Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Archives

Identity area

Identifier

GOG

Authorized form of name

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Archives

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Type

  • Museum;Historic Site

Contact area

 

Morag Wehrle, Heritage Collections Officer Primary contact

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Address

Street address

12138 Fourth Avenue

Locality

Richmond

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V7E 3J1

Telephone

604-664-9159

Fax

604-664-9008

Email

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Description area

History

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Records management and collecting policies

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society was formed in 1986 after working more than a decade to save the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, built in 1894. It had been selected in 1977 by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada as the most suitable location to commemorate the West Coast fishing industry. The Archives is the responsibility of the Society's Collections Committee and acquires records of enduring value generated by persons and businesses during operations of the fishing industry of the West Coast. Holdings include cannery ledger books from several fishing companies, private photograph collections related to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, almost 4,000 images on slides and prints donated by the Fisheries Council of Canada, manuals, photographs and textual material for machinery of the early salmon canneries, marine charts, and minute books, ledgers, photographs and textual material donated by the Canadian Fishing Company.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 14 meters<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1893-1995<br /> Predominant Dates: 1940-1985

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

The Library and Archives are open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to noon and from 1 pm to 4:30 pm. An appointment is recommended.

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Accessibility

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Research services

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Status

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov 30, 2010.

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Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

12138 Fourth Avenue
Richmond, BC
CA V7E 3J1