Information Division [multiple media]
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Information Division [multiple media]Hierarchical level:SeriesDate:1900-1993.Reference:R216-714-6-E, RG22-A-1-aType of material:Textual material, Moving images, Sound recordings, PhotographsFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:133155Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsSeries includes:318 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1900-1993.Place of creation:CanadaAdded country of publication:Germany, United StatesExtent:4.6 m of textual records
ca. 174 videocassettes : U-matic, Betacam, VHS
6 film reels : 16 mm
3 audio cassettes
12 158 photographs : 3808 b&w prints, 6004 negatives, 433 colour prints, 753 colour negatives, 21 colour slides, 114 contact sheets, 1025 colour transparencies.
1 audio reelLanguage of material:EnglishAdded language of material:English, FrenchScope and content:Series consists of material created and/or maintained by the department and its predecessors in support of the promotion of policies and objectives related to indigenous peoples, northern economic development, and National Parks and Historic Sites. There are also some textual materials related to departmental committees and joint councils intermixed in the series.
The material in this series reflects a range of communications-related activities undertaken by the department and its predecessors, including:
- Commissioning and sponsoring of motion pictures and films (primarily made by the National Film Board of Canada)
- Distribution of films, photographs, and other promotional material
- Creation of exhibitions
- Creation of departmental publications
- Creation and distribution of news releases and press items
- Development of speeches and official statements
The textual files in this series deal mainly with subjects related to northern economic development and the promotion of National Parks and Historic Sites from the era 1936-1960.
The photographic material in this series documents a variety of department-sponsored events from 1900-1979, including visits of dignitaries and politicians with indigenous peoples. Images of indigenous peoples engaged in occupations and activities that aligned with the department's assimilation policies feature heavily. The photos are primarily from the era 1950s-1960s, when the Department of Citizenship and Immigration was responsible for indigenous affairs. Please consult the linked accession records for more information.
The audiovisual material attached to this series includes, but is not limited to, records documenting the signing of agreements, the history of various aboriginal communities, and issues related to the environment and natural resources in the North. Please consult the linked accession records for more information.
The series also consists of posters created and/or maintained by the department to promote programs, activities, and events.Biography/Administrative history:Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Information Division : The Information Division of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development was responsible for such matters as compiling and editing departmental press releases, exhibitions, publications, and biographical material and speeches of ministers and deputy ministers. The division also handled relations with the National Film Board and private film companies, and correspondence with other departments, magazines and associations. The division has subsequently been renamed the Communications Branch. RG22 General InventoryFinding aid:Textual records (Electronic) Finding aid 22-12 is an Excel file list for volumes 140-173, 667-669, 684-685, and 764-779. See lower-level descriptions. The volumes in this finding aid were previously listed in finding aids 22-1 (vols. 140-173), 22-10 (vols. 764-779), and 22-14 (vols. 667-669; 684-685). They were merged into FA 22-12). 22-12 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf002/22-12_133155_open.pdfMoving images and Sound recordings (Electronic) See the Film, Video and Sound database for item-level descriptions. Use "VSA" accession number. (90: Open)Graphic (photo) (Electronic) Detailed file list including the title, file number, scope and contents and dates of the photographs in boxes 03673 to 03679 from accession 1976-281 NPC. FA-292 (99: Closed pending processing)Additional information:Source:Government
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