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Nova Scotia Information Service fonds
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- Nova Scotia Information Service
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25,006 photographs and other material
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Until 1972, Nova Scotia government information services were delivered by a variety of successive departments. Legislation in 1972 established the Nova Scotia Communications and Information Centre. In 1981 the centre became a division of the Department of Government Services. In November 1987, Nova Scotia Information Service again became a separate agency, with a mandate to facilitate the flow of communication between government and the public and to promote Nova Scotia nationally and internationally. In 1992, Nova Scotia Information Service became a division of the Department of Supply and Services.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of photographs and film productions created by the Nova Scotia Information Service. Photographs consist of black-and-white negatives from publicity and promotional events depicting Nova Scotia landscapes, communities, government activities, people, industries, and events. Film productions include promotional and documentary productions relating to many aspects of life in the province as well as original footage of various special events. Original master soundtracks available for some productions.
Includes 342 film reels, 99 audio reels, and 63 videocassettes. Some b&w kinescope films are warped and shrunken.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred from Nova Scotia Communications and Information Centre, N.S. Dept. of Government Services, and Nova Scotia Information Service form 1975 to 1991.
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Contact copy prints, 8x10 enlargements, and/or 5x7 enlargements available for some b&w negatives. Video copies available for some film productions.
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Graphic and moving image materials subject to Crown copyright.
Related records may be found in 185 Nova Scotia Department of Government Services fonds and 194 Nova Scotia Communications and Information Centre fonds.
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