Title and statement of responsibility area
Central registry files including building and subject file register and index
General material designation
- textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- British Columbia. Ministry of Highways and Public Works
Physical description area
ca. 100 m of textual and other records
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
The Ministry of Highways and Public Works was established in 1976 as the successor to the Dept. of Highways and Public Works (OIC 3199/76). The ministry was responsible for all matters relating to the acquisition, construction, repair, maintenance, alteration, improvement and operation of government buildings, highways and public works. The ministry organized itself into a section for highways and another for public works. Each section was managed by an assistant deputy minister.
In 1978, the Ministry of Highways and Public Works was renamed the Ministry of Transportation, Communication and Highways (OIC 3018/78) when it acquired the transportation, commercial transport, and communications functions from the Ministry of Energy, Transport and Communications (1976-1978).
Scope and content
The series consists of the Dept. of Public Works central registry files including the building and subject file register and index.
The files are arranged by file code and are stored in over 300 containers (000329-0001 to 000329-0369). In order to access the files, first consult the registers and indexes in GR-1248 boxes A, B and C.
Box A consists of offsite container lists created by Archives staff. These lists provide the offsite container numbers for the original Public Works box and file numbers. Box B contains the original buildings file register, listed numerically with an alphabetical index by geographical area and Box C contains the original subject file register.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred from B.C. Buildings Corporation storage at Windermere Building, 1982.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
The box registers, indexes and lists in boxes GR-1248 A, B and C are open. The central registry files in 000329-0001 to 000329-0369 are restricted.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
See boxes GR-1248 A, B and C for indexes, registers and lists.
Accession number(s): 92-2426
See also 89-1405:1-10, 13.
Standard number area
Place access points
Name access points
- British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works (Subject)