Fonds RBSC-ARC-1376 - Beatrice Millar fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Beatrice Millar fonds

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.

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


Physical description area

Physical description

2.5 m of textual records and other material.

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

Name of creator


Biographical history

Bea Millar worked for B.C. Hydro in the 1960s and 1970s as a Home Service Consultant. In this capacity, she was responsible for coordinating the company's customer information television and radio broadcast appearances. Millar was a onetime chairman of the British Columbia Home Economists in Business Association and a guest speaker at numerous conferences across the country on home economics.

Custodial history

Scope and content

The fonds consists of subject files, office files, printed material, videos, photographs, and slides relating to home economic topics such as cooking and kitchen and laundry planning presented by Beatrice Millar on behalf of the British Columbia Hydro Home Service Centre. Photographs consist of slides used in the BC Hydro home economics program, publication production photographs, as well as photographs of BC Hydro and Beatrice Millar in a television studio.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


The original donation made by Beatrice Millar has been split. Published books in her collection have been catalogued individually under Beatrice Millar fonds.

An additional 85 cm of ephemera has been extracted and has a separate inventory list available at TX145 .B38 1911 and are not included in this archival description nor in the physical specs of the fonds.

The numbering of boxes in this fonds reflects that materials have been removed to be made accessible elsewhere. Consequently, the numbering of the boxes runs from 1 through 4, and then skips to 15. The lack of boxes 5 through 14 is accounted for in the associated ephemera finding aid, and in the individually catalogued titles. Resultantly, the new material from the 2018 accrual begins at box 16.

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Finding aid for fonds is available; inventory for extracted ephemera also available at TX145 .B38 1911

Associated materials

Related materials


An accrual was added to the fonds in April 2018.

General note

Photograph Identifier: BC-1932, located in the vault.
Videocassette identifier: SP-VT3 through SP-VT6 located in the A/V section of the vault.

Physical description

Includes: 4 video cassettes, 30 photographs, 248 slides.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Rules or conventions



Level of detail


Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Fonds description edited by Paige Hohmann to expand arrangement note, March 2016. Original AtoM description was published in February, 2013. The description was revised by Andréa Tarnawsky, April 2018, after an accrual to the fonds.

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area