Fonds PR-2178 - Canadian Plywood Association fonds

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Canadian Plywood Association 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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  • 1955-1989 (Creation)
    Canadian Plywood Association

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10 film reels, 3 videocassettes

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(1950 - 2014)

Administrative history

The Canadian Plywood Association evolved from the Plywood Manufacturers Association of BC, which was founded in 1950 by five Canadian companies. The Association was a non-profit industry trade association which ceased operations in July 2014, but which represented and served the manufacturers of plywood, veneer and veneer composite products in Canada.

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The fonds consists of prints and/or printing elements of motion picture films that were distributed by the Canadian Plywood Association (CPA) or its predecessors, the Council of Forest Industries of British Columbia (COFI) and the Plywood Manufacturers Association of British Columbia (PMA). Most of the films were produced between 1955 and 1989 for the COFI or the PMA by three BC companies: Canawest Film Productions, Kelly Duncan Productions, or Lew Parry Film Productions. The films deal with with the harvesting of trees, the manufacture of wood and wood products (including plywood, shakes, shingles, etc.), and the use of these products in the construction industry.

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Received from the CertiWood Technical Centre (North Vancouver, B.C.), 2010.


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  • No access restrictions apply.
  • Conservation restriction: moving image materials in cool or cold storage are not accessible.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright in some of the films is held by Council of Forest Industries, the Plywood Manufacturers Association, or their successor, the Canadian Plywood Association (CPA). According to their website (, retrieved 2016-01-04), the CPA ceased operations on 30 July 2014.

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Item-level descriptions of these moving image titles are available on-line.

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Accession number(s): 94-4576; 2015.130


Moving image originals may be in cool or cold storage.


Videotapes in this accession are in PAL or SECAM video formats; they will require re-formatting to the NTSC standard to be playable on BC Archives equipment.

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