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Files of the Historical Records Section [textual record]. 



Place of creation


4.6 m of textual records

Scope and content

Series consists of subject files and reports compiled by O. M. Hill, Department Historian, in her preparation between 1972 and 1977 of the history of the Department of Trade and Commerce. Some of the reports date from the early 1960's when the departmental history project was first begun. The bulk of this material consists of subject files and historical sketches. There are also many historical reports prepared by research assistants on such varied topics as the Ottawa conference, 1932; steamship subsidies; trade with the British West Indies; etc. The subject files contain original pieces of correspondence that were taken from central registry files as well as copies of such correspondence. In addition, such files contain a short essay on the given subject.

Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
from 1411 to 1428
from 1629 to 1633
90: Open
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
from 1857 to 1858
32: Restricted by law
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Finding aid 20-28 is a typed file list. 20-28 (Paper)

Additional information

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

Further accruals are expected.