Archives by date
You are browsing the site archives by date.
By sromkey on September 27, 2012
On October 19th at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel is a free public event entitled “Brokering Belonging or Contesting White Supremacy: Controversies in Chinese and Asian Canadian Educational Histories and their Implications.” A four person panel will lead the discussion, comprised of John Price (University of Victoria), Lisa Mar (University of Maryland), Timothy Stanley (University of Ottawa) and Henry Yu (University of British Columbia). The event will take place from 7 – 9 pm and is co-sponsored by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of B.C., the Canadian History of Education Association, and the Chinese Canadian Stories Project.
By sromkey on September 25, 2012
In homage to the return of UBC’s this September students, this month’s featured photograph is of a student fundraising group in 1931. The group of Chinese Canadian students were raising funds through a concert for a new stadium at UBC:
The place to go for university history is the University of British Columbia Archives, which is a branch of the library (and neighbours to us here at Rare Books and Special Collections/The Chung Collection, so you can visit them and us at the same time!). On their website, they provide both an alphabetic listing and a chronological listing of UBC buildings. According to the entry for the Old Stadium (since demolished) the Stadium was built in 1931 including funds raised by the Alma Mater Society. This benefits from this concert of Chinese students were presumably included in that fundraising campaign. The photograph was taken by Yucho Chow Studio, who photographed many Chinese-Canadian groups and families.
By kalsbeek on September 22, 2012
UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) is pleased to present “‘The Iron Pulpit’: Missionary Printing Presses in British Columbia.” Featuring materials produced on missionary printing presses in British Columbia between the 1850s and 1910s, this exhibition situates its subject in contexts of Indigenous-Christian encounter, colonialism, and print culture in the province. The exhibition, […]
By sromkey on September 21, 2012
We have come to the end processing the 2012 accrual to the Douglas Coupland fonds, but it is just the beginning for researchers- we’re looking forward to having you in the reading room! As the supervising archivist, this has been a really interesting and rewarding process. I had some questions for our student archivists that […]
By sromkey on September 15, 2012
The Chung Collection and Rare Books and Special Collections are back to our school-term Saturday opening schedule, meaning we’re open on Saturdays from 12-5. This is in effect from today (September 15) to December 15 and we will be open on Saturdays in the seceond semester also. Please feel free to come by and visit the Chung Collection Exhibition!
UBC Campus is a great destination on a Saturday- you could start your day at the UBC Farm Market, and visit the Museum of Anthropology, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, or the Belkin Art Gallery before coming to visit us at the Chung Collection! Hope to see you this afternoon, or maybe next weekend.
Unpacking the Douglas Coupland fonds: Taxonomies Part Two: How they’ll help you get to the good stuff
By sromkey on September 6, 2012
Earlier in this blog, we posted about how we are implementing the use of taxonomies to help researchers navigate the new accrual to the Douglas Coupland Fonds. We’re just putting the finishing touches on those tags now, and thought we would offer our readers a first look at what we’ve done. To review: taxonomies in […]