Kootenay Lake Archives

Identity area

Identifier

KLA

Authorized form of name

Kootenay Lake Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Historical Society

Contact area

 

Elizabeth Scarlett, Volunteer Archivist Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

312 - 4th Street

Locality

Kaslo

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

Telephone

250-353-3204

Fax

250-353-2525

Note

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

Type

Mailing Address

Address

Street address

P.O. Box 537

Locality

Kaslo

Region

BC

Country name

Postal code

V0G 1M0

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

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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.

Buildings

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.

Access area

Opening times

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

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

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Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

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

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Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

312 - 4th Street
Kaslo, BC
CA