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Information Division [textual record, graphic material, architectural drawing]. 

Sub-series consists of



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

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

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).

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Architectural: technical drawings
90NA: Open but not available
Textual records
90: Open
from 552 to 567
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

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

Additional information

Physical description note
Architectural drawings have been mounted on cardboard.

Custodial history
Architectural drawings transferred from National Photography Collection in 1977 (acc. 1968-74).

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

No further accruals are expected.

Formatted contents note
Architectural drawings: Planetarium -- Centennial project for Lancaster, N.B. / Stanley W. Emmerson, architect -- Elevation of proposed entrance to park -- Centre culturel et bibliothèque municipale / Sarra-Bournet & Audet, architectes.


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
7. RG69-C-5