The Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection contains more than 25,000 rare and unique items (documents, books, maps, posters, paintings, photographs, silver, glass, ceramic ware and other artifacts). Inspired to start collecting by an illustrated poster of the C.P. R.M.S. Empress of Asia in his father’s tailor shop in Victoria, Dr. Chung amassed over 25,000 items over sixty years. Starting with little things clipped from newspapers and magazines for his scrapbook, Dr. Chung assembled an extensive research collection of items on early British Columbia history, immigration and settlement, particularly of Chinese people in North America, and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.
The Chung Collection includes many rare and unique items. It is one of the most exceptional and extensive collections of its kind in North America and has been designated as a national treasure by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.
Come see the permanent exhibition in Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) on Level 1 of UBC Library's Irving K. Barber Learning Centre!
Weekly drop-in tours are offered every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., but you are welcome to browse the exhibit anytime RBSC is open, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the general public, as well as the UBC community.
For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at (604) 822-0645 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Pixelating Mixer is calling for past DHSI (Digital Humanities Summer Institute) participants and any other interested parties to discuss developing a collaborative, UBC Library-based digital humanities project.
Do you have an urge to use what you've learned for a real-world library application or initiative? Do you want to develop your webscraping, text analysis, geospatial visualization, digital storytelling, or text encoding (to name just a few) skills while collaboratively working towards a larger interdisciplinary project? Do you have an idea for a project that would help illuminate gems in UBC Library’s Open Collections
or another open collection? Or do you just want to hear more about the possibilities of crowdsourcing and collaborating on a library-based DH project?
Come continue discussing ideas for scoping a project together. All are welcome!
Please Note: due to a candidate presentation, Pixelating this week will run from 12:00-1:00. Please feel free to come until 1:00 only, or stay for further discussion until 2:00.
Fernando and Maryam
Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies? Would you like to know more about how to use the formatting features in Microsoft Word? Research Commons staff will help you with your questions about the nuts and bolts of formatting: page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more!
This workshop will also cover the basic resources that are available to help you in writing your thesis/dissertation. Graduate students at any stage of the writing process are welcome, but some prior knowledge of Microsoft Word is recommended.
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