The materials included on this site date from approximately 1850 to 1975 and concentrate on some locations in which the United Church established missions to First Nations communities.
To assist with your research, the photographs have been categorized into types of mission work:
general mission work, residential and day schools, medical, marine missions, or you can search within All Photographs by keyword.
We have digitized a selection of Documents about missions to First Nations in BC that can be browsed. We have also digitized video footage from the archives and made it available through YouTube
Photographs can be sorted by specific First Nations communities, although many records remain unidentified in our collections. You are also able to search each section or the entire collection according to locations, titles, description, and First Nations communities.
If you have any information about a photograph, please contact the United Church Archives at 1-800-268-3781 x 3123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please record the accession and item numbers for the image you have comments on.