Search for private papers, manuscripts and organizational records.

A record belongs in this collection if it was not created by the City of Surrey. This is a large overarching group in the Surrey Archives vault that encompasses many other categories in the collection, including photographs, maps and oral histories.

All community records were donated by individual Surrey residents, community groups, associations or local businesses. Community records range from large collections that can span up to 92,000+ items to small collections that might only contain a diary or photograph.

The large variety of historic material in this collection includes:

  • Diaries
  • Correspondence
  • Scrapbooks
  • Meeting minutes
  • Research notes
  • Pamphlets
  • Audio records
  • Maps
  • School registers
  • Postcards
  • Photos

For more information, contact staff at or 604-592-6459.


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