Series GR-0131 - Kamloops Provincial Home registers and other material

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Kamloops Provincial Home registers and other material

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  • microform
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  • multiple media
  • textual record

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

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  • 1895-1975 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Provincial Home (Kamloops)

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52 cm of textual records; 1 microfilm reel and ca. 163 photographs

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Established by law in 1893 ("An Act to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a Provincial Home for the Aged and Infirm"). The home opened in September of 1895. The facility, variously known as “Old Men's Home," “Old Man's Home,” and the Provincial Home for the Aged and Infirm (Kamloops), was for men only. It was administered by the Provincial Secretary until 1946, when it was transferred to the Department of Social Welfare. In 1975 the Provincial Home was closed.

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The series consists of records created by the Provincial Home for the aged at Kamloops between 1895 and 1975.

The records include registers of inmates from 1899 to 1974; a number of case files, lists, accounts and other administrative material. The series also includes the letter books of the Superintendent of the Home from 1899-1922 on microfilm, as well as a daily diary from 1927-1928, a visitor's register and a doctor's register. There is a poster of the rules and regulations of the home printed in 1895 and approximately 163 black and white photographs that were removed from the resident's case files.

This series also includes one volume of daily police reports and accounts from the Mount Olie Police station (1916-1917), and one volume of a daily log book from the Kamloops Provincial Goal (1917-1925).

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Transferred from the Superintendent of the Provincial Home, 1975.


Every available case file of the first one hundred inmates (numbers 1-100) was retained but for case files 101-2275, only files ending in 00, 25, 50 and 75 were retained.

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The Superintendent's letter books have been microfilmed, use mf B10990.

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These records are restricted. Please contact the BC Archives for information about access.

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Associated materials

For related series see: GR-0366, GR-0624 and GR-2741.

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Accession number(s): 76-G-061 (91-5773); G80-124; 199306-017

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