Community History Centre, 3203 Institute Road
North Vancouver, BC
North Vancouver Museum and Archives
The North Vancouver Museum and Archives has been in operation since 1971. It was an agency solely of the City of North Vancouver until 1996, when the District of North Vancouver joined the City as an equal partner in the funding and operation of the NVMA. It is governed by a Commission with representation from both municipalities. The Museum and Archives shared space at Presentation House in the City of North Vancouver until May 2006, when the Archives moved to its present location in the District.
The NVMA acquires the records of organizations and individuals whose activities document the historical, social, economic, political and cultural development of the communities of North Vancouver. These include significant administrative and operational records of both the City, and the District, of North Vancouver. In addition to extensive textual records, the holding include photographs, maps, architectural plans, and some sound and moving image materials. Major collections include those of Walter M. Draycott and the Versatile Pacific Shipyards.
700 m textual records; 45,000 photographs<br> Inclusive Dates: 1875-2005<br> Predominant Dates: 1910-1995
<a target=newpage href="http://www.northvanmuseum.ca/">Website</a> provides information about the functions, activities and organizational structure of the Museum and Archives, along with information about research services. Searchable descriptions of archival holdings, including digitized photographs, can be found by clicking "Collections", and then the link to the Archives database.
Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Revised November 2009.
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 12, 2011.