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Chinese Canadian Research Collection
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Chinese Canadian Research Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1071
  • Collection
  • 1885-1996

The collection includes 18 series: Administrative / Office Project Files (1971-1979); Chinese Organizations (1915-1972); Chinese Times (1914-1972); Scrapbooks (1961-1963); Miscellaneous Headlines, Notes, and Clippings (19--); Research Files (1885-1978); E.C. Mark Papers (ca.1940-1974); Chinese Benevolent Association (1933-1969); Financial Ledgers (19--); Chinese Community Research Project Survey (1974); The Chinese World (19--); Interviews with Leaders (19--); Newspapers, Periodicals, and Printed Material (1913-1979); Theses and Papers (1941-1978); Articles and Books (1931-1977); Photographs (ca.1918-1978); Microfilm and Audiotape (1973-1976); and Miscellaneous Restricted Material (19--) series.

Chinese Organizations series

Series consists of lists, clippings, notes, and printed material about various Chinese organizations. Series contains two subseries: Associations, Clubs, and Societies and Individual Files subseries. In addition, recent publications of the Shon Yee Benevolent Association of Canada (file 26-34) were added in February 1999.

Chinese Times series

Series consists of two indexes, one chronological and the other subject, about articles within the Chinese Times newspaper. The indexes were created by three readers who surveyed the entire run of the paper from 1914 to 1969 and provided summarized notes in English. Series contains two subseries: Chronological Research Index and Subject Index subseries.
As of July 2016, the entire run of the Chinese Times is available in digital format at

Microfilm and Audiotape series

Series consists of microfilmed copies of government records and a microfilmed copy of the Wells Fargo and Company Directory of Chinese Business Houses. Series also includes audio cassettes containing interviews regarding Chinese history, both in China and North America.

Research Files series

Series consists of notes, correspondence, registers, petitions, receipts, proceedings, printed material, transcripts, and copies of legislation gathered primarily from numerous archival repositories. Series contains seven subseries: Archival Research Material; Charles Sedgewick's Files from Victoria; Material sorted by Geographical Area; Foon Sien Papers; Briefs, Statutes, and Acts; Miscellaneous Project Files; and Subject Files subseries.