Esquimalt Municipal Archives

Identity area

Identifier

EMA

Authorized form of name

Esquimalt Municipal Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Government

Contact area

 

Jessica Nichol, Municipal Archivist Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

1149A Esquimalt Road

Locality

Esquimalt

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V9A 3N6

Telephone

250-412-8540

Fax

250-412-8541

Email

Note

Type

Mailing Address

Address

Street address

1229 Esquimalt Road

Locality

Esquimalt

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V9A 3P1

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Description area

History

The Esquimalt Municipal Archives was established in 1985 and is operated by the Corporation of the Township of Esquimalt. The Archives acquires the records of the municipal government and community records of individuals, families, and corporate bodies in the Esquimalt area.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Esquimalt Municipal Archives holds government records dating from the creation of the municipality in 1912, land records of the District of Esquimalt from 1892, and community collections documenting families, business and organizations as well as the municipality's unique relationship with the military. Collections include more than 4000 photographs, 450 maps, 55 oral histories, manuscripts, ephemera, and subject files which include a land records research project and photographing of every building in the municipality.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 220 metres
Inclusive Dates: 1870-1998
Predominant Dates: 1900-1975

Finding aids, guides and publications

The website provides an introduction to the mandate, holdings, and services of the archives. Our online collections with over 2000 images can also be accessed through the website.

Access area

Opening times

Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon
Please call or e-mail in advance. Closed on all statutory holidays.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

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Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, July 7, 2010; Nov 30, 2010; Apr 23, 2012.

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Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

1149A Esquimalt Road
Esquimalt, BC
CA V9A 3N6