The AABC Archivist's Toolkit: Acquisition, Appraisal and Accessioning

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A Manual for Small Archives, Chapter 3: Bringing Material Into Your Archives: Acquiring, Appraising, and Accessioning


City of Vancouver Archives Acquisition Policy

Donor Agreements

Documentation Basics: A Guide to Planning and Managing Documentation Projects by John W. Suter (Publication no. 79, New York State Archives, 2003)

A Guide to Deeds of Gift

SFU Archives Acquisition Mandate

UVic Archives Collections Policy

B.C. History of Nursing deed of gift form

Donor Relations in the Twenty-First Century


Secure the Shadow: The Appraisal of Photographs

Appraisal of Local Government Records for Historical Value

An Accountability Framework for Archival Appraisal

What Do Archivists Keep or Not? (Blog post, April 2018) Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives (PAMA)


National Archival Appraisal Board

Please contact the AABC EAS Advisor for a list of current Appraisers in British Columbia.


Canadian Archival Accession Information Standard (CAAIS) <new May 2019>

Accession Forms:  Representative Samples



(for sources click here)

Selecting and Appraising Archives and Manuscripts (Archival Fundamentals Series II) / by Frank Boles (Society of American Archivists, 2005)

Preparing For Monetary Appraisals: A Guide For Canadian Archival Institutions (Occasional Papers Series) / Brock Silversides. (Association of Canadian Archivists, 2004)

Appraising Moving Images: Assessing the Archival and Monetary Valueof Film and Video Records / Sam Kula (Scarecrow Press Inc., 2002)

The ANLA Resource Binder for Small Archives, Chapter 3: Arrangement (Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives, 2002)

The Monetary Appraisal of Archival Documents in Canada (Occasional Papers Series) / S. D. Hanson.(Association of Canadian Archivists, 1992)

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