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Description found in Archives

Directorate of History and Heritage [multiple media]. 

Series consists of

Date(s)

1913-1989

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

168.3 m of textual records
24 negatives b&w nitrate
15 negatives b&w
95 technical drawings
12 leaves
ca. 3329 maps
35 remote-sensing images
2 pictures
29 film reels (11 h, 16 min)
33 videocassettes (13 h)
241 audio cassettes (ca. 241 h, 30 min)
58 audio discs (9 h, 41 min, 30s): phonograph, glass
12 audio reels (ca. 12 h, 30 min)

Scope and content

Series consists of records accumulated by the Directorate of History (DHist) and its predecessors primarily for use in writing official histories of Canada's armed forces. The series consists of the following sub-series: Kardex System, Canadian Airmen of the First World War [data file], Photographs, Sound Recordings, Moving Images, Maps and Technical Drawings.

Textual records
32: Restricted by law
Architectural: technical drawings
90: Open
Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
Cartographic material
96: Restrictions vary
Moving images (film)
32: Restricted by law
Moving images (video)
32: Restricted by law
Sound recordings
32: Restricted by law
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Biography / Administrative history

The Directorate of History (DHist) was formed in 1964 by amalgamating the Army Historical Section with the offices of the Air Historian and the Naval Historian. After integration the Directorate was attached to the Chief of the Defence Staff, but was shifted to the responsibility of ADM Policy and Communication in 1990. In 1996, ADM Personnel took responsibility for DHist. (December 1, 1997) General Inventory RG 24

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.

Subject heading

1. Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Directorate of History
2. Canada. Ministère de la défense nationale. Service historique
3. Armed Forces History Canada
4. Forces armées Histoire Canada

Government

Related control no.

1. 2000/014
2. 69/014
3. 1984-85/098 GAD
4. 1996-97/719 GAD
5. 1997-98/400 GAD
6. 1996-01718-7
7. 1997-00069-5
8. 2000-01318-X
9. 2001-00701-9
10. 2003-00441-6
11. 2008-00685-9
12. 2008-00814-2
13. 2008-00818-5
14. 2008-00825-8
15. 2008-00829-0
16. 2008-00830-4
17. 2008-00851-7
18. 2008-00855-X
19. 2008-00868-1
20. 2009-00005-6
21. RG24
22. RG24-G-3-1