Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) is participating in Archives Week, which runs from November 16-22. The event is organized by the Archives Association of British Columbia, and this year the theme is “Taking Care of Business: the Heritage of Trade and Commerce.”

As part of this effort, RBSC offers an introduction to Yip Sang, a notable businessman, philanthropist and one-time “unofficial mayor” of Chinatown.

The document also highlights a project entitled “The Chinese Experience in B.C.: 1850-1950.” This project involves RBSC and the City of Vancouver, and is made possible in part through the Canadian Culture Online Program of Canadian Heritage, Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Council of Archives.

You can download a PDF of the document here:

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