British Columbia Historical Federation

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Type of entity

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Authorized form of name

British Columbia Historical Federation

Parallel form(s) of name

  • B.C. Historical Federation

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Description area

Dates of existence

1922-

History

The British Columbia Historical Federation was organized October 12, 1922, as “The British Columbia Historical Association” (BCHA) and registered under the Societies Act, March 2, 1927. Its change of name was registered under the Society Act, July 29, 1983.

The objects of the organization are to encourage research and to stimulate public interest in BC history; to promote the preservation and marking of historic sites, relics, and natural features of historical interest; and to publish historical sketches, studies and documents. Activities in its early years included holding reunions of British Columbia pioneers; an annual event commemorating the arrival of Richard Blanshard; the establishment of commemorative tablets and cairns at historic sites; and the publication of the British Columbia Historical Quarterly. The BCHA created committees to study particular issues, including Education, Bibliography, Necrology, Local Features and Genealogy.

Initially set up as one organization for the entire province, the BCHA reorganized in 1936. A system of “sections” was created. Victoria was Branch 1, and others were set up in Vancouver, New Westminster, Lillooet and around the province. For earlier time periods, it is often difficult to determine the exact name of the local group. As a general rule, the locals were referred to as "sections" before 1959 and "branches" after 1959. Although the terms section and branch were used, the researcher should keep in mind that in time the association consisted of local groups that were autonomous societies. In time, the local groups changed their names; for example, the British Columbia Historical Association, Vancouver Section, changed its name to the Vancouver Historical Society.

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Related entity

British Columbia Historical Association (1922-)

Identifier of the related entity

588

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temporal

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Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia Historical Association (1922-)

Identifier of the related entity

588

Category of the relationship

associative

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Related entity

British Columbia Historical Association (1922-)

Identifier of the related entity

588

Category of the relationship

associative

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Authority record identifier

37637

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

KHUGHES 2012-02-15.
PWASHINGTON 2016-05-26. Revision of administrative history.

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Content of the records of PR-1112 - British Columbia Historical Federation fonds

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Created by: khughes.
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