British Columbia Archives and Records Service

Identity area

Type of entity

Government

Authorized form of name

British Columbia Archives and Records Service

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • BCARS

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1989-1998

History

On March 1, 1989, the Provincial Archives of British Columbia was merged with the Records Management Branch of the government of British Columbia to form the British Columbia Archives and Records Service (BCARS). In 1996, BCARS was united with the Information and Privacy Branch of government. The resulting organization was called the BC Information Management Services (BCIMS). This was divided into two sections with Information and Analysis Services providing for records management and information and privacy and Archives and Information Access branch representing the traditional archives as it existed before its merger with the records management branch in 1988. This administrative structure lasted for two years until 1998, when the Information and Privacy Branch was removed and the remaining portions were renamed the British Columbia Archives. This structure existed unchanged until 2003 when the British Columbia Archives was merged with the Royal British Columbia Museum as a branch of the Royal British Columbia Museum Crown Trust and the Records Management branch remained with government.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

C Government name

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Provincial Archives of British Columbia (1908-1989)

Identifier of the related entity

287

Category of the relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

Provincial Archives of British Columbia is the predecessor of British Columbia Archives and Records Service

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia Archives (1998-)

Identifier of the related entity

13750

Category of the relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

British Columbia Archives is the successor of British Columbia Archives and Records Service

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Records Management Branch (1982-1989)

Identifier of the related entity

38272

Category of the relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

British Columbia. Records Management Branch is the predecessor of British Columbia Archives and Records Service

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

11765

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised PW/KH 2017-03-17

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Sources

Legislative Library of British Columbia

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