New Westminster Museum and Archives

Identity area

Identifier

NWM

Authorized form of name

New Westminster Museum and Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Museum
  • Historic Site

Contact area

 

Barry Dykes, Assistant Archivist

Type

Address

Street address

777 Columbia Street

Locality

New Westminster

Region

British Columbia

Country name

Postal code

Telephone

Fax

604-527-4641

Note

Description area

History

The New Westminster Museum and Archives was established in the 1950s and houses an extensive collection of information on the history of New Westminster.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Sponsor: City of New Westminster

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The Archives collects records related to the history, growth and development of the City of New Westminster. The holdings consist of both records created by the municipal government, such as City Council minutes, annual reports, maps and blueprints, correspondence, and more. The holdings also include records created by individuals, families, businesses, and organizations. There is a photograph collection of approximately 20,000 images. There is also reference material available in the reading room such as transcriptions of water connection records, an index of obituary notices, and cemetery burials. There are over 4,000 thousand names in the “people files,” which are organized by surname. There is also a collection of building files organized by address. These two sets of files contain a variety of information useful for researching people or places. The Archives also has a collection of pamphlets and a reference library.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 275 linear meters<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1859 to present<br /> Predominant Dates: 1890-1930

Finding aids, guides and publications

The <a href="http://www.newwestpcr.ca/culture/museum_and_archives/archives.php" target="_blank"> Website </a> provides information about the services the Archives provides such as reference requests and photograph reproductions. There are also samples of photographs and other records on the website. Descriptions of municipal and community records are available in the reading room. Guides to the photograph collection and other material are also available.

Access area

Opening times

May – August: Wednesday to Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
September – April: Wednesday to Sunday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 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

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised November 2009.
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 12, 2011.

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Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, British Columbia