Library:Historical Images

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Historical Images

BC Historical Photos Catalogue

  • In Rare Books and Special Collections, the historical photograph collection includes almost 200,000 photographs documenting the early history of British Columbia, peoples, places and events. The photographs range in date from the mid-1800's to the mid-1900's.

UBC Library Digital Collections and Services

  • The University of British Columbia Rare Books and Special Collections is digitizing its photographic holdings in order to make the images available to researchers on the World Wide Web. The project includes both University Archives photographs and B.C. Historical Collection (non-UBC) photographs. Together the collections total approximately 200,000 photographic images (both prints and negatives). A tutorial on finding images in the digital collection can be found here.

Images Canada

  • A centralized database of digitized historical images from participating cultural institutions across Canada. The website is administered by Library and Archives Canada. The images are not hosted on the Images Canada website, instead Images Canada provides a centralized location to find and access the images. Images Canada pulls together collection from fifteen different.

ArchiviaNet - Library and Archives Canada

  • Library and Archives Canada has acquired through bequests, donations, and planned acquisition, over twenty-five million photographs illustrating Canadian reality, and certain aspects of the world in general. This search tool allows you to consult almost 400,000 descriptions of photographs, modern and old, as well as have access to some 41,000 digitized images on-line.

For additional historical image collections, review the Historical Photograph Research Guide.

For information on appropriate uses of images in your research, refer to the UBC Copyright homepage.