Collection PR-2301 - City of Vancouver Archives film and video collection

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

City of Vancouver Archives film and video collection

General material designation

  • moving images

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the collection.

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

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


  • 1929-1961 (Creation)
    City of Vancouver Archives

Physical description area

Physical description

6 film reels, 1 video

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


Administrative history

A society called Archives of Vancouver was incorporated on March 6, 1948. It became a civil department in October 1957.

Custodial history

17 film titles (comprising 26 film reels) were received from the City of Vancouver Archives (CVA) in 1988. In July 2012, at the request of the CVA, the majority of this material was deaccessioned and transferred back to their custody. The BC Archives retained six films and one video preservation master of another film, which were not requested by CVA, or which were considered to be of provincial significance, or which were closely related to other BC Archives holdings.

Scope and content

The collection comprises seven moving image items, depicting Vancouver and area events.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

City of Vancouver Archives, 1988-02-11


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

The source films for MOST LOVELY COUNTRY and VANCOUVER HONEYMOON are now held by the City of Vancouver Archives.

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

No access restrictions apply.
Conservation restriction: film originals are in cold storage and are inaccessible.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Item level descriptions are available.

Associated materials

Related materials


No further accruals are expected.

General note

Archives code(s): F1988:08, F1988:09

General note

Accession number(s): F1988:08; F1988:09; V1989:86

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Accession area