The BCIT Library acknowledges the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Nations of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musquem), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), on which our BCIT main campuses are located.
The BCIT Archives contains the official and unofficial administration, faculty and student created materials, documenting the history of BCIT and its role in local and provincial history. The Archives' database can be searched here.
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The BCIT Archives acknowledges the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Nations of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musquem), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), on which our BCIT main campuses are located. BCIT Archives is located in the BCIT Library SE14.
Materials cannot be borrowed or taken out of the Archives. Access to original archival materials is currently suspended.
Archives are where researchers can find primary source materials. Original records and documents created by an organization or individual naturally over the course of time. In an institution such as BCIT only a very small percentage of materials created are deemed to have long term legal or historical value; these are transferred to the BCIT Archives according to Records Management schedules and make up the official historical record of BCIT.
The BCIT Archives collections mandate governs what other BCIT-related materials are collected and made part of the Archives.
The BCIT Archivist acquires, preserves and organizes the materials that uphold the legal and historical memory of BCIT and the BCIT community. Ensuring that this information remains accessible to BCIT, the BCIT community, and when appropriate, the public.
When writing a paper or report it is always important to cite any sources that you consulted. This includes archival sources. Citing sources gives credit to authors for the works you used, provides evidence to strengthen your argument and enables the reader to check your sources, in this case, primary sources.
Regardless of the citation style that you are using (APA, MLA, etc.) there are five key elements required to cite archival materials:
Plumbing apprenticeship course outline, October 1983
BCIT Burnaby campus; exterior photograph of students at front entrance to SW1 building (197?)
British Columbia Institute of Technology fonds
BCIT Historical photograph collection
Bay 28, shelf E, box 47, folder 4
Bay 19, shelf C, box 10, folder 7
BCIT Archives and Special Collections, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada