City of Victoria Archives

Identity area

Identifier

CVIC

Authorized form of name

City of Victoria Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Victoria City Archives

Type

  • Government
  • Municipal

Contact area

 

Archivist Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

#8 Centennial Square

Locality

Victoria

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

Telephone

250-361-0375

Fax

250-361-0367

Email

Note

Description area

History

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The City of Victoria Archives is the official repository for all civic records of permanent value to the City of Victoria. Community records (also called "private" or "non-governmental" records) that document the history and development of Victoria are also acquired by the Archives through donation. Some of the larger bodies of records (or "fonds") include the Victoria Commonwealth Games Society archives, the business records of W & J Wilson Clothiers, and the photographs of Harry Upperton Knight. The Archives also has an extensive photograph and map collection, a large set of city directories, and a reference library. The Archives also administers the Records Management program of the City of Victoria.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 1 km of textual material, 350,000 photographs, and 8,000 maps and plans.

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1815 to present.
Predominant Dates: 1862 to present.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Website provides information on the functions and activities of the archives, as well as the services it offers. Includes general descriptions of archival holdings and user guides to common areas of research carried out at the archives.

Access area

Opening times

10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday to Thursday
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Fridays

No appointment necessary. Closed all statutory holidays

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 October 2009.
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov 28, 2010; May 27, 2012; Mar 23, 2013; Feb 19, 2016.

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

8 Centennial Square

Victoria, BC
CA