Karen Southern Collection - - 1979 - -6 photographs.
Karen Southern ( nee Shelton )( 1944 - ) was born and raised in Powell River. She married Jim Southern and they raised four children. Karen, an avid historian, is an accomplished and published writer. She has written 'The Nelson Island Story ' and collaborated with Peggy Bird in the publishing of ' Pulp, Paper and People ' a story of the Powell River area. She also collaborated with Ken Bradley with ' Powell River Railway Era'. She wrote two hiking books about the local trail systems. Southern was the first paid administrator of the Powell River Historical Museum and under her direction the Museum made strides in using technology to process archival material. She worked in that position from 1986 to 1993. A writer of numerous newspaper articles about the history of the Powell River Townsite, Karen was the first President of the Townsite Heritage Society which began in 1990. The Corporation of the District of Powell River hired her to initiate the first steps in the revitalization process. She has written a series of books about the 401 homes built by the Powell River Company in the Townsite. Karen is also a piano teacher and active in many aspects of the community.
The collection consists of an album that Southern compiled in 1979 to chronicle the year of the Junior Babe Ruth Baseball league. The album included textual records and photographs.
Title based on contents of collection.
Archives note: The album had sticky backed pages and was disassembled for conservation purposes.
Series description available
Series: Album - - 1979. - - 6 photographs.
The series consists of an album that chronicled the Junior Babe Ruth League story in 1979. It includes newspaper articles and six coloured photographs. Also included are photographs of the French's Pennant Award Winners, teams and individual players.
Title based on contents of series.
Accession number 1990.2