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Joshua Checov

Oral history interview with Joshua Checov who was born in 1891 in a small village in Russia. He was the only member of his family to serve in the Russian army during the First World War. Mr. Checov met Czar Nicholas during his time in the army. Later when he emigrated to Canada he spent a great deal of effort working across numerous organizations; Anti-Defamation League, Histadrut, etc and was a active supporter of Zionism.

Nancy Halpern

Oral interview with Nancy Halpern. Interviewed by Samantha Stokell for SLAIS Oral History class.

Nancy's father's family moved to Vancouver in 1906, when her father Norman Brown was less than six months old. She has stories of her own life in the Vancouver Jewish community and those of her grandparents and parents. She was involved in drama and theatre in the Vancouver and Spokane, WA areas, and worked as a librarian in Vancouver. She was also involved in creating the West Vancouver Jewish Community Association.

Nancy mentions her cousin's daughter, Barbara Liskov (née Huberman) from the States, a professor at MIT who was the first woman to graduate in Computer Science in the U.S., and who is a winner of the Turing Award.

No. 37 - Second Narrows Bridge, course of construction

Photograph depicts the course of construction on the Second Narrows Bridge (now the Iron Workers' Memorial Second Narrows Bridge).

North span of incomplete bridge in middle of image; crane at end of bridge span supported by temporary pier; three visible concrete piers; small barge loaded with sand next to barge with site trailer and two cranes in foreground of image; labelled "PROOF" in bottom right corner.

This photograph is associated with Dominion Bridge Co. Ltd., contract # S.3703E.

No. 23 - Second Narrows Bridge, Barges with Cranes, Concrete Pier, Course of Construction

Photograph depicts the course of construction on the Second Narrows Bridge (now the Iron Workers' Memorial Second Narrows Bridge).

Incomplete north span of bridge atop three concrete piers; two barges with cranes and site trailers in middle of image, surrounding incomplete concrete pier; North Shore mountains in background.

Title box in lower right corner reads: "SECOND NARROWS BRIDGE VANCOUVER B.C.", "CONTRACT No S. 3703 E DOMINION BRIDGE CO. LTD.", "No 23", "DATE MAY 11, 1959".

No. 9 - Second Narrows Bridge, Two Barges with Cranes, course of construction

Photograph depicts what is likely the clean up of debris after the collapse of the Second Narrows Bridge (now the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing).

Barges labeled "DOMINION BRIDGE" in water loaded with metal girders and bridge components; cranes on each barge; long building built on stilts in background, in front of taller buildings; labeled "No 9" in bottom left corner.

This photograph is associated with Dominion Bridge Co. Ltd., contract # S.3942E.

Wreckage of pier 21 after being hit by the vessel "Pacific Gatherer", Second Narrows Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia

Photograph depicts the collapse site of the original Second Narrows Bridge after it was hit by "Pacific Gatherer".

White bridge pier labeled "21" in middle of image; wreckage of bridge deck pushed to right of pier; ship's bow to left of bridge; small vessel in front of bow, named "LORNE"; mountains in background, barely visible through fog.

Wreckage of the vessel Pacific Gatherer after colliding with Second Narrows Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia

Photograph depicts the collapse site of the original Second Narrows Bridge after it was hit by "Pacific Gatherer".

White bridge pier labeled "21" in middle of image; wreckage of bridge deck pushed to right of pier; ship's bow to left of bridge; small vessel in front of bow, angled right, named "LORNE"; electrical tower in far right of image.

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