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Friends of the BC Archives: Unseen BC

2012

Newly Accessible Archival Films
in Video Transfers funded by the Friends

Sunday, February 19, 2012,
2:00-4:00 pm.
Newcombe Conference Hall

Children at film screening, Provincial Museum (1950) : BC Archives/Royal BC Museum I-26843

The BC Archives film collection at the Royal BC Museum is a unique and valuable resource for watching the province’s past in motion. However, many of the films are unavailable for public viewing because of their age or fragility. This year, with funding from the Friends of the BC Archives, the archives has selected some of these films and had them transferred to video.

The new transfers include BC government productions, advertising shorts, home movies, and unedited footage, shot between 1928 and 1955. They offer interesting glimpses of rural and small-town life, childhood, travel, bee-keeping, outdoor recreation, and the life of a lone hand logger.

Archivist and film historian Dennis J. Duffy of the Royal BC Museum will introduce selected highlights from these newly accessible B.C. films, and talk about why and where they were made. As a bonus, silent movie enthusiast Stanley Fox will provide atmospheric music selections to complement the silent images.

For more information about this event, contact Ron Greene, Secretary of the Friends, 250-598-1835. This event is free for Friends of the Archives, $5.00 for non-members, payable at the door. Call in advance for information about special needs access.

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