With staff assistance, visitors can access the Museum's collection of photographs and textual records in the Archives, access the artifact collections, and browse through the reference library.
There is a fee structure for staff to search on behalf of individuals, consultants, corporations, etc. Review our Research Request Charges Policy for the rates.
No charge will apply when Museum staff conduct research for the Museum in order for basic questions on Kitimat history to be answered. No charge will also apply when a staff member must spend the time to compile a list of holdings that could be of interest to the researcher. Limit of 1 hour per request.
You can obtain photocopies of most archival material in our collections for a fee of 25 cents per copy.
Research Request Charges Policy
The following fees will be charged when research is to be conducted by Museum staff.
Corporate/Industrial/Land Claims/Consulting Research:
- Gather materials/photocopy/make notes - $30.00/hour plus photocopy costs with a minimum charge of one hour.
- Gather materials/photocopy/make notes - $25.00/hour plus photocopy costs (.25 per page) with a minimum charge of one hour.
Research will be any search beyond stating to the researcher the holdings of the Kitimat Museum & Archives – clipping files, archival collections, ephemera, and publications.
Example of Research: A staff member does a search within the clipping files – that the researcher is unable or unwilling to spend the time to do this basic work.
Examples When No Charge Applies:
- The Museum will conduct research for itself in order for it to answer basic questions about Kitimat History.
- A staff member assists a researcher with the research request by stating the holdings that could be of interest to the researcher. Limit of 1 hour per request.
Free Research Resource
The Kitimat Public Library has the Kitimat newspapers digitized and accessible to the public, on their website - this is a great free resource for anyone to use.