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  1. SFU Library's Art Images is a collection of online images documenting a broad range of art in support of teaching, learning, and research at SFU, with an emphasis on the history of Western Art. Images are licensed for research and classroom use at SFU.
  2. Very large repository of digital images documenting artistic heritage and visual culture from around the world. Special tools are available within the database to support educators and researchers, including shared folders and personalized collections, through the ARTstor Instructor Privileges service.
  3. This collection consists of materials concerning sex and race in Toronto between 1920 and 1970. It includes photographs from a private collection and newspaper articles about Chinese Canadians and white women (Chinadolls) in Toronto's Chinatown, published in the Toronto Chinese press. It will also include interviews with individuals concerning everyday life in Toronto's Chinatown and the experiences of mixed-race couples and children living there.
  4. A collection of 1,500 photographs, dating from the late 1890s to 1962, depicting the contributions of immigrants and Indigenous people to B.C. It features significant events and activities, such as the development of Vancouver's Chinatown; the Chinese Canadian contribution to railroad construction in B.C.; South Asian Canadians and the Komagata Maru incident; the fishing industry and Japanese Canadians; the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II; and the art, lifestyles, and working and living conditions of Indigenous peoples.
  5. A collection of images, including early explorers' drawings, sketches, paintings and original photography, that records the arts and architecture of the various First Nations of the Pacific Northwest.
  6. Continually updated text, photographs, and videos for life history information on over 700 different bird species.
  7. A selection of HIV/AIDS-related stamps, philatelic materials and ephemera (first day covers, cinderellas, post cards, and telephone cards) collected by Canadian AIDS activist Blair Henshaw.
  8. Publications and ephemera by several B.C. fine/private presses, including works by Takao Tanabe (Periwinkle Press), Jim Rimmer (Pie Tree Press & Type Foundry), Jan & Crispin Elsted (Barbarian Press), and many others.
  9. Postcards that visually and vividly capture a wide array of places, people, events, industries, geographic landmarks, architectural highlights, modes of transportation – all associated with British Columbia. Many date from the "golden age" of postcards, 1900 to 1920, as well as the period from 1920 until World War II. A large percentage contain personal messages useful in documentation.
  10. Manuscripts, paintings, maps, photographs, drawings, and missionary periodicals documenting the experiences of British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people, and tourists in China from 1793 to 1980.
  11. Publications dating from 1898 to 1910 and relating to Chinese immigration to Canada in the late 19th and early 20th century.
  12. This collection brings together archival material and publications that relate to Japanese Canadians in 20th century Canada prior to WWII. Included are publications created by Japanese Canadians: a 1939 directory for Japanese persons living in British Columbia, a 1932 pamphlet elucidating the causes of the Sino-Japanese War, and a 1940 pamphlet published by the Canadian Japanese Association with the intent to promote a more inclusive attitude towards Japanese Canadians. Other material produced by the non-Japanese Canadian community exemplifies the discrimination against the Japanese Canadian population.
  13. In the years following World War I, the Scottish-born Benedictine priest Roderick Andrew MacDonell (1870-1960) was instrumental in bringing hundreds of families from the Hebrides, England, and Northern Ireland to settle in Ontario and Alberta. This collection consists of textual material (correspondence, diaries, notebooks, and scrapbooks) as well as photographs and maps that date from 1906 to 1986. All material is in English, except for a few items in Scots Gaelic.
  14. Declassified documents on United States foreign and military policy since 1945.
  15. At the end of the 20th century, during a period of intense political persecution, thousands of Doukhobors -- a religious group originating in the Ukraine -- emigrated to Canada. James Mavor (1854-1925), a political economist, teacher and writer, was instrumental in facilitating the Doukhobor migration. This collection contains printed materials (some in Russian), including pamphlets and articles on the Doukhobors; photographs of Doukhobor settlements in Canada; and Mavor's own notes and reports.
  16. A collection of manuscripts, photographs, books and book chapters, journals, magazine articles, financial documents and interviews dating from 1898 to 1975 that focuses on the settlement in Canada of Doukhobors fleeing religious persecution in their native Ukraine. Many items in Russian are accompanied by complete English-language translations; other items, including publications from the Doukhobor community and photographs with Russian inscriptions, are not translated.
  17. A collection of documents and images focusing on German settlement in Canada, particularly in the province of Alberta. The selection of print resources found here is about 50% in German and 50% in English.
  18. Manuscripts, print, and visual primary sources on global history and trade of commodities, such as sugar, chocolate, coffee, fur, tobacco, opium, oil, wine, and more, from c1550. Collection also includes scholarly essays, which provide background information on materials.
  19. Online tutorials providing professional-level instruction in design, drawing, sculpting, painting, modeling, lighting, rendering, texturing, rigging, storyboarding, animation, and other areas related to visual effects.

    NOT licensed for public performance.

  20. Photographs from Harrison Brown, a freelance journalist who wrote for several newspapers between the World Wars and worked as a broadcaster for the BBC before moving to Hornby Island, British Columbia in 1937. He took over 600 photographs during an extensive trip through Scandinavia, the USSR, Japan, Korea, and China in 1936-37. This collection features some of the photographs Brown took in China.
  21. Online print material and images delineating the handover of Hong Kong's sovereignty in 1997. Includes books, academic papers, original art works, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, ephemeral materials documenting the handover ceremony, photographs, and government documents. About 60% is in English and 40% is in Chinese.
  22. Monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals and photographs about Indigenous populations in North America. Topics include the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples from the 16th century into the 20th century,
  23. A collection of archival images dating from 1950 to 1975 celebrating the contributions of Italian women immigrants to Canadian history and culture. Some items with text are in English, others are in Italian.
  24. Resources and contextual information relating to the Komagata Maru incident of 1914. Includes diaries, images, newspaper articles, rare government documents, publications, videos, and audio recordings. Also included is an interactive timeline and passenger list, lesson plans, and bibliographies.
  25. Bibliographic information, annotations, and samples of covers, text, and illustrations from first and rare editions of 18th and 19th century English Lake District travel and landscape books.
  26. Posters and handbills created largely by the Atelier Populaire during the student protests in France in May 1968. Each day during the uprising members of the Atelier Populaire would meet to discuss the day's events and coordinate a message for the following day via posters, a form of wall newspaper.
  27. Diaries and personal writings, published studies and questionnaires, photographs, and file reports, manuscript and typescript papers on everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. Thematic studies, including surveys, ephemera, accounts, and observations were collected by investigators and personal accounts were submitted by volunteers of the social research organization, Mass Observation.
  28. Scans of European travel writing manuscripts from 1200-1500 about journeys to Central Asia, China, India, Mongolia, Persia, and Southeast Asia.
  29. Diaries, scrapbooks, correspondence, research files, drawings, manuscripts, publications and teaching materials produced by the American zoologist, Edward Sylvester Morse, during his time in Japan. Materials note shop signs, fireworks, hairpins, agricultural tools, music, games, art and architecture, tea ceremonies and other aspects of life in 19th century Japan before it was transformed by Western modernization.
  30. Access to archived websites in earlier, contemporaneous software environments. is a specialized, lightweight browser-emulation framework which connects web archives operating via the Memento standardlike the Rhizome ArtBase, but also the Internet Archive's Wayback Machineto retro browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mosaic, and Netscape.
  31. 4,500 selected images from the photograph collection of the weekly Vancouver labour newspaper Pacific Tribune. The images cover a twenty-year span, from 1972 to 1992, which was one of the most active periods in British Columbia's labour history. Also included are images from other social movements, including rallies and campaigns for human rights and the internationally recognized Vancouver walks for peace during the mid-1980s.
  32. Postcards collected by Philip Francis that visually capture a wide array of places, people, events, industries, geographic and architectural landmarks, and modes of transportation associated with British Columbia. Many are from the "golden age" of postcards, 1900 to 1920, and publishers include Vancouver's Thompson Stationery Co. and Warwick Brothers & Rutter, the first Canadian company to produce Canadian-made colour postcards. A large percentage contain personal messages.
  33. Access to millions of pages of digitized historical content. Includes books, magazines, and primary source material: maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems digitized by the Gale company.
    Free for residents located in British Columbia and the Yukon, Canada. SFU Authorized Users may access the same Gale Digital Collections from anywhere with a valid SFU ID and password.
  34. Interactive 3D animated human anatomy and physiology models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides, clinical case studies, pronunciation guide, quizzes and much more.
  35. The ArtBase is Rhizome's archive of digital art and new media, freely accessible to the public online. It preserves works of net art that were deemed to be "of potential historical significance." Encompassing projects from artists all over the world, the ArtBase archives work which employ materials such as software, code, websites, moving images, games, and browsers.
  36. More than 800 colour slides and black-and-white prints, with corresponding photography logbook, created by Richard (Dick) Harwood Chambers (1922-1999), a prominent member of the Vancouver mountaineering community from the 1940s through the 1960s. Chambers' photographs date from about 1947 to 1967, roughly the years he was active in the BC Mountaineering Club. Some of these photos are the first, or very early, photos of what were then extremely remote parts of the Coast Mountains, while others document summer camps in more commonly visited parts of the Canadian Rockies and Selkirk Mountains and weekend climbs in southwestern B.C.
  37. Scans of manuscripts and paintings by the Wordworths and their contemporaries from the Wordsworth Trust. Includes: working notebooks; verse manuscripts; correspondences; Lake District guide books; maps; paintings; and other secondary sources.
  38. SFU Clan football team memorabilia donated by Fred Pazarena containing materials gathered by Pazarena and from Gary Conley, Joe Bell, Jim Jordine, Rob McLaren, Clay McEvoy, Glenn Colwell, Mrs. June Davies and the SFU Archives. Contains material from publications including The Peak, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province, and BC Sport News.
  39. Original editorial cartoon drawings published in Canada between 1952 and the present. Cartoonists included are: Bob Bierman, Graham Harrop, Bob Krieger, John Larter, Brent Lynch, Dan Murphy, Len Norris, Roy Peterson, Adrian Raeside, Ingrid Rice, Jim Rimmer, and Edd Uluschak.
  40. A web-based mapping application that enables users to create thematic maps and reports using Canadian demographic, Census, business, and consumer data. Note: There are limits on the amount of data that can be exported.
  41. Original manuscript and rare printed materials on transatlantic slavery, abolition, and social justice. Collection also includes scholarly essays, chronology, and bibliography, which provide further information on materials.
  42. Covers a wide-range of history and criticism. Includes full-text access to The Comics Journal, as well as interviews, criticism, images, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this art form.
  43. Posters, images, periodicals, ephemera, and a genealogy documenting the punk rock movement in Vancouver, British Columbia. Includes material relating to the movement's support and promotion of various social political causes, such as the environment, women's rights, and opposition to racism.
  44. Search across four collections on popular entertainment in the 19th and early 20th centuries: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment; Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema.
  45. A collection of digitized images and video featuring the culturally and historically-significant wayang kulit shadow puppets of Indonesia.
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