This Week in the Archives

The last few weeks have been busy in the office, and work did not stop despite the high holidays of Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah as well as Canadian Thanksgiving.


We’ve got several big projects coming down the pipeline that we’re not quite ready to post about, but here are some of the other things that we can tell you about right now:

  • October and November are going to be busy months for our Oral History Program, as we have partnered with UBC’s School of Library, Archives, and Information Studies to conduct fifteen interviews with one of their classes. Getting such a large number of interviews done in a short time is fantastic, but it involves lots of training sessions, meetings, and coordinating for our archivist, Alysa.
  • October 8th’s Intersections with Ron Laufer was a huge success, and his talk about democracy in other parts of the world drew a crowd of more than 40 people.
  • Our annual publication, The Scribe, is well underway so check back soon for updates about it’s focus for 2016
  • We’ve received a few new donations recently, including the first donation of records from the Mountain View Cemetery Restoration Committee, as well as some additions to ongoing collections.

We don’t want to give too much away, but here’s a very neat pin that just came in today that’s set to be part of a project coming up next year: