Fonds - Rodney M. Booth fonds

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Rodney M. Booth fonds

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  • 1930-2014 (Creation)
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    Booth, Rodney M.

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1.08 m of textual records
14 photographs

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(1933-2014)

Biographical history

Rodney M. Booth was born in Arvida, Quebec. He obtained a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological College (UTC). He was later awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from UTC. Booth was ordained by Montreal-Ottawa Conference in 1957 and served congregations in Nakusp (1957-1959) and East Trail (1960-1966). He became the first Director of Student Affairs at Selkirk College, Castlegar in 1966. The following year, he became Director of Broadcasting for BC Conference, pioneering the church’s venture into television. In 1984, he moved to Toronto to serve as Media Director/Executive Producer of United Church Television with the National Division of Communication. Booth was Chairperson of the World Council of Churches' Communicators' Network, and over the years provided resources and media coverage for three Assemblies. He also participated in co-productions of documentaries with the BBC, NBC, and CBC, and earned numerous international awards for his writing and documentaries. Booth retired to Surrey, B.C. in 1999 and continued consulting in the field of broadcasting and communications for several years.

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Fonds consists of records relating to Booth's communications work for the United Church, his pastoral ministry, his teaching, and his private consulting work. Record series include: Project records ([197-?]-2010; Training materials (1962-2011); United Church of Canada materials (1978-2007); Liaison with broadcast networks (1975-2009); Resources (1930-2008); Product-related records (1956-2007); Subject files (1960-2009); Notes (1981-2012); and Memories (1959-2014).

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Records were donated to the Archives by Rodney M. Booth's widow, Maria Booth in 2016.

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Original arrangement has been reconstructed through the creator's classification system, as noted on file labels

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  • English

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Some restrictions apply; consult file list

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File list available Online finding aid

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Further accrual expected

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Priv 44

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United Church of Canada British Columbia Conference

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created August 8, 2016

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  • English

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