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Italian Canadian Women Oral History Collection

Italian Canadian Women Oral History Collection

Interviews collected in the 1970s and 1980s documenting the experiences of Italian women who immigrated to Canada throughout the first three quarters of the twentieth century. Between 1950 and 1975, over 100,000 Italian women came to Canada as sojourners and settlers. This collection,...
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Italian Canadian Women Photograph Collection

Italian Canadian Women Photograph Collection

A collection of archival images dating from 1950 to 1975 celebrating the contributions of Italian women immigrants to Canadian history and culture. In 1948, Canada began accepting family-sponsored Italian immigrants. Between 1950 and 1975, over 100,000 Italian women came as sojourners and...
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Japanese Canadian Oral History Collection

Japanese Canadian Oral History Collection

The collection is comprised of interviews conducted by the National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre with Japanese Canadians on topics ranging from early immigration; their participation in pre-World War II industries including fishing, farming, and the lumber industries; and their...
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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 Postcard Collection

Postcards provide a window into the past unlike other written or photographic materials. In many respects, they can be viewed as the precursors of today’s social media. They were, first and foremost, a quick, inexpensive and often visually appealing means of communication. In the Golden Age...
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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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