Series GR-3429 - Expo 86 Corporation : films and videotapes

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Expo 86 Corporation : films and videotapes

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  • moving images
  • sound recording
  • multiple media

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

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  • 1983-1986 (Creation)
    British Columbia Place Ltd.

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Biographical history

Established as a crown corporation in May 1980.

In March 1987 the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 3) (S.B.C. 1987, c. 44) instituted a title change from the British Columbia Place Act to the British Columbia Enterprise Corporation Act; British Columbia Place Ltd. was renamed British Columbia Enterprise Corporation. BCEC ceased operations on September 30, 1989.

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Scope and content

The series consists of videotapes, film and audio tapes that form part of the records of the Expo 86 Corporation. Most of this material was either commissioned or acquired by the divisions of Expo 86 Corporation responsible for marketing and communications. It consists of promotional material packaged in several different forms for mass media outlets, and informational material directed to specialized audiences such as corporations and governments. The series also includes media monitoring tapes of news coverage and footage documenting the planning, progress and construction of the exposition. Most of the material dates from March 1983 to the opening days of Expo in early May 1986.

The series contains _ videotapes, _ films (4 titles) and audio tapes.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Most of these audio-visual records of the Expo 86 Corporation were transferred to the BC Archives from the Expo Asset Disposal Division of B.C. Place Ltd. between November 1986 and 1990. Some accessions were received via Gastown Post & Transfer, Grant Productions Ltd., or the British Columbia Enterprise Corporation.


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No access restrictions apply.
Conservation restriction: Access to original videos or film elements is restricted, use reference copies where available.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

  • Material produced by or for the Expo 86 Corporation is presumed to be copyright Government of British Columbia.
  • Media monitoring recordings (i.e., radio and television programs, news stories, etc.) are presumed to be copyright the broadcasters involved.
  • Footage of musical and stage performances may involve rights held by composers, musicians, performers, etc.

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Item-level descriptions are available online.

Associated materials

GR-1986 (textual records, 1980-1986)

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession number(s): F1986:40; F1989:18; F1990:05; V1986:73; V1989:07; V1989:20; V1989:29; V1989:81; V1990:09; V1996:01

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This material may have been part of accession 87-0563. Further research is required.

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Series was previously described under AAAA8063.

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