Fonds PR-2243 - Victoria and Island Publicity Bureau fonds

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Victoria and Island Publicity Bureau fonds

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  • moving images

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

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  • 1922-1938 (Creation)
    Victoria and Island Publicity Bureau

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19 film reels : si., b&w ; 35 mm and 1 videocassette

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The Victoria & Island Development Association was incorporated on 20 June 1914. On 2 March 1922, its name was changed to the Victoria & Island Publicity Bureau. The Bureau used a variety of media to promote Vancouver Island tourism, and for some years maintained a library of 35 mm promotional and educational films.

Custodial history

It appears that the Victoria and Island Publicity Bureau donated these films to the Provincial Archives of B.C. sometime in the 1960s or 1970s. In 1977, they were transferred to the B.C. Provincial Museum but in 1980, they were transferred from the Museum's Modern History Division back to the Provincial Archives.

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The fonds comprises 19 35 mm motion picture prints (and four copies) of films that were circulated to the public by the Victoria and Island Publicity Bureau. The films were produced between 1922 and 1938, mainly by the Canadian Governnment Motion Picture Bureau. They include travel films about Victoria and Vancouver Island, as well as films about British Columbia's logging and fishing industries, sports fishing, mountaineering, and Canadian wildlife and birds. Non-BC titles include films about the Royal Mint in Ottawa, a Guide's Association tournament in Nova Scotia, and log driving in eastern Canada.

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Conservation restriction: original film elements are in cold storage and are inaccessible.

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Copyright has expired.

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Accession number(s): F1980:236; F1980:239; F1980:240; F1980:241; F1980:242; F1980:243; F1980:244; F1980:245; F1980:246; F1980:247; F1980:248; F1980:250; F1980:251; F1980:253; F1980:254; F1980:255; F1980:256; F1980:257; F1980:258

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Previously described as AAAA8094.

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