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Spruce Falls Power and Paper Company
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5.5 cm of textual materials.
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The Spruce Falls Power and Paper Company was incorporated under joint ownership of Kimberly-Clark and The New York Times in 1926. The company negotiated two hydro power leases on the Mattagami River at Smoky Falls and Devils Rapids. In the spring of 1926 work to build a paper mill at Kapuskasing, a hydro generating station at Smoky Falls and an 80 kilometer rail and power line connecting the two began. The contractor for the entire project was Morrow and Beatty Ltd. of Peterborough Ontario. In 1997, the plant came under sole ownership of Tembec and is now known as Tembec — Spruce Falls Operations.
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The black and white photographs were either taken and/or collected by H.C. Hodgens of Peterborough, Ont. He was presumably an employee of Morrow and Beatty Ltd. Most of the photographs are undated, but those that are dated were taken in 1927 and 1928. Some of the photographs have either written or typed captions. They depict the Mattagami River, Smoky Falls dam and power plant, the paper mill, the rail line as well as unidentified men. Most of the photographs have numbers stamped on their versos from 00 to 96. They have been removed from an album.
The second part of the collection consists of news releases, letters to employees, and other communications created during the 1968 labour dispute between Papermakers and Paperworks Union, Local 256, and the Spruce Falls Power and Paper Co. Ltd. and Kimberly-Clark of Canada Ltd. The material belonged to John Grimshaw, who was the mediator for the dispute.
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The first part of the collection (11-2010) was acquired from Morris Norman in 2010. The second part of the collection (2014-012) was acquired from Jane Christmas in April 2014.
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