Series GR-0300 - Provincial Library correspondence

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Provincial Library correspondence

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  • textual record

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GR-0300

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  • 1942-1945 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Legislative Library

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6 cm of textual records

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(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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The series consists of correspondence created by the Provincial Library between 1942 and 1945 and contains requests for information necessary to military intelligence.

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Transferred from the Legislative Library, 1977.

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Accession number(s): GR-0300

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  • Box: 880340-1716