Title and statement of responsibility area
June Medd film collection
General material designation
- moving images
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Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title is based on contents of the collection.
- Variations in title: Mrs. Stan Medd collection
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- Medd, June I.
Physical description area
21 film reels : si. & sd., col. & b&w ; 16 mm
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Archival description area
Name of creator
June I. Medd was a Victoria resident and was married to Stanley A. Medd.
Scope and content
The collection comprises 21 films shot or produced between 1931 and 1949, mainly by the Photographic Branch of the British Columbia Government Travel Bureau. It includes prints of ten early BCGTB productions -- one silent and nine with sound -- as well as some reels of silent miscellaneous footage shot by the BCGTB. The completed BCGTB productions include travelogues about Vancouver Island, Qualicum, the Fraser Valley, the Okanagan Valley, the West and East Kootenays, the Bulkley/Skeena Region, and the route of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, as well as films about BC's mining and tourism industries. Other reels show activities of the Canadian Scottish Regiment, based in Victoria; the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco (1939); military parades in Victoria during World War Two; and outdoor activities such as hunting, skiing and trail riding.
Some of the films are in poor to fair condition; they have splices, missing sections, and apparent water damage.
Immediate source of acquisition
The films were received from Mrs. June I. Medd of Victoria on 1979-05-15.
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Restrictions on access
- No access restrictions apply.
- Conservation restriction: material in cool or cold storage requires special retrieval and handling.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Item-level descriptions are available on-line.
No further accruals expected.
The films previously belonged to a theatre owner in Duncan, and had been used at a summer camp on Lake Cowichan until the late 1960s or the 1970s.
Archives code(s): Fonds description was previously numbered AAAA8082.
Accession number(s): F1980:373; F1980:374; F1980:375; F1980:376; F1980:377; F1980:378; F1980:379; F1980:380; F1980:381; F1980:382; F1980:383; F1980:384; F1980:385; F1980:386; F1980:387; F1980:388; F1980:389; F1980:390; F1980:391; F1980:392; F1980:393
Moving image originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.