University of British Columbia Archives

PLEASE NOTE: The UBC Archives will be closed during student Reading Week, February 14-18, 2022. Regular hours of operation will resume Monday, February 21, 2022.

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

University of British Columbia Archives

forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom


  • Universitaire

Zone du contact


Chris Hives, University Archivist Contact principal



Adresse physique

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall




British Columbia

Nom du pays


Code postal

V6T 1Z1







Zone de description


Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

Structure administrative

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

The mission of the University of British Columbia Archives is to serve as the institution's corporate memory by identifying, preserving and making accessible for use, the University's permanently valuable records. In pursuing this mission, the Archives acquires corporate records (regardless of physical form or characteristics) created or received by University officers and employees in the course of their duties on behalf of the institution. The Archives also acquires the private fonds of selected faculty members, administrators and former students, as well as the records of independent student, alumni and employee organizations. In addition to its archival functions, the University Archives also coordinates and implements the institution's records management program.



Total Volume: 1,150 linear metres
Inclusive Dates: 1888-1994
Predominant Dates: 1935-1975

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

The University website provides information about the functions and activities of the UBC Archives, new features, hours of operation, staff, policies regarding use and access, information on UBC records management program, general description of holdings, publications, thesis preparation information, and links to other websites. Of special interest to researchers are the virtual displays, Textual Records Inventories, which provide online access to full, multi-level finding aids, the UBC Library Digital Collections and Services, a searchable database consisting of images and bibliographic descriptions of historical photographs from the University Archives and Rare Books and Special Collections, a database for the UBC Archives Audio Visual Collection, a database of UBC Historical Photographs, and a database of digitized University Publications and Serials, which provides online access to more than 60,000 scanned pages of The Ubyssey (1918-1998), UBC Reports (1955-2002), the Alumni Chronicle (1931-2000), as well as its successor Trek, and other university publications.

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
September-April only, Saturday, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation


Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

Services de reproduction

Espaces publics

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression




Notes de maintenance


Points d'accès

  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Southern BC (Geographic subregion)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia
CA V6T 1Z1