RBCM Archives

Series GR-3426 - Forest Service photographs

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Forest Service photographs

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GR-3426

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  • [ca. 1983]-1988 (Custody)
    Custodian
    British Columbia. Government Information Services
  • 1911-1984 (Creation)
    Creator
    British Columbia. Forest Service

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Physical description

ca. 64,696 photographs and 25 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

British Columbia. Forest Service (1945-1979)

Biographical history

Established March 28, 1945 when the Forest Branch of the Dept. of Lands became the Forest Service of the Dept. of Lands and Forests. The Forest Service retained its name when the Dept. of Lands and Forests became the Dept. of Lands, Forests and Water Resources in March 1962. On Dec. 23, 1975 the Forest Service was transferred to the newly created Dept. of Forests. Ceased to exist April 1979.

Custodial history

Accession 199003-004 was initially transferred from Ministry of Forests to the Government Information Services' (GIS) Image Bank. These records were then transferred to BC Archives in 1988, after the dissolution of the GIS.

Scope and content

The series consists of photographic negatives, prints, and transparencies created by the Ministry of Forests and its predecessors including the Forest Service and Forest Branch. Series documents forest service personnel and activities relating to forest planning, protection and inventory; engineering; rangelands management and use; recreation resource management and use; research; and timber harvesting. Subjects often relate to specific forest districts, and include trees and other botanical specimens (specific species and their characteristics), stands and forests, aircraft and watercraft, buildings and facilities (such as mills, nurseries and laboratories), employees, equipment and tools, experimental projects, forest fires and fire control, geographic features (such as mountains and rivers), logging practices, pests and diseases, railways and roads, tree planting, wildlife, and vehicles. Records' arrangement based on original Forest Service numbers. These numbers reflect some arrangement by subject matter. The records include Forest Service numbers: FS00001 - FS25983.

The photographs are arranged numerically by FS number. The photo prints are mounted on cards which contain the title, the Oxford Forest classification number, the Forest Service photo number, the photographer's name and the date the photo was taken. The negatives are arranged numerically. The negatives have been removed from the original glassine negative envelopes which often have notes written on them.

The series also consists of various lists and indexes of Forest Service photographs.

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Physical condition

Includes some nitrate, acetate and colour negatives displaying early stages of deterioration.

Immediate source of acquisition

Accession 197910-003 transferred to BC Archives by the British Columbia Forest Service, Department of Lands, Forests and Water Resources, ca. 1973.

Arrangement

The records accessioned as 199003-004 were never fully inventoried and identified. The Forest Service records within this accession were added to the earlier Forest Service accession 197910-003 and reaccessioned as 88-0730.

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Restrictions on access

Conservation restriction: the negatives in cold storage are not available for access.
No access restrictions apply.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright belongs to the government of British Columbia. Any published records will come into the public domain 50 years from the date of publication. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine which records have been published.

Finding aids

Various lists and indexes of Forest Service photographs are in container 001021-0089.
A box and file list is available:
http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Document/Finding_Aids_Atom/GR-3001_to_GR-3500/GR-3426.pdf

Item level descriptions, many with scanned images attached, are available.

Associated materials

See GR-3437 Forest Service personnel photographs for related records from the same accessions.

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Accruals

No further accruals expected.

General note

Archives code(s): Series briefly known as AAAA0832.

General note

Accession number(s): 197910-003 (88-0730), 199003-004.

Conservation

Nitrate and acetate negatives rehoused, scanned onto BC Archives visual records database and placed in cold storage, 1999-2014.

Physical description

Includes nitrate, acetate, polyester and glass plate negatives, transparencies and photographic prints: b&w and col.

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