Rare Books and Special Collections’ regularly scheduled drop-in tour of the Chung Collection for Thursday, February 27, is cancelled for a special event. We apologize for any inconvenience. The weekly Chung Collection tour will resume on March 5, 2020 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection, one of our most well-known and beloved special collections, contains material related to three broad and interrelated themes: early British Columbia history, immigration and settlement and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. The Chung Collection contains more than 25,000 rare and unique items (documents, books, maps, posters, paintings, photographs, silver, glass, ceramic ware and other artifacts), and selections from the collection are on display in RBSC, organized to show some of the most compelling stories of Canada’s past.
If you are unable to make the drop-in tour, you are welcome to browse the exhibition anytime RBSC is open, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibition, on level 1 of UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, is free and open to the general public, as well as the UBC community. For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at 604 822-2521.