Fonds RBSC-ARC-1272 - Insurers' Advisory Organization, Pacific Region fonds

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Insurers' Advisory Organization, Pacific Region fonds

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15.6 m of textual records;86 maps;397 plans

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The Pacific Region of the Insurers' Advisory Organization traces its roots in British Columbia back to 1890 with the formation of B.C. Fire Underwriters' Association and the Vancouver Board of Fire Underwriters. In 1899 the fire insurance companies voted to reorganize their associations and this gave rise to the Mainland Fire Underwriters' Association and the Vancouver Island Fire Underwriters' Association. These two organizations merged in 1920 to form the B.C. Fire Underwriters' Association. In 1927 the BCFUA amalgamated with the B.C. Automobile Underwriters' Association to form the B.C. Underwriters' Association. In 1959 the BCUA became part of the Canadian Underwriters' Association which after a reorganization in 1974 became the Insurers' Advisory Organization.

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The British Columbia Underwriters' Association was founded in Victoria in 1880. It promoted general safety and protection over insurable entities such as building construction, automobiles, and personal property.

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The fonds consists of minutes, financial records, inspection records, printed material, constitutions, by-laws, and correspondence of the association. Also included are rate manuals for fire and auto insurance, cannery inspection records, the University Endowment Lands properties and the Royal Canadian Navy at Esquimalt. In addition, maps of cities and towns in B.C. relate to the inspection reports of buildings in those centres.

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Fire insurance plans listed on PDF page 49 to 57 of the finding aid are catalogued as library materials. Use "RBSC-ARC-1272" as the call number to search for these plans in the UBC Library catalogue:

Maps listed on PDF page 58 to 71 of the finding aid are located in the box/file listed on these pages. They are typically folded and bound with reports.

Maps listed on PDF page 72 to 86 of the finding aid are located in map drawers at the end of the RBSC-ARC-1272 section and filed according to IAO WP numbers.

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