The fonds consists of files of buildings of historical significance, subject files, an essay entitled: "Chinatown - Chilliwack" on the history of the Chinese community in Chilliwack, and a map of Chilliwack showing settlement pattern, 1868-1880.
The series consists of a sound recording of a lecture on the Hudson's Bay saltery at Chilliwack Mountain, and the search to determine its exact location; as well as a portion of a lecture on Chinese immigrants in B.C.
Interview with Dorothy (Chung) Kostrzewa. Signed consent form, 5 page tape outline, copies of essays from other Add.Mss collections relating to Chinese in Chilliwack, and a 11 page transcription of Tape 1 and 2.
Outline and tape of an interview with Margaret (MacAdam) Hepburn. Subjects include: Caledonian Society, Cheam, Cheam School, Cheam United Church, Chilliwack High School, Chilliwack Museum & Historical Society, Chinese Cemetery, Hepburn's Stationery, Plowing (Sport), Rebekah Lodge. Chilliwack, Sheyaya Club.
File consists of typewritten notes relating to the Chinese Ethnic Study undertaken by the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society. Notes include a transcript of an interview with Bob Maitland (1979), interview with Mrs. Jack Robinson (1979), interview with Maxine Smith (1979), interview with Frank Hall, and an interview with Wally Chung (1979). File contains two copy photographs: 1) Wally Chung's parents tombstones and 2) Chinese graveyard marking stones at Little Mountain cemetery
Black and white copy photograph showing two large stones in a lawn side by side, each with Chinese writing engraved.
Signatures: "Photo of stones marking site of festivities at Chinese graveyard. Also located at Little Mountain with Chung's parents - the stones were at one time on top of a small hill next to the tree on left, but the hill was levelled and the stones were moved." Written on back of the photograph.
Black and white copy photograph showing a Chinese headstone of the Chung family written in both Chinese and English. Names on headstone read: Chung Bing Kee Father and Chung LIm Shee Mother.
Signatures: "Photo of tombstones belonging to Wally Chung's parents, located at Little Mountain Cemetery, just before the Legion Cemetery under a big tree on right side of road (slightly to right of tree, on the slope of a small hill)." Written on back of the photograph.
File consists of copies of secondary literature about Chinese-Canadians in British Columbia. The file also contains correspondence of the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society's Jessica Sutherland, Ethnic Researcher.
The series consists of collected information on the Dutch, Ukrainian, East Indian, Chinese, German, and Mennonite communities of B.C., and particularly of Chilliwack compiled by Jessica A. Sutherland, Ethnic Research employed by the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society in 1979 as part of a Ethnic Research Study. The series includes summaries of interviews with immigrants, photocopies of printed items, photographs, and research notes.
File contains author's handwritten notes regarding early work information for Chinatown's and the workers and landowners. Also includes information on wages and occupations from Royal Commission on Chinese from 1885.