Research and learning

Science Literacy Week 2021

Science Literacy Week 2021

In honour of Science Literacy Week 2021, explore RBSC’s archives related to British Columbia’s environment.

International Kelmscott Press Day

International Kelmscott Press Day

Celebrate International Kelmscott Press Day with a lecture by Dr. Gregory Mackie about William Morris’s influence in Vancouver and the Library’s own Kelmscott Chaucer.

Celebrating UBC’s Kelmscott Chaucer on International Kelmscott Press Day

In honour of International Kelmscott Press Day on June 26, 2021, we’re celebrating and reflecting on the acquisition of the UBC Library’s own Kelmscott Chaucer. The poet William Butler Yeats described it as the “most beautiful of all printed books.” Artist and illustrator Edward Burne-Jones likened it to a “pocket cathedral.” At UBC Library’s Rare […]

Phil Lind Klondike Gold Rush Collection

Phil Lind Klondike Gold Rush Collection

The finding aid of the recently donated Phil Lind Klondike Gold Rush Collection is now available to browse online.

And They Called It Vancouver

And They Called It Vancouver

Explore a new online exhibition of photographs from the Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs, curated by Young Canada Works (YCW) post-graduate intern Ashlynn Prasad.

Archival Collaborations

Archival Collaborations

With the publication of her new book, “Writing the Empire: The McIlwraiths, 1853–1948,” Dr. Eva-Marie Kröller reflects on the benefits of cooperation between researchers and attentive archivists.

Remembering Jim Wong-Chu

Remembering Jim Wong-Chu

Brandon Leung reflects on Jim Wong-Chu’s “Pender East,” and remembers his experience as an undergraduate student meeting the revered writer/editor, photographer, historian, and activist.

Exploring Barrowclough’s postcards

Exploring Barrowclough’s postcards

Guest blogger Brandon Leung explores the multiple meanings of photographer George Alfred Barrowclough’s postcards.