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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.

Esmond Lando

Oral history interview with Esmond Lando who was born in England, 1908. Esmond started his career practicing law, connections with 'Spilsbury and Hepburn ship-to-shore radios' led to partnership. Also involved in logging industry and owned and built a number of golf courses in Greater Vancouver & Lower Mainland.

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.

Shira Macklin

Interview with Shira Macklin for On The Record: The BC Jewish Queer & Trans Oral History Project in collaboration with JQT Vancouver. Interviewed by Carmel Tanaka via remote Zoom video call. Shira (she/her) is a Jewish lesbian woman, who was born in Estevan, SK and currently residing in Vancouver. Shira shares about her family origins in England and Russia, and growing up on the Canadian prairies. Shira tells the story behind how she realized she was a lesbian, coming out to her university aged children, and discovering lesbian community in Winnipeg. Shira talks about finding spirituality after experiencing a plane-jacking in India, which led her to the Diamond Approach spirituality school in Colorado and eventually Vancouver. Shira talks about her youth including education, awareness of the Holocaust and early investment in zionism. She talks about her relationship and career histories, and her involvement in Or Shalom. She reflects on women’s/lesbian Seders in Vancouver, and the relationship between the Jewish and queer communities.

Trans-Canada Air Lines Maintenance Base upon completion, Vancouver International Airport, no. 8

Photograph depicts the Trans-Canada Air Lines project.

Angled shot of two commercial prop airplanes parked in airplane hangar; luggage trucks and various maintenance vehicles in hangar; concrete floors; steel beam and corrugated metal ceiling; fluorescent lights.

Title box in bottom right corner of image reads "TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES E.W. SELLORS, CHIEF ARCHITECT", "MAINTENANCE BASE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT", "PHILLIPS BARRATT & PARTNERS CONSULTING ENGINEERS", "COMMONWEALTH CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD. GENERAL CONTRACTORS", "No. 8", "DATE NOV. 24, 1961", "FACING N.W. FINAL"

Trans-Canada Air Lines Maintenance Base upon completion, Vancouver International Airport, no. 7

Photograph depicts progress on the Trans-Canada Air Lines project.

Angled shot of two commercial prop airplanes parked in airplane hangar; rear view of one plane, side of the other; concrete floors; various maintenance vehicles and luggage trucks in hangar; steel beam and corrugated metal ceiling; fluorescent lights.

Title box in bottom right corner of image reads "TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES E.W. SELLORS, CHIEF ARCHITECT", "MAINTENANCE BASE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT", "PHILLIPS BARRATT & PARTNERS CONSULTING ENGINEERS", "COMMONWEALTH CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD. GENERAL CONTRACTORS", "No. 7", "DATE NOV. 24, 1961", "FACING N.E. FINAL"

Trans-Canada Air Lines Maintenance Base upon completion, Vancouver International Airport, no. 6

Photograph depicts progress on the Trans-Canada Air Lines project.

High angled shot of two Trans Canada Air Lines commercial prop planes in airplane hangar; concrete floors; steel beam and corrugated metal ceiling; tail of front plane labelled "908", "CF-TKH", "TCA", "VANGUARD"; maintenance and transport vehicles in left of image.

Title box in bottom right corner of image reads "TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES E.W. SELLORS, CHIEF ARCHITECT", "MAINTENANCE BASE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT", "PHILLIPS BARRATT & PARTNERS CONSULTING ENGINEERS", "COMMONWEALTH CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD. GENERAL CONTRACTORS", "No. 6", "DATE NOV. 24, 1961", "FACING S.W. FINAL"

Trans-Canada Air Lines Maintenance Base upon completion, Vancouver International Airport, no. 3

Photograph depicts progress on the Trans-Canada Air Lines project.

Airplane hangar sided with corrugated metal; one large vertical sliding door open, other closed; tailed end of plane sticking out of open door; small prop plane to left of building.

Title box in lower right corner reads "TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES E.W. SELLORS, CHIEF ARCHITECT", "MAINTENANCE BASE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT", "PHILLIPS BARRATT & PARTNERS CONSULTING ENGINEERS", "COMMONWEALTH CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD. GENERAL CONTRACTORS", "No.3", "DATE OCT. 14, 1961", "FACING N.E. FINAL"

Second Addition to Sun Press Building, Vancouver, British Columbia

Photograph depicts the second addition to the Sun Press Building, built by Commonwealth Construction Co. Ltd., general contractors.

Angled shot of three story construction on brick foundation; extensive construction debris around perimeter of building site; dirt parking lot with six vehicles in left of image; warehouses and packing plants partially visible in left and right ends of image; train switch sign in middle foreground of image.

White title box in bottom right corner reads "2nd. ADDITION TO SUN PRESS BUILDING", "COMMONWEALTH CONSTRUCTION Co. Ltd. GENERAL CONTRACTORS", "No. 1", "Date AUG. 9, 1957"

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