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John Alexander Bovey was British Columbia’s Provincial Archivist from 1979 to 1998.
During his distinguished archival career of over 35 years, he also served as Archivist of the Northwest Territories and Provincial Archivist of Manitoba, as well as Archivist of the Diocese of Rupertsland, and Archivist of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupertsland.
This fund is dedicated in his memory to the advancement of research into British Columbia’s maritime communities, businesses, and industries. The goal of the fund is to document and preserve this element of the province’s economic and cultural development before it vanishes.
Chief Operating Officer & Deputy CEO, Archives and Museum Operations will approve all projects supported by this fund.
How to donate to the fund:
Donations to the fund can be made to the BC Archives, Royal BC Museum Corporation by contacting:
Angelica Pass, Development Officer
The Friends of the BC Archives (FBCA) administers the Terry Reksten Memorial Fund, which honours a popular BC historian who passed away in 2001. Terry championed community archives and drew extensively on them in her many publications.
Annually, the Terry Reksten Memorial Fund offers two (2) grants of $1000 each to a community archives, historical association, or museum. The grants are intended to help recipients preserve, organize and describe their archival collections.
Eligible applicants must be open to the public, with regular posted hours and have three or fewer paid employees. No organization is eligible to receive a grant from the Fund in two consecutive years. Applications are adjudicated by representatives of the FBCA, the Reksten family, and the Archives Association of BC (AABC).
More information about the fund and application guidelines are posted on the FBCA website.