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Located in the Saanich Centennial Library.
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The Saanich Archives collects and preserves archival material relating to the Municipality of Saanich, including Clerk's Office and other municipal files; biographical information on former elected officials and long service employees; documentation and memorabilia relating to families who have featured in the formative years of the municipality; photographs, family albums, slides, negatives and postcards from the earliest days of the municipality to recent times; maps and plans including residential and commercial structures, sketch plans of proposed additions and outbuildings, subdivisions, and public works proposals; and ephemera. The archives also conducts oral history interviews of long term residents; acquires books and other publications which contribute to better knowledge of the area in general and to the municipality in particular; produces or assists in producing publications relating to Saanich; and services the research requirements of local municipal government and committees as well as the public, and provides copy and reference service.
Total Volume: 1860 cubic feet. Inclusive Dates: 1864-2000. Predominant Dates: 1906 to present
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Website provides general descriptions of the holdings of the archives along with current contact and access information. Online access is also available to digitized photographs through the website.
Monday to Friday, 10 am to 2:30 pm.
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Revised March 2017.
Revised July 2014.
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 20, 2011.