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Call Number: FC 3805 V47, vol. 1-7 (Nanaimo Stacks - Main Book Collection)
Use this print index to access the BC newpaper clippings that are on microfilm at call number FC 3805 V47, vol. 1-164.
BC Sessional Papers
Call Number: J 110 S48 (Nanaimo microfilm)
1872-1947. Use the Index shelved in the Nanaimo Reference area at call number J 110 S4813.
BC Sessional Papers (print edition)
Call Number: LEG-SP 6746 (Nanaimo, BC Government Publications area)
The Library's complete set to 1947 is on microfilm, but you may find it easier to use this print edition if the year you need is available. The print edition goes to 1974. The Sessional Papers comprise annual reports from various government departments and contain great detail.
"This index covers Sessional Papers published between 1865 and 1871 with the Journals of the British Columbia Legislative Council; the term Sessional Papers first appeared in the 1866 Journals. The index partially fulfills a requirement for an index to the complete set of Sessional Papers. Departmental reports and selected papers published in the Sessional Papers are also indexed in Marjorie C. Holmes' Publications of the Government of British Columbia, 1871-1947."
VIU library has 1858-95; and 1938-46. For a complete run, contact the downtown branch (Waterfront) of the Vancouver Island Regional Library.
To look up a topic, try the Index of Historical Victoria Newspapers, or use the BC Provincial Library Newspaper Index on microfilm at call number AI 21 B7.
The directories may be used to track the history of communities and individual homes, and research the history of companies and institutions. Advertisements and illustrations also provide insight into prevailing social norms, fashions and attitudes.
"...online archive of the Canadian war experience, from any war, as told through the letters and images of Canadians themselves. It began in August 2000, located in the Department of History at Vancouver Island University."