We acknowledge that we live and work on unceded Indigenous territories and we thank the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations for their hospitality.
Jean Barman teaches history and history of education at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Growing Up British in British Columbia: Boys in Private School.
Deryck Holdsworth is an urban historical geographer who is currently an Associate Editor of the Historical Atlas of Canada project based in Toronto. Most recently, he edited Reviving Main Street.
Irene Howard is a Vancouver writer specializing in local history. Her publications include Vancouver’s Svenskar: A History of the Swedish Community in Vancouver and Bowen Island, i8yo-igy2. She is currently researching the life and times of Helena Gutteridge.
James Huzel is a member of the history department at the University of British Columbia specializing in European social history. He has published on rural labour, urban population change and the social impact of welfare policy in England.
Robert A. J. McDonald teaches western Canadian history at the University of British Columbia. He has published several articles on early Vancouver and co-edited British Columbia: Historical Readings.
Kathryn McPherson is completing a doctorate in history at Simon Fraser University. She has written on the history of Canadian medicine and has a special interest in the development of the nursing profession.
Patricia Roy teaches Canadian history at the University of Victoria. The author of Vancouver: An Illustrated History, she has published widely on various aspects of British Columbia’s past.
Veronica Strong-Boag teaches Canadian history and women’s studies at Simon Fraser University. She is the author of numerous publications on Canadian women’s history and, most recently, was a member of the collective that produced Working Lives: Vancouver I886-IQ86.
Neil Sutherland teaches history of education at the University of British Columbia. The author of Children in English-Canadian Society: Framing the Twentieth-Century Consensus, he is currently completing a successor volume on Canadian childhood after the First World War.
Jill Wade, who has published previously in BC Studies, is a doctoral student in history at Simon Fraser University. Her major research interest is Vancouver housing policy between 1930 and 1955.
Paul Yee, an archivist with the City of Vancouver, recently completed his master’s degree in history at the University of British Columbia. An earlier article in BC Studies, as well as the essay in this volume, are taken from his thesis research on Chinese business in early Vancouver.