City of Vancouver Archives

Identity area

Identifier

CVAN

Authorized form of name

City of Vancouver Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Government

Contact area

 

Heather M. Gordon Primary contact

Type

City Archivist

Address

Street address

1150 Chestnut Street

Locality

Vancouver

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V6J 3J9

Telephone

604-736-8561

Fax

604-736-0626

Email

Note

Description area

History

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The public-sector holdings consist of records created by the civic government from 1886 to the present. These include City Council minutes and by-laws as well as records created by City Departments and Boards such as City Clerk's, Engineering, Finance, Fire & Rescue, Health, Park Board, Permits and Licenses, Planning, Police Court, and School Board offices. Private sector records include those from pioneer families, politicians, social activists, entrepreneurs and community organizations reflecting the social, political, cultural and economic life of the city from the 1870s. Other documents include over 65,000 maps and plans, a small documentary art collection, hundreds of films and videos, and 1.5 million photographic images.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 4,000 linear metres; Inclusive Dates: c. 1700 to present; Predominant Dates: 1886 to present

Finding aids, guides and publications

<a href="http://vancouver.ca/archives" target="_blank">Website</a> provides online access through a <a href="http://vancouver.ca/ArchivesSearch/OneSearch/default.aspx" target="_blank">comprehensive database</a> to descriptions of City of Vancouver government records, private-sector records, and audio-visual materials in the holdings of the Archives. There are specialized searches for <a href="http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/archives/photos/index.htm" target="_blank">photographs</a> (ca. 58,000 digitized), <a href="http://vancouver.ca/ArchivesSearch/SearchMovies.aspx" target="_blank">moving images</a> and an index of <a href="http://vancouver.ca/ArchivesSearch/SearchCM.aspx" target="_blank">City Council resolutions</a>. Other features of the site include: information about functions and activities, hours of operation, staff, a series of User/Research Guides, and information on donating material, on joining the Friends of the Archives, and on current exhibits.

Access area

Opening times

Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:00

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

Revised

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised August 2015.
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Aug. 25, 2015.

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

1150 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC
CA V6J 3J9