Summerland Museum & Archives Society

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Collections and Research



The purpose of the archives is to acquire and preserve material of archival and/or informational value to the Summerland and area and to make such material available to the public by employing accepted archival practices.

Original materials are housed in acid-free storage boxes or envelopes and are accessible by staff only. Materials we have in the museum include:


- Original documents from individuals, groups, organizations, societies, local government, and businesses.

- Information files, including those regarding local places, businesses, organizations, events, and local history topics.
- Biographical information on families and individuals.
- Reference library with books & information on: Local, Provincial and natural history
- Photographic database: Over 7,000 historic images and negatives 
- Local newspapers
         - on Microfilm -  Summerland Review from  1908 to 2006 (excluding the war years 1930-1947) 
         - original hard copy -  Summerland Review from 1908 tp date (excluding the war years 1930-1947) 
         - Summerland Bulletin - some original copies from early years 
- Property assessment records (1907 to 1957)
- Summerland & area telephone books.

- Okanagan Historical Society Reports from 1926 to date 
- Extensive map collection



Descriptions of the holdings for other  B.C. Museums and Institutions are available at:  www.memorybc.ca