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1956 Hungarian Memorial Oral History Project

1956 Hungarian Memorial Oral History Project

The 1956 Hungarian Memorial Oral History Project celebrates the refugees of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 by digitizing 400 hours of oral testimonies collected by second and third generation Hungarian-Canadians. The interviewees tell their personal stories of their involvement in the...
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Bachelors and China Dolls, Sex and Race in Postwar Toronto's Chinatown,1920-1970

Bachelors and China Dolls, Sex and Race in Postwar Toronto's Chinatown,1920-1970

This collection consists of digitized materials concerning sex and race in Toronto between 1920 and 1970. It includes photographs from a private collection and newspaper articles about Chinese Canadians and white women (Chinadolls) in Toronto’s Chinatown, published in the Toronto Chinese...
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BC Multicultural Photograph Collection at the Vancouver Public Library

BC Multicultural Photograph Collection at the Vancouver Public Library

This collection of photographs depicts the contributions of immigrants and First Nations peoples to BC. The photographs feature significant events and activities such as the development of Vancouver’s Chinatown, the Chinese contribution to railroad construction in B.C., East Indians and...
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Cheekungtong Collection

Cheekungtong Collection

A collection of records dating from 1867 to 1956 that focus on the activities of the Chinese Freemasons of Canada, particularly in Victoria and Vancouver. Founded in Victoria, B.C. in 1876, the Cheekungtong (or Chinese Freemasons) functioned as an unofficial organization to maintain...
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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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Chung Collection - Chinese Canadian materials

Chung Collection - Chinese Canadian materials

This collection is comprised of publications relating to Chinese immigration to Canada from 1898 to 1910. Included are two phrase books, one published in China in 1898 and another published in Vancouver in 1910, devised for Chinese emigrants to Canada or another British Commonwealth...
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Chung Collection - Japanese Canadian materials

Chung Collection - Japanese Canadian materials

This collection brings together archival material and publications that relate to Japanese-Canadians in 20th century Canada prior to WWII. Included are publications created by Japanese-Canadians: a 1939 directory for Japanese persons living in British Columbia, a 1932 pamphlet...
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Chung Collection - Scottish Canadian materials

Chung Collection - Scottish Canadian materials

A collection of textual material, images, and maps relating to the settlement of Scottish, English and Irish immigrants in 19th century Canada. In the years following World War I, the Scottish-born Benedictine priest Roderick Andrew MacDonell (1870-1960) was instrumental in bringing...
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Doukhobor Collection of James Mavor

Doukhobor Collection of James Mavor

A collection of print materials and images focusing on Doukhobor settlement in late 19th to early 20th century Canada. The Doukhobors, a religous group originating in Ukraine, suffered periodic discrimination by Tsarist authorities. At the end of the 20th century, during a period of...
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Doukhobor Collection of Simon Fraser University

Doukhobor Collection of Simon Fraser University

A collection of digitized images, print materials, and ephemera relating to the settlement of the Doukhobors in Canada, primarily in the late 19th and early 20th century. During this time period, thousands of Doukhobors fled religious persecution in their native Ukraine. This collection...
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