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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.

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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.

Events

Friends AGM! With guest Ron Dutton

It time again for the Annual General Meeting of The Friends of the Vancouver City Archives on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:00pm

This year our guest speaker will be Ron Dutton, who will discuss his significant donation of the LGBTQ2+ archives to the City of Vancouver Archives in 2018, a coveted and comprehensive collection of intriguing and often surprising images, posters, clippings, and more, that Dutton collected over decades that provide a fascinating look at life in the community over the years.