Bay Roberts Heritage Society

Identity area

Identifier

NL0016

Authorized form of name

Bay Roberts Heritage Society

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

Contact area

 

Elizabeth Jerrett Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

Cable Building National Historic Site, 321 Water Street

Locality

Bay Roberts

Region

Newfoundland and Labrador

Country name

Canada

Postal code

A0A 1G0

Telephone

709-786-2005 / 709-786-3482

Fax

709-786-2005

Note

PO Box 760

Description area

History

The Bay Roberts Archives, which are located on the second floor of the Cable Building, have been established and are run by the Bay Roberts Heritage Society, Inc. In 2005 a grant was obtained from the Canadian Council of Archives to establish an Archives. Shirley Owen and Elizabeth Jerrett have attended training and are now, with student help, actively conserving, documenting, and properly storing the archival material that has been acquired.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

In 1995, the Bay Roberts Heritage Society acquired and restored the historic Cable Building on Water Street and the archives are housed on the second floor. The archives room has humidity and temperature control.

Holdings

The archives has a collection of sealer's registries, photographs dating from the 1920s, early editions of the Bay Roberts Guardian, business records, local authors' works, cemetery inscriptions, and business cards.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

For archives:
Wednesday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm by appointment.

For Road to Yesterday Museum and Christopher Pratt Gallery:
From June to Labour Day: 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm daily.
From January to June: Wednesdays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Special tours can be arranged by appointment.

Access conditions and requirements

Patrons are required to pay a registration fee of $5.00.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Reproductions of photographs may be ordered for a fee. Photocopying services are available for a fee.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created - April 4, 2013

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

2001 Directory of ANLA Member Institutions
www.bayrobertsheritagesociety.com

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Cable Building National Historic Site, 321 Water Street
Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador
CA A0A 1G0