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Blair Henshaw HIV AIDS Stamp Collection

Blair Henshaw HIV AIDS Stamp Collection

A digitized collection of HIV/AIDS-related stamps, philatelic materials and ephemera collected by Canadian AIDS activist and stamp collector Blair Henshaw (1949-2002), the man responsible for successfully lobbying the Canadian federal government to issue an HIV/AIDS stamp. It features a...
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Canadian Farmworkers Union Collection

Canadian Farmworkers Union Collection

Selected publications, documents, and other significant items from the complete Canadian Farmworkers Union collection. 500+ publications, documents, and other significant items from the complete CFU archival collection held by the SFU Library's Special Collections. For more information...
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Chinese Benevolent Association Collection

Chinese Benevolent Association Collection

A collection of 55 Chinese-language documents focusing on the history of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA). Founded in 1884, the CCBA was a crucial force in Victoria's immigrant history. The oldest association of its kind in North America, the CCBA advocated for an...
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Community Health Online Digital Archive Research Resource (CHODDARR)

Community Health Online Digital Archive Research Resource (CHODDARR)

A publicly accessible digital archive of research materials related to health and social welfare, with an emphasis on housing, gender, aboriginal issues, HIV and mental health. The CHODARR archive includes documents that are not normally published by commercial publishers. Most of the...
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Mai '68 Collection

Mai '68 Collection

The mai '68  poster collection in SFU Library Special Collections consists of posters and handbills created largely by the Atelier Populaire. The collection is important as a source of documentary, artistic and historical evidence of the student protests in France during May 1968. Each day...
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Pacific Tribune Photograph Collection

Pacific Tribune Photograph Collection

The Pacific Socialist Education Association’s Pacific Tribune photograph collection comprises over 40,000 35-mm images taken for the weekly Vancouver labour newspaper Pacific Tribune. The images cover a twenty-year period, from 1972 to 1992, one of the most active periods...
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The Shirley Petten Collection

The Shirley Petten Collection

In December 1991, Beverly Holmwood, Petten's partner of 20 years, died of hepatitis C. The disease had been the result of a needlestick injury from a contaminated needle while Holmwood was working as a nurse at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. In November 1992, Petten won a landmark...
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Vancouver Punk Rock Collection

Vancouver Punk Rock Collection

"A brief noisy movement which still reverberates" is how the New York Times (12 June 2008) described Punk, a movement which was much more than music or clothes; it supported and promoted various social political causes, such as the environment, women's rights, and opposition...
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