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Special Collections: Canadian History

About This Collection

Group shot of participants at Doukhobor conference, UBC, 1951The Doukhobor collection at UBC Library was started in the 1950's when Professor Harry B. Hawthorn and others participated in the Doukhobor Research Committee. Later, in the early 1960's a UBC graduate student, Koozma Tarasoff, became interested in the Doukhobors. This resulted in the library becoming more involved in seeking out material for its collections.

Maria Horvath, then Senior Library Assistant in the Humanities Division, produced a series of three bibliographies in the early 1970's. Since 1974, Jack McIntosh, a UBC librarian and part time Slavic bibliographer, became involved and made a study trip to Moscow and St. Petersberg. The collection has grown steadily and is one of the largest in the world on this subject and includes books, pamphlets, journals, manuscripts, tapes, theses, photographs, and government publications.

Image source: Group shot of participants at Doukhobor conference,1951.UBC Archives Photograph Collection, Courtesy UBC Archives.

Archival Materials

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Bibliographies in Print

A Doukhobor bibliography, based on material available in the University of British Columbia Library / compiled by Maria Horvath Vancouver: UBC Press, 1968.

Maria Horvath's Doukhobor bibliography / revised and expanded by Jack McIntosh. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2002.

[Bibliography of Doukhobor related pamphlets] A six page pamphlet


McIntosh, Jack (1995). Rarely-cited 'gems' in the Doukhobor bibliography: why so obscure? What can be done? Canadian Ethnic Studies = Etudes ethniques au Canada 27(3): 62.

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Featured place: Columbia River

  • This article was published by the UBC Library in 2013 about the history of the Columbia River area, where the Doukhobors established a community.

Subject Headings

Note that the subject headings feature the spelling variant "Dukhobor."

Dukhobors at Rare Books and Special Collections

Dukhobors -- British Columbia

Dukhobors -- Canada

Sons of Freedom Doukhobors

Call numbers

Use these call numbers to browse the UBC Library catalogue.

BX7433 .B5 to BX7442 .P66

FC106 .D7 P666 to FC106 .D76 Z83

FC3850 .D6 B455 to FC3850 .E2 A15

Keyword Searching

"Doukhobor" or "Dukhobor" in the library catalogue

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