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Bachelors and China Dolls, Sex and Race in Postwar Toronto's Chinatown,1920-1970

This collection consists of digitized materials concerning sex and race in Toronto between 1920 and 1970. It includes photographs from a private collection and newspaper articles about Chinese Canadians and white women (Chinadolls) in Toronto’s Chinatown, published in the Toronto Chinese press. It will also include interviews with …

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The B.C. District Union News, under the direction of editor Harvey Murphy, was published out of Vancouver by the B.C., Yukon and North West Territories locals of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers from 1944 to 1955. B.C. District Union News ceased publication in 1955 when the Canadian national newspaper of the …

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B.C. District Union News

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A weekly newspaper published in Vancouver by John P. McConnell and R.S. Ford, the B.C. Saturday Sunset was first printed on June 15, 1907.  The Saturday Sunset offered articles relating to life in Western Canada and business, political and social events and issues, of both local and national significance, as well as fiction and humour …

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B.C. Saturday Sunset [newspaper]

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Fine/private presses have a distinguished history in British Columbia. Founded in Vancouver in 1946, the Private Press of Robert R. Reid was the first of its kind in Canada. The British Columbia Fine Printing collection contains digitized publications and ephemera of several B.C. fine/private presses. In addition to items from …

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2014588457

Presents biographical and publication information for more than 470 women who lived in Canada or wrote about Canada, …

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Note that original versions of digitized materials may be housed at either Special Collections at the SFU Library or at partner sites. More information on the location of materials in their original formats is noted in each collection's description.  

Collections that are contributed by Special Collections and Rare Books, Simon Fraser University Library have physical equivalents housed at the SFU Library.

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