Series GR-0268 - Advisory Council, Provincial Civilian Protection Committee records

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Advisory Council, Provincial Civilian Protection Committee records

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  • 1942-1946 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General. Advisory Council. Provincial Civilian Protection Committee

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2.75 m of textual records and other material

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The Advisory Council, Provincial Civilian Protection Committee was formed in March 1942 by Premier John Hart. The mandate of the committee was to advise and assist the Provincial Committee for the Organization of Air Raid Precautions (chaired by John Hart) in the organization of air raid precautions in the province. The chairman of the Advisory Committee was W.C. Mainwaring, of the B.C. Electric Company.

Through OIC 491/1942, the Advisory Council was merged with the Civilian Protection Branch of the Provincial Police and made the operating committee responsible for training, dissemination of information and providing grants to local groups for the purchase of air raid equipment.

The Advisory Council was closed down in September 1945.

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Custodial history unknown. Records in accession GR-0268 found in museum storage in 1977. Remaining records found in storage in 1991 and accessioned as G91-027.

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The series consists of the general office records of the Advisory Council, Provincial Civilian Protection Committee, created between 1942 and 1946. The records consist of general subject files kept by Chairman W.C. Mainwaring, and include correspondence; sub-committee files; circulars; regulations and vouchers showing grants to various communities in British Columbia, all regarding civilian protection from air raids and other wartime dangers.

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Accession number(s): GR-0268, G91-027

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