About the Archives

Friends of the Richmond Archives

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The Friends of the Richmond Archives was established in 1987 to support the work of the City of Richmond Archives and to promote the preservation and understanding of Richmond's history.

Friends ExecutiveIn addition to supporting a unique publishing program for local Richmond history and carrying out a busy community exhibit program,  the Friends also contribute funds for specialized archival equipment and projects at the City of Richmond Archives.

The Friends have also endowed a UBC award for students in the Masters of Archival Studies Program and have supported a number of programs for local students in Richmond

If you would like to become a member of the Friends of the Richmond Archives, you can print out the membership form (see link below) and send it to us along with five dollar ($5) per person annual membership fee. As a member, you will receive in the mail the semi-annual Archives News (the newsletter of the City of Richmond Archives), notifications of special events at the Archives, opportunities for volunteer involvement with the Friends, and an invitation to the annual Archives Tea.

PDF Document Friends of the Richmond Archives Membership Form 

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The Friends also welcome donations. The society is a registered charity and can issue tax receipts for amounts over $10.

Friends of the Richmond Archives
c/o City of Richmond Archives
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, B.C. V6Y 1R9
Telephone: 604-247-8305
Email: archives@richmond.ca