Series GR-3270 - Information Services branch biography files

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Information Services branch biography files

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  • graphic material
  • multiple media
  • textual record

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

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  • 1966-1986 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Ministry of Education (1979-1996)

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19 cm of textual records and photographs

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Biographical history

The Ministry of Education was established in 1979 as the successor to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (OIC 2957/79). The ministry was responsible for ensuring that students enrolled in elementary and secondary schools have access to quality and cost-effective education and for setting standards for the overall direction of the education system. It does this by managing finance and faciloities, program direction development and implementation, student access and achievement, teaching performance, and through system evaluation and public accountability. In 1996, all functions not relating to labour were transferred from the Ministry of Skills, Training and Labour to the Ministry of Education to form the Ministry of Education, Skills and Training (OIC 199/96).

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Scope and content

The series consists of biography files, including photographs, of various British Columbia premiers, ministers and deputy ministers of education and others connected to education in British Columbia, 1966-1986. These files were created and used by the Information Services branch for a variety of purposes including publication of news stories.

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Transferred by the Ministry of Education in 1989.


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

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright belongs to the Government of British Columbia.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Accession number(s): 87-0763


Negatives and colour photograph removed and in cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.

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Includes b&w photographs, b&w negatives and 1 col. photograph

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  • Box: 870763-0001