Strategic Planning and Information Management Branch [multiple media]
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Strategic Planning and Information Management Branch [multiple media]
- Hierarchical level:
- R1181-15-4-E, RG34M 1998-00667-8, RG34M 83403/14, RG34M 81203/65, RG34M 83403/2, RG34-C-1-b, RG34M 81203/53, RG34M 81203/14
- Type of material:
- Textual material, Architectural and technical drawings, Photographs, Maps and cartographic material
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
- Item ID number:
- Context of this record:
Record Information – Details
- Series includes:
1180 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)
- Bilingual equivalent:
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- Place of creation:
- No place, unknown, or undetermined
0.40 m of textual records
ca. 5759 architectural drawings
8 presentation panels some mounted on heavy backing
ca. 4309 technical drawings
ca. 4271 maps some on acetate
ca. 415 remote-sensing images some mounted on heavy backing
7 leaves photocopies
2 prints col. 42 x 34 cm.
7 microfilm reels : 35 mm
13 microfilm reels : 16 mm
- Language of material:
- Added language of material:
- English, French
- Scope and content:
Series consists of bound reports for the 1901 to 1967; xerox copies of the French version for 1948-1967 and microfilm copies from 1901 to 1981, of which those from 1967 to 1981 are in both official languages (reels T-1516 and T-1517). These bound Annual Reports of the National Capital Commission and its direct predecessors, the Ottawa Improvement Commission and the Federal District Commission, contains lists of officers and committees, projects, plans, new accomplishments, photographs, and capital and maintenance budgets. Presently the Annual Report is prepared by the Planning, Finance and Procurement Division of the Strategic Planning and Information Management Branch.
Within the cartographic material, architectural and technical drawing media, are the following accessions: RG34M 81203/14 consists of plans for projects prepared for display purposes, for the Confederation Square Development, John B. Parkin Associates, 1962; National Capital Region Plan, Project Planning Associates Limited, 1967; and the NCC Sparks & Wellington Park Study for the Garden of the Provinces. In addition, there are low altitude aerial photos of the region, subdivision maps, and some Greber report material. RG34M 81203/53 consists of material relating to projects such as bridges, buildings, and parkways. The plans are located in rolls #1 to 2600. RG34M 81203-65 also consists of plans relating to bridges, buildings, and parkways. The accession is divided into two parts: an estimated 1500 plans located in rolls #2603 to 3500, for the period 1964 to 1981; and an estimated 300 drawings submitted to the Advisory Committee on Design, organized chronologically from 1967 to 1981. RG34M 83403/2 consists of plans from various sources, in rolls ranging from #1 to #600. The plans are divided into 8 subject categories: buildings (BG), bridges (BR), fountains (F), parkways (P), roadways (R), transformer sites (T), utilities (U), and various (V). RG34M 83403-14 consists of revised drawings of the Confederation Square east bank development truck tunnel and roadway system, stage 1, NCC, Ottawa, prepared by Searle Wilbee Rowland. These drawings show the service roads, paving plans, and utility installations and removals bordering the building of the Dept. of National Defense at the Colonel By Drive-Nicholas Street-Mackenzie King Bridge location. RG34M 1998-0677-8 Surveys and Mapping records consist of three series of maps and photomaps of the National Capital Region: 1) 1:1 250 maps, 2) 1:2 500 maps, 3) 1:5 000 and 1:1 250 photomaps. Each series is accessible through accompanying index maps.
Microfilm reels T-27174 -- T-27177 consist of studies and reports originating from the Planning Branch from 1975 - 1982. Microfilm reels T-27178 -- T-27184 consist of working papers of the Executive Director of Planning from 1986 organized alphabetically by subject.
- Additional name(s):
- Ottawa Improvement Commission (Canada)
- Gréber, Jacques, 1882-1962
- Canada. Federal District Commission
- Canada. National Capital Commission. Landscape Architecture Section
- Canada. National Capital Commission. Strategic Planning and Information Management Branch
- Searle Wilbee Rowland (Firm)
- De Leuw Cather Canada
- John B. Parkin Associates
- Project Planning Associates
- Biography/Administrative history:
Canada. National Capital Commission. Strategic Planning and Information Management Branch : The Strategic Planning and Information Management Branch's (SPIM) main functions are to provide corporate-wide strategic and financial advice, as well as the technological tools and expertise that ensure the effective and efficient operation of the NCC. By promoting the efficient and effective delivery of branch services and technological tools, this branch permits the implementation, by executive and operational sectors of the NCC, of the mandate and strategic goals. The scope of the branch's operations includes: strategic and corporate planning; financial management; procurement management; facilities management; material management; technology services; geomatic services; document management; access to information and privacy; and administrative services. This branch's activities all radiate within the context of the corporate service function it provides across the NCC.
- Finding aid:
(Paper) Finding aid 34-1 is a typed volume list. 34-1 (90: Open)Architectural drawing; cartographic material; technical drawing; textual record; graphic material (Paper) RG34M 81203/14 consists of an item listing of some of the foldered and boxed material. RG34M 81203/53 consists of a finding aid by plan roll number prepared for rolls #1 to 758. RG34M 81203/65 consists of a finding aid by plan roll prepared only for rolls #2603 to 3500. RG34M 83403/2 consists of index cards copies at the NCC. The cards are arranged alphabetically within the subject categories. RG34M 83403/14 consists of an item listing. RG34M 81203/14; RG34M 81203/53; RG34M 81203/65; RG34M 83403/2; RG34M 83403/14. Finding aids are available in main reference room. (90: Open)Architectural drawing; cartographic material; technical drawing (Electronic) RG34M 1998-00677-8: Finding aid is a computer-generated item list. RG34M 81203/53: Please consult lower level descriptions. RG34M 81203/53; RG34M 1998-00677-8. (90: Open)(Electronic) Documents on microfilm reels T1516 and T1517 have been digitized and are available at the following address: (90: Open)
- Additional information:
- General Note:
Architectural, technical drawing and cartographic material: RG34M 81203/14: The Gréber material is reproduced elsewhere, for example: in the Plan for the national capital, preliminary report, 1948; and the Plan for the national capital, general report, 1950. RG34M 81203/53: Rolls #1 to 758 (items #1 to 1169) have been processed. Note that the rolls subsequent to #758 are not processed. There is limited access through a register by plan number, provided by the NCC, in the acquisition documentation file. RG34M 83403/2: These plans were not incorporated into the numbered system of plans transferred in RG34M, accessions 81203/53 and 81203/65. The plans in this accession have their own index system and were microfilmed prior to transfer. RG34M 83403/14: Base plans: Confederation Square east bank development tunnel and roadway system- stage 1 / National Capital Commission. Ottawa, 1969. De Leuw Cather Canada Ltd. is the consulting engineering firm which designed the base plans. Original date of drawings, before revisions, is 30 June 1969. Accession lacks item #5.
- Source of title:
- Title is based on the contents of the series.
- Physical description note:
- RG34M 83403/14: All items are stamped: As built. This contract drawing has been revised to include all revisions to the contract.
- Note on the state of conservation:
- RG34M 81203/14: The Parc Moussette survey and some remote-sensing images of subdivisions need repairs due to tape residue.
- Custodial history:
- RG34M 81203/14 was transferred in June 1981 from the National Capital Commission. RG34M 81203/53 was transferred in Dec. 1979 by the NCC, at the Federal Records Centre, from transfer no. 72H1. RG34M 81203/65 was transferred in March 1982 from the Federal Records Centre, transfer no. 72H2, by the NCC. RG34M 83403/2 was transferred in March 1983 from the NCC. Source and date of RG34M 83403/14 are uncertain. RG34M 1998-00677-8 was acquired by direct transfer from the NCC Surveys and Mapping Divison in Nov. 1997. The Surveys and Mapping Division has since been almalgamated into the Information Technologies and Geomatics Services Division. In 2007, 7 35 mm microfilm and 2 16 mm reels had been transferred.
- Cartographic math data:
Architectural drawing: Scales differ.
Cartographic material: Scales differ.
Technical drawing: Scales differ.
- Availability of other formats note:
Microfilm copies of the Annual Reports from 1901 to 1981 are available on reels T-1516 and T-1517.
Architectural, technical drawing and cartographic material: RG34M 81203-53: Items #2, 3, 170, 174, 264b, 266, 311, 320, 331a, 333, 339, 345, 348, 459, 460, 464, 476, 479, 513a, 544, 1097, 1102, 1105, and 1106 have been microfilmed. The NMC microfiche numbers are listed in the finding aid. RG34M 83403-2: Plans #356 and 361 have been microfilmed.
- Restrictions on access note:
RG34M 81203/14: There are oversize items within this accession. Researchers are advised that these items will not be circulated from the Renfrew Archives Centre.
RG34M 81203/65: At present, the whole of the first part of the accession is listed as requiring conservation. Researchers are advised to contact the Physical Control Section of the National Archives for access to the material. For the Advisory Committee on Design material, the NCC has supplied a listing by meeting covering the period 1967 to 1971 and by drawing number for the period 1976 to 1981. The listing is part of the acquisition documentation file. As these records are not yet processed, the researcher is advised to contact the NCC for more complete access.
RG34M 83403/2: The accession is not yet processed. There is a shelf list within the acquisition documentation file. Researchers are advised to contact the NCC for more complete access.
- Further accruals are expected.
- Related material:
- Within RG34M, accessions 81203/53, 81203/65, and 83403/2 are related material concerning National Capital Commission plans. For those rolls subsequent to #3500, the researcher is referred to the NCC.
- Container note(s):
T-1516 : Microfilm copies Copy No. 1
T-1516 : Microfilm copies Copy No. 2
T-1516 : Microfilm copies Copy No. 3
T-1516 : Microfilm copies Copy No. 4
T-1516 : Microfilm copies Copy No. 5
T-1516 : Microfilm copies Copy No. 6
T-1517 : Microfilm copies Copy No. 1
T-1517 : Microfilm copies Copy No. 2
T-1517 : Microfilm copies Copy No. 3
T-1517 : Microfilm copies Copy No. 4
T-1517 : Microfilm copies Copy No. 5
T-1517 : Microfilm copies Copy No. 6
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