In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia 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 2017.

 

Heritage Inventory Photograph Digitization

City of Vancouver Archives

15,000

This project will digitize 6,932 35mm photographic negatives from the City of Vancouver fonds. These are photographs that were taken for heritage inventories in 1978 and 1984-85, and each image is usually of one building. Existing item-level metadata in spreadsheets will be enhanced to meet the RAD descriptive standard.

 

Indigenous Performance Art in BC

grunt gallery (Visible Art Society)

8,625

grunt’s First Nations Performance video collection consists of fifty tapes with runtimes ranging from thirty minutes to two hours. Included formats are ¾ Inch Umatic SP, VHS, Hi 8, and Mini-DV. From this we aim for an equal number of digital masters captured in 10bit Uncompressed Quicktime format as well as access/web copies in both Apple ProRes 422 and H.264 formats.

 

The Fromson Family Letters

Jewish Museum and Archives of BC

4,200

The Fromson family fonds [1930 – 1975] contains 45 cm of textual records and approximately 100 photographs. There are 150 letters, 100 assorted documents (including Ralph and Anne Fromson’s marriage certificate, including the ornate Jewish marriage certificate: Ketubah), and 100 photographs. In total there are approximately 1700 pages to be digitized.

 

Rainbow Ranche Collection Digitization

Lake Country Museum and Archives

4,752

The Rainbow Ranche Collection consists of ledgers, diaries, inventories, account books, journals, correspondence, annual reports, incorporation documents, and records of sale and transfer from 1906 to 1974.

 

BC Archaeology and Early Industry Digitization

Museum of Vancouver

15,000

This project proposes to digitize 2745 artefacts from the BC Archaeology Collection consisting of approximately 1150 surface finds and half of the St. Mungo Cannery collection (1595 artefacts). We aim to complete the digitization of the St. Mungo artefacts in a subsequent project. In addition, we aim to digitize 345 artefacts related to early industry in Vancouver for a grand total of 3090 artefacts digitized.

 

Forced: dispersal and dispossession of the Japanese Canadian community

Nikkei National Museum

8,858

For the project, the Nikkei National Museum will digitize approximately 2,000 items that are significant to the forced dispersal and forced dispossession of the Japanese Canadian community. The selection of records identified as significant to this project consist of textual records, photographs, and a few artefacts from the following fonds: Tadashi Jack & Kanaye Kay Kagetsu fonds; Campbell, Brazier, Fisher, and McMaster Barristers and Solicitors fonds; Tonomura Family collection; Kishizo Kimura fonds; and the Suematsu Nakatani collection. The fonds selected are representative of various perspectives on Japanese Canadian experiences of dispersal and dispossession from the Second World War.

 

Prince George Newspapers Digitization Project

Prince George Public Library

7,500

In 2017, the Library intends to begin digitization of the Prince George Free Press beginning with October 31, 1994 to approximately the end of 1999. The searchable images will be loaded into the Prince George Newspaper database.

Since 2007, the project has digitized the Fort George Tribune (1909-1915); Fort George Herald (1910-1916); Prince George Post (1914-1915); Prince George Star (1916-1917); Prince George Herald (1915-1916); Prince George Leader (1921-1923); CNC Student Newspapers (1969-2009) and the Prince George Citizen (1916-June 2003). Citizen issues from 2003 to the current year were already available in digitized format and have been added to the Prince George Newspapers Database.

 

Digitization of Jack Shadbolt holdings in SFU Art Collection

SFU Galleries

4,393.42

This project plans to digitize 235 works of art by Jack Shadbolt in the SFU Art Collection. There are 111 drawings, 73 prints, 42 paintings and 6 others (mixed media, sculpture). This group of works includes important examples of Shadbolts’s production from 1933-1998 with a wide variety of imagery including landscapes, cityscapes, abstracts and portraits.

 

Fisherman Publishing Society Photographs

Simon Fraser University Library

15,000

Digitization will focus on 4,500 photographs pre-selected from the total collection of approximately 10,000 photographic images (represented in both print and negative formats), dating from ca. 1960 to 2000. Whenever possible, negatives will be digitized. The majority of photographs are black and white. Images will be identified prior to the project start date based on content and technical quality to ensure a good cross-section of the collection is represented.

 

Digitization of Le Soleil de Colombie

Societe Historique Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique

6,100

The 30-year collection comprises approx. 31,200 pages of unbound newspapers. Any missing issues might come from bound or unbound copies in other collections. The resource includes photos and text, and all would be available for searching.

 

Abbotsford Living History Project

The Reach Gallery Museum

10,000

The project will continue the digitization of the Abbotsford News collection of photographs from the 1960s – 1990s. The original formats include 500 original photographs (10% of collection) and 4,500 original negatives (90% of collection). News photographs are being digitized chronologically as all are rich in content regarding significant community events; local businesses; sporting events and participants; school and group histories.

 

Digitization of BC Sessional Papers, 1952-1969

UBC Library – Humanities and Social Sciences Division & Digital Initiatives

5,688

This project proposes to continue digitizing the next selection of the British Columbia Sessional papers consisting of 40 volumes (1953-1969). So far, with the generous support of the BCHDP grant, we have digitized 76 years (1876-1952) of the Sessional Papers and we hope to complete the entire run of the papers which end in 1982. In addition to the papers, there are also accompanying fold out maps and charts.

 

Digitization of the Victoria Daily Colonist newspaper: 1961-1970

University of Victoria Libraries

15,000

With 120 reels of microfilm at an estimated 1000 images per reel, we expect to produce up to 120,000 page images. As in previous years, the reels will be sent to the Internet Archive (IA) digitization facility in San Francisco. Once the reels have been scanned they will be loaded into the IA servers (archive.org) and harvested and indexed in our local search engine (http://britishcolonist.ca).

 

The Province Newspaper Negative Collection, 1950-1962, Digitization Project – Phase III

Vancouver Public Library

13,174.02

We plan to add the remaining 2,600 images of the Province Newspaper Negative Collection to our historical photographs database. The collection depicts important events in Vancouver and the province in the 1950s. Digitizing helps the Library promote their use, while enabling us to conserve them by placing them in frozen storage that slows their deterioration.

The anticipated output is that we will increase the awareness and knowledge of our collection of images depicting mid 20th century British Columbia. The scanned images and descriptive metadata will be added to our online historical database enabling users to search for and find relevant photographs without having to come into the library to do so. In addition, the descriptive metadata provides multiple access points for searching. This is a significant improvement to the card index that we have in the department. Our past experience with digitizing photographs is that improving the ease of searching and making them available online significantly increases use and awareness of the images.

 

The Gay Games | Celebration 90 Digitization Project (Stage 1)

VIVO Media Arts Centre

6,706

For Stage 1 of this project just under 1/3 of the video recordings will be digitized (there are 150 videotapes in total). They will include Opening and Closing Ceremonies at BC Place, Celebration 90 Cultural Assembly events, pep rallies at the Commodore Ballroom, the Film Festival Gala, Gay & Lesbian bands at the Orpheum Theatre plaza, the August 6th Pride Parade, “Words Without Boundaries” writer’s panel (co-organized by Jane Rule and Jana Williams) and interviews with Games’ organizers, participants, and AIDS Vancouver representatives. These tapes were chosen for the first stage of digitization as they provide a context for understanding how the Games came about, their significance to the Vancouver LGBTQ community, their organizational structure, and some of the social issues and controversies that impacted them. Textual materials will complement and contextualize themes explored in the video materials.

 

Women in Performance Art Digitization Project

Western Front Society

5,000

The Women in Performance Art Digitization Project will increase the discoverability and use of Western Front’s rich and unique collection of Performance Art documentation. By digitizing performances by renowned artists such as Lori Blondeau, Elizabeth Chitty, Dana Claxton, Kate Craig, Rose English, Mona Hatoum, Rebecca Belmore, Judy Radul, Anna Banana and Jane Ellison and making them available through the Western Front website we will be reaching new audiences, communities and researchers and inviting them to connect with the Western Front Media Archive in a new way. The project will result in digital files for 45 videotapes that will be stored on LTO tape with their accompanying metadata, a process and plan guided by digital preservation best practices.

 

For more program information please contact:


Eirian Vining
Coordinator
BC History Digitization Program
bc.historydigitization@ubc.ca

Bronwen Sprout
Head
Digital Programs and Services

 

 

 

In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia 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 2016.

 

Abbotsford Living History Project

Abbotsford Cultural Centre (dba The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford)

$10,000

The Reach’s Abbotsford Living History Project will digitize 5,000 history images from the collection donated by the Abbotsford News and provide them online for community use and education; allow for feedback and input from the community and share through social networking sites.

 

Digital Documentation of Works by BC Artists

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

$3,000

The project will support the digital photography of works by BC artists in UBC`s art collection and make the images available online. This initiative will contribute to the Belkin Gallery’s objective of making the University art collection more accessible for students, researchers and the public

 

Digitization of Vancouver Centennial Commission Photographs and Graphic Materials

City of Vancouver Archives

$9,956

A selection of photographs and a few graphic materials from the Vancouver Centennial Commission fonds will be digitized. Existing database metadata for these materials will be enhanced. The digitized images will be linked with their database descriptions, and the images will be viewable on the web in full resolution.

 

ECUAD Student Publications Archives Project

Emily Carr University of Art & Design

$6,862

Digitization of a collection of student publications that dates back to our beginning as the Vancouver School of Art in 1925. These publications give insight to student life at the art and design school over the years. Our goal is to provide access to this fragile and unique material by digitizing the collection and making it available through our institutional repository.

 

Capturing Our History Phase II: Esquimalt Archives Image Digitization Project

Esquimalt Municipal Archives

$6,500

The Archives will continue to digitize content for its award winning website during Phase II of its Capturing our History project. During this project we will add new photographic content and begin to upload textual content by selecting specific documents to help tell the stories inherent in the photographs themselves.

 

Digital Photographs of Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii Museum

$11,184

The project will help bring Haida Gwaii’s unique photographic collection into the public domain for the first time through its new website and on-line service where community members, visitors, and researchers will be able to access images, documents, manuscripts and audiovisual resources.

 

Digitization of BC Sessional Papers, 1933-1952

UBC Library (Humanities & Social Sciences Division é Digital Initiatives)

$5,688

This project proposes to continue work completed in the first and second phases of project by digitizing the next selection of the British Columbia Sessional Papers/consisting of 41 volumes. There are also accompanying fold out maps and charts.

 

Emanu-El: Laying the Cornerstone

Jewish Museum & Archives

$1,057

This project is an initiative to digitize six administrative books detailing the earliest history of Congregation Emanu-EI, including meeting minutes and financial ledgers; they cover a period from 1862 to approximately 1945. Congregation Emanu-EI is located in Victoria, British Columbia and is the oldest continually operating synagogue in Canada, having celebrated their 150th anniversary in 2013.

 

Nikkei Leaders circa. 1940s Digitization Project 

Nikkei National Museum

$7,531

This project proposes to digitize approximately 2,000 photographs, artefacts, and other items from Japanese Canadians who were humble leaders in the community during the 1940s.

 

Prince George Newspapers Digitization Project

Prince George Public Library

$15,000

The Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project is a collaboration of the Prince George Public Library, the College of New Caledonia Library, the Geoffrey R. Weller Library and the Northern Be Archives at the University of North em British Columbia. With the consent and support of the Prince George Citizen publisher, the partners have been working together since 2007 to digitize the microfilin of the Prince George Citizen and six earlier newspapers. The Project goal is to provide digital access to all locally published newspapers from 1909 to the present day.

 

Salt Spring Island News: The Drift wood, 1995-1999

Salt Spring Island Archives

$4,387

These newspapers record the history of the island as it occurred, offering researchers a glimpse of life at the time. The Salt Spring Archives has back issues of the newspaper which are frequently accessed by researchers and the general public. Although 1960 to 1995 are now online, researchers must still physically come to the archives to access any further issues. Digitizing this information, which is searchable within each issue, will make the papers more accessible to a wider audience.

 

Thompson Nicola Historical Newspaper Digitization Project

Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System

$15,000

A collaborative project between the TNRD Library System, Thompson Rivers University Library and Kamloops Museum & Archives, this project will result in the digitization of over 100,000 pages of a variety of regional newspapers published between 1985 and current day.

 

Changing Waters: Photographs of the Impact of Hydroelectric Development on the Landscape of British Columbia from the Ron Waters Collection

Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History

$2,000

This project will feature approximately 400 colour slides from the late 19S0s to the early 1980s of hydroelectric development in British Columbia. The broader dissemination of these images is important in light of the current renegotiation period of the Columbia River Treaty (2014-2024) and the development of the Site C Dam.

 

Abbotsford, Sumas and Matsqui News Local Newspaper Digitization Project

University of the Fraser Valley Library

$12,543

The UFV Library plans to digitize the 1922-1938 years of the Abbotsford, Sumas, & Matsqui News (ASMN) and make the content freely and openly available online via a dedicated portal of UFV’s recently launched institutional repository.

 

Digitization of the Slides of Ian McTaggart Cowan

University of Victoria Libraries

$13,444

The University of Victoria Libraries will digitization of the complete slide archive of BC environmental pioneer Ian McTaggart Cowan, which will augment and be uploaded and added to our existing digital collections, including the Ian McTaggart Cowan Field Journals.

 

Vancouver Historical Costume Digitization 2.0: Hanging Costumes

Museum of Vancouver

$12,000

MOV holds a significant collection of Vancouver related historical costumes recognized for its quality, size, and breadth of styles and periods represented. Through the digitization of a portion of this collection (approximately 800 pieces), MOV will increase the public’s access to this delicate and seldom seen portion of MOV’s collection.

 

The Artray Negative Collection: Photos of Vancouver and BC. 1943-1957

Vancouver Public Library

$12,078

This project proposes to digitize 2400 images by Artray, a former commercial photography company. The collection consists of photographs of Vancouver and BC from the 1940s and 1950s, and includes a wide range of subjects and activities.

 

Exploring Whistlers Transitional Years: The Whistler Question Negatives, 1978-1985 Digitization Project

Whistler Museum & Archives Society

$8,182

This project will aim to digitize the collection of the Whistler Question newspaper’s negatives currently held by the Whistler Museum and Archives. In this collection, there are negatives for all photos found in Whistler’s primary newspaper between 1978 and 1985.

For more program information please contact:


Mimi Lam
Coordinator
BC History Digitization Program
bc.historydigitization@ubc.ca

Bronwen Sprout
Head
Digital Programs and Services

In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia 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 2013.

Project Title: BC’s Natural History: Imaging the Spencer Entomological Collection
Organization: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – Spencer Entomological Collection
Amount: $15,000
Description: The Spencer Entomological Collection will image 1000 B.C. insect specimens from three views using their Leica LAS montage system.

Project Title: A legacy of the flora of British Columbia: Digital archiving and presentation of the preserved plant collections of John W. Eastham (1879 – 1968)
Organization: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – The University of British Columbia Herbarium
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will produce a publicly available digital image archive of 3,000 pressed plant specimens from the collections of John W. Eastham.

Project Title: Digitization of BCIT Student Newspaper ‘The Link’ from 1979 to 2004
Organization: British Columbia Institute of Technology
Amount: $4,024.50
Description: The digitization of The Link, years 1979 – 2004 will complete and complement a previously successful digitization project covering years 1965 – 1978, and will provide a bridge to the born digital issues.

Project Title: Chilliwack Progress Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Chilliwack Museum and Archives
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will aim to digitize 90 years of the Chilliwack Progress newspaper (1891 – 1987) making them free and accessible to the public.

Project Title: Digitization of British Columbia Sessional Papers, 1867 – 1886
Organization: BC Government Publications Digitization Group
Amount: $1,264.18
Description: The project will digitize and make freely available the first 10 years of the British Columbia Sessional Papers.

Project Title: Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam: Hadassah-WIZO Council of Vancouver fonds Photograph Digitization Project
Organization: Jewish Museum and Archives
Amount: $6,462
Description: The project will digitize and make available online approximately 2,000 photographs from the Hadassah-WIZO Council of Vancouver fonds.

Project Title: Year Two Vancouver History Collection Digitization
Organization: Museum of Vancouver
Amount: $12,045
Description: Museum of Vancouver will photograph 2,582 historical artifacts from Vancouver’s Chinese community, Fonice Pulice and Yuch Chow’s historic photo studios, sculpture, and material from a variety of city businesses and residents who have formed the history of Vancouver.

Project Title: Japanese Canadian Redress Digitization Project
Organization: Nikkei National Museum
Amount: $9,091
Description: The project will digitize and make available 2300 archival items related to the history of Japanese Canadian redress – specifically the ten year fight (1977-1988) to achieve an apology from the Government of Canada and recognition for the unjust treatment of Japanese Canadians during World War II.

Project Title: Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Prince George Public Library
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will add an additional 4 years to the digitized holdings of the Prince George Citizen newspaper. This will provide free online access to Prince George newspapers from 1909 to 1989.

Project Title: Turning the Pages Phase 3
Organization: Prince Rupert Library
Amount: $14,000
Description: The project will continue the work of digitizing the Prince Rupert Daily News. For 2013, the years 1934 to 1945 will be digitized and made available online.

Project Title: Abbotsford Living History Project
Organization: Reach Gallery and Museum
Amount: $10,000
Description: The project will digitize 5000 from the Abbotsford News photograph collection covering the years 1960 to 1990.

Project Title: Cadet Life at Royal Roads Military College: The Annual Photograph Albums from 1963-1989
Organization: Royal Roads University
Amount: $3,958
Description: The project will digitize and make available online 25 Royal Roads Military College large-format photograph albums which were created annually from 1963 through 1989. From arrival as recruits to graduation as officers, the official albums of rarely-seen photographs depict training and education Canadian military officers received in BC.

Project Title: The Crofton Family Fonds; first proprietors of the Harbour House Hotel
Organization: Salt Spring Island Archives
Amount: $3,974.82
Description: The project will digitize 5 albums containing 1200 photographs of the Crofton family, an important pioneer family and first proprietors of the Harbour House Hotel.

Project Title: Richard Harwood (Dick) Chambers Alpine Photographs Collection
Organization: Simon Fraser University Library
Amount: $2,281.50
Description: The project will scan approximately 900 photographs (slides and prints) documenting mountaineering culture in British Columbia from the late 1940s to the 1960s and comprising the first visual documentation of a number of peaks in the Coast Mountain region.

Project Title: SCMA Newspaper Digitization Project – Phase II
Organization: Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives
Amount: $6,219
Description: The project will digitize and make available issues of the Coast News to 1995 and the Peninsula Times (1963-1980).

Project Title: Skeena Voices: Looking Back at Northwestern BC
Organization: Terrace and District Museum Society
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will digitize and make available a range of audio and audiovisual interviews and stories relating to the history of Northwestern British Columbia including 78 of the earliest episodes of the Skeena Journal television program.

Project Title: Snapshots of the West
Organization: Touchstones Nelson
Amount: $1,600
Description: The project will digitize and make available 202 glass-plate and cellulose negatives believed to have been taken by Jacob “Jake” Ludwig at the turn of the 20th Century.

Project Title: Student Newspaper 50th Anniversary Digitization Project – Phase 1
Organization: Trinity Western University Archives
Amount: $4,045
Description: The project will digitize issues of the University’s student newspaper from 1962, the year of the school’s founding, to 1992. Scans will be keyword searchable and freely available online via the TWU Archives website.

Project Title: Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation & Townsite fonds Photographs Series Digitization & Access Project
Organization: Northern British Columbia Archives
Amount: $1,332
Description: The project will digitize and make available 880 images from the CAMC fonds documenting the technological, economic and social developments that occurred when the Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation constructed an open strip mine, mill and townsite for its workers 50 miles south of the Yukon border.

Project Title: bcgenesis: The Colonial Despatches 1862
Organization: University of Victoria Libraries
Amount: $15,000
Description: Having previously digitized the Colonial Despatches from 1846, to 1861, the project will continue by digitizing Vancouver Island and BC despatches for 1862, linking them page for page to transcriptions of each despatch.

Project Title: City of Vancouver 1970s council minutes
Organization: City of Vancouver Archives
Amount: $5991.85
Description: One decade of of original City Council minutes including accompanying reports will be digitized and made available online in multiple formats.

Project Title: Gottfried Fonds Digitization and Access Project
Organization: Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
Amount: $1,428.42
Description: The project will digitize and make available vital records, significant documents and photographs relating to the Gottfried family who fled Nazi Germany to Shanghai before settling in British Columbia in the 1950s.

Project Title: The Province Newspaper Negatives 1950 – 1962
Organization: Vancouver Public Library
Amount: $14,141
Description: The project will digitize and make available images capturing important events in Vancouver and British Columbia from the 1950s to the early 1960s.

Project Title: Images from the Western Front: A Shared Cultural History
Organization: Western Front Society
Amount: $11,280
Description: This project will digitize and make available 1300 negatives depicting important events from BC’s cultural history including groundbreaking performances, exhibitions, music events, literary readings, dance and media arts from the first twenty years of the Western Front artist run centre (1973 – 1993).

For more information please contact:

Chris Hives
Coordinator, BC History Digitization Program
University Archivist, UBC Library
chris.hives@ubc.ca or 604-827-3951
Simon Neame
Director
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC
simon.neame@ubc.ca or 604-822-3096

Click on the markers to find out more information about each project. Projects funded for 2012 are indicated with a blue marker. You can use the arrow buttons or simply drag the map to see more locations, and you can use the zoom buttons to enlarge the map for a clearer view of the funded projects in the Lower Mainland area.

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In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia 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 2013.

Project Title: BC’s Natural History: Imaging the Spencer Entomological Collection
Organization: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – Spencer Entomological Collection
Amount: $15,000
Description: The Spencer Entomological Collection will image 1000 B.C. insect specimens from three views using their Leica LAS montage system.

Project Title: A legacy of the flora of British Columbia: Digital archiving and presentation of the preserved plant collections of John W. Eastham (1879 – 1968)
Organization: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – The University of British Columbia Herbarium
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will produce a publicly available digital image archive of 3,000 pressed plant specimens from the collections of John W. Eastham.

Project Title: Digitization of BCIT Student Newspaper ‘The Link’ from 1979 to 2004
Organization: British Columbia Institute of Technology
Amount: $4,024.50
Description: The digitization of The Link, years 1979 – 2004 will complete and complement a previously successful digitization project covering years 1965 – 1978, and will provide a bridge to the born digital issues.

Project Title: Chilliwack Progress Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Chilliwack Museum and Archives
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will aim to digitize 90 years of the Chilliwack Progress newspaper (1891 – 1987) making them free and accessible to the public.

Project Title: Digitization of British Columbia Sessional Papers, 1867 – 1886
Organization: BC Government Publications Digitization Group
Amount: $1,264.18
Description: The project will digitize and make freely available the first 10 years of the British Columbia Sessional Papers.

Project Title: Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam: Hadassah-WIZO Council of Vancouver fonds Photograph Digitization Project
Organization: Jewish Museum and Archives
Amount: $6,462
Description: The project will digitize and make available online approximately 2,000 photographs from the Hadassah-WIZO Council of Vancouver fonds.

Project Title: Year Two Vancouver History Collection Digitization
Organization: Museum of Vancouver
Amount: $12,045
Description: Museum of Vancouver will photograph 2,582 historical artifacts from Vancouver’s Chinese community, Fonice Pulice and Yuch Chow’s historic photo studios, sculpture, and material from a variety of city businesses and residents who have formed the history of Vancouver.

Project Title: Japanese Canadian Redress Digitization Project
Organization: Nikkei National Museum
Amount: $9,091
Description: The project will digitize and make available 2300 archival items related to the history of Japanese Canadian redress – specifically the ten year fight (1977-1988) to achieve an apology from the Government of Canada and recognition for the unjust treatment of Japanese Canadians during World War II.

Project Title: Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Prince George Public Library
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will add an additional 4 years to the digitized holdings of the Prince George Citizen newspaper. This will provide free online access to Prince George newspapers from 1909 to 1989.

Project Title: Turning the Pages Phase 3
Organization: Prince Rupert Library
Amount: $14,000
Description: The project will continue the work of digitizing the Prince Rupert Daily News. For 2013, the years 1934 to 1945 will be digitized and made available online.

Project Title: Abbotsford Living History Project
Organization: Reach Gallery and Museum
Amount: $10,000
Description: The project will digitize 5000 from the Abbotsford News photograph collection covering the years 1960 to 1990.

Project Title: Cadet Life at Royal Roads Military College: The Annual Photograph Albums from 1963-1989
Organization: Royal Roads University
Amount: $3,958
Description: The project will digitize and make available online 25 Royal Roads Military College large-format photograph albums which were created annually from 1963 through 1989. From arrival as recruits to graduation as officers, the official albums of rarely-seen photographs depict training and education Canadian military officers received in BC.

Project Title: The Crofton Family Fonds; first proprietors of the Harbour House Hotel
Organization: Salt Spring Island Archives
Amount: $3,974.82
Description: The project will digitize 5 albums containing 1200 photographs of the Crofton family, an important pioneer family and first proprietors of the Harbour House Hotel.

Project Title: Richard Harwood (Dick) Chambers Alpine Photographs Collection
Organization: Simon Fraser University Library
Amount: $2,281.50
Description: The project will scan approximately 900 photographs (slides and prints) documenting mountaineering culture in British Columbia from the late 1940s to the 1960s and comprising the first visual documentation of a number of peaks in the Coast Mountain region.

Project Title: SCMA Newspaper Digitization Project – Phase II
Organization: Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives
Amount: $6,219
Description: The project will digitize and make available issues of the Coast News to 1995 and the Peninsula Times (1963-1980).

Project Title: Skeena Voices: Looking Back at Northwestern BC
Organization: Terrace and District Museum Society
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will digitize and make available a range of audio and audiovisual interviews and stories relating to the history of Northwestern British Columbia including 78 of the earliest episodes of the Skeena Journal television program.

Project Title: Snapshots of the West
Organization: Touchstones Nelson
Amount: $1,600
Description: The project will digitize and make available 202 glass-plate and cellulose negatives believed to have been taken by Jacob “Jake” Ludwig at the turn of the 20th Century.

Project Title: Student Newspaper 50th Anniversary Digitization Project – Phase 1
Organization: Trinity Western University Archives
Amount: $4,045
Description: The project will digitize issues of the University’s student newspaper from 1962, the year of the school’s founding, to 1992. Scans will be keyword searchable and freely available online via the TWU Archives website.

Project Title: Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation & Townsite fonds Photographs Series Digitization & Access Project
Organization: Northern British Columbia Archives
Amount: $1,332
Description: The project will digitize and make available 880 images from the CAMC fonds documenting the technological, economic and social developments that occurred when the Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation constructed an open strip mine, mill and townsite for its workers 50 miles south of the Yukon border.

Project Title: bcgenesis: The Colonial Despatches 1862
Organization: University of Victoria Libraries
Amount: $15,000
Description: Having previously digitized the Colonial Despatches from 1846, to 1861, the project will continue by digitizing Vancouver Island and BC despatches for 1862, linking them page for page to transcriptions of each despatch.

Project Title: City of Vancouver 1970s council minutes
Organization: City of Vancouver Archives
Amount: $5991.85
Description: One decade of of original City Council minutes including accompanying reports will be digitized and made available online in multiple formats.

Project Title: Gottfried Fonds Digitization and Access Project
Organization: Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
Amount: $1,428.42
Description: The project will digitize and make available vital records, significant documents and photographs relating to the Gottfried family who fled Nazi Germany to Shanghai before settling in British Columbia in the 1950s.

Project Title: The Province Newspaper Negatives 1950 – 1962
Organization: Vancouver Public Library
Amount: $14,141
Description: The project will digitize and make available images capturing important events in Vancouver and British Columbia from the 1950s to the early 1960s.

Project Title: Images from the Western Front: A Shared Cultural History
Organization: Western Front Society
Amount: $11,280
Description: This project will digitize and make available 1300 negatives depicting important events from BC’s cultural history including groundbreaking performances, exhibitions, music events, literary readings, dance and media arts from the first twenty years of the Western Front artist run centre (1973 – 1993).

For more information please contact:

Chris Hives
Coordinator, BC History Digitization Program
University Archivist, UBC Library
chris.hives@ubc.ca or 604-827-3951
Simon Neame
Director
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC
simon.neame@ubc.ca or 604-822-3096

Click on the markers to find out more information about each project. Projects funded for 2012 are indicated with a blue marker. You can use the arrow buttons or simply drag the map to see more locations, and you can use the zoom buttons to enlarge the map for a clearer view of the funded projects in the Lower Mainland area.

View 2013 Funded Projects in a larger map

 

In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia 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 2012.

Project Title: Historic Photographs of the Discovery Islands
Organization: Campbell River and District Museum and Archives Society
Amount: $6,600
Description: The project will digitize and make publicly available 2000 original photographs, negatives and transparencies depicting life on the islands in the early 20th Century.

Project Title: Year One Vancouver History Collection Digitization
Organization: Museum of Vancouver
Amount: $12,487
Description: MOV will photograph 2593 objects from its important Vancouver History Collection making them accessible through their online database, openMOV.

Project Title: Japanese Canadian Internment Digitization Project
Organization: Nikkei National Museum
Amount: $7,732
Description: This project will digitize and provide web access to 1500 photographs and artifacts related to the forced removal of 22,000 people of Japanese ancestry from the coast between 1941 and 1947.

Project Title: ARCH [BC] – Archival Records of Ceramic History in BC
Organization: Potters Guild of BC
Amount: $4500
Description: This project will digitize and make available the Potters Guild Newsletters spanning 1965 – 2010.

Project Title: Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Prince George Public Library
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will continue to build on the Library’s efforts to digitize and provide access to all locally published papers from before the incorporation of the city to the present. For the 2012 year, the project will digitize papers from 1977 to 1984 – 85.

Project Title: Turning the Pages (phase 2)
Organization: Prince Rupert Library
Amount: $14,000
Description: The project will continue the work of digitizing the Prince Rupert Daily News. For the 2012, the years 1935 to 1949 will be digitized and made available online.

Project Title: Abbotsford Living History Project
Organization: The Reach Gallery and Museum Abbotsford
Amount: $10,000
Description: The project will enable the Reach to complete the digitization of their catalogued photograph collection, including their recently acquired collection of Abbotsford News photographs from 1960 to 1990.

Project Title: Cadet Life at Royal Roads Military College: The Log Yearbooks from 1943 – 1995
Organization: Royal Roads University
Amount: $3,082
Description: This project will digitize and make available online 55 Royal Roads Military College yearbooks that depict training and education Canadian military officers received in BC between 1943 and 1955.

Project Title: Spring Island News: The Driftwood, the 1980s
Organization: Salt Spring Island Historical Society
Amount: $7000
Description: Part of a multi-year project to digitize the The Driftwood, issues will be made publicly available for the years 1980 to 1989.

Project Title: B.C. Postcards
Organization: Simon Fraser University Library
Amount: $13,191.25
Description: This project will provide digital access to 4000 British Columbia Postcards including early 20th century black and white postcards to 1950’s Technicolor cards. The postcards depict towns and places from every corner of the province including rare postcards from now vanished communities.

Project Title: Digital Gateway of the South Peace Historical Society Archives to Promote Access and Preservation
Organization: South Peace Historical Society
Amount: $8,200
Description: The project will digitize and provide remote access to a variety of holdings including photographs, maps, plans and city directories.

Project Title: Imaging the Spencer Entomological Collection
Organization: Spencer Entomological Collection
Amount: $14,600
Description: The Spencer Entomological Collection will image 1000 B.C. insect specimens from three views using their Leica LAS montage system.

Project Title: Squamish Digital History Archive Project, Part III: Photographs up to 1960
Organization: Squamish Public Library
Amount: $ 5148.71
Description: This phase of the project will digitize and make available over 20 years of photographs form the Squamish Times Photograph Collection.

Project Title: Landscape Lost: Forestry and Life in the Duncan River Valley
Organization: Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History
Amount: $2500
Description: This project will provide online access to photographs documenting the Duncan River Valley and forest industry between 1947 and 1952, before the construction of the Duncan Dam which flooded the valley and altered the landscape and industry forever.

Project Title: The Industrial and Commercial Development of Trail, BC
Organization: Trail Historical Society
Amount: $1560
Description: The project will provide access to a large collection of negatives and original prints for W.J. Carpenter and the Hughes Brothers taken during the city’s industrial boom. Images range from panoramic industrial scenes to the steady development of Trail’s commercial core.

Project Title: Digitization of court files from the John Keenlyside Legal Research Collection.
Organization: UBC Library Rare Books and Special Collections, Digital Initiatives
Amount: $1000
Description: The project will digitize and make available 323 case files from early B.C. courts created from 1858 to 1891. The case files document people’s interaction with the court system of early British Columbia with particular focus on Chinese and Aboriginal people.

Project Title: A Legacy of Flora of British Columbia: Digital Archiving and Presentation of the Preserved Plant Collections of John Davidson Correspondence Volunteers (1912-1930)
Organization: The University of British Columbia Herbarium
Amount: $12,000
Description: The project will cover the creation of a digital archive of 2500 pressed plant specimens documenting BC’s natural history.

Project Title: Karl Spreitz Film Archive Digitization Project
Organization: University of Victoria Art Collections
Amount: $8,555
Description: The project will digitize a portion of Karl Spreitz’s extensive film archive focusing on BC artists, First Nations cultural heritage, experimental art films and BC historical films.

Project Title: bcgenesis: The Colonial Despatches 1861
Organization: University of Victoria Libraries
Amount: $10,000
Description: Having previously digitized the Colonial Despatches from 1846, to 1860, the project will continue by digitizing Vancouver Island and BC despatches for 1861, linking them page for page to transcriptions of each despatch.

Project Title: Glass Plates of British Columbia: photos by Trueman, Thomson, Bailey Brothers and the Dominion Photograph Company
Organization: Vancouver Public Library
Amount: $15,000
Description: The project will digitize and make available online the library’s unique collection of glass plate negatives depicting the early history of British Columbia from the 1890s to the 1920s.

Project Title: District of West Vancouver Reports, Publications, and Ephemera Digitization Project
Organization: West Vancouver Archives
Amount: $5,500
Description: The project will digitize and make available a selection of reports, studies, ephemera and publications created by the District of West Vancouver since its founding in 1912.

Project Title: Historical Photograph Digitization Project – Year 2
Organization: West Vancouver Memorial Library
Amount: $4,550
Description: This phase of the project will make 1500 historical images depicting the life and development of West Vancouver available online collated with 300 pages of family and local histories.

Project Title: For Those Tired of Questions: Digitizing the Whistler Answer
Organization: Whistler Museum and Archives Society
Amount: $5720
Description: This project will digitize the complete run of the Whistler Answer, Whistler’s alternative culture newspaper from the 1970s.

For more information please contact:

Chris Hives
Coordinator, BC History Digitization Program
University Archivist, UBC Library
chris.hives@ubc.ca or 604-827-3951
Simon Neame
Director
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC
simon.neame@ubc.ca or 604-822-3096

Click on the markers to find out more information about each project. Projects funded for 2012 are indicated with a blue marker. You can use the arrow buttons or simply drag the map to see more locations, and you can use the zoom buttons to enlarge the map for a clearer view of the funded projects in the Lower Mainland area.


View Map of 2012 Funded Projects in a larger map

In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia 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 2011.

 

Project Title: Opening the Vault: Providing Digital Access to New Resources for BC History Study – Port Alberni community development
Organization: Alberni Valley Museum
Amount: $10,000
Description: This project will provide opportunities for understanding community growth of Port Alberni by digitizing and providing online access to 2,900 images from the time period 1910-1960.

 

Project Title: Historic Photographs of Campbell River Digitization Project
Organization: Campbell River & District Museum & Archives Society
Amount: $6,000
Description: This project will promote and enhance access to the history of Campbell River, a unique BC coastal community, by digitizing a selection of images of defining events and settlers and their regional influence. Museum at Campbell River

 

Project Title: Cheslatta Carrier Nation Archives: “Our Gift to the World”
Organization: Cheslatta Carrier Nation
Amount: $7,500
Description: For nearly 30 years, the Cheslatta Carrier Nation have meticulously gathered, documented, preserved, and displayed the unique history of their people, land, and culture. Along with construction of Cheslatta.com, they are now ready to digitize these materials and make them available via the web.

 

Project Title: Burnaby Oral History Digitization Project
Organization: City of Burnaby Archives
Amount: $10,000
Description: The Archives holds approximately 100 hrs of oral history recordings of interviews with Burnaby pioneers. This project proposes the digitization of these analog records and the creation of a website that will allow the public the opportunity to search, browse, and listen to the interviews online. Heritage Burnaby Oral History Interviews

 

Project Title: City of Vancouver Map and Plan Digitization
Organization: City of Vancouver Archives
Amount: $11,800
Description: A selection of maps and plans from the Archives’ holding will be digitized and linked to existing descriptions in the Archives’ database. These images will be searchable and viewable on the Archives’ website as both large and thumbnail jpeg files.

 

Project Title: Emily Carr University Historical Calendar Digitization Project
Organization: Emily Carr University of Art + Design Library
Amount: $3,488
Description: Many instructors and administrators throughout Emily Carr University’s history have made major contributions to art and design, both nationally and internationally. Digitizing 83 years of school calendars will improve access for a broad range of researchers while preserving the original materials.

 

Project Title: Powell Street Digitization Project
Organization: Japanese Canadian National Museum
Amount: $8,612
Description: This project proposes the digitization and web access of 2,000 photographs, artifacts, and archival records related to the history of Vancouver’s historic Powell Street neighbourhood (sometimes called Japantown), the major commercial centre for Japanese Canadians before 1942. NNM Collection Database

 

Project Title: Oral History Collection Digitization and Access Project
Organization: Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia
Amount: $6,900
Description: This project is an initiative to make the Museum’s archival collections available on the Internet. The JMABC plans to digitize a portion of its Oral History Collection. Digitized interviews will be uploaded on the website. This will greatly enhance access and research, as well as promote and create awareness of the Museum’s collections. Oral Histories

 

Project Title: Kaslo Voices Video Project
Organization: Kootenay Lake Archives
Amount: $800
Description: This project will digitize, edit and produce an historical video documentary from analog audio and video material from 1985. Elders depicted in this material provide a unique record of early settlement of Kaslo and the surrounding area.

 

Project Title: Life Histories: Historical Manuscripts of the District of Lake Country
Organization: Lake Country Museum and Archives
Amount: $3,815
Description: The LCMA will digitize 47 original manuscripts which describe various aspects of Lake Country’s history from the late 1800s to the 1950s. The manuscripts will be accompanied by digitized archival photographs and will be available to the public through the Museum’s website. LCMA Manuscripts

 

Project Title: Year Two BC First Nations Collections Digitization
Organization: Museum of Vancouver
Amount: $13,444
Description: This is the second phase of a two year project that focuses on digital photography of BC First Nations collections at MOV. The Museum will finish the remaining Northwest Coast collections, the Interior BC collections as well as digitize a small collection of archaeology material related to the Musqueam First Nation. openMOV

 

Project Title: Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Prince George Public Library
Amount: $15,000
Description: The Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project began in 2007 with the aim to provide digital access to all locally published newspapers from before the incorporation of the city to present day. The goal for this coming year is to add another three to four years of newspapers to the Prince George Citizen by bringing the database up to 1980 to 1981. Prince George Newspapers

Project Title: Salt Spring Island News: The Driftwood, the second decade, 1970-1980
Organization: Salt Spring Island Archives
Amount: $5,000
Description: This project will digitize the second ten years (1970-1980) of the local newspaper, The Driftwood. Digitizing these frequently used materials will preserve the originals and facilitate access. The Driftwood

Project Title: Vancouver Punk
Organization: Simon Fraser University Library
Amount: $3,833
Description: Vancouver Punk was not only an important music genre, but also very significant in its role in many social, political, and economic causes. The centrepiece of this project will be the John Armstrong collection containing photographs, handbills and promotional materials, handwritten song lyrics, correspondence and other significant ephemera. Vancouver Punk

Project Title: Digital Imaging of the Spencer Entomological Collection’s Species at Risk
Organization: Spencer Entomological Collection, Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Amount: $15,000
Description: This project will digitize two important sections of the collection, provincially endangered (Red) and threatened (Blue) listed species and pollinators, especially bees. Three views will be taken of each specimen of species with a Leica LAS montage system and the resulting images will be linked to a collection database. Spencer Entomological Collection database

Project Title: Digitization of Sunshine Coast Newspaper Archives, Phase I
Organization: Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives
Amount: $10,000
Description: This project will create a comprehensive, publicly-accessible digital database of newspapers from the Sunshine Coast region. During Phase I, the issues of the Coast News in most urgent need of preservation (1945-76, 1983-87, and 1989) will be digitized and made available in an easily accessible web-searchable format.

Project Title: Abbotsford Living History Project
Organization: The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford
Amount: $6,000
Description: The Reach’s Abbotsford Living History Project will digitize 8,000 images from their collection, provide online access, solicit feedback from the community and facilitate sharing through social networking sites. The Reach Archives

Project Title: A Legacy of the Flora of British Columbia: Digital Archiving and Presentation of the Preserved Plant Collections of John Davidson (1878-1970)
Organization: UBC Herbarium, Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Amount: $15,000
Description: This project aims to produce a digital image archive of 3,000 pressed plant specimens of John Davidson. John Davidson was a botanist for the BC Provincial Botanical Office, he created the Vancouver Natural History Society and was the first ‘demonstrator’ of the UBC Herbarium and Botanical Garden. His collections represent some of the earliest plant collections documenting the flora of BC (1912-1957).

Project Title: The Colonial Despatches 1860 and 500 early BC maps
Organization: University of Victoria Libraries
Amount: $11,000
Description: To date, the project has digitized Vancouver Island (VI) and British Columbia (BC) despatches, 1846-59, and over 250 early BC maps have been put online. This year the project will continue by digitizing the VI and BC despatches for 1860, making them available in the searchable eXist database, and licence maps from Hudson’s Bay Archives, BC Lands Title & Surveys Office for inclusion on UVic Library’s Early BC Maps portal. Colonial Despatches

Project Title: West Kootenay Women’s Digital History Project, Phase II
Organization: West Kootenay Women’s Association
Amount: $10,000
Description: WKWA proposes to digitize a unique part of BC’s culture and history. The second phase of this project will concentrate on the audio/visual portion of the digital archives, including interviews with significant figures in the feminist movement in the West Kootenays, as well as posters, photos, slides of various historical events. Kootenay Feminism

Project Title: Historical Photograph Digitization Project
Organization: West Vancouver Memorial Library
Amount: $6,300
Description: The project will digitize the historical photographs collection consisting of 3,800 images as well as 300 pages of local/personal histories. Digitization and online access to these materials will improve access and preserve the collection by minimizing the need to use the original photographs and documents. West Vancouver Historical Photograph Collection

 

For more information please contact:

 

Chris Hives
Coordinator, BC History Digitization Program
University Archivist, UBC Library
chris.hives@ubc.ca or 604-827-3951
Simon Neame
Director
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC
simon.neame@ubc.ca or 604-822-3096

Click on the markers to find out more information about each project. Projects funded for 2011 are indicated with a blue marker. You can use the arrow buttons or simply drag the map to see more locations, and you can use the zoom buttons to enlarge the map for a clearer view of the funded projects in the Lower Mainland area.


View 2011 BC History Digitization Projects in a larger map

In September 2006, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia 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 2010.

 

Project title: Ray Knight Collection Digitization Program
Organization: Ladysmith Archives
Amount: $7,250
Description: This project will continue the work started in 2008 to digitize historical photographs of Ladysmith, including images of early logging equipment, trains, the coal mine, stores, hotels, and shipping wharves.

 

Project title: BC First Nations Collections Digitization
Organization: Museum of Vancouver
Amount: $10,000
Description: This project will digitize artifacts from the Museum’s BC First Nations collections. openMOV

 

Project title: Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Historic Photo Collection Digitization Project
Organization: Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society
Amount: $12,500
Description: This project will digitize the historic photo collection of the Society’s Archives, containing unique images of Canada’s West Coast fishing and canning industries from the 1870s to present. Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Historic Photo Database

 

Project title: Initiation of online accessibility to Alberni Valley Museum historical photograph collection
Organization: Alberni Valley Museum
Amount: $9,500
Description: This project will digitize the Museum’s historical photograph collection, which documents general community history and gives an overview of Alberni Valley history.

 

Project title: Canadian Farmworkers Union Project
Organization: Simon Fraser University Library
Amount: $3,390
Description: Based on a representative selection of more than 300 significant items from the complete CFU archival collection, the centrepiece of the project will be a collection of photographs that document the unionization and larger social issues of farmworkers in the late 1970s and 1980s. Canadian Farmworkers Union Collection

 

Project title: Changes Upstream: Along the Kootenay River North of the 49th Parallel Before and After the Libby Dam, 1969-72
Organization: Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History
Amount: $3,000
Description: A selection of black and white images by photographer Stanley G. Triggs form the basis of this project. These photos document the homes, lifestyles and lands of communities along the Kootenay River during the summers of 1969-72. Changes Upstream: The Photographs of Stanley G. Triggs

 

Project title: Nicola Valley Museum Archives Preliminary Photograph Digitization
Organization: Nicola Valley Museum and Archives
Amount: $3,000
Description: This project will digitize historical photographs, dating to the late 1800s, including material from photographers James Teit and Harry Priest.

 

Project title: The Mountains Hold our Stories
Organization: Whistler Museum and Archives Society
Amount: $5,000
Description: The Whistler Museum and Archives Society and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre will digitize a portion of their archival collections for a thematic virtual exhibit that will illustrate how the history and cultures of three distinct peoples was shaped by the unique environment of the Whistler area.

 

Project title: Prince Rupert Newspaper Project
Organization: Prince Rupert Public Library
Amount: $12,000
Description: The project will digitize issues of the Prince Rupert Daily News and produce a database of searchable images accessible online, starting with the first thirteen years of publishing, from 1911-1924. Turning the Pages: The Prince Rupert Newspaper Archvies

 

Project title: A Digital Archives of Methodist and United Church of Canada records relating to First Nations of British Columbia
Organization: United Church of Canada Archives
Amount: $14,434
Description: This project will digitize and organize thematically visual and documentary records relating to Methodist and United Church missions to the First Nations of British Columbia.

Up and Down the Coast: Records of Missions to First Nations in British Columbia

 

Project title: BC Saturday Sunset, 1907-1915 Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Vancouver Public Library
Amount: $3,506
Description: This project makes an early BC newspaper, currently available only on microfilm, available in an online web-searchable format accessible remotely and on site. The newspaper provides historical awareness of the issues and concerns of British Columbians at a time of considerable growth and development in the province.

 

Project title: BC City Directories Digitization Project, 1916-1930
Organization: Vancouver Public Library
Amount: $14,669
Description: This project will build on earlier digitization projects of the directories from 1860-1915, making them available in an online, web-searchable format.

 

Project title: Audio, Video, Film Digitization
Organization: BC Central Coast Archives, Bella Coola Valley Museum Society
Amount: $2,419
Description: The Archives will digitize its audio and video material, including oral history interviews about the community and tapes and films relating to local history.

 

Project title: Historic Logging Images of the Northern Vancouver Island Digitization Project
Organization: Campbell River and District Museum and Archives Society
Amount: $6,000
Description: A selection of images related to the history of the unique logging sites and methods in the Northern Vancouver Island region of BC will be digitized and made available online.

 

Project title: J.S. Matthews Photograph Collection Panorama Digitization Project
Organization: City of Vancouver Archives
Amount: $5,254
Description: This project will digitize panorama negatives and prints from the Archives J.S. Matthews collection, which document the industry, commerce and social history of British Columbia.

 

Project title: Japanese Canadian Photograph Digitization Project
Organization: Japanese Canadian National Museum
Amount: $10,828
Description: The project will digitize 2000 photographs relating to Japanese Canadian history, ranging in date and subject from early settlements and fishing communities, through the internment years, and through the redress movement of the 1970s and 1980s.

 

Project title: Langley Advance Historical Photograph Digitization
Organization: Langley Centennial Museum
Amount: $7,150
Description: The region’s oldest newspaper, the Langley Advance, has loaned the Langley Centennial Museum some 2000 photographs dating from 1950 to the 1980s. The project will digitize and upload these to the Museum’s website and, with the help of community volunteers, identify people and places not noted on the photos.

 

Project title: Jack Shadbolt Digitization and Online Resource Project
Organization: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Amount: $12,407
Description: The Gallery will create born-digital photographs of over 480 of Shadbolt’s drawings, paintings and collages and make them available as an online resource.

 

Project title: Prince George Newspaper Digitization Project
Organization: Prince George Public Library
Amount: $15,000
Description: This project continues work begun in 2007 to digitize the Prince George Citizen newspaper.

 

Project title: Salt Spring Island News: The Driftwood, the first decade, 1960-70
Organization: Salt Spring Island Archives
Amount: $4,000
Description: The project will digitize the first ten years, from 1960-1970, of the local newspaper, The Driftwood.

 

Project title: Abbotsford Living History Project
Organization: The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford
Amount: $5,067
Description: This project will digitize 3000 photos from the Gallery’s collection. Images span the history of Abbotsford since the 1890s and cover a range of subjects such as community events, the flood of 1948, community streetscapes, and First Nations communities.

 

Project title: British Columbia’s Marine Diversity: A Digital Museum Collection
Organization: Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia
Amount: $15,000
Description: The Department has collected and identified an extensive invertebrate specimen library from the coast of British Columbia. The project will archive this diversity and create a digital record that will promote biodiversity knowledge and streamline future research both regionally and globally.

 

Project title: Elders Council for Parks in British Columbia Video History Collection
Organization: University of Victoria Archives
Amount: $3,000
Description: UVic Archives will digitize 18 video interviews with retired parks system employees and conservation advocates on the history of the BC parks system.

 

Project title: The Colonial Dispatches 1859
Organization: University of Victoria Libraries
Amount: $10,000
Description: This project builds on earlier work to digitize Vancouver Island and British Columbia dispatches.

 

Project title: Bill Silver Newspaper Collection
Organization: Vanderhoof Public Library
Amount: $4,500
Description: This project will build on work begun in 2008 to provide a comprehensive database of newspapers from the Vanderhoof, BC area, from the 1920s to the present.

For more information please contact:

Chris Hives
Coordinator, BC History Digitization Program
University Archivist, UBC Library
chris.hives@ubc.ca or 604-827-3951
Simon Neame
Director
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC
simon.neame@ubc.ca or 604-822 3096

Click on the markers to find out more information about each project. Projects funded for 2010 are indicated with a blue marker. You can use the arrow buttons or simply drag the map to see more locations, and you can use the zoom buttons to enlarge the map for a clearer view of the funded projects in the Lower Mainland area.


View Map of 2010 Funded Projects in a larger map

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