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KPU Archives

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Archives

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About the Archives!

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Archives collects and preserves archival materials relating to the history and activities of the University. The Archives arranges and describes these materials according to archival principles and, where possible*, makes them accessible to researchers. It provides appropriate conditions for the storage, protection and preservation of archival material. Material acquired by the Archives becomes the permanent property of the Archives, until such time as it is no longer relevant to the Archives mandate and Library Procedures (Archives)

The Archives collects records for the Institution only. Related organizations such as the following retain their own records and should be contacted directly: Kwantlen Faculty Association (KFA); BC Government Employees' Union (BCGEU); and Kwantlen Student Association (KSA). and Douglas College Archives (pre-1981; Kwantlen split from Douglas on 1 April 1981).

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The Archives is located on the 3rd floor of the Surrey Campus Library and houses 143.5 linear metres of records as of December 2021.

Access to the Archives is by appointment only.

The Archives Librarian is Denise Dale:

*Please Note: Access may be restricted in accordance with applicable legislation including the B.C. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Celebrating! KPU 40th Anniversary

Video 1: Celebrating 1981-1990

Video 2: Celebrating 1990-1999

Video 3: Celebrating 2000-2010

As featured in BC History magazine (Fall 2021 issue)