Leonard G. McCann Archives at the Vancouver Maritime Museum

Identity area

Identifier

VMM

Authorized form of name

Leonard G. McCann Archives at the Vancouver Maritime Museum

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • W B and M H Chung Library, Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum Library

Type

  • Museum; Library; Archives

Contact area

 

Lea Edgar, Librarian & Archivist Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

1905 Ogden Avenue

Locality

Vancouver

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V6J 1A3

Telephone

604-257-3099

Fax

604-737-2621

Email

Note

Description area

History

The City of Vancouver constructed a maritime museum as its project for the British Columbia Centennial of 1958. In 1959, City Council established a board to administer the Maritime and City Museum. The Maritime Museum formally opened in 1960. In 1972, the Vancouver Museum and Planetarium Association took over the management and operation of the Maritime Museum. In 1974, the Maritime Museum designated the City Archives as its official archives, thus many research collections acquired by the Vancouver Maritime Museum have been transferred to the City Archives. The Museum joined the AABC in 2003 and in 2004 the Archives was officially named after Leonard McCann, Curator Emeritus of the Vancouver Maritime Museum

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The Leonard G. McCann Archives maintains and collects items documenting Canadian marine heritage, principally of the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Arctic. More general themes surrounding our interaction with the sea are also included and become more global in coverage. Holdings consist of ephemeral materials, press clippings, vessel documents, and related correspondence, on sail, steam and motor vessels. Other formats include photographs, photo albums, scrap books, log books, ship plans, charts, and manuscripts.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 75 metres
Inclusive Dates: 1792-2019
Predominant Dates: 1900s

Finding aids, guides and publications

https://vmmcollections.com/ provides access to the archives and artifacts collections of the Museum.

Access area

Opening times

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Access conditions and requirements

The Archives is only open to the public by appointment.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Revised

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised October 2009.
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 24, 2011; July 10, 2013.

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

1905 Ogden Avenue
Vancouver, BC
CA V6J 1A3