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Letter: Can you help the Canadian archive?

Byline: Dr STEPHEN DAVIES

Sir, - I am writing to ask the assistance of the readers of The Birmingham Post in furthering a national Canadian history project.

The Canadian Letters and Images Project, www.mala.bc.ca/history/letters, is an on-line archive of the Canadian war experience that uses letters, diaries, photographs and other related personal materials to permit Canadians to tell their stories in their own words and images.

What makes this project particularly unique is that as an on-line archive we do not keep any materials. We borrow all materials for copying and scanning and then return them to the families. In this manner it allows families to share the materials from their past and still retain control of those valued heirlooms.

We are seeking materials related to Canadians during war from any period, but in particular from the World War One era. Significant numbers of those who served with the Canadian forces were recent immigrants to Canada, so many of the letters to family and friends came back to Great Britain.

We are looking for any letters, diaries, photographs, postcards or other personal materials connected to individuals who served with the Canadian forces. All materials will be returned to their owners and the project will pay all postage and shipping costs.

Dr STEPHEN DAVIES Project Director The Canadian Letters and Images Project Malaspina University-College 900 Fifth Street Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada V9R 5S5 E-mail: letters@mala.bc.ca Phone: 250-753-3245x2131 http://www.mala.bc.ca/history/letters
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:May 19, 2003
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