Summerland Museum & Archives Society

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Archival Services and Fees

Copies of most archival material in the collection are available. The Summerland Museum’s archives can provide one copy of material in our holdings for research and private study when no restrictions apply. However, any further copying or use of the material (for example publication) is subject to the restrictions imposed by the Copyright Act.

Because of the unique nature of the records we do not allow researchers to do their own reproductions from original documents. Staff will do this copying on your behalf.

Be aware that some records may not be immediately available for your use. Access to records may be restricted for the following reasons:

  • Personal Information Protection Act of British Columbia.
  • Restrictions placed on a collection by the donor.
  • The records are too fragile or damaged to be handled or copied.

 Under no circumstances will original archival records be removed from the museum’s archives.

Long Distance Research Requests

Requests for information will be answered free of charge for the first 20 minutes of research time. A charge of $25.00 per hour will apply for time spent in excess of 20 minutes. Requests for information will be responded to as quickly as staff time permits. 
Please allow 14 to 21 days response time. 

Commercial Clients

Staff-assisted research for commercial clients are $75 for the first 90  minutes and $35 for every additional hour for the use of our archival resources plus any charges incurred through photocopying or image reproduction.

** Museum Members may do their own unlimited research free of charge with assistance by the Staff. **

Yearly Membership fees are as follows: 

Individual - $10.00 (annually, valid for 12 months from payment date)  

Individual  Life Membership - $100 
Patron - $50

Bronze or Corporate - $100

Silver - $200

Gold - $300  

Platinum - $500 
(Official tax receipts for any donation or membership $25 and over)

Reproduction Rates

Our rates vary depending on the type of reproduction requested. Services we provide include color and black & white photocopies, high quality photo printing, digital copies of photographs, as well as corporate advertising and reproduction rates. 

Please inquire for more details, or for an estimate on a specific request.