City of Vaughan Archives

Identity area

Identifier

CoV Archives

Authorized form of name

City of Vaughan Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Government
  • Municipal

Contact area

 

City of Vaughan Archives

Type

Address

Street address

2141 Major Mackenzie Drive

Locality

Vaughan

Region

Ontario

Country name

Canada

Postal code

L6A 1T1

Telephone

905-832-8585

Fax

Email

Note

Description area

History

Established in 1988, the City of Vaughan Archives is home to over 600 collections, consisting of both City (business and operational) records and historical (personal, family and community) records pertaining to Vaughan

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The City of Vaughan Archives is a municipal government business unit that manages government records that document important municipal policies, programs, decisions, allocations, functions, and activities. This ensures the availability of documentary evidence for legal and administrative purposes, as well as the long-term reference and planning needs of City Staff. The Archives also collects, preserves, and makes available for research permanently valuable non-government records from the Vaughan community that document the rich and diverse heritage of the City of Vaughan.

Buildings

Holdings

The City of Vaughan Archives holds a variety of records such as: all City records with long-term legal and administrative value (e.g. by-laws, Council minutes, assessment rolls, vital statistics, financial records, reports, correspondence, etc.), historic photographs, maps, plans, architectural drawings, records of local organizations, diaries, journals, logs, letters, family histories, unpublished histories and studies, land records, newspapers, directories, censuses, and business, school, and church records.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

The City of Vaughan Archives is fully accessible.

Services area

Research services

The Archives is now accepting in-person research appointment requests for September and onward on:

  • Mondays from 8:30-11:30am and 12:30-3:30pm; and
  • Wednesdays from 8:30-11:30am and 12:30-3:30pm

In preparation for your visit, please complete a Research Request Form at this link: https://tinyurl.com/mun9pd9k to request an appointment and provide Archival Staff with information about your research request. Once the Research Request Form has been completed, a follow up email will be sent to you, to confirm your appointment request and/or provide alternative scheduling options.

Thank you!

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

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Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

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Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

2141 Major Mackenzie Drive
Vaughan, Ontario
CA L6A 1T1