University of British Columbia Archives

U B C

NOTICE TO RESEARCHERS: The University of British Columbia Archives has now re-opened, with limited public hours: 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday. However, the Library’s Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) is currently experiencing service delays due to a mechanical issue – as a result, many of our collections are unavailable. Please contact us to find out what resources and services are available before visiting. 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