CCS - Norman Kwong Collection

Norman 'Normie' Kwong (born October 24, 1929 in Calgary, Alberta) is an important figure in Chinese Canadian history. He is a former Hall of Fame athlete, sports executive, and was the 16th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. Nicknamed the China Clipper, Kwong was the first Chinese Canadian to play on a professional Canadian football team. He is also the first person of Chinese heritage to serve as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta and the second Chinese Canadian to be appointed as a Vice-Regal in Canada. In the spring of 2009 the University of British Columbia’s Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies (INSTRCC) was privileged to be loaned a unique collection of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and other published sources detailing the sports and public career of Normie Kwong. The digitized collection is hosted in Open Collections, while the physical collection is housed in the Provincial Archives of Alberta.