Digitized issues of Daily Colonist now cover Depression, war years

Researchers interested in Victoria during the Depression and Second World War can now search digitized back issues of the Daily Colonist from 1920 to 1950. The online edition, britishcolonist.ca, is complete for the 1940s, but not all issues from the 1930s are available yet. They will be added to the site when they become available. The historical British Colonist website was launched in 2008. You can browse by date or use the search feature to mine the contents of the paper. The Daily Colonist website is hosted by UVic Libraries, the digitization project’s main sponsor. Other sponsors include the Times Colonist, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, the Greater Victoria Public Library, the B.C. Electronic Library Network, the Libraries and Literacy branch of the Ministry of Education, and the Legislative Library.