680 - 17th Street
West Vancouver, BC
West Vancouver Archives
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.
Sponsor: District of West Vancouver.
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.
Total Volume: 200 linear m<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1880 to present<br /> Predominant Dates: 1912-1980
<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.
Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm.
Revised November 2009.
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 25, 2011; November 21, 2014.