Project title: Upper Fraser River Forest History Resources: Access & Outreach Project

Institution: University of Northern British Columbia (Northern BC Archives & Special Collections)

Description: The Upper Fraser Historical Geography Project was conducted by UNBC faculty and a team of researchers between 1999 and 2002. The lead researchers were Aileen Espritiu, Gail Fondahl, Greg Halseth, Debra Straussfogel, and Tracy Summerville. The project resulted in the creation of 93 oral history records and their transcripts. Participants included regional forest industry executives, politicians (including former MLA Ray Williston, local mayors and Fraser Fort George Regional District representatives), forest industry workers, and former and contemporary Upper Fraser community residents. The Upper Fraser River Forest History Resources: Access & Outreach project created access to 77 oral histories that documented the rise, consolidation, and demise of a series of forestry-based settlements along the Upper Fraser River in northeastern BC between 1915 and 2000. This digitization project provides online access to the Upper Fraser Historical Geography Project oral histories. These histories will be of particular interest to current and past residents of the East Line community including Willow River, Giscome, Newlands, Aleza Lake, Upper Fraser, Sinclair Mills, Longworth, and Penny.

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Project Title: VHEC newsletter digitization project

Institution: Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC)

Description: The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, with assistance from the Irving K. Barber BC History Digitization Program, is pleased to announce that the complete run of its newsletters and magazines, published from 1989 to present, are now available for research and reference. These newsletters and magazines communicate with VHEC members and the wider public about the Centre’s programs, events, and current issues related to human rights, social justice and Holocaust education. They feature original writing from Holocaust survivors, their families and other community members, including teachers and students.

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