Series 13 - Records of the Department of Media Services and Media Resources

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Records of the Department of Media Services and Media Resources

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  • Multiple media

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CA ON00340 F515-13

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  • 1948-2007, predominantly 1960-1985 (Creation)
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    United Church of Canada. Division of Communication. Department of Media Services and Media Resources.

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ca. 22.46 m of textual records and other material

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(1973-1999)

Administrative history

In 1973, the Department of Media Services was established bringing together the functions of the former Audio Visual Resources and Broadcasting Departments, and of Communication Education because their work often overlapped. The impact of that was that film was seem as a medium appropriate ether to projection on a screen or to broadcasting on television, while taped radio programs could be used as an audio tape for inter church educational use. The traditional boundaries disappeared which also included the sale of material between departments. In 1983 the Department of Media Resources was established by adding the Education for Mission function. Thus Berkeley Studio, AVEL, the Audio Visual Consultant and the mission interpretation and education programme became components of this new Department. The Department participated in various interdenominational bodies including Interchurch Broadcasting, the World Association for Christian Communication, the communication wing of the National Council of Churches of Christ (U.S.A.), the media magazine Media and Values, the Canadian Church Press and Associated Church Press. Berkeley Studio was responsible for production of radio and television, film and still pictures (photographs, filmstrips, slides), and was involved in the production of material for Vision TV, the Canadian interfaith religious television network. With restructuring in the late 1990s and early 2000s the unit became the Audio Visual Unit under the Resource Development Cluster in 1999, then Berkeley Studio from 2002 to 2006, and Multi Media Producer under Graphics and Print Unit Creative Services from 2013 to the present.

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Series contains eleven subseries: 1) Minutes, 1978-1988, 2) Records of the Director’s Office, 1959-1988, 3) Records of Berkeley Studio, 1955-2007, 4) Records of the Television and Film Unit, 1963-2007, 5) Records relating to Interchurch and Interfaith Communications, 1965-2006, 6) Records relating to Nancy Edwards Programming, 1948-1980, 7) Records of the Audio/Visual Production Unit, 1962-1989, 8) Records of the Still Pictures Unit, 1956-1990, 9) Records relating to AVEL and Medial Consulting, 1970-1989, 10) Records relating to Mission Interpretation, 1976-1988, 11) Records of the Editors, 1985-1987.

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Physical description

Includes: 10689 photographs and negatives, 16 photo albums, 1504 film reels, 143 video tapes, 1327 audio reels, 761 audio tapes, 9 vinyl records, 1 floppy disc.

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Created July 2019, AZ

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