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- The American Memory digital collections
project at the Library of Congress (site-search available) and Exhibitions
at the Library of Congress contain much content relevant to British
Walking Tours (Architectural Institute of British Columbia) covers selected
areas of Vancouver and Victoria.
B.C. (BC Heritage and Canada's
- Arts and Society
(Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery). Examines the influence of the arts on
various aspects of society. Includes BC content preserved by the Maltwood.
Columbia Archives Amazing Time Machine (Canada's
Digital Collections) brings to life archival treasures for educational
and the First World War (National Archives of Canada)
at Scale: Maps of Our History (National Archives of Canada) looks
at Canada through cartographic records
- Canadian Confederation
by the National Library of Canada explores the evolution of Canada and the
influence of the United States Civil War.
- Canadian Private Presses (National Library of Canada). Barbarian Press is one of the seven highlighted presses and is based in Mission, BC. Date added: 2002-04-30.
- Canadian War
Artists (National Archives of Canada)
- The Canadian West Virtual
Exhibition: A Gateway Through Time (National Archives of Canada). Date
Cariboo Gold Rush (BC Heritage and Canada's
- Celebrating Women's
Achievements (National Library of Canada)
Acclaim: Portraits from the National Archives of Canada
Canadian Gardens: The History of Gardening in Canada (National Library
Shadows to Stone": Photographing North Pacific Peoples (1897-1902)
(American Museum of Natural History) is about the Jesup
North Pacific Expedition
Education of Filbert Phelps: Cartoons by Len Norris (Electronic Document
Centre, Simon Fraser University Library). Virtual version of an exhibit
of 22 cartoons illustrating the growth of this Vancouver Sun editorial
cartoonist's most endearing creation, Filbert Phelps.
from the Shadow: First Peoples' Photographic Perspectives (Canadian
Museum of Civilization) features historic photographers of First Peoples
(Natives) and contemporary photographers of Native ancestry.
Emergence of Advertising in America, 1850-1920 (John W. Hartman Center
for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History, Duke University). Over 9,000
digital images of advertising publications and ephemera documenting the
early history of consumerism in the US. Many of these same products were
available in Canada.
Carr At Home and At Work: A Compendium of the Life and Work of Emily
Carr, Canadian Artist and Author (Carr
House, Government St., Victoria, BC Heritage Branch, Province of BC,
and Canada's Digital
Name Tells a Story: 100 Years of Official Place Naming in Canada
(Canada Permanent Committee on Geographical Names Centennial Exhibit)
the West from Monticello: A Perspective in Maps from Columbus to Lewis
and Clark (University of Virginia Library).
- First Among
Equals, 1867-1994: Canada's Prime Ministers (National Archives of
and Feasting in the Northwest Coast Potlatch (Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University)
Archives, & Historical Demography or, Maps, Manuscripts and
MultiMedia: An Interactive View of Nanaimo in the 1890s by Dr. Patrick
A. Dunae and Mary O'Neill, Malaspina University-College. This interactive
project demonstrates enrichment of history through digital multimedia applications.
Gold Rush Town of Yale (BC Heritage Branch, Province of BC, and Canada's
Dreams: The Quest for the Klondike (Washington State Historical
Great Depression: A Project on the Hungry Decade of Change (Class
11M, Point Grey Mini School, Vancouver, BC, for Heritage Post Interactive)
of Lore and Yore: Canadian Heroes in Fact and Fiction (National
Library of Canada). Among the heroes associated with BC are Terry Fox, the
Sasquatch, Sir Sandford Fleming, and Sir Alexander Mackenzie.
of Richmond Municipality by Mary Thompson (City of Richmond Archives,
BC). One-page introduction to a handwritten booklet of Richmond's history
produced as a school project. The main feature of the exhibit is a complete
digital facsimile with illustrations and transcriptions.
Bay Company at Fort Victoria (Canada's
Bay Company Digital Collection (Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature
and Canada's Digital
250 Years of Printing in the Lives of Canadians (National Library
Nordamerikas (North American Indians, Museum für Völkerkunde / Museum
of Ethnology, Berlin, Germany)
Last Best West: Advertising for Immigrants to Western Canada, 1870-1930
by Jean Bruce (Canadian Museum of Civilization)
- Living Memory
(National Archives of Canada) is based the rotating exhibit Treasured
Memories which opened in 1997 at 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON.
Agassiz Fuertes and the Harriman Alaska Expedition (Division of
Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library)
South, East, West: American Indians and the Natural World (Carnegie
Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA). The North part of the exhibit
is titled The Tlingit of the Northwest Coast.
the Job: A Century of Canadians At Work (National Archives of Canada).
Way by the Kamloops Art Gallery, Roger H. Boulet, Adjunct Curator,
"features the archival photographs documenting ... the building of
a railway from Port Moody to Craigellachie", BC, by contractor Andrew
Explorations Site (University of British Columbia Library) is the library's
first contribution to the Pacific Explorations Archive, a project of the Pacific Rim Digital Library
Alliance of which UBC Library is a founding member. The site contains links
to titles from the Early Canadiana Online collection. Date added: 2002.05.19.
A Treasure Trove of North American Exploration (National Library of
Canada and Canada's Digital
Pioneer Explorations of Scotch Boy John Tod (British Columbia Heritage
Branch and Canada's Digital
Collection (U'Mista Cultural
Centre, Alert Bay) documents Kwakiutl cultural objects seized in the
early 1920s under a section of the Indian Act prohibiting the potlatch
to the Study of a Totem Pole (Museum
of Anthropology, University of British Columbia) documents the Thunderbird
Pole (Skiamsm) of Gitanyow (Kitwancool).
- Pride and
Dignity: Aboriginal Portraits (National Archives of Canada)
- R.R. Bayne Exhibition
(Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, University of Victoria). Documents the
life and work of British architect Richard Roskell Bayne (1837-1901) who
practiced architecture for the last decade of his life in Victoria after
retiring here from Calcutta, India. As of February 1995-2003, little British
Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America.
Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Scheduled to open in late July 2003,
this Web site contains a preview of this exhibit created for the bicentennial
anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Date accessed: 2002.11.17.
Date added: 2002.11.17.
the Totem Forests: Emily Carr and Contemporaries Interpret Coast Villages
(Curated by Peter Macnair and Jay Stewart for the Art Gallery of Greater
- Treaty 8, 1899-1999
(National Archives of Canada) commemorates the centennial of this important
First Nations treaty that covered part of northeastern BC.
of Movement: An Exhibition of Three Modern Artists (Maltwood Art Museum
and Gallery, University of Victoria). Curated by Laurel Terlesky as a History
of Art Project, this exhibit examines the works of Emily Carr, Katharine
Maltwood and Myfanwy Pavelic.
Bonding: Wartime Messages from Canada's Government, 1939-1945 (National
Archives of Canada).
Wallace B. Chung and Madelaine H. Chung Collection (University of British
Columbia Library). Donated in 1999 by the the Chungs, the collection features
documents and artifacts relating to voyages of discovery to the Northwest
Coast, immigration, and the Canadian Pacific Railway. Date added: 2002.05.19.
Will Remember Them: The Lives Behind the Richmond Cenotaph (City
of Richmond Archives, BC). Researched and written by Mary Keen.
Killed William Robinson?: Race Justice and Settling the Land (Ruth
Sandwell and John Lutz) was developed for use in introductory history classes
at the University of Victoria.
to Studio: Four Views of Paul Kane (Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto)
Yukon Photographers: Gold Rush Era, 1897-1900 (Government of Yukon
Heritage Branch via the Virtual Museum Canada)
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