Fonds - United Church of Canada. British Columbia Conference. Division of Communication fonds

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United Church of Canada. British Columbia Conference. Division of Communication fonds

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  • 1952-2001 (Creation)
    United Church of Canada. British Columbia Conference. Division of Communication

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65 cm of textual records
667 videocassettes

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In 1944, the Radio Committee was established by Conference to oversee the United Church’s radio ministry in B.C. In 1956, this committee expanded to include other media and its name was changed to the Information and Stewardship Committee. By 1963, the stewardship and education functions of the Committee had been transferred to the Missionary and Maintenance and Christian Education Committees, and its name was changed to the Communications Committee. Shortly thereafter, with the introduction of the new divisional structure of Conference, it became the new Division of Communication. The Division was made up of the two groups of committees: Educational Resources and Promotion, comprising AVEL, B.C. Image, Bookstore Overnight, Communications and Education, Resource Centres, and Small Computers; and Production and Programming, comprising Radio Broadcasting and Interchurch Television. The position of Communication Officer was discontinued in 2005.

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Fonds consists of paper records and videocassettes from the British Columbia Conference Division of Communications, and its predecessor, the Information and Stewardship Committee.

Paper records include: Information and Stewardship Committee minutes (1956-1963); Correspondence files (1974-1978); Files of Gary Magarrell (1968-1972); Files of Rodney M. Booth (1952-1987); Interchurch Television records (1973-1980); Book Store records (1985-1987); and Financial records (1957-1968).

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Records were transferred directly from BC Conference Office


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  • English

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File list available. Online Finding Aid

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ChUn 26

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Created March 26, 2015

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  • English

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