Series GR-3423 - Hospital photographs

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Hospital photographs

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  • graphic material

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  • 1920-1974 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Hospital Insurance Service

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62 cm of graphic material

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Biographical history

The British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service was established in 1949. The name changed to Hospital Programs in 1975.

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The series consists of photograph files created by the British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service between 1949 and 1974 and including photographs back to 1920. The photographs, mostly black and white prints, are arranged in files alphabetically by community and consist of photographs of interior and exterior shots of hospitals and hospital construction, In addition to the files, there is a scrapbook of hospital photographs, also arranged alphabetically by community. The accompanying negatives are arranged by number.

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Transferred to the BC Archives in 1981 by the Hospital Planning Branch of the Ministry of Health.


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  • No access restrictions apply.
  • Conservation restriction: material in cool or cold storage is inaccessible.

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Accession number(s): 198102-001; 89-0934

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Some files also contain file lists and other textual material.


Negatives and colour prints in cold storage.

Physical description

Includes 1018 photographs : b&w, 26 photographs : col., 100 photographs : b&w ; negatives and 10 photographs : col. ; slides.

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  • Box: 002326-0001
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