Staff at Simon Fraser University Archives have recently created a research guide that highlights individuals and organizations that have contributed to the arts and cultural life of British Columbia and whose records are preserved in SFU's archival holdings.
"CREATIVE British Columbia: A Guide to Arts and Culture Resources in the SFU Archives" is divided into six broad subject areas: Media and Communications; Visual Arts and Architecture; Performing Arts; Historical, Literary and Humanistic Societies; Museums; and Literary Arts.
Says records management archivist Paul Hebbard: “It is our hope that this guide will engage writers, visual artists, filmmakers, dancers and other members of the province's creative community who are interested in learning more about the history of their respective fields or who are interested in accessing and repurposing archival material as part of their own creative endeavours.
“In addition, we would like to encourage members of the arts community to consider SFU as a potential home for the records of individual artists and arts-related organizations.”
The guide is also available as a downloadable PDF on SFU Archives' website.