Title and statement of responsibility area
Canadian Plywood Association fonds
General material designation
- moving images
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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
- Canadian Plywood Association
Physical description area
10 film reels, 3 videocassettes
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
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Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
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Archival description area
Name of creator
(1950 - 2014)
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.
Scope and content
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.
Immediate source of acquisition
Received from the CertiWood Technical Centre (North Vancouver, B.C.), 2010.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
- 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 (http://www.canply.org/english/news.htm, retrieved 2016-01-04), the CPA ceased operations on 30 July 2014.
Item-level descriptions of these moving image titles are available on-line.
No further accruals are expected.
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.