Collection includes more than 250, 000 photographs dating from the founding of the Institute, in 1964, to the present day. They offer a visual record of BCIT's growth and development, our relationships with industry and the community, and include images of student life, construction of the campuses and campus events.
The BCIT pamphlet collection consists of reports, publications and materials relevant to the history of BCIT, PVI and BCVS. These items were accumulated into a collected by the BCIT Library. Once the BCIT Library's PAM (pamphlet) collection was no longer in circulation the materials were transferred to the BCIT Archives. This collection also includes other items transferred from the BCIT Library.
The BCIT artifacts and ephemera collection consists of plaques, trophies, clothing, framed items and objects relevant to the history of BCIT, PVI and BCVS. These items have been transferred to the BCIT Archives since its' founding.
CPSLD records dated between 1969 and 1975 focus on the development of library standards, facilities and resource sharing. Material dated between 1976 and 1983, primarily concerns the Management Indicators Project. In 1976, the Deputy Minister of Education requested CPSLD produce standards that would be acceptable to the Ministry and to the BC college community. A Standards Committee was established with representation from BC post‐secondary libraries, the BC Association of Colleges, college principals, and the Ministry's Academic and Management Advisory Councils. Five areas were taken into account: budget, staff, facilities, services, and Audio‐Visual equipment. An interim report was submitted in 1980.The committee was asked to take into account: multi‐campus operation, proximity to other LRCs and access to other learning resources, proportion of full‐time to part‐time students, types of educational delivery systems in use, program mix, and the effect of outreach programs. A final report [Welwood Report] was submitted 1981. After 1986 the issues of automation in libraries and electronic resource sharing are addressed.
Collection includes items relevant to the history of Guichon Creek (also known as Kyle Creek) digitized by the BCIT Archives. Many items in this collection are edited, color-corrected or otherwise enhanced digital copies that exist in the BCIT Archives Photograph Collection 23. Collection also includes ephemera from BC Rivers Day and World Rivers Day.
The BCIT historical audio, video & film collection consists of over 100 videos, 30 films and 30 audio original recordings. The majority of these were produced by BCIT’s Audiovisual Department, Learning Resources Unit, and Marketing. The remaining media were created mostly by local professional videographers, alumni, and faculty. Nearly all of the audio and video works document the educational history of BCIT.
The digital collection contains a few of these works that have been digitized, and is steadily growing.
Collection consists of websites, digital photographs, and items of ephemera collected by the BCIT Archives. Collecting began in March of 2020 when a state of emergency was first declared in BC due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.