Chung Collection News


Welcome to the re-designed Chung Collection website! We hope that you will all find this site helpful and easy to use.  A few highlights:

  • Use the search or advanced search functionality to search for items in the collection. If you find something you would like to consult in person, it can be requested at Rare Books and Special Collections.  If there is a digital version available, you will see a thumbnail version in the catalogue record- click on it to see the full version.

  • For background information on the subjects of the Chung Colleciton (early. B.C. history, immigration and settlement and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company), click and Themes and explore the various subjects.

  • The Chung collection has a permanent exhibition, open to the public free of charge.  The link has more information and some sample photos.


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The Chung Collection has been featured over the years by several B.C. newspapers, usually in the arts or culture section.  On Feb. 15 it graced the front page of the Vancouver Sun’s business section, where Joanne Lee-Young used the collection to highlight B.C.’s longstanding economic ties with Asia.  She writes, “B.C. may promote its Asia Pacific Gateway as a newfangled concept, but many of Chung’s keepsakes, especially the ones collected from Canadian Pacific Railways and Steamships, are reminders that people and trade to and from Asia have been flowing for much more than 100 years.”

Read the whole article here:

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