Series GR-3339 - Deputy Minister photographs

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Deputy Minister photographs

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  • graphic material

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  • 1973-1979 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Ministry of Highways and Public Works

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1437 photographs : col.

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Biographical history

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).

Custodial history

The records in accession 92-6573 were donated to the British Columbia Archives in 1995 and 1996 by Joan Giles, the widow of George Giles.

Scope and content

The series consists of photographs, 1973-1979, acquired by George Giles as Deputy Minister of Highways and Public Works and its predecessor body, the Department of Public Works. There are photographs taken of the legislative precinct area in 1973 as part of the precinct '73 project as well as a photographic inventory of Victoria properties in 1976 and of models of the proposed Vancouver courthouse ca. 1974. Most of the photographs are colour prints taken during the renovations of the legislative buildings in Victoria 1978-1979, known as project 0490. This project took place after Giles had left Public Works and moved on to the Ministry of Recreation and Conservation. It is not clear how he obtained the photographs, however they are clearly numbered prints made from the same numbered negatives created by the British Columbia Buildings Corporation (BCBC) and described as GR-3267.

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Copyright belongs to the Government of British Columbia.

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See GR-3267 for the related negatives from project 0490.

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Accession number(s): 92-6573


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