West Vancouver Archives

Identity area

Identifier

WVAN

Authorized form of name

West Vancouver Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Government

Contact area

Type

Address

Street address

680 - 17th Street

Locality

West Vancouver

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V7V 3T2

Telephone

604-925-7298

Fax

604-925-5915

Email

Note

Located in the Gertrude Lawson House.

Description area

History

With the incorporation of the municipality in 1912, the creation and collection of corporate records began. In 1979, Rupert Harrison was appointed as the municipality’s first archivist and historian. For the next 19 years, Harrison collected thousands of documents and photographs and recorded many conversations with pioneers. From 1980, the West Vancouver Museum & Historical Society collected archival material from residents, transferring these records to the District in 1994 with the opening of the West Vancouver Museum and Archives in the Gertrude Lawson House.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Sponsor: District of West Vancouver.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The West Vancouver Archives acquires, preserves, and provides meaningful access to West Vancouver’s documentary heritage. This heritage includes public records created by the Municipal Government and private records which document the lives and experiences of residents, businesses, and community organizations in West Vancouver's past.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 200 linear m<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1880 to present<br /> Predominant Dates: 1912-1980

Finding aids, guides and publications

<a target=newpage href="http://www.westvancouver.ca/archives">Website</a> provides information on the mandate, activities, holdings and services of the Archives, including a <a href="http://archives.westvancouver.ca/" target=newpage>searchable database</a> of archival descriptions and digitized photographs and documents.

Access area

Opening times

Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00 pm-4:30 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.
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 25, 2011; November 21, 2014.

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

680 - 17th Street
West Vancouver, BC
CA V7V 3T2