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Ukrainian Collection of John Luczkiw

Ukrainian Collection of John Luczkiw

This collection was assembled by John Luczkiw (1923-1974), a Ukrainian immigrant who arrived in Canada in 1950. It contains material on Ukrainians published in Canada from 1900 to 1950. Much of the material pertains to the first wave (1891-1914) and second wave (1919-1939) of Ukrainian...
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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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Vietnamese Boat People Collection

Vietnamese Boat People Collection

Between 1975 and 1976, Canada admitted 5,608 Vietnamese immigrants. In 1979 and 1980, another 50,000 people from Vietnam, refugees who later became known as the "Boat People," settled in Canada. Unlike earlier groups of Vietnamese immigrants, the "Boat People" were internally diverse:...
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Wayang Kulit Collection of Shadow Puppets

Wayang Kulit Collection of Shadow Puppets

The real beginnings of Indonesian immigration to Canada can be traced to the late 1960s and political unrest in Indonesia. Many Indonesians settled in the cities of Toronto and Vancouver. In 2006 the census recorded a total of 14,320 people of Indonesian origin living in Canada, with 6,...
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