An archive is a collection of historical records containing primary source documents and/or photographic images deemed worthy of preservation for their enduring cultural, historical or evidentiary value. These are normally unpublished and unique records.
An archival accession register initiated in 1988 has since recorded over 1000 accessions, organized into three main categories: family records, public records and business records, although these distinctions are sometimes arbitrary. Family records describe material commonly collected for personal or family reasons. Public records include school, church, government, clubs and community organization records that constituted public bodies. Business records consist of the records of commercial enterprises.
Our archival holdings are available for research by appointment only, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
9 am until 5 pm
October–November and January–May
1 pm until 4 pm
The Archives are closed for the month of December.
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