Fonds PR-1780 - Oscar and Dorothy Burritt fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Oscar and Dorothy Burritt fonds

General material designation

  • moving images

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

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

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

PR-1780

Edition area

Edition statement

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

Date(s)

  • 1938-1954 (Creation)
    Creator
    Burritt, Oscar C., 1908-1974
  • 1938-1954 (Creation)
    Creator
    Burritt, Dorothy M., 1910-1963

Physical description area

Physical description

13 film reels

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

Biographical history

Oscar C. Burritt and Dorothy Burritt (nee Fowler) were film enthusiasts and amateur filmmakers who lived in Vancouver until 1947. Oscar C. Burritt also worked as a professional cinematographer and film director. In later years he worked for CBC television in Toronto. Both the Burritts were active in the film society movement, including the Vancouver Branch of the National Film Society (later the Vancouver Film Society) and the Toronto Film Society. Dorothy Burritt was a founder of the Canadian Federation of Film Societies.

Name of creator

Biographical history

Oscar C. Burritt and Dorothy Burritt (nee Fowler) were film enthusiasts and amateur filmmakers who lived in Vancouver until 1947. Oscar C. Burritt also worked as a professional cinematographer and film director. In later years he worked for CBC television in Toronto. Both the Burritts were active in the film society movement, including the Vancouver Branch of the National Film Society (later the Vancouver Film Society) and the Toronto Film Society. Dorothy Burritt was a founder of the Canadian Federation of Film Societies.

Custodial history

Scope and content

The fonds consists of the Burritt's films, which include footage of Vancouver events and places, as well as a completed documentary film called "Stanley Park" (Coast Films, 1939).

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Received from Oscar Burritt's sister-in-law, Mrs. S.J. Burritt (Burnaby, BC), 1986.

Arrangement

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access


  • No access restrictions apply.
  • Conservation restriction: Original film reels are in cold storage; use video reference copies.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Item-level descriptions are available on-line.

Associated materials

Additional material related to the Burritts can be found in the Douglas S. Wilson collection (PR-2232) and the Stanley Fox fonds (PR-2239).

Related materials

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession number(s): F1986:38

Conservation

Moving image originals are in cold storage.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Accession area