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Fonds AM326 - Architectural Institute of British Columbia fonds

A.I.B.C. meeting - part 1 A.I.B.C. meeting - part 2 A.I.B.C. meeting - part 3 A.I.B.C. meeting - part 4

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Architectural Institute of British Columbia fonds

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  • 1892-1987 (Creation)
    Architectural Institute of British Columbia

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  • 9.1 m of textual records
  • 136 photographs
  • 16 architectural drawings
  • 2 audio cassettes

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In 1892 the British Columbia Institute of Architects was established in Victoria under the Literary Societies Act for the advancement, protection and elevation of architecture and the cultivation of friendly intercourse among members of the profession. In 1914 it became an independent society under the Benevolent Societies Act. In 1920 the Provincial Legislature passed the British Columbia Architects Act, incorporating the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) and regulating persons who practiced as architects.

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The fonds consists of early organizational records; correspondence; records pertaining to membership and licensure; Examining Board records; minutes of Annual and Special General Meetings and related correspondence; audit reports; records of committees, seminars and task forces; Council of Presidents records; Council and Executive Committee meeting minutes; records pertaining to the incorporation of architectural firms; records of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada; subject files; and other records pertaining to the activities of the AIBC.

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Presented by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.


  • Arranged into the following series: A.I.B.C. chapters (1951, 1958-1987); A.I.B.C. incorporation (1892, 1914-1924, 1937); Acts and by-laws (1962-1987); Annual and Special General Meetings (1920-1983); Architectural Centre (1958-1970); Audit reports (1921-1951); Calendars (1921, 1928, 1941); Committees, seminars and task forces (1957-1982); Competitions (1957-1979); Correspondence (1919-1987); Council minutes (1920-1959); Council of Presidents (1979-1982); Education (1958-1987); Examining Board (1947-1975); Executive Committee meetings (1987); Government agencies (1980-1983); Incorporation (1967-1986); Lee's Case (1974-1980); Miscellaneous files (1911-1972); Planning Boards and Associations (1958-1966); Public relations (1971-1982); Registrar's files (1925-1943, 1969-1982); Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (1907-1909, 1948-1978); and Subject files (1950-1951, 1959-1987).
  • Includes records from separate accruals formerly identified and described as AM326, AM707 and AM986. These descriptions have been amalgamated into a single fonds; citations for these records should use only AM326.

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