Historical Language Advisory

Certain parts of the Nanaimo Archives collection contain historical language and content that some may consider offensive, for example, language used to refer to racial, ethnic and cultural groups. Items in the collection, their content and their descriptions reflect the time periods when they were created and the views of their creators.

The items retain their original descriptions to ensure that attitudes and viewpoints are not erased from the historical record. Nanaimo Archives provides additional descriptive information to give background on the records. This is an ongoing process.

If you see records with inappropriate language or content that you think we should review, please contact us at nanaimoarchives@gmail.com.  Please include as many details as possible regarding the language or content which requires our attention such as where you found it on our site and any title or similar information.