About the Archives
The City of Richmond Archives is governed by Corporate Records Management Program Bylaw 7400 which came into effect July 29, 2002. Bylaw 7400 sets out the terms and scope of activities of the City of Richmond Archives as the official repository for the inactive public and private records of enduring and historic value to the City of Richmond and the community as a whole. It is the work of the City of Richmond Archives to preserve and protect these records and to make them accessible to City officials and the public.
The Archives acquires both public and private records by scheduled transfer, gift, bequest, purchase, exchange or any other action by which title to the material passes to the Archives, with the understanding that ownership is held in trust for future generations.
You are encouraged to follow the link to Bylaw 7400 and read it in its entirety as it provides a picture of the stewardship the City of Richmond exercises over City government and community records during their lifetime.
The Corporate Records Management Program Bylaw came into effect July 29, 2002 and replaces previous Archives collections policies for the City of Richmond.