Title and statement of responsibility area
Travel Bureau photographs
General material designation
- graphic material
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the series.
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Statement of scale (cartographic)
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
[ca. 1927-1959, 1980] (Creation)
- British Columbia. Ministry of the Provincial Secretary and Travel Industry. Film and Photographic Branch
Physical description area
80 cm of graphic material (ca. 1236 photographs)
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Archival description area
Name of creator
British Columbia. Ministry of the Provincial Secretary and Travel Industry. Film and Photographic Branch
In October 1976 the branch was transferred from the Dept. of Recreation and Travel Industry. In 1977 all film and photographic services of the ministry were amalgamated under the name Special Services Branch.
Scope and content
Series consists of photographs acquired or taken by the Photographic branch of the Dept. of Recreation and Conservation and its predecessor bodies the British Columbia Government Travel Bureau, the Bureau of Industrial and Tourist Development and the Bureau of Provincial Information between 1927 and 1959. The photographs consist of prints and negatives showing industry and tourist sites and views in British Columbia. The series also includes several lists of the photographs and negatives probably created by BC Archives staff around 1980. Item level descriptions for 740 images from this series are available on the BC Archives Web site. Many of these images have been scanned and may be viewed online.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred to the Archives around 1979 by the Ministry of Tourism and Small Business Development.
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Location of originals
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Restrictions on access
- No access restrictions apply.
- Conservation restriction: material in cool or cold storage is inaccessible.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright of post 1948 photographs belongs to the Government of British Columbia.
No further accruals expected.
Accession number(s): 197911-034
Graphic material may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.
Includes ca. 478 photographs : b&w, ca. 749 photographs : b&w negatives and 9 photographs : col.