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Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Vancouver Section fonds
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Series consists of the Section Correspondence of the IRE: it includes letters sent and received by the Secretary, as well as invitations, membership lists, policy statements, lists of the Boarding directors elected each year and of the IRE executive members. Moreover series contains all the correspondence received from the Headquarter in New York. Sporadically copies of the Newsletter are enclosed as attachments to the correspondence.


Series contains records related to the problematic transfer from District 10 to District 9 with correspondence on this matter from 1948 to 1949. The series also contains more general correspondence amongst the Section and the Headquarter, as well as the other Sections and Branches. The correspondence often includes in attachment minutes of General Meetings. It also comprehends notices of Section meetings as well as listing of members. Series consists also of the whole correspondence related to the establishment of the Victoria Sub Section and the subsequent correspondence between the Sub Section and the Vancouver Section from 1949 to 1955.

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Vancouver Section fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1271
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1963

Fonds consists of records generated in the course of the merger and in the first months of life of the IEEE (1962-1963), as well as of the documentation of the two previous societies which constitute two sub-fonds: IRE (1950-1963) and AIEE (1911-1963). The fonds consists of minutes of meetings, as well as of annual report and publications and is arranged in three series: series one dealing with minutes of meetings (1963), series two consisting of annual report (1062-1963) and series three being a miscellanea of publications and leaflets (1960-1963). The sub-fonds IRE and AIEE are subdivided in numerous series.

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Vancouver Section

Meetings and Conventions

Series consists of records generated in occasion of the various meetings and conventions held, and as a result of these events. It also contains many reports of the annual meetings held in the Vancouver Section. An entire group of records is devoted to the documentation of the organization, economical and logistic, of the Pacific General Meeting 1953 held in Vancouver from 1 to 4 September. There are four General Meetings of the Institute each year. They are the Winter General Meeting, the Summer General Meeting, the Pacific General Meeting and the Fall General Meeting. The Winter Meeting is usually held in New York and the Fall Meeting usually in Chicago. The Summer Meeting, which is the Annual Business Meeting, is held in various cities around the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Meetings Reports

Series contains the section duplicate of its meeting reports: they are almost all provided in the form that the IRE Headquarters in New York provided for that purpose. According to the IRE Headquarter, at least five Section meetings had to be held each year: the report of these meetings had to be done by the section in two copies so that one could be mailed to the Secretary of the IRE in New York, while the duplicate had to be retained in the files of the Section.

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