Kitimat Museum & Archives

Identity area

Identifier

KIT

Authorized form of name

Kitimat Museum & Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Museum

Contact area

 

Louise Avery, Curator Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

293 City Centre

Locality

Kitimat

Region

British Columbia

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V8C 1T6

Telephone

250-632-8950

Fax

250-632-7429

Email

Note

Description area

History

The process of establishing the Kitimat Centennial Museum was begun in 1967 by the Kitimat Museum Association. The museum building was opened in 1969. The museum acquires artifacts, archival records and historical reference material relating to pioneer life in the Kitimat area, the development of the Kitimat and Kemano areas (including the operations of Alcan Smelters and Chemicals Ltd.), and to the Haisla people and culture at Kitamaat Village.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Sponsor: Kitimat Centennial Museum Association

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The holdings consist largely of records which document the social history of the Kitimat Valley: Haisla (1880s to present), pioneer (1891-1944), and modern (1949 to present). Also included are over 14,000 photographs documenting Alcan's project construction and subsequent history, scrapbooks and newsletters of schools, clubs, societies and construction crews, Al Beaton's cartoon books, photographs and records of missionary activity among the Haisla, Haisla dictionary, Missionary newsletter, and records of the Museum.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 14,000 photographs, 1,100 documents<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1880s to present<br /> Predominant Dates: 1949 to present

Finding aids, guides and publications

The website (http://www.kitimatmuseum.ca) provides information about the services and holdings of the archives, along with general information about the activities of the museum. Also includes photo galleries of historical images of the development of the smelter and town of Kitimat and of the Kitimat-Kemano Project.

Access area

Opening times

September-May:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

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, January 2011.
Revised by BCANS Coordinator 24 April 2016

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

293 City Centre
Kitimat, British Columbia
CA V8C 1T6