Whether based on archaeological findings, artifacts in the park's museum collection, or evidence from the historical record, research at Fort Vancouver NHS is done by staff, volunteers, and independent researchers.
In addition to housing a vast collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, Fort Vancouver is also home to a research library and archives, which contains numerous resources on the history of the Pacific Northwest and archaeology, including books, periodicals, and archival documents.
If you are interested in researching in the park's library or collections, please contact Curator Tessa Langford by phone at (360) 816-6252, or by email, and consult the documents below to learn more about our policies regarding independent researchers.
- Research Request Form - Museum Collections
- Research Request Form - General (Library)
- Archives and Reference Collection Policy
Genealogists and researchers seeking Hudson's Bay Company and U.S. Army records, please note that, while the park has a few documents relevant to this type of research on microfilm, we are not a repository of these primary sources. Please contact either the Hudson's Bay Company Archives in Manitoba, Canada, Archives Canada, or the National Archives for this information.
The park also has numerous online publications, where you can access historical studies, archaeological reports & studies, material culture guides, current research and field work in the park, and find links to other online resources.