University of British Columbia Archives

U B C

NOTICE TO RESEARCHERS: The University of British Columbia Archives is now closed to the public until further notice. Archives staff are working remotely, and to a limited extent on-site (workplace safety plan), and are able to assist with some reference questions. Please see the Remote Resources and Services Guide for UBC Archives and UBC Rare Books and Special Collections for more details and assistance. Inquiries can also be sent through our contact form See also UBC Library’s official announcement for further information on Library-wide closures. Our apologies for any inconvenience.


The University of British Columbia Archives serves as the institution’s corporate memory by identifying, preserving, and making available for use the University’s permanently valuable records… (read more)

The UBC Archives is located at ?əlqsən (“Ulksun”, a.k.a. Point Grey), on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

View of Library with Gymnasium in the backgroundUse the Archives

Main Library concourse 1920sUniversity History

Freshmen in green dunce caps September 1938Records Management

Totem poles in Totem ParkOther Resources