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Table Setting Riddles 101: The Solution Set

Eliza Smithson's signature, Smithson Cookbook Collection.

By Nathalie Cooke, Professor and Associate Dean, Archives & Rare Collections, McGill University Library Thanks to all who took up our riddling challenge offering answers from across Canada and abroad (including England, Ireland, and New Zealand). We promised to provide some

Visualizing Montreal and McGill with Historypin

C.O.T.C Training on McGill Campus

By Sarah Severson, Assistant Librarian and Coordinator, Digital Library Services Walking around Montreal it’s easy to get lost in the past looking at all the old buildings. What if you could search for a place on a map and click to see

Currie and the eclipse holiday request

Map showing path across Quebec of the central shadow of the total eclipse of the sun. August 31, 1932. PR024753, McGill University Archives.

By Marissa Stimpson, Archival Assistant, McGill University Archives & MISt Candidate 2017 A total solar eclipse is a celestial event not to be missed.  On August 31, 1932 Montreal and the St. Lawrence Valley fell directly under the shadow of a total solar

Gregory Houston and Dawn McKinnon winners of the 2017 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 McGill Library Excellence Awards. The awards recognize outstanding contributions and exceptional leadership to McGill’s continued success and in advancing the mission of the Library. Digitization and New Media Administrator Gregory Houston, was presented

Une entrevue avec notre stagiaire Sophie Ientile, étudiante de l’Énssib

Sophie Ientile

Ce printemps, la Bibliothèque Osler de l’histoire de la médecine a accueilli Sophie Ientile en tant que stagiaire. Sophie est étudiante à l’École nationale supérieure des sciences de l’information et des bibliothèques (Énssib) à Lyon, France. Library Matters a discuté avec

McGill_Rare Instagram: Revealing matchless treasures to a global community

A tiny (60mm) book from our Sheila R. Bourke collection of children's literature! | Biography of eminent persons: alphabetically arranged | with portraits from drawings by Alfred Mills | London: printed for Darton, Harvey & Darton and J. Harris, 1814 | Sheila R. Bourke Collection PZ6 B56 1814 |

February 19 marks the one year anniversary of the McGill_Rare Instagram account.  365 days and over 3,300 followers later, this social media initiative, started by four McGill librarians, continues to develop an online following made up of bibliophiles and people

Every Stamp a Story: Exhibition Opening & Lecture

Hedgehog Stamp, Guernsey, 1994.

January 12, 2017 Lecture by David M. Lank CM, F.R.S.A., F.R.C.G.S. In its first event of the year, the Friends of the McGill Library presented David Lank, Director Emeritus of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies at McGill, who gave

Library abuzz with activity for Open House & Homecoming 2016

McGill Open House, 1959. Old McGill Yearbook.

The Library & Archives have planned a great mix of activities, events and initiatives for Homecoming (Thursday October 27 – Sunday, October 30) and Open House (Sunday, October 30, 2016). Discuss the future of the Library & Archives with Dean Cook,

Nathalie Cooke appointed new Associate Dean, ROAAr

The McGill Library and Archives is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathalie Cooke as new Associate Dean, ROAAr (Rare & Special Collections, Osler, Art and Archives), for a three-year term beginning September 1, 2016. “I’m excited to welcome Nathalie

Toasting Judy Kolonics and John Cunningham on their retirement

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the McGill Library came together to toast Judy Kolonics and John Cunningham as they prepare to kick up their feet and head into well-earned and restful retirement. Throughout their more than 80 years of combined experience, Judy

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