and speaking notes; interview notes, and some interview transcripts (file 16); copies of newspaper and magazine articles, excerpts from books and publications; family history and genealogical information relating to BC hop growers; and Evans' paper on the "Origins of the Hops Industry in the Pacific Northwest" (undated, file 12).

Archival materials found in the sub-series include photocopies of business correspondence, minutes, memoranda of agreement, and reports relating to the Canadian Hops Growers Ltd and Henry Ord Hops Dealers; original payrolls cheques of the Canadian Hops Growers Ltd from 1931; and an original business card of William Towner, Pioneer Hop Grower, North Saanich.

Publications include the full 1990 issue of Orchard, the journal of the British Columbia Orchard Industry Museum (file 9).

Files are arranged alphabetically.

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Files are open for access in the Archives' reading room. Digitized access copies may be redacted to remove the personal information of third parties (e.g. addresses, phone number, and email addresses of Evans' correspondents).

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