About MemoryBC.ca

Archival repositories preserve records, papers, photographs and lots of other types of historical information created by people and organizations over time. All of these materials are available to the public to access, research and enjoy.

The MemoryBC.ca portal provides a searchable database of the materials available at nearly 200 archival repositories throughout the province of British Columbia.

What can I use MemoryBC.ca for?

Use this site to identify archival holdings that may be of interest to you, whether for serious research or simply to take a glimpse into our province's fascinating and exciting past.

Some of the material is digitized and available online by following links from this site to the archival repository's own website. Other material can be accessed by visiting the archival repository during its public access hours. This information, along with address, contact information, etc. is all provided at MemoryBC.ca.

Who runs MemoryBC.ca?

MemoryBC.ca is managed by the Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC) as part of its BC Archival Network Service. MemoryBC.ca used to be known as 'BCAUL'. In 2009, AABC migrated the BCAUL database to the open-source AtoM software and took the opportunity to re-brand the site as 'MemoryBC.ca'.

Help with MemoryBC

For more information contact Lisa Snider (bcans@aabc.ca), MemoryBC Adminstrator.