Title and statement of responsibility area
General material designation
- graphic material
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Title statements of responsibility
- 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. 1960-1986] (Creation)
- British Columbia. Special Services Branch
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Scope and content
Series consists of colour photographs taken by staff photographers in the Special Services Branch and its predecessor bodies, the Film and Photographic Branch and the Photographic Branch ca. 1960 to 1986. The photographs were taken mainly to illustrate Beautiful British Columbia magazine, a publication produced by the Ministry of Tourism, but could also be used for a variety of other publications and presentations. The photographs were taken using colour or slide film. The negatives were then given a classification number and filed in negative drawers in the branch image bank along with some copies of prints and transparencies or slides. The classification system consisted of region or subject group number followed by the image number. These images cover all areas of the province and depict natural scenes as well as towns and cities, individuals, groups, animals and plants. Many of the earliest negatives were removed from the ministry's existing Travel Industry photograph library (which included some Forest Service photographs) and renumbered with the Beautiful British Columbia magazine classification system. Later negatives were taken specifically for Beautiful British Columbia magazine and were numbered only under the new system.
For indexes to these photographs, see the related series: GR-3305 Indexes to Beautiful British Columbia magazine photographs.
Item level descriptions for over 12,500 images from this series are available. Some of the images have been scanned and may be viewed online. Prints have been made of most of the negatives and pasted into reference albums, described as GR-3306. Use these albums to access images.
Immediate source of acquisition
Language of material
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Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
- Use print albums in GR-3306 for reference.
- Conservation restriction: material in cool or cold storage is inaccessible.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
A box and file list of the colour prints, slides and negatives in frozen storage:
- GR-3305 Beautiful British Columbia Magazine photograph indexes.
- GR-3306 Beautiful British Columbia Magazine photograph albums.
- GR-3307 Beautiful British Columbia Magazine slide albums.
- GR-3304 Beautiful British Columbia Magazine transparencies.
- GR-3425 Film and Photographic Branch travel industry and tourism photographs.