Using the Archives

Archives computerVisit our Archives!

Our archival and informational holdings are available to professionals (historians, geographers, genealogists, students and teachers) and to the public for either research or personal use. Search our archives collection on the computer available in the archives room or settle into the Reading Corner in the exhibit room to browse our collection of photograph albums and history binders.

To see what is in our Archives, use the searchable database program on the computer available in the May Ellingsen Archives Room, or look in the Archives Finding Aid binder. If you wish to view the original documents or photographs after reading these descriptions, an archivist or staff member will assist you.

Reproductions of material can be made for research purposes or for personal use. However, copying will only be done where it is permitted under Canadian copyright law, where it does not jeopardize the physical condition of the records, and where there are no donor restrictions. Researchers are encouraged to use their own cameras to photograph material for research purposes, especially where copying is not possible due to the fragility of the originals. To use reproductions for a purpose other than research or personal use, permission must be obtained from the Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society.

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