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Fiction, documentary, news, and promotional films from the l930s through to the 1950s. The documentaries cover a wide variety of subjects including agriculture, industry, transportation, and construction in peace and war. The sciences are considered, as well as medicine, education, and leisure occupations such as the graphic and performing arts, sports, and travel. Events in politics, foreign relations, war, disasters, and civil defence are covered. Native peoples and ethnic groups are the subjects of many documentaries, while, in other areas, expositions, expeditions, and visits by royalty and famous people are recorded.
Conditions of access
with written permission of copyright owner : no donor restrictions
At the time of accession the copyright on ASN productions resided with Bellevue Pathé, also known as Astral Bellevue Pathé, now part of Covitec Inc., all requests for reproduction on the material on which they still own copyright should be addressed to them. As of 29 January 2001 the name of Astraltech has changed to Astral Media. Their address remains the same at 2100, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Suite 1000, Montreal, Quebec H3H 2T3, telephone (514) 939-5000, fax (514) 939-1515.
As per the 1998 Deed of Gift, copyright on some of these titles has been transferred to the National Archives of Canada. For a list of these titles, see Appendix A of the 1998 Deed of Gift.
Moving images (film): with written permission of copyright owner : no donor restrictions
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