The BC History Digitization Program is interested in getting feedback from current and prospective applicants in the form of a survey. We would like to invite you to fill out our survey (approximately 5 minutes) to provide your experiences about the program.

The responses and data from the survey will be used to assess the program and to make appropriate changes and improvements to better support applicants and their projects. Your responses are confidential meaning that any identifying information will not be shared outside of the program team.

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The survey will close on Friday, October 30th @ 5:00 pm PST. Thank you in advance for your time.

The British Columbia History Digitization Program (BCHDP) is now accepting applications for project funding. The program, initiated by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in 2006, provides matching funds to support digitization projects that make unique British Columbia content freely available. Since its inception in 2006, the BCHDP has awarded more than $2 million of matching funds for more than 250 projects.

In 2020, the program awarded more than $160,000 for 19 projects. The wealth and diversity of unique British Columbia content to be digitized is impressive. The BCHDP will be accepting applications for the 2021/2022 funding year. Applicants can receive up to $15,000 of matching funds for their projects. Multi-year projects are accepted with each successive year going through the adjudication process.

Applications are due by Friday, December 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm PST. Information about the application process as well as the guidelines and application form are available on the BCHDP website  (https://ikblc-16mar2016.sites.olt.ubc.ca/?p=18772). It is highly recommended that applicants consult the Guidelines and Instructions as well as accessing the Application Form because both are updated annually based on feedback from applicants and the program adjudicators.

For more information about the program and to view past projects, please visit the BC History Digitization Programwebsite (https://ikblc.ubc.ca/initiatives/bcdigitinfo/).

Nineteen projects have been selected as the successful recipients of the 2020 -2021 B.C. History Digitization Program (BCHDP) funding awards.

The digitization program, an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, was launched in 2006. It provides matching funds that help libraries, archives, museums and other organizations digitize unique historical items, including images, print and audio visual materials.

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre funding totalled $160,000 for the 2020 – 2021 round. Altogether, the B.C. History Digitization Program has provided more than $1 million for more than 100 projects throughout British Columbia.

This year’s diverse range of projects include the digitization of several historical newspapers (Kelowna, Nelson, Oliver and Saanich), audio recordings from Pender Guy radio program, the Museum of Vancouver’s trades and businesses collection , a bilingual newspaper Patrika (English/Punjabi), as well as the Judith Marcuse Dance collection.

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some projects are deferring their start date until further notice.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

To view a complete listing of the projects and their descriptions:

BC History Digitization Program – 2020 Projects

In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia Library announced the B.C. History Digitization Program. The focus of the program is to promote increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources, including providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material.

Below is a list of successful applicants for 2020.

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some projects are deferring their start date until further notice.

Valley Voice Digitization Project

Arrow Lakes Historical Society

$7,373

The Arrow Lakes Historical Society will undertake the scanning and digitization of 275 issues of The Valley Voice newspaper into searchable, downloadable digital files. The Valley Voice is a biweekly regional community newspaper that covers current affairs and promotes local events and businesses in the Slocan, Arrow Lakes and North Kootenay Lake Valleys.

Digitization of the Photographs of British Columbia by George Hunter, RCA

Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation

$5,629

The Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation (CHPF) will digitize 2000 images of British Columbia by the renowned Canadian photographer George Hunter, RCA. The images reflect the industry, culture and landscape of the province from 1950-2010. The digitized negatives and slides will be rehoused and preserved in the CHPF archive, and the images will be uploaded on-line and freely made available to the public.

Digitizing Microfilm of City Council and Committee Agendas and Minutes

City of Port Coquitlam

$10,052

The project will digitize approximately 130,000 pages of microfiche that hold the City of Port Coquitlam’s Council and Committee Agenda’s and Minutes from the 1972 – 1989.

Surrey Leader Photograph Digitization Project

City of Surrey Archives (City of Surrey)

$15,000

The Surrey Leader Photograph Digitization Project seeks to illuminate the transformative decades that led to Surrey’s formation as the second largest city in British Columbia.

In 1992, approximately 95,500 photographic prints and negatives were donated to the Surrey Archives from the Surrey Leader, a local newspaper established in 1929. At present, 25,000 images have been processed, digitized, described and uploaded online. This project will facilitate access to an additional 16,500 negatives dating from the 1970s and the early 1980s through digitization and item level description work that will be uploaded onto the Archives’ online catalogue.

Pender Guy fonds audio records digitization

City of Vancouver Archives (City of Vancouver)

$15,000

The Pender Guy fonds audio records digitization project will digitize 437 audio tapes containing radio programs and background research material created by the Pender Guy radio collection from 1976 – 1981.

George Mercer Dawson Digitization Project

McGill University (The Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning/McGill University)

$7,481

The project consists in digitizing the George Mercer Dawson series of the Dawson-Harrington Family fonds. This series contains 3.3 metres of documents that include 86 notebooks and diaries; 13,211 pages of correspondence and writing; 374 watercolours and drawings, spanning the years 1871 to 1901. Most of those documents were created by George Mercer Dawson during his numerous field trips to British Columbia or relates to those. The digitization will result in free online access to the collection via our catalogue.

Vancouver Trades and Businesses Digitization Project

Museum of Vancouver (Vancouver Museum Society)

$14,956

The Museum of Vancouver holds the history of the city as told through the stories of the artefacts in the collection. This project will digitize 1,440 artefacts related to Vancouver trades and businesses spanning in date from the late 1800s to the 1980s.

The Vancouver trades and business collection documents the socio-economic history of the city of Vancouver and the city’s role in the development of the province. These artefacts hold the unique stories of Vancouver businesses and Vancouverites.

20 in 2020

Nikkei National Museum (Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre)

$12,322

The 20 in 2020 project will digitize 3,800 photographs & 35mm negatives that capture the life of the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC) from its pre-history in the 1980s to the present day. 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the NNMCC; and 2021 celebrates 40 years of the Japanese Canadian community’s dream to establish a community archives to honour, preserve, and share Japanese Canadian history and heritage for a better Canada. The photographs follow the archives from a small office on Broadway to our purpose-built space today: a journey seen through ground-breaking ceremonies and community gatherings.

Oliver Chronicle Newspaper Digitization Project

Oliver & District Museum (Oliver & District Heritage Society)

$7,947.50

This project will digitize, store, and make 4,417 issues of the Oliver Chronicle community newspaper keyword-searchable and freely accessible online. The newspapers span 1938 to 2016 and are frequently-requested by locals and researchers across the province.

Rungh Archive Collection

Rungh Cultural Society

$3,414.77

The Rungh Archive Collection is a digitization of the print (posters and ephemera), audio and project files related to the publication of the Rungh Magazine, a South Asian Journal of Culture Comment and Criticism, from 1992 – 1999, as well projects/events produced by the Rungh Cultural Society.

Peninsula News Review Digitization Project

Sidney Museum (Sidney Museum and Archives Society)

$9,000

The Peninsula News Review (PNR) Digitization project will digitize and make freely searchable online 46 rolls of 35mm microfilm containing past issues of the PNR newspaper, which covered the Saanich Peninsula and surrounding Gulf Islands, spanning 1912 through 2002.

Judith Marcuse Dance Collection

Simon Fraser University Library (Simon Fraser University)

$6,900

This project will digitize photographs, posters, promotional materials and publications from the archives of dancer, choreographer, director, and producer Judith Marcuse and will make the digital files and accompanying descriptive metadata available online through the SFU Library’s website. The material, held by the Library’s Special Collections and Rare Books division, documents not only Marcuse’s career but the development of contemporary dance in Vancouver over the past four decades.

Punjabi Patrika Digitization Project Part 2

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford (Abbotsford Cultural Centre)

$4,063

The Punjabi Patrika, published in Abbotsford, BC, is one of only two bilingual, Punjabi/English newspapers published in Canada and includes unique perspectives into BC’s South Asian community. An archive of the the Patrika was donated to The Reach by owner/publisher Andy Sidhu in 2018. The Patrika archive enriches The Reach’s archival holdings significantly, in that it represents the first local news publication with a specifically South Asian perspective.

Nelson Daily News Digitization Project – Phase 2

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History (Nelson and District Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society)

$7,736

The project will digitize 16 years of the Nelson Daily News newspaper from April 1, 1920 to April 30, 1936. 60 microfilm master reels of the newspaper will be loaned from BC Archives. The information on these reels will be digitally scanned by the UBC Library Digitization Centre. The digital collection will be hosted on the UBC Library’s Open Collections BC Historical Newspapers Collection.

Okanagan Newspaper Digitization: Kelowna Courier (1950-1968) & Penticton Herald (1954-1959)

University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus Library (University of British Columbia)

$7,500

This project will result in the digitization and provision of online access to approximately 5,100 issues or 65,300 pages of searchable content from microfilmed copies of the Kelowna Courier(1950 – 1965) and Penticton Herald (1954 – 1959) newspapers. The resulting digital files will be made available as part of the Digitized Okanagan History portal (doh.arcabc.ca) on BCLEN’s Arca platform.

“Coming about”: The films of Karl Spreitz

University of Victoria Libraries (University of Victoria)

$15,000

“Coming about”: The films of Karl Spreitz will digitize 123 analogue films and 150 accompanying photographic images to promote access to British Columbia artist Karl Spreitz’s extensive film and photography archive, highlight his important work, and provide an enhanced and complete vision of his art and life to both academic and non-academic audiences.

The Gesher Project exhibition records

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance)

$1,650

The Gesher Project was a unique and innovative project undertaken by three Vancouver Holocaust survivors, five child survivors of the Holocaust and ten adult children of Holocaust survivors. They explored these experiences through painting, writing, and discussion assisted by facilitators Dr. Alina Wydra, Linda Dayan Frimer, Dale Adams-Segal and Reisa Schneider. The project culminated with the mounting of The Gesher Project exhibit, which toured to eleven cities across Canada. “Gesher,” the Hebrew word for bridge, reflects the project’s goal of working together to bridge the generations and to use creative approaches as a means of healing Holocaust trauma.

Cirkut Panoramas Digitization Project

Vancouver Public Library

$5,500

The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) Cirkut Panoramas Digitization Project will digitize and index 50 panorama negatives from our collection. These were produced by the Dominion Photo Co. of Vancouver from approximately 1918 to 1950. The use of the No. 8 model Cirkut camera allowed Dominion’s photographers to produce spectacular panoramic images depicting the emerging urban landscape of Vancouver, its burgeoning commercial interests, and the spectacular geography of the province’s lower mainland. Today, these unique images are seriously at risk due to the fragility of the film base and their physical neglect prior to acquisition by the library.

Vancouver Performance Art Objects

Western Front Society / Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

$4,000

Vancouver Performance Art Objects will digitize 175 items from the archives and collections of Western Front and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery relating to performances by Vancouver artists in the 1970s.

 

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.

Collection URL: https://search.nbca.unbc.ca/index.php/2017-6

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.

Collection URL: https://www.vhec.org/annual-reports-publications/ 

The B.C. History Digitization Program (BCHDP) is now accepting submissions for project funding. The program, launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in 2006, provides matching funds to support projects that make unique British Columbia content freely available.

The BCHDP will be accepting applications for the 2020/2021 funding year. Applicants can receive up to $15,000 of matching funds for their projects. Multi-year projects are accepted while each year of a project must still go through the adjudication process.

In 2019, the program awarded more than $160,000 for 17 projects. The wealth and diversity of unique British Columbia content to be digitized is impressive. Since its inception in 2006, the BCHDP has awarded more than $2 million of matching funds for more than 250 projects.

Applications are due by Monday, December 16, 2019. Information about the application process as well as the guidelines and application form are available on the BCHDP website @ https://ikblc.ubc.ca/initiatives/bcdigitinfo/bchdp-applicant-information/. The Guidelines and Instructions as well as the Application Form have been updated in response to feedback so please review and use the updated versions.

For more information about the program and to view past projects, please visit the BCHDP website @ https://ikblc.ubc.ca/initiatives/bcdigitinfo/

Seventeen projects have been selected as the successful recipients of the 2019 -2020 B.C. History Digitization Program (BCHDP) funding awards

The digitization program, an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, was launched in 2006. It provides matching funds that help libraries, archives, museums and other organizations digitize unique historical items, including images, print and audio visual materials.

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre funding totaled $160,000 for the 2019 – 2020 round. Altogether, the B.C. History Digitization Program has provided more than $1 million for more than 100 projects throughout British Columbia.

This year’s diverse range of projects include the digitization of several historical newspapers (Nanaimo, Nelson and Victoria), audio recordings from Co-op Radio, the completion of Museum of Vancouver’s Historical Costume collection, a bi-lingual newspaper in English and Punjabi, as well as Grace McCarthy’s scrapbooks detailing her political career.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

To view a complete listing of the projects and their descriptions:

In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia Library announced the BC History Digitization Program. The focus of the program is to promote increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources, including providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material. Below is a list of successful applicants for 2019.

 

NOCA Cream Collector1927 to 1977 Digitization

BC Dairy Historical Society

$7,000

The NOCA Cream CollectorMagazine Digitization project will see the digital scanning of about 10,586 pages of the NOCA Cream Collectormagazine into searchable downloadable digital files.   This project will complement theButter-FatMagazine which was digitized in 2014 and is now hosted http://www.bcdairyhistory.ca/. These digital publications provide researchers with access to BC Dairy Historical materials from the Okanagan Shuswap region of BC.

The digital editions of the Cream Collectormagazine will be hosted on the website of the BC Dairy Historical Society www.bcdairyhistory.cafor viewing by the public without charge.

 

Tax and Collector Roll Digitization Project

City of Maple Ridge

$7,500

The Tax Assessment and Collector Roll Digitization project will involve BC Records Management digitizing the tax assessment and collector rolls in the city’s possession from 1875 – 1945, a total of 32 boxes (approximately 7,500 large format sheets).  The original documents will then be stored in their archival facility and the digital files will be available on the City’s website.

 

Co-op Radio fonds audio-visual records digitization

City of Vancouver Archives

$15,000

The Co-op Radio fonds audio-visual records digitization project will digitize 585 audio tapes containing documentation of spoken word radio programs that were produced by Vancouver Co-op Radio from the mid-1970s to late 1990s.

 

Landscapes and Landmarks – Photograph Digitisation Initiative

Creston & District Historical & Museum Society

$6,435

The Creston Museum intends to digitise approximately 350 photographs that document the landscapes of the Creston Valley prior to 1935 and 1947.

Goals:

  • Make a unique resource widely accessible to public researchers and increase awareness of the Museum’s collections;
  • Reduce burden on our manager, to whom falls the vast majority of requests for access to these photographs;
  • Bring physically scattered photographs together digitally into a single online resource;
  • Gain important experience in digitising collections by working in partnership with an established model and partner, Digitised Okanagan History (DOH).

 

Association of College and University Employees Local 1 Digital Collection

CUPE 2950 – Clerical, Library and Theatre Workers at the University of British Columbia

$14,400

Year 2 of the AUCE project will continue to digitize archival materials and publications from the Association of University and College Employees (AUCE) fonds held by UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections, and make them available online in Open Collections. Our first year of the project will see 12,000 items digitized with BCHDP funding; we intend to finish the project in year 2 by digitizing the remaining eligible items.

 

LIVE Biennale of Performance Art: The Early Years

grunt gallery (Visible Art Society)

$14,656

grunt gallery will digitize and make available online our collection of photographic, text, and video material documenting the LIVE Biennale of Performance Art, a series founded and produced by grunt from 1999 to 2005.

 

Vancouver Historical Costume Digitization Project, Phase 3

Museum of Vancouver

$15,000

The Museum of Vancouver holds a significant collection of Vancouver related historical costumes recognized for its quality, size, and breadth of styles and periods represented. MOV has digitized two thirds of the costume collection of outerwear through previous BC History Digitization grants. In Phase 3, MOV will digitize the final third of the outerwear collection (approximately 900 pieces), thereby completing the digitization of this group of artefacts and increasing the public’s access to this popular collection.

 

Families on the Coast: K&M Boat Works and the Oikawa Island

Nikkei National Museum

$11,410

This digitization project will focus on the Madokoro and Oikawa families who individually made significant contributions to BC’s fishing industry in the early 1900s, survived the unjust treatment during the Second World War, and returned to the coast in the 1950s. In particular, Sajiemon Kuramoto and Jitsuji Madokoro operated the successful K&M Boat Works. In 1906, Jinzaburo Oikawa led skilled fishermen from Japan to Oikawa Island aboard the Suian Maru. The project will digitize 917 photographs, 170 artefacts, and selected high-priority textual records from the total 29.4 cm of textual material, including but not limited to 486 letters and postcards.

 

Upper Fraser River Forest History Resources: Access & Outreach Project

Northern BC Archives & Special Collections, University of Northern British Columbia

$2,130

The Upper Fraser River Forest History Resources: Access & Outreach Project will create digital access to 93 unique audio recordings and related transcripts that document the rise, consolidation and demise of a series of forestry based settlements along the Upper Fraser River within Northeast BC c. 1915 – c. 2000. These resources document this region’s forest history, forest industry operations history and that of the created sawmill communities, and will be accessible for academic research and for public use. Activities include creating of digital files, uploading materials for online access, and promoting access to these resources for broader use.

 

Vancouver Japanese United Church Digitization Project

Pacific Mountain Regional Archives, The United Church of Canada

$5,655

This project will digitize 765 photographs and up to 50 selected textual records associated with the Japanese Methodist and United Church missions in British Columbia. Dates cover the years 1897 to 2018; the bulk of the materials dates from 1920 to 1955. The intent of the project is also to build capacity for future digitization of records relating Japanese-Canadian and Chinese-Canadian communities of faith in B.C.

 

Digitizing Radiofreerainforest Audio Recordings

Simon Fraser English Department, Simon Fraser University

$9,805

This project will digitize audio recordings from the Gerry Gilbert fonds in SFU Special Collections’ Contemporary Literature Collection. Gilbert was a Vancouver-based poet and performance artist. This collection of 261 cassette tapes and 11 reel-to-reel recordings features interviews, readings, and literary discussions from the Gilbert-hosted Radiofreerainforest show that aired on Vancouver CFRO from spring 1985-late 1990s. This project is part of a larger effort to collaborate cross-institutionally to make audio collections more accessible.

 

Grace McCarthy Scrapbooks

Simon Fraser University Library, Simon Fraser University

$12,732

The Grace McCarthy Scrapbooks project will digitize a collection of 88 scrapbooks compiled by Grace McCarthy, the Social Credit MLA who became cabinet minister and deputy premier. These scrapbooks include photographs, correspondence, clippings, press releases, and other ephemera dating from 1960 – 1991 and provide a snapshot of her political career and contributions to British Columbia’s political, cultural, and economic development. Key accomplishments that changed the landscape of Vancouver included bringing Expo ’86 to Vancouver, establishing SkyTrain as a rapid transit system, driving the construction of the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre, and securing the lighting of the Lions Gate Bridge.

 

Punjabi PatrikaDigitization Project

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

$4,063

The Punjabi Patrika, published in Abbotsford, BC, is one of only two bi-lingual, Punjabi/English newspapers published in Canada and includes unique perspectives into BC’s South Asian community. An archive of the the Patrika was recently donated to The Reach by owner/publisher Andy Sidhu. The Reach is already the steward of other major newspapers from this region, including those of the Abbotsford Post (1910 – 1924); A, S & M/Abbotsford News (1922 – present) and the Abbotsford Times (1991 – 2008). The Patrika archive enriches The Reach’s archival holdings significantly, in that it represents the first local news publication with a specific cultural perspective.

 

Nelson Daily NewsDigitization Project – Phase 1

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History

$7,766

The project is to digitize the first 15 years of the Nelson Daily Newsnewspaper from April 1902 to 1917. 60 microfilm Master reels of the newspaper will be loaned from BC Archives. The information on these reels will be digitally scanned by the UBC Library Digitization Centre. The digital collection will be hosted on the UBC Historical Newspapers Open Collections website.

 

Digitization of the Victoria Daily Times newspaper: 1888 – 1940

University of Victoria Libraries, University of Victoria

$15,000

Published in Victoria, B.C., The Victoria Daily Timeswas the leading rival newspaper to the Daily Colonist in the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Alongside their competitors, the Daily Times covered many of the same stories, but sometimes with a radically different political and socio-economic perspective.

The University of Victoria Libraries has already digitized the Daily Colonist newspaper from 1858 – 1980. Digitizing reels from the Daily Times would not only significantly augment and enhance our existing digital newspaper collection, but create further impact by making additional historical resource material available online and publicly available for comparative study and research.

 

Digitizing the Nanaimo Daily Free Press(1874 – 1926): Part II

Vancouver Island University Library, Vancouver Island University

$10,000

VIU Library proposes to continue part of its ongoing 2018-2019 BCHDP-funded project, digitizing the Nanaimo Daily Free Press(1874-1928). The scope and nature of this digitization work has revealed itself to be a multi-year project for the remaining 48 reels of microfilm.

 

VHEC Newsletter Digitization Project

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

$1,449

The Zachor newsletter of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, and the Vancouver Holocaust Education Society newsletter that came before it, publishes unique writing from Holocaust survivors, their families, Centre staff as well as community members, including BC teachers and students. The newsletter includes articles about commemorative events, collection highlights, educational programs and exhibitions developed by the VHEC. Zachor is a foundational publication about Holocaust commemoration and education in British Columbia. At present, issues from 2004 to 2018 are available on our website. The VHEC would like to digitize 60 issues published from 1990-2004, to create a complete digital record of the publication.

Project title: Steffens-Colmer Studios and Don Coltman Company Photographs Digitization Project

Institution: City of Vancouver Archives

Description: 5,327 photographic negatives from the Don Coltman series of the Steffens-Colmer fonds were digitized. Don Coltman was a commercial photographer working in Canada and his photographs are a unique record of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland in the 1940s and 1950s. To read more about Don Coltman and this collection please visit the City of Vancouver’s blog: https://www.vancouverarchives.ca/2019/02/07/don-coltman-photographs-now-available/#more-7397

Collection URL: https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/steffens-colmer-studios-ltd-and-don-coltman-company-photographs-2

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