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Airport Board's correspondence
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- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title taken from previous file list.
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- Vancouver (B.C.). Airport Board
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0.13 m of textual records
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In 1929, the City of Vancouver purchased 478.61 acres on Sea Island as the site for an airport which was formally opened in 1931. The airport was administered by special committees composed of City Council members and the airport manager. During World War II, the City's authority regarding the airport was assumed by the federal government, although the special committee continued to function in the daily operation of the airport. Control of the airport was returned to the City in 1947. In 1949, the special committee method of airport administration was changed by by-law no. 3146, which created the Vancouver Airport Board. The Board, which consisted of five unpaid members, functioned as the administrative body for the airport until the City sold its interest in the operation to the federal government in 1962.
Official custodian was the Office of the City Clerk
Scope and content
Series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence relating to requests received from the private and public sectors on matters in which the Board was authorized to grant permission, e.g. site, buildings, insurance, etc. Attached items include plans. Files also contain cross-reference sheets pointing to correspondence filed in series 523, Operational subject files. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent or subject.
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For other Vancouver Airport Board records see series 47 (Minutes), 523 (Operational subject files), and 524 (Ledgers).