Archives, Donations, and Research

The Brandon General Museum archives is a collection of objects, documents, books, and photographs covering the city of Brandon, Manitoba from inception to present-day.

The archives are not available to be accessed by the public due to the delicate nature of the items. If you are interested in a particular item, doing a research project, or would like copies made of a photo or document; please fill out the Research Request Form below. Please note that these inquiries take time and effort for our staff and volunteers and we do request a minimum donation of $15 for these services.

Copies of photographs from the BGMA Collection may be supplied for a charge of $15.00 each. Digital copies are not available at this time.




If you are interested in donating an an item, please fill out the form below:


Temporary Custody Receipt

Mailing address is required if your donation is approved. We will mail you paperwork to sign and keep.
The items listed below are left in the custody of the Brandon General Museum & Archives, Inc. to be considered as:(Required)
Please be as specific as possible. Include names, dates, physical description with size dimensions, and any other information you can see by examining the material. Who made it? Who did it belong to? When did it come into being? How was it used?
Max. file size: 2 MB.



Please note that any research requests exclusively tracing family ancestry will be automatically forwarded to the Manitoba Genealogical Society, South West Branch. Inquiries about Brandon city and area history, businesses, schools, architecture, people, events, and local fauna can be addressed by the BGMA or we can help put you in the right direction of who to contact for more information!

Research inquires take time and effort for our staff and volunteers. We request a minimum donation of $15 for research requests and that can be e-transferred using All sources and information found during our search will be provided.

Research Request Form

Please use this form to submit research and reference requests to the Brandon General Museum & Archives (BGMA). We will try to process your request within 1-4 weeks, depending on our availability, or try to send you in the correct direction for information if we do not have it on site. Please understand that we receive multiple research requests and it may take time to receive a reply.

  • So that we can contact you with any findings. Please double-check that you have typed your email address correctly.
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  • Please type in as much information about the topic you are trying to research to help us in our findings. Keep in mind that our archives and collections are based in Brandon and area.
  • Is this for personal use, study, school project, or publishing?