Office of the Transport Controller [textual record, technical drawing]
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Office of the Transport Controller [textual record, technical drawing]Hierarchical level:SeriesDate:1939-1948Reference:R184-311-X-E, RG12-A-2, RG12M 1967-00001-8Type of material:Textual material, Architectural and technical drawingsFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:185695
Record Information – DetailsSeries includes:123 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1939-1948Place of creation:No place, unknown, or undeterminedExtent:6.24 m of textual records
1 technical drawing : blueprint ; 45 x 76 cm.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:Series consists of classified registry files relating to the various administrative and operational activities of the Transport Controller Office, including the coordination and provision of transportation facilities for men and materials. The files were assigned the prefix of "26" within the classified central registry system. Created with a security classification of "Confidential" or higher, these records form part of the Central Registry operations, but were maintained physically separate within the department, and therefore belong to a different filing system.
Technical drawing consists of a plan of passenger cars for the Pennsylvania Railroad consists of one plan, prepared by the chief of motive power, Pennsylvania Railroad on 1 Jan 1943, and collected by the transport controller.Additional name(s):Biography/Administrative history:Canada. Dept. of Transport. Office of the Transport Controller : In November 1939, a Transport Controller was established to coordinate the movement, on land and on water, of troops, naval forces, materials and supplies on behalf of the government and other Allied nations (P.C. 3677, 15 November 1939). The Transport Controller worked closely with the Department of National Defence's Directorate of Movement to ensure that war material was transported quickly and efficiently. The Office of the Transport Controller was also responsible for the movement and accommodation of the armed forces in transit. The Office of the Transport Controller operated until 1948.Finding aid:(Electronic) Finding aid 12-1 is a computer generated box list. 12-1(Electronic) Finding aid 12-2 is a computer generated file list. 12-2(Paper) Finding aid 12-169 consists of handwritten index cards arranged numerically by the file number. A list by subject category is available for the files of the Transport Controller's office, 1939-1947 (Vols. 409-460). 12-169Technical drawing (Paper) Acquisition documentation file serves as the finding aid. RG12M 1967-00001-8 Finding aid available in the reference room. (90: Open)Additional information:Source of title:Title is based on the contents of the series.Custodial history:RG12M 1967-00001-8 was transferred on 4 July 1996 from the photo accession 1967-088. The actual provenance of this item since it was transferred from dormant storage at the records centre in 1967, is Government Archives Division accession 67-28, transferred on 18 Sept. 1967 to photo accession, transferred back on 7 Sept. 1982 to Government Archives Division, and subsequently transferred on 4 July 1996 to the Cartographic & Architectural Acquisition & Research Section.Arrangement note:In earlier versions of the RG12 inventory the files of the Transport Controller Office were merged with the general Classified registry files series (now MIKAN 133871, RG12-A-2).Cartographic math data:RG12M 1967-00001-8: Technical drawing: Scale indeterminable.Accruals:No further accruals are expected.Related material:Related records may also be found in the Merchant Seaman Branch series (MIKAN 185393, RG12-A-1) as well as in the Classified registry files series (MIKAN 133871, RG12-A-2).Source:Government
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