Series GR-3357 - Department of Highways films

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Department of Highways films

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  • moving images

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GR-3357

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  • [ca. 1935-1960s]; predominantly 1950s-1960s (Creation)
    Creator
    British Columbia. Dept. of Highways

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Physical description

99 film reels

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(1955-1975)

Biographical history

The Dept. of Highways was established in 1955 with the enactment of the Department of Highways Act (SBC 1955, c. 33). Prior to 1955, the Highways Branch of the Dept. of Public Works was responsible for all functions relating to the management of highways. The mandate of the Dept. of Highways included the construction and maintenance of all government roads, bridges, ferries, wharves, and other works with respect to provincial highways. In 1961, the department was divided into four branches: Construction Branch, Location Branch, Materials Testing Branch, and Traffic Branch. In 1975 the functions of both the Dept. of Highways and the Dept. of Public Works were merged to form a new agency with the Dept. of Highways and Public Works (OIC 3842/75).

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Scope and content

The series comprises motion picture film materal shot by and for the Dept. of Highways, mainly in the 1950s and 1960s. There are also a few brief items from ca.1935-1940s, presumably shot for the Dept. of Public Works. Most of the material consists of unedited (or rough-edited) footage documenting highway and bridge construction and maintenance around the province, along with a few items about ferry services. The series also contains a few complete film productions, including prints of "Deas Island Tunnel", "Highway on the Sea", "Men, Mountains and the Challenge", and "Rogers Pass", some of which were produced for Highways by the Photographic Branch of the Dept. of Recreation and Conservation.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Ministry of Transportation and Highways, 1982.

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No access restrictions apply.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright Government of British Columbia.

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Associated materials

F1982:02 was received with PABC Visual Records accession no. 198203-24. F1986:29, F2002:03, and V2004:04 include some film (and videotape copies) from the same era.

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

Archives code(s): Series description was previously numbered AAAA8060.

General note

Accession number(s): F1982:01; F1982:02

Conservation

Moving image originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.

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