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Touring the Nitobe Memorial Garden

Touring the Nitobe Memorial Garden

Vancouver is greening up spectacularly with the warmer weather. We’re enjoying many lunchtimes in the beautiful gardens here at UBC, and soaking up as much greenery as we possibly can while it’s here! This week on the blog, we’re taking a photo tour through the Nitobe Memorial Garden.  The Nitobe Memorial Garden is on UBC’s […]

The Gold Rush in Open Collections

The Gold Rush in Open Collections

British Columbia in the second half of the nineteenth century is defined by her gold rushes. Various prospectors, miners, entrepreneurs, and other settlers descended upon BC in waves, and the documents they’ve left behind are as varied as they were. This broadsheet, The Frazer River Thermometer, both offers advice and gently ribs the potential prospector. https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcbooks/items/1.0221999#p0z-5r0f:%22gold%20mines%22   […]

Vancouver-based Collections: Kinesis

Vancouver-based Collections: Kinesis

There are so many amazing local materials within Open Collections at UBC Library (https://open.library.ubc.ca/). When local events and news happen, a text search for topics can reveal some interesting background or even just great stories to read. With the provincial election last week in British Columbia, a search for electoral stories led us to this […]

Exploring the Florence Nightingale Collection

Exploring the Florence Nightingale Collection

As one of many collections of correspondence housed at the University of British Columbia, the Florence Nightingale Letters collection  demonstrates the enjoyment of exploration through the life and thoughts of such a famous person. Postcard featuring a drawing of a young Florence Nightingale Through the timeline browser on the front page of the collection, one […]

Interesting People in Our Collections

Ada Cavendish A famous actress of her time (1939-1895), Cavendish was known for playing Mercy Merrick in New Magdalen and Mrs. Darlington in For Love or Money, among many others. She performed and produced in the UK and toured in America, notably brining the plays of Wilkie Collins to popularity the States.   Luther McCarty McCarty was a champion American boxer who […]

Signs of Summer

The school term is over, finals are over, the sun is shining for more than an hour at a time… We’re spotting signs of summer both outside and in our collections!                      

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