Digital Initiatives in partnership with Humanities and Social Sciences and the Legislative Library of British Columbia has completed digitization of the first 10 years (1876-1886) of the British Columbia Sessional Papers. The Sessional Papers are important provincial legislative documents that capture the economical, historical, political and cultural atmosphere of British Columbia history. The collection includes official committee reports, orders of the day, petitions and papers presented records of land sales, correspondence, budgetary estimates, proclamations, maps, voters’ lists by district, and departmental annual reports.
The digitization of the BC Sessional Papers is part of a larger project already being undertaken by the BC Government Publications Digitization Group to digitize important historical BC government documents. Members include University of Victoria, University of Northern British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Legislative Library of British Columbia and University of British Columbia.
Visit the collection here: http://digitalcollections.library.ubc.ca/cdm/landingpage/collection/bcsessional