The Chung Collection holds one of the largest research collections on the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Dovetailing into the collection's documents on Asian immigration and the Chinese experience in North America, the C.P.R. portion of the Chung Collection tells the story of the building of the railway, the C.P.R. steamship services, and the experiences of travelers on C.P.R. ships, trains and planes. The collection is rich not only in archival materials originating from the C.P.R. and publications about the C.P.R., but also in artifacts and graphic material, reflecting travel and tourism in a bygone era.
Dr. Chung was first inspired to collect items on the subject of the Canadian Pacific Railway company when as a young boy he saw a poster of the Empress of Asia in his father's tailor shop. His collection started modestly, with newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, but has now grown to thousands of rare and sometimes unique items.
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