Series GR-1548 - Heritage restoration project files

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Heritage restoration project files

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  • textual record

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GR-1548

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  • 1977-1982 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Heritage Conservation Branch

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Originals, 2.2 m

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(1977-)

Biographical history

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: the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Culture from 1988-07-06 to 1991-11-04; the Ministry of Tourism from 1991-11-05 to 1993-09-14; the Ministry of Small Business, Tourism and Culture from 1993-09-15 to 2001-06-04; the Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women's Services from 2001-06-05 to 2005-06-15; the Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts from 2005-06-16 to 2008-06-22; the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts 2008-06-23 to 2010-10-24; the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations from 2010-10-25 to 2017-07-17; the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development from 2017-07-18 to present (2018).

The Heritage Conservation Branch was renamed “Heritage Branch” effective 1995-08-01.

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Scope and content

GR-1548 consists of project files compiled by the 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.

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Transferred to the PABC from the Heritage Conservation Branch, 1985.

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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.

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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].

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General note

The Heritage Conservation Branch was established in 1977. Originally a part of the Ministry of Recreation and Conservation, the branch was transferred in 1978 to the newly reorganized Ministry of the Provincial Secretary and Government Services. The branch is responsible for the planning and management of provincial heritage resources, including archaeological, historical, architectural and palaeontological sites. Prior to June 1983, the branch also provided support services to the Provincial Heritage Advisory Board.

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Accession number(s): 84-0031

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