Authorized form of name
Barkerville Historic Town and Resource Centre
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- Historic Site
W.G. Quackenbush, Curator
Barkerville Historic Town and Resource Centre administers a town with 152 heritage buildings and is dedicated to preserving the town as a historic interpretation centre.
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Records management and collecting policies
Barkerville's holdings consist of books, reference files, photographic material, archival material, and a collection of maps, plans and blueprints. The focus of these holdings is the history of the Cariboo region of British Columbia, with a focus on the time period 1860 to present. Within this time frame, emphasis is placed upon all aspects of both European and Chinese habitation in the Cariboo. Parallel to this is a variety of modern and archival material which concern mining and mining technology. Material is available for study and reproduction (a fee will be charged for the latter).
Total Volume: 5,500 books, 5 filing cabinets of reference files, 30,000 images, approx. 2,000 linear feet of archival material, approx. 4,000 maps, plans and blueprints, historical newspaper on microfilm, sound records<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1862 to present<br /> Predominant Dates: 1862 to present.<br /> A <a href="http://collections.barkerville.ca/">Collections database</a> provides online access to descriptive information, transcribed records and digitized content.
Finding aids, guides and publications
Winter: Monday to Friday, 9:00-5:00 (closed 12:00-12:30), May 1 - September 15: Daily, 9:00-4:00 (closed 12:00-1:00)
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Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov. 10, 2010; Feb 16, 2012.