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Welcome to the Archives' search page. The Archives is responsible for maintaining the documentary heritage of the City of New Westminster, including local government records, and records of organizations, businesses, families and individuals. There are photographs, architectural plans, ledgers, maps, sound recordings and more.

Please contact Barry Dykes, Assistant Archivist, at or 604-527-4642 if you have any questions.

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