Records management and collecting policies
The purpose of the City of Burnaby Archives is to identify, acquire, preserve and make accessible archival material in the form of civic and private records documenting the history of the City of Burnaby. <br>The Archives is the official repository for all inactive civic records of permanent administrative, legal, fiscal, historical, evidential and/or informational value to the City of Burnaby. Archival material is preserved as evidence of the functions, legal rights, obligations, policies, decisions, procedures, accountabilities, and operations of the City of Burnaby.<br>Private or non-governmental records that compliment the official city records and/or enhance our understanding of the history and development of Burnaby are also acquired and preserved by the Archives. Private records include those of elected civic officials, those of boards and commissions related to the administration of the City and those of other organizations and individuals that detail the history of the City.