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Something’s cooking in the Archivist’s kitchen

Second in a series about the BC Sugar records

While continuing to process our BC Sugar fonds, I had the pleasure of finding some cookbooks and they inspired me to try some historical recipes. Read on to see how they turned out.

“Great dessert ideas…try Rogers on ice cream!” Reference code: AM1592-S7-F1-: 2011-092.1557

Cookbooks are a favourite resource for social and cultural historians as well as scholars of gender studies and women’s studies. But the list of academics that use cookbooks as sources does not end there. Studying literature can be enriched by knowing what people were eating and cooking at various times. Continue reading

The Grey Cup in Vancouver

The Grey Cup is back in Vancouver for the 15th time. Here’s a look at a few of the early Grey Cup festivities in this city.

The first championship game played for the Grey Cup was in 1909. It was then awarded to the top amateur rugby football team in Canada. Rugby was popular in Vancouver, but no BC team appeared in the Cup game until 1963. The game, and the uniforms, were quite different from today.

rugby footballers, 1926

Canadian rugby at Athletic Park, 19 Sept. 1926. Stuart Thomson, photographer. Item #CVA 99-1584

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