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Chinese Canadian Historical Society to honour Elder Larry Grant and Howard Grant

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 . Tickets are $55 for members and $65 for non-members.

Coasting license for the S.S. Mist

Scanned, sealed (pun intended), and delivered

Last summer, we processed a very interesting new fonds here at RBSC. The Charles E. Spring (1859-1938) fonds provides great insight into the sealing industry of British Columbia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as the on-going campaign of one man to receive restitution for the loss of his business. The […]

Chung Collection featured in new digital collection

Items from the Chung Collection were chosen for inclusion in a new digital collection published by Adam Matthew Digital. The collection is called China, America and the Pacific: Trade & Cultural Exchange and is available to UBC users either on campus or authenticated from home. In addition to other resources from the Rare Books and Special Collections division of UBC Library, the collection also contains resources digitized from University of Alberta, the California Historical Society, the Phillips Library at the Peabody, the University of California San Diego and more.

If you’ve just discovered the Chung Collection through this new digital collection, welcome! We hope you enjoy your research.

Chung Collection featured in Montecristo magazine

Montecristo Magazine is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary, and to celebrate they’ve compiled stories on collectors and collections- including Dr. Chung and the Chung Collection! You can read Dr. Chung’s profiles, and the other collectors’ profiles as well, here.