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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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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.

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Ukrainian Collection

Ukrainian Collection

Ukrainians began arriving in Canada perhaps as early as the 18th century, however the mass immigration began in 1891. By 1914 there were 170,000 Ukrainians in Canada, most of which were specifically desirable to Canada as farmers experienced in working in a similar environment. They were...
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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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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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