Date: Throughout 2011; special event on May 29, 2011
Location: Vancouver Archives
Early Vancouver is a popular seven-volume work by Vancouver’s first City Archivist, Major James Skitt Matthews that outlines Vancouver’s early history—before and after incorporation. In collaboration with the Vancouver Historical Society, the Vancouver Archives will produce an online keyword-searchable edition of the entire work and celebrate the launch with a public event.
In celebration of Vancouver’s 125th birthday, and in partnership with the Vancouver Historical Society, the City of Vancouver Archives is pleased to announce the completion of a new online version of Major Matthews’ seven-volume Early Vancouver.
Please join us and author Lee Henderson at the City Archives on Sunday, May 29th from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM to help us officially launch this new edition of Major Matthews’ work on the early history of Vancouver, one of the most popular resources in the Archives’ holdings.
For further information and to register for this free event, please visit http://earlyvancouver.eventbrite.com
Major Matthews’ Early Vancouver:
Written between 1931 and 1956, the seven-volume Early Vancouver represents years of arduous labour by Vancouver’s first City Archivist, Major James Skitt Matthews. For years, this popular resource documenting Vancouver’s early history was available only in hard copy in the Archives’ Reading Room. It is now available online, as a new, fully searchable 2011 edition: visit the digitized version Major Matthews’ Early Vancouver.