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Department of the Secretary of State of Canada fonds [multiple media] 

1. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
2. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
3. Canada. Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
4. Canada. Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
5. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
6. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
7. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
8. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
9. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
10. Canada. Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
11. Canada. Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
12. Canada. Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
13. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection
14. Elizabeth II, Queen collection [graphic material]
15. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
16. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
17. Canada. Secretary of State for External Affairs collection [graphic material]
18. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State of Canada collection [graphic material]
19. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State of Canada collection [graphic material]
20. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
21. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
22. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State [object]
23. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
24. Canada. Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
25. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
26. Canada: Department of the Secretary of State for Canada collection [graphic material]
27. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State for Canada collection [graphic material]
28. Canada. Employment and Immigration Canada (Commission) collection [graphic material]
29. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
30. Graham Johnston collection [graphic material]
31. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State collection [graphic material]
32. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State. State Protocol and Ceremonial collection [graphic material] (123-040283-7)
33. Department of the Secretary of State [graphic material]
34. Canada. Department of Secretary of State [graphic material]
35. Secretary of State for Canada [graphic material]
36. Canada. Department of the Secretary of State [graphic material]
37. Canada. Department of the Secretary of State [graphic material]
38. Canada. Department of the Secretary of the State [graphic material]
39. Canada. Dept. of the Secretary of State [graphic material] State Ceremonial Branch (1996-02549-X)
40. Canada. Department of the Secretary of State [object]
41. Department of the Secretary of State [textual records]
42. CITIZENSHIP SECTOR, MULTICULTURAL DIRECTORATE [textual records]
43. Citizenship Development Branch, Edmonton, Grant Files and Administrative Files [textual record] (119-000056-3)
44. Grant Files and Administrative Files. Area Office, Yellowknife, N.W.T [textual records] (119-000051-2)
45. Dossiers-sujets de la Région de l'Ontario, Multiculturalisme et Citoyenneté [document textuel] (2003-00055-0)
46. Citizenship Branch, Grant Secretariat, Grant Case Files [textual record] (122-000349-2)
47. Secretary of State, Multicultural Directorate [textual records] (123-000435-1)
48. Multicultural Directorate [textual records] (123-000437-8)
49. Multicultural Directorate [textual records] (123-000446-7)
50. Department of Secretary of State [textual record] (1996-01464-1)
51. Department of Secretary of State [textual record] (1996-01485-4)
52. Multiculturalism [textual record] (1997-01119-0)
53. Departmental Ministerial Papers [textual record] (1997-01186-7)
54. CANADA. SECRETARY OF STATE / SECRÉTARIAT D'ÉTAT
55. CANADA. SECRETARY OF STATE / SECRÉTARIAT D'ÉTAT
56. CANADA. SECRETARY OF STATE (120-060170-X)
57. CANADA. SECRETARY OF STATE / SECRÉTARIAT D'ÉTAT (121-060016-1)
58. CANADA. SECRETARY OF STATE / SECRÉTARIAT D'ÉTAT (102-060005-5)
59. State Ceremonial Branch [graphic material] (1998-00025-7)
60. Department of the Secretary of State fonds [object]
61. Department of the Secretary of State fonds [object]
62. Department of the Secretary of State Multiculturalism Directorate [moving images]
63. Operational subject files of Voluntary Action and Youth Participation Program [textual record] (2004-00703-6)
64. Dossiers opérationnels de la Direction des ressources d'information [document textuel] (2005-00252-6)

Date(s)

[1848-1996]

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

ca. 150.0 m of textual records.
3 photographs b&w.
31 reproductions offset lithographs.
ca. 0.6 m of textual records
17 videocassettes (ca. 9 h, 24 min)
25 film reels (ca. 17 h, 16 min)
2 audio cassettes (ca. 2 h)
1 filmstrip
13 audio reels (4 h, 20 min)

English
Added language of material: French

Scope and content

Fonds consists of records created and/or maintained by the Department of the Secretary of State of Canada and its predecessors. Researchers are cautioned that unprocessed textual records and records in other media are not reflected in this description. Photographic material consists of a photogravure (and two copy prints) of Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Philip, signed by both as well as reproductions of drawings of famous canadians in their youth. Audio-visual material can be found in the series entitled Miscellaneous audio-visual material from the Department of the Secretary of State, as well as the lower level descriptions of the Citizenship Sector series.

Textual records
32: Restricted by law
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Moving images (film)
90: Open
Moving images (video)
90: Open
Sound recordings
96: Restrictions vary
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
C 0116
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
SC 2075
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.
RG6
Other accession no.
1981-049 NPC

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.
Photographs: No restrictions on use. Copyright to be determined. Credit: name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / copy negative number.
Photographs: No restrictions on use. Copyright to be determined. Credit: name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / copy negative number.

Finding aids are available. See lower level descriptions and accession records in ArchiviaNet (the NA website). (Other)

Biography / Administrative history

The Department of the Secretary of State was established at Confederation and assumed the responsibilities of the Pre-confederation Provincial Secretary which was primarily concerned with civic and cultural affairs,. An Act (31 Vic., Cap. 42) was passed in 1868 confirming these responsibilities. In 1873, the short lived post-Confederation Secretary of State for the Provinces was partially absorbed by the Department of Secretary of State which became responsible for conducting official correspondence with the provinces.

Originally the official channel of communication between the Dominion of Canada and the government of Great Britain, the Department also had the responsibility for state and ceremonial occasions from its inception. Early responsibilities included management of Indian and Crown Lands, and the duties of the Registrar General. At various times the Department has been responsible for the RCMP, the Public Service Commission, State Protocol, Patents, Copyrights, Trade Marks and Industrial Designs, Elections, Government Printing and Stationery, the Custodian of Enemy Property, and Arts and Culture. It has also been responsible for Citizenship and Naturalization, Multiculturalism, Education support, and the application of the Official Languages Act. Although many changes in the responsibilities of the Secretary of State have occurred, its primary functions of communication and registration remained unaltered since Confederation.

The Secretary of State reported directly to parliament during its lifetime on its own behalf and on behalf of numerous cultural bodies including the Canada Council, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Public Service Commission (including the PSC Advisory Council on the Status of Women). In 1993, the functions of the Secretary of State, where they continued, became the responsibility of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Additional information

Source of title
RSC, 1985, c. S-17

Accruals
Further accruals are expected.

Government

Other system control no.

Related control no.

1. 75/011
2. 80/017
3. 96/021
4. 97/032
5. 1959-025 PIC
6. 1961-065 PIC
7. 1961-096 PIC
8. 1961-112 PIC
9. 1963-029 PIC
10. 1966-036 NPC
11. 1967-0153 MISA
12. 1967-048 PIC
13. 1967-065 PIC
14. 1967-081 NPC
15. 1967-150 NPC
16. 1967-153 NPC
17. 1968-039 NPC
18. 1968-065 NPC
19. 1968-105 PIC
20. 1968-191 NPC
21. 1969-0020 MISA
22. 1969-037 NPC
23. 1970-244 NPC
24. 1972-008 MED
25. 1972-295 NPC
26. 1973-076 PIC
27. 1974-0218 MISA
28. 1974-218 NPC
29. 1974-327 NPC
30. 1976-228 NPC
31. 1979-053 PIC
32. 1979-058 PIC
33. 1979-070 PIC
34. 1979-071 PIC
35. 1979-072 PIC
36. 1979-075 PIC
37. 1980-009 PIC
38. 1981-0270 MISA
39. 1981-049 NPC
40. 1982-019 MED
41. 1982-043 PIC
42. 1983-008 MED
43. 1983-84/154 GAD
44. 1984-149 NPC
45. 1984-85/248 GAD
46. 1985-075 NPC
47. 1986-030 NPC
48. 1986-189 NPC
49. 1989-253 X DAP
50. 1989-307 DAP
51. 1991-92/052 GAD
52. 1991-92/057 GAD
53. 1992-0264 MISA
54. 1993-0132 MISA
55. 1993-94/294 GAD
56. 1994-95/349 VFRC
57. 1995-180 DAP
58. 1995-96/435 GAD
59. 1995-96/437 GAD
60. 1995-96/446 GAD
61. 1996-442 DAP
62. 1996-97/465 GAD
63. 1996-97/486 GAD
64. 1997-98/120 GAD
65. 1997-98/187 GAD
66. 87-0161-00 HFRC
67. 88-0114-00 HFRC
68. 88-0118-00 HFRC
69. 94-0445 OFRC
70. EFRC#84-93 EFRC
71. EFRC#87-20 EFRC
72. EFRC#88-243 EFRC
73. EFRC#90-148 EFRC
74. OFRC#76-169 OFRC
75. OFRC#86-245 OFRC
76. OFRC#92-426 OFRC
77. 102-060005-5
78. 119-000051-2
79. 119-000056-3
80. 120-060170-X
81. 121-000294-9
82. 121-060016-1
83. 122-000349-2
84. 123-000435-1
85. 123-000437-8
86. 123-000446-7
87. 123-040283-7
88. 1996-01464-1
89. 1996-01485-4
90. 1996-02549-X
91. 1997-01119-0
92. 1997-01186-7
93. 1998-00025-7
94. 2003-00055-0
95. 2004-00703-6
96. 2005-00252-6
97. RG6
98. RG6-I
99. RG6-F-2
100. RG6-F-3
101. RG97