Since 1993 the Friends have worked to promote and improve public awareness of the Vancouver City Archives, its services and projects. We promote the use of the resources and services of the Archives by the general public and professionals, and support the development of archival services and facilities of the City of Vancouver.
We encourage the appreciation of the history of this amazing city and help individuals, businesses, clubs, and other groups to value their important documents and photographic images, including their donation and preservation by the City of Vancouver Archives. From family photo albums to corporate records, these resources become important to future generations of researchers, writers, genealogists and news reporters.
Vancouver Through Two Plagues: The 1918/19 Spanish Flu & CoViD-19
The 1918-19 influenza outbreak and our current CoViD-19 pandemic have many parallels in government action, public reaction, and a concern for the economy.
Our panelists Dr Margaret Andrews, Professor of History at Washington State University and Simon Fraser University’s Duke of Data Andy Yan provided an enlightening discussion on pandemics then and now.
Funds raised for the Friends of the Vancouver City Archives, support the work of the City of Vancouver Archives, including making materials from its holdings available online.