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Sub-series GR-3354.A - B.C. Electric film productions

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Title proper

B.C. Electric film productions

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  • moving images

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the sub-series.

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GR-3354.A

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Date(s)

  • 1945-1961 (Creation)

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Physical description

___ film reels : 16 mm

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Scope and content

The sub-series consists of films produced by or for the British Columbia Electric Company during the years 1945-1961. There are films on all of the company's major engineering projects from that period: all phases of the Bridge River hydro-electric development; construction of dams, power plants and transmission lines throughout the Lower Mainland; and the laying of undersea power lines to Vancouver Island. Most of these "project films" are detailed and technical in nature, intended mainly for an engineering audience. Other titles, created for public relations use, promote BC Electric transit, natural gas and home electrical services. A few, such as GARDEN RENDEZVOUS, VACATION TIME and VANCOUVER DIAMOND JUBILEE, do not relate to BC Electric operations, but were sponsored and distributed by the company for general interest.

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No access restrictions apply,
Conservation restriction: Original film materials are in cold storage and are not accessible.

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Finding aids

A sub-series file list is available.
Item-level descriptions of the films are available on-line.

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General note

Accession number(s): F1981:17; F1984:11; F1992:05; 91-5940

General note

This sub-series was previously listed as series GR-3429.

Physical description

The material includes printing elements and/or prints of 54 complete films; out-takes from 6 productions; and 5 items that comprise selected raw footage.

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