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Societe francophone de Victoria fonds
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- graphic material
- moving images
- textual record
- multiple media
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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- Societe francophone de Victoria
Physical description area
2.2 m of textual records, 16 photographs, 13 videocassettes
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Le Club Canadien-francais de la Colombie-Britannique was founded in Victoria in 1941. "On June 24th, 1945 the first congress of the French language was held in Victoria, British Columbia. At this time the French Canadians of British Columbia adopted the idea of a 'federation of the different francophone groups in British Columbia'. At the founding meeting for the Federation, held on September 2nd and 3rd, 1945, the francophones of Victoria, who already had a provincial charter, were asked to cede it to the newly founded Federation. [The club in] Victoria accepted the request on August 27th , 1946, and changed its name to 'Le Cercle des Canadien-francais de Victoria'. Four years later, in 1950, the Federation returned the charter to Victoria and the members took back their former name of 'Le Club Canadien-francais de la Colombie-Britannique'." (http://www.francocentre.com/index.php/en/historic al-info) On September 8, 1970, the name of the organization was changed to Le Club Canadien-francais de Victoria. In 1982, it became La Societe francophone de Victoria.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, annual reports, bulletins, cashbooks, financial records, administrative records, subject files, reports on various projects and photographs of La Societe Francophone de Victoria. The fonds includes records of Le Club Canadien-Francais de Victoria and Le Club Canadien-Francais de la Columbie-britannique. It also includes 22 French-language cable television programs produced by Societe members under the series title Le Club Canadien-Francais.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated to the British Columbia Archives by La Societe francophone de Victoria in 1984, 1987, 1989, and 1990.
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Most of the records are in French.
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- No access restrictions apply.
- Conservation restriction: material in cool or cold storage requires special retrieval and handling.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
File list available.
No further accruals are expected.
Archives code(s): MS-2059; MS-2457; MS-2689; MS-2713; 198602-17; V1990:22.
Accession number(s): MS-2059; 87-080; 87-093; 89-039; 90-9622; 198602-017; V1990:22
Moving image originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.
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- Societe francophone de Victoria (Subject)