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The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Prince George: Learning Resource

A primary source analysis teaching resource about the 1918 Spanish influenza epidemic in the Prince George area

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1918 Influenza Epidemic in Prince George Learning Resource

The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Prince George

This learning resource emphasizes primary source analysis utilizing resources from UNBC's Northern BC Archives & Special Collections and beyond on the subject of the 1918 Spanish influenza epidemic in Prince George and the area that now makes up the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George.

Resources in this guide include:

  • A timeline of the epidemic, as it impacted the Prince George area
  • A compiled list of the epidemic deaths in the Prince George area
  • A primary source analyses and excerpts from:
    • The Corless Funeral Ledger
    • The Prince George Citizen newspaper
    • Prince George City Council minutes
    • Historical photographs
  • Secondary sources regarding the epidemic in Northern BC--and in British Columbia and Canada more generally
  • Indigenous perspectives of the 1918 epidemic using primary and secondary sources
  • Discussion questions and class activities

Begin by selecting the tabs to the left.

1918 Flu Epidemic Teachers Kit - PDF version