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By cshriver on December 19, 2014
Happy holidays from the RBSC family to yours! Just a reminder that Rare Books and Special Collections will be closing for the holidays at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, and will remain closed from December 25 through January 1. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 2. Please note that Saturday hours […]
By cshriver on December 9, 2014
If you weren’t able to join us for Robert Sung’s funny and fascinating talk on December 19 entitled “Food in Transit,” you’re in luck! Thanks to the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, the talk is now available to watch online: http://www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/food-in-transit-by-robert-sung/ Sung’s entertaining and educational talk included personal stories of immigration, cultural and culinary exchange, […]
By kferrante on November 19, 2014
A new exhibition is now on display at Rare Books & Special Collections. This exhibition features book binding tools used by one of the first book binders in Vancouver, Dorothy Alcorn Burnett. Dorothy graduated from the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts (now Emily Carr University) in 1930. She left her tools, plus a […]
By kferrante on July 31, 2014
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI. Here at Rare Books & Special Collections (RBSC), we have a number of items and collections related to the war, and thought we would observe the war’s centennial by highlighting a few for you in a series of blog posts. RBSC holds the papers of […]
By sromkey on May 16, 2014
A documentary film produced by UBC Library about its renowned Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection premieres on Knowledge Network on Friday, May 16, 2014.
Passage of Dreams: The Chung Collection features UBC alumnus Dr. Wallace B. Chung and his love of collecting Canadian Pacific items – a passion that began in childhood and grew to encompass more than 25,000 items. Featuring personal stories shared by Dr. Chung on his beloved artifacts, the film provides an important and insightful look at B.C. history from the perspective of early Chinese-Canadian pioneers.
A short trailer and photo stills from the documentary can be viewed in the media advisory available at http://news.ubc.ca/2014/05/14/ubc-chung-collection-celebrated-in-new-documentary/.
The documentary airs on Knowledge Network (Channel 5 in Metro Vancouver areas) on May 16 at 10:30 p.m. PST and will be streamed online at the same time at http://www.knowledge.ca. We hope you tune in!
By cshriver on May 5, 2014
Whether you prefer quick eats or fine dining, you’re sure to enjoy Bon Voyage / Bon Appétit: Menus from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s Ships, Trains, Planes, and Hotels, RBSC’s new exhibition of eye-catching and mouth-watering Canadian Pacific Railway Company menus dating from the 1890s through the 1980s from the renowned Wallace B. Chung and […]
By cshriver on May 5, 2014
This Thursday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m., please join RBSC for an open house that offers a chance to view the delightful and surprising Art of the Book 2013 exhibition and to hear local book artists and members of Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) discuss the works featured in the exhibition. The open house […]
By sromkey on March 20, 2014
Resistant to mainstream ideas of national identity, artistic success, and artistic conventions, Roy K. Kiyooka’s flexible, unconventional use of language in his poetry voices his Japanese-Canadian ‘inglish’ and questions his Canadian identity in light of the internment faced by Japanese-Canadian citizens during World War II. Kiyooka’s poetry has been anthologized in Canadian poetry collections and in the […]
By kferrante on March 10, 2014
We recently had the pleasure of adding a new group of unique and beautiful items to our collection of Charles van Sandwyk material. For those of you not familiar with his delightful body of work, Charles is a local artist, illustrator and author whose published books we have been collecting for many years. Each of […]
By sromkey on February 24, 2014
The Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia is holding a special dinner in conjunction with its AGM this Saturday, March 1 to honour Elder Larry Grant and Howard Grant of the Musqueam First Nation.
Elder Larry Grant is of both Musqueam and Chinese descent and have strong ties to both communities. You can read more about the history of Chinese-Canadian and First Nations marriages and families on the Chinese Canadian Stories site.
If you would like to attend this special dinner, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Tickets are $55 for members and $65 for non-members.