Patricia Romanik Johnson collection
 
        Patricia Romanik Johnson collection [graphic material]. -- [between 1950-1970].
44 photographs : b&w prints and negatives

        Patricia Johnson was born in Yorkshire, England in 1914 and later moved to Victoria, B.C. She graduated with honours from the University of British Columbia. She worked in the UBC History Department and was a teacher and counsellor at Nanaimo District Secondary School. After retirement (around 1975), Johnson married Steve Romanik. Patricia Romanik was a member of the BC Teachers Federation, the Mount Benson Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Nanaimo Lawn Bowler's Association, St. Paul's Anglican Church Ladies Guild (President) and the Nanaimo Historical Society (Honorary Lifetime Member). Johnson wrote numerous articles and books on history and travel and was a staff member of the Nanaimo Times. Nanaimo: A Short History, written in 1974 to mark Nanaimo's centennial, was the first comprehensive local history ever written. Pat Romanik died suddenly from a heart attack on July 19, 1976.
        Photographs were originally given to the Nanaimo District Museum by Tom Hutton and were subsequently donated to the Nanaimo Community Archives in 2000.
        Collection consists of photographs collected by Romanik for inclusion in her books and articles. Includes original photographs and reprints that were created by an unknown party at a later date.
        Title based on name of collector.
        Item level descriptions of selected photographs available on public database. A file list is also available.