University of British Columbia. Archives

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University of British Columbia. Archives

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  • UBC Archives

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The University of British Columbia Archives was established in 1970 as part of UBC Library's Special Collections Division. It serves as the University's corporate memory by identifying, preserving and making available for use the University's permanently valuable records. The Archives acquires the corporate records (regardless of physical form or characteristics) created, received or accumulated by University officers or employees in the course of their duties. To augment the information in the University's corporate records, the Archives acquires the private papers of selected faculty members, administrators and alumni, as well as the records of independent student, alumni and employee organizations. The Archives helps facilitate the efficient management of the institution's records through its coordination of the University's records management program. It also serves the institution in a public relations capacity by disseminating information about the development of the University to interested individuals, and promotes academic research through the provision of reference services and the preparation of finding aids and other specialized research tools.


Vancouver, British Columbia

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