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Pitt Meadows Museum and Archives

Identity area

Identifier

PMM

Authorized form of name

Pitt Meadows Museum and Archives

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Type

Museum;Historical Society

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Contact information

(Primary contact)

Leslie Norman, Curator

Address

Street address

12294 Harris Road

Locality

Pitt Meadows

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V3Y 2E9

Telephone

604-465-4322

Fax

604-465-4322

Description area

History

The Pitt Meadows Museum and Archives acquires material relevant to the development of Pitt Meadows and area. William Struthers came to Pitt Meadows in 1921 to operate the General Store with his parents. In 1930 he married Maggie Cutler and they built and moved to a home on the west side of Harris Road. The Struthers had four children: William, John, Roberts and Jean.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Sponsor: Pitt Meadows Heritage and Museum Society.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The holdings consist of documents created by the municipal government from the 1930s to the 1970s (primarily records created by the finance department and are not a complete collection). Documents created by the Pitt Meadows School District from 1912 to 1945, and containing correspondence, minutes and financial records (not a complete collection). Records of various community groups, businesses and families that reflect the social, cultural and economic life of the community from the 1880s. Other documents include 52 maps, over 900 photographic images, and an oral history collection. The archives also maintains a small collection of research files with clippings, stories, and other copied material relating to the history of Pitt Meadows and area.

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Holdings

Total Volume: 3 meters of records, 944 photographs, 52 maps
Inclusive Dates: 1880-present
Predominant Dates: 1920-1970

Finding aids, guides and publications

Website provides information about the services and holdings of the archives and of various activities at the museum.

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Opening times

Archives hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11:00 am-3:00 pm, and by appointment, Sunday, 1 pm-4 pm.

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 15, 2011.

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