Collection 2006.25 - Al Elsey Moving Images Collection

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Al Elsey Moving Images Collection

General material designation

    Parallel title

    Other title information

    Title statements of responsibility

    Title notes

    Level of description


    Reference code


    Edition area

    Edition statement

    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


    • 1961 - 2000, predominant 1961-1967 (Creation)

    Physical description area

    Physical description

    • 80 film reels
    • 4 videocassettes

    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

    Scope and content

    Fonds consists of original, silent 16mm reels that portray the natural, social and land use history of the Bella Coola and Chilcotin regions named the "Natural and Guiding History of the Bella Coola and Chilcotin Regions".

    Possible locations that Al Elsey filmed include: Bella Coola, Bella Bella, Anahim Lake, Alert Bay, Nimpo Lake, Bulkey Valley, the Rainbow Mountains, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Dean River, Bella Coola River, Tchaha Lake, the Chilcotin region, the Ulkatcho Mountains, Lassard Lake, Fenton Lake, Atnarko River, Wells Gray Park, and Holt Homestead.

    Notes area


    Language of material

      Script of material

        Location of originals

        Availability of other formats

        In 2011 the 16mm films were digitized and are available as digital files and on DVD. Digitization and finding aid development was financially supported by a private foundation.

        Restrictions on access

        Films available via usage of digitized access copies. Access to original film masters are restricted for conservation reasons. See archivist for details.

        Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

        Personal or academic use of audiovisual material is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the UNBC Archives for further information.

        Finding aids

        There are two finding aids available. One finding aid orders the films according to the accession number and is entitled "Summaries of Al Elsey Original Footage 16mm Film". The other orders the films according to the order the original films were recorded onto VHS format and is entitled "Summaries of Al Elsey Recorded Original Footage".

        Generated finding aid

        Associated materials

        Related materials


        General note

        General note

        There are 80 silent 16mm reels of film that run for 2 seconds to 47 minutes long.

        Alternative identifier(s)

        Standard number

        Standard number

        Access points

        Name access points

        Genre access points

        Control area


        Accession area