Westmount Golf Course, photo with permission of Larry Goode

Westmount Golf Course, ca. 1920 photo with permission of Larry Goode

Archives

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In keeping with our mandate of preserving and interpreting the history of Westmount, the WHA continues expanding its collection, bringing its holdings up to current preservation standards, and broadening its research into the community’s past.

The WHA Archives currently conserves some 2,000 photographs related to the history of Westmount and its evolving architecture and streetscape, along with smaller collections of documents, maps, personal papers, ephemera, and memorabilia. Extensive SUBJECT FILES on a wide range of relevant topics are maintained, as well as a reference collection.

Material Donations: The Archives welcomes donations of photographs, documents, and other materials related to the history of Westmount, provided they come within the terms of our collections policy. Please contact us if you have items that may be of interest.

 PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR ARCHIVES ARE CLOSED DURING JULY AND AUGUST. NORMAL SERVICE WILL BE RESUMED AFTER LABOUR DAY.

research services

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The Archives is maintained by volunteers, including a part-time professional archivist. It is open to researchers and the general public by appointment only. Minor inquiries are handled at no charge, whereas more extensive research may be arranged for an hourly fee. Inquiries about the Archives or any aspect of Westmount history are best made by email or in writing. For research costs and information on photographic reproduction, please consult our FEE SCHEDULE.

fee schedule

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RESEARCH FEES:
No charge is made for answering minor inquiries or research requests. More extensive research may be undertaken at the discretion of the archivist and research team, subject to the availability of material in the Archives. Generally, research outside of the Archives holdings is not undertaken. The fee for extended research is $35 per hour (one-hour minimum; tax included). Additional amounts are charged for any photocopying, postage or express delivery, long distance calls, etc.

PHOTOCOPY FEES:
At the discretion of the archivist, photocopies of files and documents are provided for a fee of 20 cents per page. The fee for coloured photocopies is 50 cents per page.

PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRODUCTION:
Photographic reproductions of images in the archives may be obtained in various formats (photocopies, digital files in various resolutions, prints from negatives or glass plates, etc.), depending on their intended use and at the discretion of the archivist. Fees go toward the cost of conserving the photographic collection.

FEES FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRODUCTIONS:
Standard fees are specified below (taxes included), although additional fees may apply according to intended use. Please contact us for more information.

Prints from film negatives or glass plate negatives: $5.00 per image or more, depending on size, colour or B/W, etc.
Digital image files or prints, $5.00 per image or more, depending on resolution and size. DVD or CD provided: $5 extra.
Any mailing costs are extra.

COPYRIGHT PROTECTION:
Reproduction of archival material by whatever means for use in research or other purposes is subject to Canadian copyright law requirements and the condition of items. Permission to use reproductions of archival photographs or other material for the purposes of advertising, marketing, or other commercial purposes must be applied for in writing to the archivist for consideration, and additional service fees may apply. Credit must be given to the WHA in all articles, publications and displays: “Courtesy of the Westmount Historical Association”.

CONTACT US:
info@westmounthistorical.org

Archives

Index to wha subject file collection

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Last updated November 15, 2016
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