West Vancouver Archives

Identity area

Identifier

WVAN

Authorized form of name

West Vancouver Archives

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      Type

      • Government

      Contact area

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      Address

      Street address

      680 - 17th Street

      Locality

      West Vancouver

      Region

      BC

      Country name

      Canada

      Postal code

      V7V 3T2

      Telephone

      604-925-7298

      Fax

      604-925-5915

      Email

      Note

      Located in the Gertrude Lawson House.

      Description area

      History

      With the incorporation of the municipality in 1912, the creation and collection of corporate records began. In 1979, Rupert Harrison was appointed as the municipality’s first archivist and historian. For the next 19 years, Harrison collected thousands of documents and photographs and recorded many conversations with pioneers. From 1980, the West Vancouver Museum & Historical Society collected archival material from residents, transferring these records to the District in 1994 with the opening of the West Vancouver Museum and Archives in the Gertrude Lawson House.

      Geographical and cultural context

      Mandates/Sources of authority

      Sponsor: District of West Vancouver.

      Administrative structure

      Records management and collecting policies

      The West Vancouver Archives acquires, preserves, and provides meaningful access to West Vancouver’s documentary heritage. This heritage includes public records created by the Municipal Government and private records which document the lives and experiences of residents, businesses, and community organizations in West Vancouver's past.

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      Holdings

      Total Volume: 200 linear m<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1880 to present<br /> Predominant Dates: 1912-1980

      Finding aids, guides and publications

      <a target=newpage href="http://www.westvancouver.ca/archives">Website</a> provides information on the mandate, activities, holdings and services of the Archives, including a <a href="http://archives.westvancouver.ca/" target=newpage>searchable database</a> of archival descriptions and digitized photographs and documents.

      Access area

      Opening times

      Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm.

      Access conditions and requirements

      Accessibility

      Services area

      Research services

      Reproduction services

      Public areas

      Control area

      Description identifier

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      Rules and/or conventions used

      Status

      Revised

      Level of detail

      Full

      Dates of creation, revision and deletion

      Revised November 2009.
      Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 25, 2011; November 21, 2014.

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