Collection PR-2228 - Allan D. Taylor film collection

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Allan D. Taylor film collection

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  • moving images

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  • Source of title proper: Supplied title based on contents of the collection.

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PR-2228

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  • 1907-1931 (Creation)
    Creator
    Taylor, Allan D., 1916-1999

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5 videocassettes : si., b&w, U-Matic or Betacam SP

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Biographical history

Allan D. Taylor (1916-1999) was a Victoria film enthusiast who collected films and film equipment. During the 1940s and 1950s, he was in the business of showing movies at logging camps and other outlying communities on Vancouver Island. Mr. Taylor donated most of his film collection to the National Archives of Canada in 1973.

Custodial history

In 1973, Allan D. Taylor donated most of his film collection (ca. 76 film reels) to the National Archives of Canada via the British Columbia Archives, which in turn received video copies of the items with British Columbia subjects.

Scope and content

The collection consists of video copies of 36 film items from the Allan D. Taylor collection held by Library and Archives Canada. These selected items (mainly newsreel footage and out-takes) depict British Columbia events, leisure activities, scenery and cityscapes in Victoria and Vancouver, on Vancouver Island, or in the Interior (for example, Kamloops and Lillooet), during the period 1907-1931. Several items filmed during World War One show events related to the war, including the departures of various military units for the conflict. The collection includes at least one item fillmed by Vancouver filmmaker A.D. "Cowboy" Kean, and a few others that are attributed to him.

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Location of originals

The original films of the Taylor collection are held by Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ont.

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No access restrictions apply.

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Copyright status: Copyright expired.

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Item-level descriptions are available on-line.

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Accruals

Two further nitrate negatives were donated to the BC Archives by Leona Taylor, 2001-10-25, and subsequently transferred to the National Archives of Canada.

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Archives code(s): Fonds description was previously numbered AAAA8052.

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Accession number(s): 94-1115; V1989:58; V1991:01; V2001:05

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