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Our online collections contain 1,196 stories and 454 oral histories.

Title Date of Arrival Culture Related Ship Accession Number Language More Information
Immigration Poem by Harry Howie (Scottish Immigrant) Scottish S2016.171.1 English
Immigration and Family Story of Harold and Sue Franklin English, Canadian S2016.174.1 English
Histories of the McCallum and Armstrong Families Scottish S2014.579.1 English

The text of this story was digitized from an illustrated version; the captions remain in the text despite the images not being present.

Handwritten story by Maria Dufresne (Soft Restriction) Dutch DI2016.492.1 English

Maria's making the crossing to Canada on the same ship as her spouse was relatively rare for War Brides.

Correspondence Regarding William George Cook (English Home Child) 1904 English S2012.1053.1 English
Correspondence between Barrie J. Wallworth and Various People English S2012.667.1 English
Correspondence and Photo Captions Regarding Violet and Albert Spooner (English immigrants) 1928 to 1929 English S2012.1762.1 English
An Introduction and the Immigration Story of Vera Weller (German immigrant) German S2012.2029.1 English

As part of her story Vera describes a homesick Australian who could not afford passage home. The man robbed a bank in a deliberately inept way in order to be arrested and deported. The deportation appears to have been managed sympathetically by Canadian authorities.

An excerpt of the memoir of Peter Seixas (American immigrant) American S2014.685.7 English

Peter also has an oral history available.