The Delta Archives, located in the Delta Cultural Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.
The Cultural Centre is currently under re-development and access to the Archives is through the original entrance at the rear of the building. We recommend calling the Archives, at 604-952-3837, prior to visiting to confirm staff are on site.
The Delta Archives is the repository for the documentary heritage of Delta. These archival records are comprised of family papers, photographs, organizational records, and the records of the municipal government. Archival records are the essential documentation of past activity, providing reliable evidence to the decisions and functions of government, the lives of individuals, and roles that private businesses and organizations played in the community. The Archivist preserves these records so that the citizens of Delta and anyone interested in the fascinating history of our community can learn about it in perpetuity.
The Archives serves the community of Delta through the preservation of its history and provides a number of services to the public:
The Archives makes records accessible to the public to the fullest extent of its ability. Have you ever wondered what your neighbourhood looked like or what life was like 100 years ago? Have you ever wanted to know about decisions made by the Municipal Council throughout Delta’s history? Are you curious where Delta came from? The Archives may have records with the answers to these questions.
The Archives provides access to original Municipal Council Minutes, Agendas, and reports, as well as bylaws and other records. Many visitor requests can be answered from the comfort of home, without needing to come to the Archives physical location! The public can view municipal records here.
Community records from Delta are managed by the Delta Archives on behalf of the Delta Museum and Archives Society. These community records include the papers of families, businesses and organizations; photographs; newspaper microfilm reels, and more. Learn more about the Society and browse the database of community records, including digitized photographs, on the Delta Museum and Archives Society website.
Records described on the Society website are available for viewing at the Archives building located near Municipal Hall.
Responsible for the preservation of documentary heritage, the Archives acquires community records directly from members of the public on behalf of the Delta Museum and Archives Society. Community records are assessed for archival value on a case by case basis utilizing criteria outlined in the Delta Archives Policy and Procedure Manual (currently being drafted). The Archives seeks to acquire records that add to the story of the community and build on the rich, diverse historical narrative that has made Delta the municipality that it is today.
Location & Contact Information
4450 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 3W3 (South of Municipal Hall).
Public reference inquires can be directed to:
t: Archives: 604-952-3837 or Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture: 604-952-3293
To inquire about making a donation to the Archives, contact the Archivist at 604-952-3834.
Photograph Citation: [Haying scene], Smith Wright fonds, Item Number 1989-056-014