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Description found in Archives

Imperial Oil Collection series [multiple media]. 

Series consists of

Date(s)

[ca. 1890]-1973

Place of creation

Canada

1446 works of art : pen and ink, pencil, watercolour.
ca. 100 film reels (ca. 40 h).
7 cm of textual records.
43 photographs : b&w.
8 prints : reproductions.
1 map.

Scope and content

Series consists of fourteen hundred and forty-six works of art, ca. 1911-1950, consisting of images prepared for the "Picture Gallery of Canadian History", published by Ryerson Press (3 vols. 1942-1950) and other reconstructed images of Canadian history. Many are copies of works by other artists and historical illustrations. Also available are portraits, historical events, costumes, artifacts, geographical locations, fortification plans, and military paraphenalia. Series also contains documentary films on the oil industry in Canada, life in Newfoundland, and the Canadian Rockies, 1947-1968. Material has been divided into a media specific series entitled Moving images. Series also contains textual material, consisting of a national opinion survey, prepared for Imperial Oil Limited by Canadian Fact Limited, 1961, as well as a memorandum on the survey. Series consists of one photograph, 1962, depicting a presentation of scale models of two Junkers aircraft to the National Museum in Ottawa by Imperial Oil Limited; Imperial representative E.L. Baillie presented the models to K.M. Molson, curator of the National Aviation Museum. There are also forty-two copies of photographs, n.d., depicting the Air Transport division of Imperial Oil Limited, and its activities and personnel, including T.M. Reid; flights from Harbour Grace, Nfld.; and a portrait of J.A.D. McCurdy. Also included are eight prints, n.d., consisting of a portfolio of Canadian Historical drawings of C.W. Jeffreys and one 1938 Imperial Oil map of eastern Canada.

Moving images (film)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
96: Restrictions vary
Cartographic material
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-89982
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-89962
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Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-89975
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Graphic (art)
90: Open
Box
01673
10: Closed
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Box
from 07322 to 07328
2000858444
2000951739
A615-01
A621-02
A623-01
A625-02
from A626-01 to A626-02
A628-01
A629-01/X1 Item no. assigned by LAC 880
Item no. assigned by LAC 657
Item no. assigned by LAC 784 -- 785
90: Open
Textual records
90: Open
Volume
1
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Photographs (accession 1974-014 NPC): Library and Archives Canada does not provide copies; they must be obtained from lender. Copyright: For items still in copyright; copyright must be established by the holder of the original(s). Credit: Name of photographer / Library and Archives Canada / Copy negative no.
Photograph (accession 1962-079 NPC): No restrictions. Copyright belongs to Jack Marshall. Credit: Name of photographer / Library and Archives Canada / Copy negative no.
Art work (accession 1972-026 PIC) and prints (accession 1956-043 PIC): No restrictions. Copyright belongs to Library and Archives Canada. Credit: Library and Archives Canada .
Moving images: Reproduction with written permission of copyright owner : with written permission of donor.
Map: No restrictions.

Works of art (accession 1972-026 PIC): Online item-level description. (Other)

Works of art (accession 1972-026 PIC): Item-level description found in binder 7-10. (Other)

Works of art (accession 1972-026 PIC): Description attached to inventory in artist file. (Other)

Moving images: Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions. (Electronic)

Moving images: Refer to AV Collection file for additional information. (Paper)

Biography / Administrative history

Imperial Oil Company Limited was established in 1880 as a union of Canadian Oil producers. Originally located in London, Ontario, Imperial Oil Company moved its operations to Petrolia, Ontario in 1883. Thereafter, Imperial Oil established twenty-three branch offices and six refineries from coast to coast. In 1899, following the sale of a majority interest to Standard Oil of New Jersey, Imperial took over Standard Oil assets in Canada and moved its headquarters to Sarnia, Ontario. The company was renamed Imperial Oil Ltd. in 1959. In 1988 they purchased Texaco Canada Inc. Today, Imperial Oil Ltd. has its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. They are a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Canada Ltd., and a parent of International Petroleum Company Ltd.

Additional information

Transferred in 1976 from the Documentary Art and Photography Division.

Material in accessions 1966-0007 (MISA), 1972-0112 (MISA), 1973-0191 (MISA), and 1973-0189 (MISA) was part of the CFIs Canadian Film Archive transfer to MISA on May 12, 1975. The collection name and accession number represent the original donor/deposit date with CFI. Additional moving image material was acquired by the National Archives of Canada from Imperial Oil Limited, Toronto, Ontario between 1976 and 1990.

Custodial history
This collection of 1446 drawings and collages was sold by two of Charles W. Jefferys' daughters after his death in 1951. The sale in 1954 transferred copyright as well as physical ownership to Imperial OIl, which used the works as part of its educational and outreach efforts in the 1950s and 1960s.

Availability of other formats note
Copy negatives available: PA-089955 to PA-089994.

Associated material note
Some photographs (accessions 1974-047 NPC; 1973-119 NPC and 1976-168 NPC), previously in the custody of Library and Archives Canada, were de-accessioned and returned to the Imperial Oil Limited Corporate Archives. See accession file for further information.

Subject heading

1. Oil industries - Canada, 1961 How Canadians View the Oil Industry, 1961.
2. Oil industries - Surveys, 1961 Canada Facts Limited, 1961.

Private

Other system control no.

Related control no.

1. 1966-0007 MISA
2. 1972-0112 MISA
3. 1972-026 PIC
4. 1973-0189 MISA
5. 1973-0191 MISA
6. 1973-119 NPC
7. 1974-014 NPC
8. 1974-047 NPC
9. 1976-0290 MISA
10. 1976-168 NPC
11. 1977-0277 MISA
12. 1978-0323 MISA
13. 1990-512 DAP
14. 1993-0303 MISA
15. 104-060004-2
16. 118-080203-9
17. 121-060210-5
18. 123-040344-2