Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives

Identity area

Identifier

CVM

Authorized form of name

Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Museum;Historical Society

Contact area

 

Kathryn Gagnon, Curator/Manager Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

Archives location: Duncan City Hall, 3rd Floor

Locality

Duncan

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

Telephone

250-746-6612

Fax

250-746-6612

Email

Note

Duncan City Hall is at the corner of Craig and Kenneth Streets.

Type

Mailing Address

Address

Street address

P.O. Box 1014

Locality

Duncan

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V9L 3Y2

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Description area

History

The Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives is operated by the Cowichan Historical Society. The society was incorporated in 1974 and began operating a museum in the summer of 1978. The museum's first permanent site was established in 1981 in the basement of Duncan City Hall. The Museum opened in its present facility, the former Duncan Train Station, in June 1989. The museum and archives acquires artifacts, archival records, and historical reference material (including newspapers) relating to the Cowichan Valley. The Archives moved to the 3rd floor of Duncan City Hall in April 2007.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Sponsor: Cowichan Historical Society

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives acquires archival material relating to the Cowichan Valley, consisting of an area from Cobble Hill to Westholme and from Maple Bay to Paldi.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 100 linear feet<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1859 to present<br /> Predominant Dates: 1919-1970

Finding aids, guides and publications

An <a href="http://www.cowichanvalleymuseum.bc.ca/archival-collection/index.php">online archival database</a> is available.

Access area

Opening times

Archives Summer hours: Wednesday-Friday, 10 AM. - 2 PM<br>
Call to schedule an appointment<br>
Archives Winter hours: Wednesday-Friday, 12 PM - 4 PM<br>
Call to schedule an appointment

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 November 2009.
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov 29, 2010.

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Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Archives location: Duncan City Hall, 3rd Floor
Duncan, BC
CA