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Public Relations and Information Branch [textual record, graphic material, architectural drawing]. 

Series consists of



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

76.6 m of textual records.
34,700 photographs.
4 architectural drawings 51 x 77 cm or smaller.

Scope and content

Series consists of records created and maintained by Public Relations and Information Branch. The series contains sub-series relating to various officials and Divisions within the Branch.

Textual records
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Architectural: technical drawings
90NA: Open but not available
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.
Copyright on photographs is National Archives of Canada, except for photographs, except for photographs taken by Malak Karsh, in which case copyright is with Malak.

Biography / Administrative history

In addition to the effort of planning and organizing the celebrations for Canada's Centennial it was necessary, if the plans were to achieve maximum success, to encourage the most complete participation possible by all Canadians. The responsibility for arousing the interest of the whole country and enlisting participation in the celebrations for the entire year fell to the Public Relations and Information Branch. Among the methods used by the Branch in this effort was a monthly newsletter to inform the public of programs and projects of the Centennial Commission. In addition the Branch was responsible for arranging and preparing interviews on local and national radio and television, organizing press conferences, acting as liaison with the National Film Board and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and disseminating pamphlets, facts sheets, guidelines, do-it-yourself kits, and other publications prepared by the Commission. The Branch maintained a reference section to keep abreast of all projects - both government and private sector - taking place across Canada. The services of the Branch were also available to members of the National Conference on the Centennial. RG69 General Inventory

Additional information

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

No further accruals are expected.