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Chinese Benevolent Association

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A collection of 55 Chinese-language documents focusing on the history of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA). Founded in 1884, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) was a crucial force in Victoria's immigrant history. The oldest Association of its kind in North America, the CCBA advocated for an inclusive society, and for individual and group rights for people of Chinese origin. The era covered by the documents in this collection (1884 to 1922) was a difficult one for Chinese immigrants, when the completion of the Trans-Canada Railroad in 1885 threw thousands out of work. Documents included in this collection delineate the history of the association, recount its protests against discrimination, and record the history of institutions such as Victoria's Chinese Hospital. 
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