About the Project
Protestant Orphan’s Home Website is a project of the History
at the University of Victoria. It is the work of four
undergraduate history students, Anne Pinder, Sean Pollitt, Caroline
Duncan and Cassandra Morton, who have collectively designed and
authored the site employing recently acquired or enhanced abilities in
archival research, web design and web creation. This website
explores the conditions under which British Columbia’s Protestant
Orphans' Home was founded. The philanthropic movement of the 19th
century provides a pivotal point from which the religious, intellectual and economic motions can be viewed. An in-depth account of the Home’s founders
can be accessed through hypertext and links. It is goal of the
authors to promote accessible, interactive information in an open and
ongoing discussion about the philanthropy and founding of the B.C.
Protestant Orphans’ Home.
The group would like to thank Dr John Lutz
of the UVIC History Department for his guidance and feedback on this
project as well as Dennis Lee, teaching assistant at UVIC, for helping
us with the technical issues. We are grateful to the Cridge Centre for the Family, the City of Victoria Archives and the BC Archives for their cooperation in allowing us to reproduce images and documents.
About the Group
Sean Pollitt email@example.com
I am a fourth year Canadian history major and geography minor at UVIC.
I think this type of project is important because it increases
the accessibility of history by publishing our findings on the
Internet. I really enjoyed the research aspect of this project because
it allowed us to work with many sources and gain a better understanding
of Victoria from its early beginnings.
Anne Wicks firstname.lastname@example.org
I am Anne Wicks from Mission, BC. I am currently enrolled in the
history program at UVIC but will be transferring to Criminology at SFU
in September before entering law school. I felt that the
Protestant Orphans' Home was a good project to explore because it has
been a lasting pillar in the community of Victoria and is still doing
good things today.
Cassandra Morton email@example.com
I am a fourth year American History major with a minor in
Hispanic and Italian Studies from Salt Lake City, Utah. Over the
past year I have developed a special interest in historical methodology
as it applies to textual, oral and electronic form.
This project has provided an interesting case study in my
own research interests that grapple with the constraints of language,
narrative, and constructions.
Caroline Duncan firstname.lastname@example.org
I have returned to university for part-time studies in History after
graduating from UVIC with a B.A. in Anthropology and a post degree
diploma in Cultural Resource Management. The archival research
aspect of this project was of particular interest to me and I hope that
the primary documents and images published on the site will provide a
useful resource for other researchers.
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