Donating Records

The BC Archives acquires archival records from private individuals, families, institutions and organizations that are historically significant to the province of British Columbia.

If you are interested in donating your records, please see Donating Records (pamphlet) 

This pamphlet includes considerations you need to make before deciding to donate your records, the criteria we use to determine what records we can accept and information on tax receipting.

Donation Form

All donation requests must be submitted using our archival donation request form. The donation form can be submitted online. The acquisitions archivist will contact you after receiving your form.

Our donation form is available as an online form, or in-person.

The acquisitions archivist will assess your material according to our institution’s Collections Policy. Additional information may be required to assess the material as not all donations can be accepted. If your donation is approved, the archivist will provide you with options for physically transferring the records to us and you will receive an official deed of gift and a tax receipt (if applicable).

Records should not be delivered to the archives without the written approval of the acquisitions archivist.

Get In touch

If you have further questions about private records donations, or if you wish to discuss making a donation to the BC Archives, please contact:


Fax: 250-387-2072

For donations of published material, please email


To learn more about private records or the acquisition process, please see

For all other inquiries, please contact us.