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By sromkey on October 27, 2011
This month, in honour of Halloween, our featured photograph is of a young girl in a clown costume. This photograph is part of a photo album by a young Chinese-American in the 1910’s named Frank Jue.
All that we know about the young girl in this photograph is that it is captioned “Bernice.” It may not have been a Halloween costume- this photo album contains a number of theatrical and humourous photographs that appear to have been taken just for fun. Frank Jue (also known as Jue Fong) was a teenager during this time period, and we know little about him also, except that he went on to sing as a tenor. While the collection contains many portraits of Chinese-Canadians and -Americans, candid photographs are more difficult to come by, which makes this album a very valuable resource.
By sromkey on October 20, 2011
This Saturday, head to the Britannia Community Centre for the Story Gallery Festival which will feature a number of community story-telling projects, presented through new books, oral histories, and art. including:
”Our Roots: Aboriginal and Immigrant Stories in Grandview-Woodlands”
By sromkey on October 18, 2011
By sromkey on October 18, 2011
There is still room to register for the Rare Books and Special Collections workshop for graduate students on archival research skills on Friday Oct. 21 at noon-2 pm. Designed for beginners, this workshop will cover the basics of archival research and organization, and finish with some hands-on examples from the collections at UBC Library. This […]
By sromkey on October 14, 2011
We are pleased to announce that additional material is now available in the John Keenlyside Legal Research Collection. This collection is consists of primary documents related to the legal history in British Columbia, and is particularly strong in colonial documents. The most recent addition to this collection contains three different series of documents: Bankruptcy cases: […]
By sromkey on October 13, 2011
Our featured place this week is Stewart B.C., which is a border town near the end of the Portland canal and the border of Alaska. Forestry and mining are the two main industries of the area, mining being what prompted white settlers to the area in 1898. The Nisga’a First Nation called the Stewart area […]
By sromkey on October 7, 2011
A reminder that all UBC Libraries, including Rare Books and Special Collections, University Archives and the Chung Collection will be closed for Thanksgiving Monday (Oct.10). The image below is the cover of a “Thanksgiving address” given by Robert Thomson in 1879 in Drummondville, ON. You may notice that in the late 19th century, Canadian Thanksgiving […]
By sromkey on October 5, 2011
Rare Books and Special Collections is hosting a workshop for graduate students on archival research skills on Friday Oct. 21 at noon-2 pm. Designed for beginners, this workshop will cover the basics of archival research and organization, and finish with some hands-on examples from the collections at UBC Library. This workshop will be held in […]