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Description found in Archives

Department of Agriculture fonds [multiple media]. 



Place of creation


642.88 m of textual records.
25 microfilm reels.
462 film reels (ca. 153 h, 13 min).
327 photographs: b&w.
ca. 1800 architectural drawings
69 maps
ca. 226 technical drawings
45 leaves
77 p. : typescript, ill.
51 audio cassettes (ca. 34 h, 30 min)
3 videocassettes (2 h, 20 min)
1,442 audio reels (ca. 559 h)
8 glass negatives: col.
17 slides: b&w., col.
81 negatives: b&w.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of records created and/or maintained by the Department of Agriculture and its predecessors. Researchers are cautioned that unprocessed textual records are not reflected in this description. Photographs, film, microfilm reels, maps, architectural and technical drawings are now processed and added to the description. Moving images material consists of the following: various films on rabies produced by the National Film Board for the Department of Agriculture; Expo '67 pavilions under construction; recordings of the Management Council and of the Agcellence Awards of 1987; the history of Agriculture Canada; the Central Experimental Farm; research and scientists in agriculture and education; farming; farm technology; marketing and other aspects. This material can be found within the the lower level descriptions of the Experimental Farm Service series; the Research Branch series; the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration series; and the Miscellaneous records - Agriculture Canada series. Sound recordings material consists of the following: informative pieces from the Information Division of the Department of Agriculture; various NFPMC council and executive meetings, interviews, radio commentaries, public hearing, committee meeting, signatories meeting and annual meeting of NFPMC; and the proceedings of the consultative Group on International Agriculture Research held in Ottawa, May 1986. This material can be found within the lower level descriptions of the International Programs Branch series; and the Miscellaneous records - Agriculture Canada series.

Textual records: microform
32: Restricted by law
Moving images (film)
96: Restrictions vary
Architectural: technical drawings
90: Open
Cartographic material
90: Open
Moving images (video)
90: Open
Sound recordings
96: Restrictions vary
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from 4 to 7
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
RV4 172
Restrictions not set
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Item no. assigned by LAC
from 1 to 3
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Finding aids are available. See lower level descriptions and accession records in ArchiviaNet (the NA website). (Other)

See MISACS database for item level descriptions. (Electronic)

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Further accruals are expected.

Availability of other formats note
The following item has been digitized: PA-126771 (DAPDCAP).


Other system control no.