Listen to oral history interviews or read over transcripts in the Surrey Archives Oral History Collection.

Hear About Surrey's History First Hand

The oral history collection is useful for researchers, genealogists and general browsers alike. It provides insight into Surrey's modern years and the contributions of its diverse residents. This collection includes approximately 250 interviews of past Surrey residents, including:

  • Original Surrey pioneers and their children
  • Business owners
  • Firefighters
  • City employees

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Surrey Archives Staff Are Here to Help

While the facility is temporarily closed, staff remain onsite to answer public inquiries. They have full access to the Archives Reference Room, including interview summaries, transcripts and audio recordings of full interviews. Contact staff at archives@surrey.ca or 604-502-6459

The Surrey Archives charges a small fee for oral histories:

  • Digitized oral history interviews: $10
  • Transcripts of oral history interviews: $10

Please contact Archives staff if you would like to buy transcripts and digitized audio recordings of the interviews as copyright and access restrictions may apply. Review the full listing of oral history interviews.