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Heritage restoration project files
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- textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the series.
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- British Columbia. Heritage Conservation Branch
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2.2 m of textual records
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The Heritage Conservation Branch, now called the Heritage Branch, is responsible for the planning, development and management of heritage resources in British Columbia. Heritage resources include archaeological, historic, architectural and palaeontological sites.
Prior to 1977 responsibilities for heritage resources were divided between the Ministry of Provincial Secretary and the Ministry of Recreation and Conservation. The Ministry of Provincial Secretary administered the Archaeological and Historical Sites Protection Act and provided support services for the Archaeological Sites Advisory Board (ASAB). The Ministry of Recreation and Conservation, through its Historic Parks and Sites Division, Parks Branch, administered the planning and development of historic sites.
Established in 1977, the branch was initially under the Ministry of Recreation and Conservation, and then transferred in December 1978 to the newly reorganized Ministry of the Provincial Secretary and Government Services. Prior to June 1983, the branch also provided support services to the Provincial Heritage Advisory Board.
The Heritage Conservation Branch has fallen under government ministries, as follows:
Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Culture, 1988-07-06 to 1991-11-04;
Ministry of Tourism, 1991-11-05 to 1993-09-14;
Ministry of Small Business, Tourism and Culture, 1993-09-15 to 2001-06-04;
Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women's Services, 2001-06-05 to 2005-06-15;
Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts, 2005-06-16 to 2008-06-22;
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, 2008-06-23 to 2010-10-24;
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, 2010-10-25 to 2017-07-17;
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, 2017-07-18 to present (2021).
The Heritage Conservation Branch was renamed “Heritage Branch” effective 1995-08-01 and continues to operate under that name.
Scope and content
This series consists of project files compiled by the Heritage Conservation Branch's Restoration Services Division. These files concern the restoration of heritage buildings throughout the province. Included in the files are photographs, maps, architectural drawings, consultants' reports, and interdepartmental correspondence.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred to the PABC from the Heritage Conservation Branch, 1985.
The restoration projects files were organized and arranged on a regional basis. Each of the files were given a numerical classification or disposition. The original classification or disposition numbers are shown on the right-hand column of the finding aid.
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There are no access restrictions.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
- Finding aid: box/file list.
These records may be used in conjunction with MS-2009 [Margaret A. Ormsby: Provincial Heritage Advisory Board, minutes, correspondence and research project files, 1975-1981].
Accession number(s): 84-0031