Royal Roads University Archives

Victoria, CA

Archives collect two-dimensional objects that are unique, original, unpublished, non-current records with legal, historical or cultural significance. Archival records take many forms: photographs, films, video and sound recordings, and electronic data files, as well as more traditional paper records, maps, letters, diaries and documents. The records of Royal Roads University (1995 -) are our principal concern, however, the Archives also collects, preserves, and makes available original research materials concerning predecessors on the Hatley Park site: Royal Roads Military College and its antecedents (HMCS Royal Roads, Royal Canadian Naval College, Royal Canadian Navy –Royal Canadian Air Force College, Canadian Services College Royal Roads; 1940 – 1994), and the Dunsmuir family at Hatley Park (1907 – 1937). The Archives works in partnership with local First Nations people to document their use of the Hatley Park area dating back to 8 000 BCE.