The 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.
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Bibliographies in Print
Maria Horvath's Doukhobor bibliography / revised and expanded by Jack McIntosh. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2002.
[Bibliography of Doukhobor related pamphlets] A six page pamphlet
Note that the subject headings feature the spelling variant "Dukhobor."
Dukhobors at Rare Books and Special Collections
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