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Musqueam and UBC

UBC Archival Material

The University of British Columbia holds multiple archival collections. Researchers interested in material related to Musqueam may find relevant material in both the Rare Books & Special Collections archives and the UBC Archives. RBSC Archives holds archival materials collected by UBC, while the UBC Archives holds material created by UBC departments and professors. See the Rare Books & Special Collections and UBC Archives websites for more information on this distinction.

Search RBSC archival holdings:

The UBC Archives has a guide listing archival fonds (record collections) which contain First Nations material in their holdings and describing their contents. Some further searching inside each finding aid may be necessary to locate relevant material.

UBC Collections

Search the UBC Archives, Bibliographies and Reading Rooms catalogues from the Library home page. 

Select  "Search Collections: Books & Media" and then on the bottom right corner of the page and select "Archives, Bibliographies, Reading Room catalogues."

Useful collections include:

UBC Circle

UBC's Institutional Repository, cIRcle, holds full text of UBC theses and dissertations. Some of these focus on Musqueam and local relationships with First Nations peoples. You may also be interested in broadening this search to include all of UBC's Open Collection by adjusting the filters on the left side of the page.

Look up Musqueam on cIRcle

Early Ethnographers

Musqueam has been the centre of many anthropological and archeological studies in the past century. The work of these researchers will likely contain more information on Musqueam.

Try searching:

  • Franz Boas
  • Charles Hill-Tout
  • Harlan Ingersoll Smith
  • Charles Edward Borden
  • Jesup North Pacific Expedition

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