Victoria and Vancouver Island
Virtual exhibit of the history and development of the University of Victoria campus to 1999.
This website holds the content of the pamphlet The Changing Face of University of Victoria Campus Lands (ISBN 1-55058-204-6), edited by Jane Turner and Don Lovell, published by the University of Victoria Archives, Copyright © 1999.
This collection consists of digital versions of several print community maps produced through a collaborative process between various community
groups and the Common Ground Community Mapping Project and later with the Community Mapping Collaboratory (CMC) at the University of Victoria.
These maps are part of the Green Map movement which began in 1995. Since then, 900 communities in 65 countries have mapped their home places.
Green Maps use standard icons to identify community-minded sites and activities.
This digital exhibit includes selections from the records of Peggy and Nicholas Abkhazi held in the University of Victoria Archives.
It includes material relating to the interwar period, World War II and the design and creation of the Abkhazis' internationally renowned rhododendron garden on Fairfield Road in Victoria, now owned by The Land Conservancy of BC (TLC). The material digitized includes diaries, postcards, photographs, objects and watercolours.
This collection was drawn from the local history holdings of the Greater Victoria Public Libraries (GVPL). Among the works included are a transcript of a talk given by Emily Carr about modern art, the Reminiscences of Bishop Cridge, a volume on Vancouver Island farming, and a report on the Victoria water supply from 1872.
Katharine Emma Maltwood (nee Sapsworth) was an artist and author who held a life-long fascination with ancient history, folklore, mythology, spirituality, and the occult. This collection of digital surrogates represents items from the University of Victoria Libraries’ Katharine Emma Maltwood Fonds. It is of note that many of the seemingly unrelated items in the archive are associated with zodiacal symbolism in some manner.
The amateur films of Mathew Ko date from the late 1930s to early 1950s and are examples of the popular home movie genre. As historical documents, Ko’s films are exceptional: in their record of family and community life in Victoria and the region during this time, for the number of events represented in each film, and for the use of colour film stock. Though they contain no sound tracks, his films vividly document significant social, cultural and political events in Chinatown and other areas of downtown Victoria and surrounding neighborhoods, Vancouver Island, the City of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
These sound recordings are part of the Provincial Normal School Oral History Interview collection, held at the University of Victoria Archives.
The Provincial Normal School (PNS) was established in Victoria, BC, in January 1915, to provide preliminary and advanced courses in teacher training.
In 1978, Judith Windle conducted 19 interviews in which former instructors and students discussed their experiences while at the PNS.
See the life and times of students during the Victoria College era (1902-1963).
The selections from the Victoria College fonds provide evidence of student academic and social life, student journalism and student activism.
Completed as part of the Schoolnet digital collections program.
A selection of early Victoria and Vancouver Island maps, books, pamphlets and ephemera, together with archival material drawn from the Sylvester fonds.
Frank Sylvester was an early Jewish settler to Victoria, involved in the fire department and the negotiation of labour contracts.