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Description found in Archives
Series consists of
1. Collection Office de tourisme du gouvernement canadien [documents iconographiques]
2. Canada. Collection de l'Office de tourisme du gouvernement canadien [documents iconographiques]
3. Administrative and operational files of Canadian Government Office of Tourism [textual record]
4. Operational central registry files of Canadian Government Office of Tourism [textual record]
5. Advertising books of the Canadian Government Office of Tourism [textual record]
6. Subject files of Canadian Government Office of Tourism, Tourism Marketing Branch [textual record] (117-000184-9)
7. Canadian Government Office of Tourism medallions [object]
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Scope and content
This is a preliminary record, please consult the linked accessions. Series consists of records created and/or maintained by the Canadian Government Office of Tourism and its predecessors the Canadian Government Travel Bureau and the Canadian Travel Bureau. These records were not filed in the departmental central registry.
Conditions of access
Copyright belongs to the Crown.
Biography / Administrative history
The Canadian Government Office of Tourism finds its origin in the Canadian Travel Bureau which was established in 1933 in the then Department of Railways and Canals. The Canadian Travel Bureau was established to promote Canadian tourist features attractive to tourists and was mainly oriented towards the American market. In 1936 the Bureau was transferred to the newly erected Department of Transport. It remained there until 1941 when it was removed to the Department of National War Services. After the war, in 1945, the Bureau was moved to the Department of Trade and Commerce where its name was changed, in 1947, to that of Canadian Government Travel Bureau. In 1948, the Bureau was transferred again, this time, to the Department of Reconstruction and Supply and, two years later, to the Department of Resources and Development which became Northern Affairs and Natural Resources in 1953. Finally, upon recommendation by the Glassco Commission, it was, in 1962, transferred back to the Department of Trade and Commerce which became the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce in 1969. Its name was changed to that of Canadian Government Office of Tourism in 1972.
Related control no.
1. 1960-034 NPC
2. 1975-379 NPC
3. 1976-013 NPC
4. 1983-84/217 GAD
5. 1983-84/230 GAD
6. 1984-032 MED
7. 1987-88/040 GAD
8. 1989-90/184 GAD
9. 76-5 OFRC
10. 76-75 OFRC
11. 78-186 OFRC
12. 83-164 OFRC
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