Saturday, 28 April 2018

BC Catholic Newspapers

The Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver is showing the way for those archivists who continue to practise hording records; and for those with large newspaper collections who refuse to digitize.
Now available free online are issues of the BC Western Catholic 1912 to 1914 and The Bulletin 1917 to 1929. And there's an 1892 collection of The Month, available either for individual months or as one consolidated annual file. It even has meteorological observations!
The ad shown, blatant racism in November 1918, reminds us of L. P. Hartley's "The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there." The same issue has an article on the Irish contribution to allied forces in the Great War, and on the influenza epidemic.

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