Alert Bay Public Library and Museum

Identity area

Identifier

ABL

Authorized form of name

Alert Bay Public Library and Museum

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Museum
  • Library

Contact area

 

Joyce Wilby, Head Librarian/Archivist Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

118 Fir Street

Locality

Alert Bay

Region

British Columbia

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V0N 1A0

Telephone

250-974-5721

Fax

250-974-5026

Note

Type

Mailing Address

Address

Street address

P.O. Box 440

Locality

Alert Bay

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V0N 1A0

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Description area

History

The Alert Bay Public Library and Museum is operated by the Alert Bay Public Library and Museum Association and was created in 1958 as a centennial project. The Association moved into its present building in 1959. The Library and Museum serves as the library for the Village of Alert Bay and also houses museum artifacts and archival records pertaining to Alert Bay and area.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Holdings consist of early records of the Village of Alert Bay starting with incorporation in 1946, minute books from local organizations, a collection of copies of the Pioneer Journal published by Ron E. Shuker (1939-1941, 1951-1964) and other local newspapers. The photographic collection consists of 6,900 images dating from the mid 1800s to today. The collection area is confined to Alert Bay and surrounding vicinity.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 50 linear feet
Inclusive Dates: 1920-1990
Predominant Dates: 1950-1960

Finding aids, guides and publications

Website provides information on the activities and services of the Alert Bay Library and Museum and provides sample photographic images from its archival holdings:

Access area

Opening times

September-June: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 13:00-16:00.
July and August: Monday through Saturday, 13:00-16:00

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov. 6, 2010

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

118 Fir Street
Alert Bay, British Columbia
CA V0N 1A0