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German Canadians Collection

German Canadians Collection

The history of Canada’s relationship with German-speaking immigrants is a complex one, marked by a series of policy reversals under the influence of world events. Although this group makes up one of the largest immigrant groups in Canadian history, it was internally diverse and included...
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Harrison Brown Sian Incident Collection

Harrison Brown Sian Incident Collection

"Harrison Brown: The Sian Incident and Beyond" is a chronicle of author and journalist Harrison Brown's voyage to China between 1936 and 1937, and the events that unfolded during that time in what has become known as 'The Sian Incident'. The events are presented largely through the eyes...
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Hong Kong Handover Collection

Hong Kong Handover Collection

Extensive online print material and images delineating the handover of Hong Kong's sovereignty in 1997. Included in the approximately 15,000 pages of digitized content are books, academic papers, original art works, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, ephemeral materials documenting the...
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Indo-Canadian Oral History Collection

Indo-Canadian Oral History Collection

A selection of interviews conducted with early Indian immigrants to Canada, almost all of them British Columbians, in 53 audio files.

In the mid to late 1980s, two groups of researchers conducted detailed interviews with early Indo-Canadian settlers in Canada, almost all of them...
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Italian Canadian Collection

Italian Canadian Collection

A collection of books, newspapers and government documents focusing on the history and culture of Italian-Canadians. Italians began arriving in Canada as early as the 1400s and in earnest after World War II. This collection of digitized print materials includes books, newspapers and...
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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...
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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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