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Description found in Archives
Sub-series consists of
Sub-series part of
1. Canada. Centennial Commission collection [graphic material]
2. Collection Canada. Commission du Centenaire [documents iconographiques]
3. Canada. Centennial Commission collection [graphic material]
4. Canada. Centennial Commission collection [graphic material]
5. Miscellaneous files of Information Division [textual record]
6. [Four centennial projects] [architectural drawing]
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
4 architectural drawings 51 x 77 cm or smaller.
Language of material
Scope and content
Sub-series consists of records from the Information Division Chief, the Associate Chief and the Information Coordinator, as well as printed material. Included are speeches delivered by John Fisher, subject correspondence files of the Commission's projects, drafts of the "Centennial Bulletin" and "John Fisher Reports", press releases, advertising and biographical sketches. Also included are the files of William (Bill) McGuire (Volume 817). Sub-series also contains the photographic records contracted by the Centennial Commission. The photographs document events, people and places across Canada involved in the Centennial celebrations, including the Centennial Train, Centennial Caravan, July 1st celebrations, the visit of Queen Elizabeth, the Pan-American Games, the Dominion-Provincial Conference, 1961, and the Charlottetown Conference, 1961 and many other related events. Architectural drawings consist of copies for 4 projects submitted to the Centennial Commission. They include a cultural centre and library in Maniwaki, Quebec; a centennial project building in Lancaster, New Brunswick; the proposed entrance to a centennial park (unknown location); and a planetarium (unknown location).
Conditions of access
Copyright belongs to the Crown on all textual records.
Copyright on photographs is National Archives of Canada, except for photographs taken by Malak Karsh, in which case copyright is with Malak. Architectural drawings: Crown copyright.
Finding aid 69-8 is a handwritten file list. 69-8 (Paper)
Finding aid for photographs in accession 1968-074. FA-079 (Paper)
Architectural drawing Finding aid consists of an item listing. Finding aid available in main reference room. RG69M 78903/5 90 (Paper)
Biography / Administrative history
The Information Division was responsible for the dissemination of information related to activities promoted by the Commission. The main officers in the Division were: the Chief, J. Struthers; the Associate Chief, Léa Pétrin; and the Information Coordinator, Arthur MacDonald. The Division was part of the Public Relations and Information Branch. RG69 General Inventory
Source of title
Formatted contents note
Related control no.
1. 1967-134 NPC
2. 1968-074 NPC
3. 1974-270 NPC
4. 1982-83/073 GAD
5. 78903/5 CA
6. RG69M 78903/5
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