Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation

Identity area

Identifier

CAM

Authorized form of name

Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Museum;Library;Historical Society

Contact area

 

Garry W. Anderson, Executive Director Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

57 Van Horne Street North

Locality

Cranbrook

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

Telephone

250-489-3918

Fax

250-489-5744

Email

Note

Type

Mailing Address

Address

Street address

P.O. Box 400

Locality

Cranbrook

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V1C 4H9

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Description area

History

The Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation was established in 1976. Its mandate includes the acquisition of archival records significant to Cranbrook and area and to railroad development in Canada. The Foundation established the Cranbrook Railway Museum in 1977. The museum's name was changed in 1993 to the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

This integrated archives and reference library includes photographs, maps, printed material, pamphlets, books, and newspapers. Material collected relates to (1) the history of Cranbrook and the immediate area, and, (2) Canadian railways with specific reference to the Canadian Pacific and the Crowsnest and Kettle Valley route, and Canadian passenger rail travel. Researchers can be contracted if clients wish. The archives is a part of the operations of the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel and C.A.M.A.L. Foundation, which cannot provide staff monthly for requests beyond brief notes.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 15,000 items<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1880-1950<br /> Predominant Dates: 1900-1930

Finding aids, guides and publications

<a target=newpage href="http://www.crowsnest.bc.ca/camal/index.html">Website</a> provides contact information for the archives and includes an online exhibit depicting images of Cranbrook before 1905.

Access area

Opening times

Summer (July-August): 8:00-20:00, Shoulder Seasons (April-June, September-October): 10:00-18:00, Winter: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00-17:00

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

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov 29, 2010.

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Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

57 Van Horne Street North
Cranbrook, BC
CA