Kootenay Lake Archives

Identity area

Identifier

KLA

Authorized form of name

Kootenay Lake Archives

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    Other form(s) of name

      Type

      • Historical Society

      Contact area

      Elizabeth Scarlett, Volunteer Archivist Primary contact

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      Address

      Street address

      312 - 4th Street

      Locality

      Kaslo

      Region

      BC

      Country name

      Canada

      Postal code

      Telephone

      250-353-3204

      Fax

      250-353-2525

      Email

      Note

      Situated in the Old Jail in the basement of the Provincial Government Building.

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      Mailing Address

      Address

      Street address

      P.O. Box 537

      Locality

      Kaslo

      Region

      BC

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      Postal code

      V0G 1M0

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      Description area

      History

      The Kootenay Lake Archives is administered by the Kootenay Lake Historical Society. The society was established and began acquiring archival material in 1957. The Archives was formally established in 1987 to acquire and make accessible archives of significance to Kaslo and immediate area.

      Geographical and cultural context

      Mandates/Sources of authority

      Sponsor: Kootenay Lake Historical Society

      Administrative structure

      Records management and collecting policies

      The Archives holds material pertaining to the history of Kaslo and surrounding areas, early mines, the City of Kaslo records (1893-1958) including correspondence and administrative records, Kootenay Lake sternwheelers (in particular the S.S. Moyie), and the Archives of the Langham Japanese Canadian Project. The collection includes over 3,000 photographs, maps and plans, original newspapers, records of local organizations, and some audio and video tapes. Holdings include information on Kaslo-area schools, the 54th Kootenay Battalion, ceremonies and celebrations in Kaslo (1892-present), forestry, fruit cultivation, some personal papers, and some records of local business.

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      Holdings

      Total Volume: 40 metres<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1891 to present<br /> Predominant Dates: 1891-1940

      Finding aids, guides and publications

      <a target=newpage href="http://www.klhs.bc.ca/archives.htm">Website</a> provides information on the holdings, activities, and services of the Kootenay Lake Archives at Kaslo.

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      Opening times

      The Archives is open Monday evenings (7:00 - 9:00 pm) and Thursday mornings (9:00 am - noon) except holidays.

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      Dates of creation, revision and deletion

      Revised by BCANS Coordinator 30 January 2011; 20 November 2012.

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