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Komagata Maru - Continuing the Journey

Komagata Maru - Continuing the Journey

In the early hours of Saturday, 23 May, 1914, the Komagata Maru anchored on the far side of the Burrard Inlet, opposite Vancouver. At dawn the passengers were out on deck with tree-covered mountains rising behind them and the city across the water in front. They were dressed in their best...
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 Komagata Maru Passenger List

Komagata Maru Passenger List

This collection presents an aggregated "master list" of multiple passenger lists associated with the Komagata Maru. Each list had its own unique way of collating passenger information, including inconsistent spelling of passenger's names to places of origin. The process of compiling...
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Multicultural Miscellaneous Collections

Multicultural Miscellaneous Collections

This collection contains video and digitized print materials, such as individual books and pamphlets, relating to multiculturalism and ethnicity in general and to specific ethnic groups in Canada, including: African, Armenian, Chinese, Croatian, Doukhobor, Dutch, French, Finnish,...
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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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Phillip Francis Postcard Collection

Philip Francis British Columbia Postcard Collection

An historically significant collection of nearly 6,000 postcards collected by Philip Francis that visually and vividly capture a wide array of places, people, events, industries, geographic and architectural landmarks, modes of transportation – all associated with British Columbia. Many are...
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Richard Harwood (Dick) Chambers Alpine Photograph Collection

Richard Harwood (Dick) Chambers Alpine Photograph Collection

This digital collection consists of more than 800 colour slides and black-and-white prints, with corresponding photography logbook, created by Richard (Dick) Harwood Chambers (1922-1999), and donated by his niece and nephew, Barbara and Jim Diggins.

Richard Chambers was a prominent...
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Robin Blaser Readings

Robin Blaser Readings

Selected audio recordings of readings of the works of Robin Blaser, poet and SFU professor. The collection also includes special lectures given by Robin Blaser. These recordings come from the SFU Library's Special Collections' Contemporary Literature Collection.

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Rodeo Collection

Rodeo Collection

A digital collection of documents related to rodeos across Western Canada and the role they played in building communities in the west. These materials are primarily from the first half of the 20th century and include rodeo programs, newspaper articles, Cowboy Protection Association meeting...
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Scottish Oral History Collection

Scottish Oral History Collection

"Scottish Voices from the West" oral histories is a collection of 52 oral histories of Scottish immigrants to British Columbia that were recorded in 2003 and 2004 by SFU's Centre for Scottish Studies.

Contributed by Centre for Scottish Studies...
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Scowlitz Artifact Assemblage Project

Scowlitz Artifact Assemblage Project

The Simon Fraser University Scowlitz collection is comprised of nearly 2,000 artifacts excavated from the Scowlitz site at the confluence of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers between 1992 and 1999. Excavation activities were hosted by the Scowlitz First Nation in partnership with SFU, UBC and...
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