UBC alumnus and Canadian telecommunications icon, Philip B. Lind, CM, has donated the Phil Lind Klondike Gold Rush Collection to UBC Library. This is an unparalleled rare book and archival collection, dating from the Klondike Gold Rush (1894–1904). This collection is a cultural property of outstanding significance and consists of books, maps, letters and photos collected by Philip Lind. Philip’s grandfather, Johnny Lind, was a trailblazer who carved out success as a prospector, arriving in the Yukon two years before the big Klondike strike in 1896 that ignited the gold rush.
To facilitate scholarly and public access to the materials, the library will be making the collection available online through UBC Library Open Collections. A preview of featured collection items is available to view now in a curated photo gallery.