RBCM Archives

Series GR-3644 - B.C. Civil Defence photographs

Training course of civil ...

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B.C. Civil Defence photographs

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  • 1942-1944 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General. Advisory Council. Provincial Civilian Protection Committee

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77 photographs : b&w

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Custodial history

Custodial history unknown. Acquired around 1945 and entered into the HP accession book as individual items.

Scope and content

The series consists of 67 black and white photographs created by the Advisory Council, Provincial Civilian Protection Committee between 1942 and 1945. The photographs show the Provincial Civilian Protection Committee and A.R.P. (Air Raid Precautions) activities in the province between 1942 and 1945. Most of the photographs were taken by Steffens-Colmer Ltd. of Vancouver and have typed captions and photographer numbers on the back.

The photographs depict the following activities: headquarters and staff of the committee; A.R.P. firefighting practical training; first aid and hospital incident practice; A.R.P. students and teams; power boat squadrons, ambulances, mobile canteens and other equipment and public information activities including parades and instruction in the use of respirators for civilians.

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Original negatives of Steffens-Colter Ltd. held by the City of Vancouver Archives.

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Copyright has expired.

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Associated materials

See GR-3643 for photograph album that contains many of the same prints.
See GR-0268 for records of the Committee.
Fonds AM1545 held by the City of Vancouver Archives.

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Accession number(s): 193501-001

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Archives code(s): Each photograph was previously numbered file 740 before being given HP numbers HP018467 to HP018533.

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