Fonds PR-2251 - British Columbia Historical Association, Victoria Section fonds

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British Columbia Historical Association, Victoria Section fonds

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  • sound recording

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  • 1961-1982 (Creation)
    British Columbia Historical Association. Victoria Section

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24 cm of textual records and 72 sound recordings

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The organization was formed in 1922 as a branch or section of the British Columbia Historical Association, a province-wide organization. In 1983 the provincial body was renamed the British Columbia Historical Federation; therefore, the name of the Victoria branch also changed. The body later was renamed the Victoria Historical Society. It continues to be a member of the British Columbia Historical Federation.

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The fonds consists of records of the British Columbia Historical Association, Victoria Section. The records date from before 1983, the year the provincial parent body changed its name to the British Columbia Historical Federation.

The fonds consists of two groups of records. MS-3287, General office files, dates from 1961 to 1982, and includes minutes of regular meetings and of executive council; correspondence; membership-related records; mailing lists; publicity records; and notes on historical information about pioneer families of the Victoria area.

The second group of records in the fonds consists of 72 sound recordings of lectures and talks on historical subjects which were presented at the monthly meetings of the Victoria organization between 1969 and 1977.

The sound recordings were originally held by BC Archives under a fonds numbered AAAA8103. These recordings then were given the number and title PR-2251 - British Columbia Historical Association, Victoria Section collection. In 2016, PR-2251 was renamed British Columbia Historical Association, Victoria Section fonds, and the sound recordings were made a series (MS-3289) within the fonds.

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Accession T3500 (sound recordings) Donor Organization: British Columbia Historical Association. Victoria Section. Date received: [ca. 1979-05].
Accession 87-045 (textual records) received: 1987-05-11.


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Contact BC Archives for terms governing use, reproduction and publication.

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Series MS-3289 Speeches and lectures: follow online links for descriptions of the items (sound recordings).
Series MS-3287 General office files: a file list is linked to the series description.

Associated materials

Related materials: records created by the Victoria section of the BC Historical Association are also located at BC Archives in PR-1112 - British Columbia Historical Federation fonds.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Archives code(s): AAAA8103 (previous fonds description number)

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Accession number(s): 87-045 ; T3500


Sound recording originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.

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