Fonds PR-2229 - Aluminum Company of Canada fonds

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Aluminum Company of Canada fonds

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  • moving images

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.

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  • 1951-[1979] (Creation)
    Aluminum Company of Canada Limited

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8 videocassettes

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Administrative history

Name changed in 1925 from Northern Aluminum Company. Name changed in 1971 to Alcan Canada Products; however, some documents continue to bear the name Aluminum Company of Canada. A subsidiary of the holding company Aluminium Limited (founded 1928) which changed its name in 1966 to Alcan Aluminium Limited. This is the company which controls all operations outside the United States; in the U.S., it is called Aluminum Company of America. Documents by this body are found under the name used at the time of their creation.

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Scope and content

The fonds comprises videotape copies of eight promotional, documentary or general-interest films produced for the Aluminum Company of Canada (or its successor, Alcan Canada Products) in the years 1951-1979. They depict the history, development and operations of the Kitimat project, including the Kenney Dam, the Kemano power plant, power transmission lines, Kitimat smelter, and the town and port of Kitimat. Four of these titles were made by Lew Parry Film Productions; two were produced by Crawley Films Ltd.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Aluminum Company of Canada, Ltd, 1982-09-13, via David Dunsmuir, Manager of Communications Services, B.C.


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Location of originals

Original presumably retained by the donor.

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Restrictions on access

  • No access restrictions apply.
  • Conservation restriction: material in cool or cold storage requires special retrieval and handling.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright retained by Aluminum Company of Canada.

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Item-level descriptions are available on-line.

Associated materials

  • F1981:17, F1986:08 and F1990:03 include some related films and footage.
  • F1987:11/005 is a print of another Aluminum Company of Canda film, "Kitimat, Port to the World" (Parry Films Ltd., 1963).

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

Archives code(s): Fonds description was previously numbered AAAA8053.; V1982:03.

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Accession number(s): V1982:03


Moving image originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.

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