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Archival material: UBC Collections

Archives at UBC

At the University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections acquires archival materials in all media documenting the economic, political, cultural, labour, and artistic history of British Columbia and Canada, in order to facilitate primary research in these areas. For more information and a detailed listing of the more than 700 archival collections, please go to


In the University Archives' collection, you will find institutional records which document the history of the University of British Columbia, as well as related organizations such as the Alumni Association and the Alma Mater Society. Also included are personal archives of individuals closely associated with the University, such as faculty, administrators, and alumni. For more information on the University Archives' collection, please go to


Rare Books and Special Collections and University Archives archival collections are listed in the UBC Library online catalogue. Search for archives by choosing "Format: Archival and Manuscript Collections" under "Filter by Location/Item Type/Language" in the Simple Search in the Library Catalogue: