Title and statement of responsibility area
Ministry of Transportation and Highways films and videotapes
General material designation
- moving images
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the series.
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1935-1939 ; 1958-2000 (Creation)
- British Columbia. Ministry of Transportation and Highways
Physical description area
44 film and videotapes
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
The Ministry of Highways and Public Works was established in 1975 under its first name the Dept. of Highways and Public Works (OIC 3842/75). In 1976, the Department of Highways Act was repealed and the Department of Public Works Act was amended as the Department of Highways and Public Works Act (SBC 1976, c. 18). The Dept. of Highways and Public Works amalgamated the functions of its predecessors, the Dept. of Public Works (established in 1908) and the Dept. of Highways (established in 1955). It was responsible for all matters relating to the acquisition, construction, repair, maintenance, alteration, improvement and operation of Government buildings, highways and public works. Later in 1976, the department was renamed the Ministry of Highways and Public Works (OIC 3199/76). In 1978, the Ministry of Highways and Public Works was renamed the Ministry of Transportation, Communication and Highways (OIC 3018/78) when it acquired the transportation, commercial transport, and communications functions from the Ministry of Energy, Transport and Communications (1976-1978). The name was changed again in 1979 to the Ministry of Transportation and Highways (OIC 2957/79) when the communications function was transferred to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. In 2001, the ministry was renamed the Ministry of Transportation (OIC 565/01), retaining the functions of railways, transit, commercial transport, ferries, highways, motor carriers, and motor vehicles.
Scope and content
The series consists of films and videos created by the Ministry of Transportation and Highways, and its predecessor bodies, between 1935 and 1939 and 1958 and 2000.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred by the Ministry in multiple accessions over time.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Some records have been copied and digitized, see lower level descriptions for details.
Restrictions on access
No access restrictions apply.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Item level descriptions exist.
Archives code(s): Series description was previously numbered AAAA8081.
Accession number(s): F1986:29; F2002:03; V1980:23; V1986:55; V1987:03; V1988:40; V2004:04
Moving image originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.