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HIST 120: Course Guide: Find Primary Sources
This guide is intended to help students in HIST 120 find resources for their research.
The BC Historical Newspapers project features digitized versions of historical papers from around the province. The titles, which range from the Abbotsford Post to the Ymir Miner, date from 1865 to 1994.
Digital news archives of The Vancouver Sun (1912-2010), The Times Colonist (1884-2010), and the Province (1894-2010). No log-in required from British Columbia and the Yukon. Contains nearly 5 million digitized pages of news, ads, images.
This collection contains approximately 7,500 digitized books, over 66,000 newspaper issues (4.8 million articles!), 16,000 postcards, and 1,000 maps. Many of the items date back to the earliest days of exploration in the region.
Select the Resources or Cultural Maps tabs. Includes maps of war monuments and memorials, Chinese Canadian historic places, and historic places identified through the South Asian Canadian Historic Places Recognition Project.
The Vancouver Public Library created This Vancouver to share the stories of Vancouverites and the history of Vancouver communities through images, audio clips, and videos. Many of the collections are the result of VPL collaborating with community members on community-based digital projects.
The settling of vast areas of the world by Europeans has left a particular and lasting influence on history. Frontier Life captures the experiences of people living on the edge of European settlement across the frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Through a huge array of digitised primary source materials, it documents the relationships and interaction between new arrivals and indigenous peoples, and the results of these encounters: the creation of new states and trade networks, internal migration, and the marginalisation and decline of indigenous peoples.