What's in our holdings

The City of Vancouver Archives acquires a variety of records that document the city's history.

When you explore what's in our holdings, these are the kinds of records that you can find.

Types of holdings

Special digital projects

Major Matthews' Early Vancouver

Written between 1931 and 1956, the seven-volume Early Vancouver series, documenting Vancouver’s early history, was available only in hard copy in the Archives’ Reading Room. A fully searchable 2011 online edition is now available.

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McLennan, McFeely & Co Ltd

This published catalogue features detailed illustrations of all goods on its 1,400+ pages, including machinery, farm equipment, ship chandlery, house and kitchen furnishings, sporting goods, paint, lumbering, and hardware.

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Freedom of information requests and released information

Learn how to request our records, view records we've released, and find out how we collect, use, and share your information.

Donating records to the Archives

Learn how to donate your historical records, including from your business or organization, to the City Archives for preservation.

Looking for past website content?

Search archived content from vancouver.ca on Archive-it.

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