RBCM Archives

Series GR-0299 - Archives Department correspondence, annual reports and lists of donations

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Archives Department correspondence, annual reports and lists of donations

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GR-0299

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  • 1919-1949 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Legislative Library

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Originals, 6 cm

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British Columbia. Legislative Library (1863-)

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The Library was founded in 1863 to serve the Colonial Legislature of Vancouver Island and subsequently the Province of British Columbia when it became a province of Canada in 1871. During its early years, the Library assumed responsibility for archival and provincial public library service, and, therefore, was often referred to as the Provincial Library.
The Legislative Library of British Columbia was formally created by statute in 1894 (SBC, ch. 27) and reported to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. The primary purpose of the Library is to provide reference and research services to the Members of the Legislative Assembly, their staff, the Officers of the House, and legislative support staff.

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Correspondence inward and outwards monthly and annual reports and lists of donations received by the Archives Department of the Provincial Library. Provincial Library reports 1945-1949.

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  • Box: GR0299-0001