The Canadian collections complement materials from the United States, centering on politics, government, and émigré communities in Canada, particularly after World War II. Of significance are collections relating to the joint American/Canadian First Special Service Force (“Devil’s Brigade”) during World War II, Canadian foreign policy, and holdings concerning Russian émigré affairs in Canada. 

Featured Collections

R. Douglas Stuart Papers

US ambassador to Canada, 1953–56

David Walter Collection

Printed matter by libertarian organizations in Canada

Mark Wegierski Writings

Polish-Canadian journalist

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Speeches

Prime minister of Canada, 1968–84

E. Onslow Pritchard Miscellany

US volunteer in Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1916–17; sergeant, Twenty-Ninth Battalion, Canadian Army

Allan Ezra Gotlieb Speeches

Canadian ambassador to the United States, 1981–89

Henry Franklin Gadsby Papers

Canadian journalist and political satirist

J. Arthur Duff Papers

Canadian businessman in China

Communist Party Of Canada Internal Issuances

Related primarily to factional disputes, 1991–93

Survey Of Race Relations Records

Anthropological investigative project of minority residents on the Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada


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Doughnut Lassies on World War I Posters

Political posters are powerful tools of persuasion and control via striking visual imagery. Scholarly interest in the strong visual images draws many researchers to Hoover's voluminous poster collection. Others mine more popular parts of the collection, such as this CBC article on National Doughnut Day, which highlights posters of US troops receiving doughnuts and coffee from Salvation Army doughnut lassies during World War I.

June 04, 2012
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Digital Collection: Survey of Race Relations Records available online

In the early 1920s, a group of scholars set out to make a complete investigation of economic, religious, educational, civic, biological, and social conditions among the Chinese, Japanese, and other non-white residents of the Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada. Extension of the study into northern Mexico and Hawaii was contemplated as well.

September 27, 2005
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