Resources

 

Check out our resources on the history of Brantford's immigrant communities.

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A timeline of Jewish immigration to Brantford.
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Many Chinese laundries were established in Brantford starting at the turn of the century. Read more about this history here.
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A brief summary of Italian immigration to Canada and Brantford
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A brief history of Jewish businesses in the city of Brantford.
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Learn about post-WWII Italian immigration to Brantford
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While some Chinese immigrants to Brantford established laundries, other opened restaurants. Click here to read more about these proprietors and their establishments.
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A brief history of Brantford's Allen Theatre
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An article about how Fascism and internment impacted Brantford's Italian community
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Dick Marr was a prominent Chinese immigrant and Brantfordian businessman. Learn more about him here.
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Brantford's Jewish community was vibrant and active. Learn more about their organizations and events.
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Exploring the religious activities of Brantford's Jewish community.
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Read about the cultural events and practices of Brantford's Chinese community.
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Later generations of Chinese Brantfordians were involved in the city's thriving industrial sector. Learn their stories here.
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Learn about the early growth and changes of Brantford’s Ukrainian community.
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The history of Brantford's first synagogue.
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The Chinese community in Brantford long dreamed of establishing a Chinese language school. Learn how they achieved this dream.
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Learn about the 1937 performance at the Ukrainian People’s Home.
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Brantford's congregation ran a successful Hebrew School.
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Read about the fascinating life story of Dr. Thomas Chiang.
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Learn about the life of Brantford born author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch.

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