Mar 18

Featured photograph: Locomotive

Have you come to visit us at the Chung Collection lately? If you have, you will have noticed one of our new additions- a model locomotive, built by a former CPR Engineer as a retirement hobby project and given to Dr. Chung several years ago:

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Jan 14

New- Railway related government publications

We're pleased to let you know that we have added 159 government publications such as sessional papers, reports, addresses and printed correspondence related to the development of railways in Canada and the United States. This is a great source of information for anyone interested in the political aspects of railway building, and the importance of the development of trans-continental railways to Canada and the U.S.

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Nov 15

Chung room re-opened, exhibition work continues

Thank you for your patience yesterday as we kept the Chung Collection exhibition closed for installation of new exhibits! There is still work happening today, Thursday November 15th and tomorrow, Friday November 16th in the back of the room and the back exhibits will remain unavailable during that time.

We'll be adding interpretive signs to our new exhibitions soon. Stay tuned to the News blog for more information (and some behind-the-scenes photos!)

Nov 04

New book: Yip Sang and the First Chinese Canadians

The story of Yip Sang and his extended family is so compelling that visitors often ask, "Why hasn't someone written a book about this?" Now someone has! Yip Sang and the First Chinese Canadians by Frances Hern has been published by Heritage House as part of their "Amazing Stories" series.

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May 18

Under construction

Please excuse us while there is a bit of a mess in the Chung Collection exhibition room- and stay tuned in the near future for exciting new additions to our exhibition space!










Nov 09

New collection item: hotel ledger from Elko B.C.

A new acquisition has been made for the Chung Collection: a ledger from a hotel in Elko, B.C., showing the sale of goods to locals.  Inscriptions in Chinese  suggest that the hotel may have been operated by a Chinese-Canadian. This may be an interesting example of a Chinese business as a centre for commerce in a small town.  The ledger dates to 1923.

Although it has not yet been digitized, this item is available for consultation in the Rare Books and Special Collections reading room by requesting box 254.  The full catalogue record is here:

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