Color Our Collections 2017

A croquet match, in black & white and color, from the Tremaine Arkley Croquet Collection.


Following #ColorOurCollections last year was so much fun, we decided to bring some pages to our blog. We’ve selected from a few sources to show off just a bit of the variety in our digital collections, and we think we’ve found a little something for everyone, from landlocked to nautical and town to country—including persons, places, things, and animals!

Color Our Collections is February 6 -10. Follow along on Twitter #ColorOurCollections (and #colourourcollections), and check out some of our compatriots who are also adding pages to your digital collection coloring books: @umarchives, @westernulibsARC, @McGillLib. 

For best colour-a-bility (that’s totally a word, right?) click the image and download the hi-res version of the file from our Open Collections. [To download, click the down-arrow icon at the top left of the image area. It’s in the row with the crop and keyboard icons.]  These are large files, so don’t worry, you can totally obsess over details like fish scales and architectural features.


Map of Vancouver in 1890


By M. Duhamel du Monceau from “Traité général des perches” collection


Illustration near Picton, Ontario

By M. Duhamel du Monceau from “Traité général des perches” collection


A drawing of the UBC library (now the foundation for the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre) by John Ridington


By M. Duhamel du Monceau from “Traité général des perches” collection


Scenes from Ontario


Follow the links, download the images, and get coloring! Then, share your finished results with us on Twitter using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and by tagging @DigitizeUBC.

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