My name is Chloe Perrin, and in the fall of 2017 I helped out in the BCIT Archives as an Archival Professional Experience student from the Master of Archival Studies program at UBC. I worked with records transferred from the Office of the President to the BCIT Archives. Transfers of records to the BCIT Archives from BCIT Departments are scheduled in BCIT’s Directory of Records; vital or important records with a disposition of ‘Ar,’ Archival Retention are transferred to the BCIT Archives for permanent preservation. My task was to appraise the current holdings, arrange them appropriately, and provide archival descriptions in the BCIT Archives‘ AtoM database.Records from the Office of the President date back to the mid-70’s on a wide array of topics. It’s overwhelming the number of areas that BCIT Presidents’ deal with. There’s information on everything from mundane meeting minutes to the implementation of new degree programs. Did you know that the ‘smart’ student card was issued 20 years ago?
Prior to my arrival only a small portion of the Office of the President series had been processed by the Archivist. Twenty-four bankers boxes of records from the President’s Office were transferred to the BCIT Archives and accessioned but were waiting to be rehoused, arranged and described in the database. The archival theory I studied at UBC prepared me well for the challenge.If you are interested in learning more about these records, they can be found as part of the BCIT Archives database collections in the Office of the President series.