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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Ajaib (Jab) Sidhoo fonds
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Ajaib (Jab) Sidhoo fonds

  • MsC-178
  • Fonds
  • 1923 - 2016

This fonds contains textual and photographic materials relating to the life experiences of Ajaib (Jab) Sidhoo. The contents of the fonds have been divided chronologically into five distinct series representing significant periods in Jab’s life. ...

Sidhoo, Ajaib

East India Carpets business records

This series contains material associated with records relating to the successful carpet business Ajaib started in 1948. After leaving military service he spent time in India training and returned to Canada to start East India Carpets in 1948. Th...

Post-war Vancouver

This series is comprised of material associated with Ajaib’s life after World War II as he developed a successful business and started a family. Most of the images in this series come from a family album and are centered around Ajaib’s marriage t...

Photographs

This sub-series is primarily comprised of family photographs contained in a photo album, along with some loose images from later years.

Textual records

This sub-series contains letters to and about both Ajaib and Nirmal, as well as other individuals (presumably extended family members). Also included are some memorabilia items and ephemera that illustrate how Ajaib and Nirmal enjoyed their free ...

B.C. Lions and Canadian Football League material

This series is comprised of material collected by Ajaib reflecting his deep interest and involvement with Canadian professional football and, in particular, the BC Lions. Ajaib was one of the original 100 investors for the team in 1953 and became...

Photographs

This sub-series is comprised of two images of Ajaib in his later years, presumably conducting business buying carpets.

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