Special Collections

About the Collection

UFV Library's Special Collections serve as a research and teaching resource for students, faculty, and the community at large. It consists primarily of the following collections:

Physical items are housed in the Abbotsford Library. Digital items are part of HarvestIR, UFV's institutional repository.

Materials in the physical collections require special handling and as such are available only upon request. View instructions on how to request access to materials, as well as any special requirements for using the collections:

Interested in donating to our special collections? We welcome donations of materials as well as cash.

Heritage Collection

This is a working collection of rare, unique and historically valuable material, consisting primarily of books and other materials related to the people and communities of the Fraser Valley. This primarily published collection is intended to preserve and make available components of the historical record for researchers and the public. More about this collection...

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Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection

Named for the family of Dr. Lenore Newman, UFV's Canada Research Chair in Food Security and the Environment, this collection seeks to preserve knowledge about the day to day existence of the people who settled Western Canada. Cookbooks in particular capture voices that were not well represented in other ways at the time, specifically women and minorities. More about this collection...

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Abbotsford Sumas & Matsqui News

UFV Library Special Collections has the most complete print run of the Abbotsford Sumas and Matsqui News (ASMN) known to exist: 1922-1983. The Library has digitized 1922-1938 and made the content freely and openly available online. This amounts to approximately 13,000 digital pages.

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