Title and statement of responsibility area
Pacific National Exhibition fonds
General material designation
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
[1900?], 1907-1985 (Creation)
- Pacific National Exhibition
Physical description area
21.81 m of textual records and other material
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Name of creator
Scope and content
The fonds consists of records created and received by the Pacific National Exhibition (P.N.E.). Records include: minutes of various committee meetings; correspondence; financial records, contracts, and other legal records; public relations and advertising records; records regarding exhibit spaces and parking; administration records; subject files; reports, studies, and surveys; programmes, prize lists, and brochures from fairs; guest books; photographs; and other records.
Includes 7,992 photographs (prints, negatives and 1 slide), 15 plans and 24 architectural drawings
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds has been permanently loaned to the Archives. Records were received by the Archives in 1974, 1986, and 1988.
Arranged into the following eleven series: 1) Minutes with accompanying reports, financial statements, and other records; 2) Correspondence; 3) Budget files and other financial records; 4) Legal services records; 5) Public Relations and Information and Advertising records; 6) Gates and Parking and Exhibit space records; 7) Administration and Attractions Department records; 8) Subject files; 9) Reports, bulletins, programmes, prize lists, and related records; 10) Guest books; and 11) Photographs (CVA 180).
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
To view records, written permission must be obtained from the donor. Restriction details: Researchers are required to obtain permission of the donor before viewing the records.
To obtain permission please contact: Debie Leyshon, Director, Corporate Services, Pacific National Exhibition, P.O. Box 69020, Vancouver, B.C., V5K 4W3, Phone: 604-251-7710, FAX: 604-251-7753 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Access form required: No
Academic approval required: Yes
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Series descriptions, subseries descriptions, and file lists are available.
For related records, see: the published history of the PNE called "Vancouver's Fair . . . " by David Breen & Kenneth Coates (S 557 C22 V353 1982); the Justice, Webb and Vincent Landscape Architects Ltd. fonds (Add. MSS. 1194), the Pearl Steen fonds (Add. MSS. 272), the Charles Van Norman fonds (Add. MSS. 755), and the topical files within the Major Matthews fonds (Add. MSS. 54)
Add. MSS. 561 and 939 have been amalgamated into Add. MSS. 281. Therefore, all citations for these records should refer to Add. MSS. 281.
Original letter (1) with J.R. Smallwood signature removed to vault - see spreadsheet