BRITISH COLUMBIA THROUGH ARRIVING EYES

The “British Columbia and Canada through Arriving Eyes” project run by Dr. Kyle Frackman, former-UBC masters student (and current University of Calgary librarian) Marc Stoeckle and UBC reference librarian Keith Bunnell, identifies key materials describing German speaking immigrants’ experiences of British Columbia and Western Canada. It includes German and English material relating to immigrants with a German, Austrian or Swiss background, which immigrated ca. 1850-present to Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba). The collected oral history material contains around 600 images, 10 h sound recordings + transcripts and other scanned documents such as flight tickets and letters. The researched material such as literature, diaries, archival fonds, photographs, etc. contain around 350 of primary and secondary resources.

The project was featured by the Goethe-Institute Canada here.