Archives 

Looking for information on Fort St. John and the North Peace? We have over 13,000 photographs, negatives, and slides relating to the history of northeastern British Columbia in our collection. We also have a variety of maps, journals, organizational papers, newspapers, scrapbooks, and other documents in our archives. Check out our non-lending library which contains over 1000 books pertaining to northwestern Canada. We have genealogical information, a large obituary collection, and cemetery information for the North Peace. Not sure where to start? We have a vertical file system of clippings and papers to help kick off many inquiries. 

Our staff and volunteers field 100-150 inquires each year from land record inquiries to sound recordings. Email the archives at [email protected] or [email protected] or call us at 250-787-0430 to schedule an appointment to come in or to have us help with an inquiry.

To see a cemetery index for the North Peace developed by the North Peace Cemetery Seekers c. 2006, please click here

 

Reproduction Fees (amount with tax in brackets)

 

For personal, private, and research use only:

Photocopies

$0.50 per page (discounts for volume)                                     ($0.56)

Photographs & Audio Recordings

Scanned and emailed – $5.00 per photograph                         ($5.60)

Digital images on CD – $5.00 per photograph                          ($5.60)

Interviews /Sound Recordings (MP3s) – $20.00                       ($22.40)

Extra Fees (publication/commercial purposes)

Images for Publication – $10.00                                                   ($12.00)

Images for other commercial purposes $50.00                         ($56.00)

 

Research Service Fees

Obituary research fees: by donation plus $0.50/page copy fee.

For research requests that take our staff longer than 30 minutes to answer, a charge of $20.00 ($22.40) an hour will apply.

Newspaper Scanning Project 

In late 2020, we embarked on a project to scan the newspapers in our collection beginning with the Alaska Highway News. Since then volunteers have put in hundreds of hours unbinding, scanning, and indexing our newspapers. We’ve scanned over thirty years of the Alaska Highway News so far. At the moment, the newspapers are only searchable by contacting the museum, but we hope to get them online in the future with the help of additional funding and sponsorships. Have an inquiry about the newspaper or want to help with this scanning project? Contact us today! 

Learn more about local history by browsing the documents below. 

What was it like to live in the high school dormitory? Learn more through Dorm Stories and Pictures 1947 – 1966 compiled by Margaret Little.