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ROAAr Newsletter: Montreal Matters

Rescuing 200 years of historical weather observations The McGill University Archives is harnessing the power of citizen science with an innovative new crowdsourcing platform called DRAW. The goal? To transcribe and rescue two centuries worth of Montreal’s meteorological history. Read

Montreal and the History of Vaccination Debates at the Osler Library

(originally posted on April 28, 2017 on De re medica: News from the Osler Library of the History of Medicine blog) By: Anna Dysert La version française suit Montreal 375 gives us the opportunity to reflect on the parcours of our

Remembering / Se souvenir : Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Headline History of the Great War, a scrapbook compiled by R.C. Featherstonhaugh, is included in Part I of the exhibition

(originally posted on April 28, 2017 on the Rare Books and Special Collections blog) By Richard Virr, Rare Books and Special Collections La version française suit The Great War (1914-1918) left a permanent mark on Canada, both as a nation

Rescuing 200 years of historical weather observations

A horse-drawn sleigh, circa 1920.

By Lori Podolsky, Acting University Archivist, McGill University Archives La version française suit McGill’s meteorological history dates back over 150 years to the 1863 founding of the McGill Observatory by Dr. Charles Smallwood, one of the few official Canadian observers recognized by

Public art tours celebrate Montréal 375

V.A.C. Max Stern Fellow and tour guide Hayley Eaves giving a tour to high school students as part of a collaboration with Enrolment Services, March 2017. In the background: Ernestine Tahedl’s Lantern, 1968. Photo credit: Gwendolyn Owens.

La version française suit By Vanessa Di Francesco, Visual Arts Collection Coordinator Nearly a year ago, McGill’s Visual Arts Collection (V.A.C.) launched an art education initiative to offer free guided weekly tours of the downtown campus’ public art. Departing from the

ROAAr Newsletter: Community and Collections at the McGill Library

ROAAr comes together to remember The Visual Arts Collection is using materials from across ROAAr to honour fallen McGillians and trace the post-First World War evolution of the McGill campus in a new exhibit titled “Through Tragedy We Transform.” Read

ROAAr comes together to Remember

Strathcona Memorial Stained Glass Window, 1922, Percy E. Nobbs and George T. Hyde, Bromsgrove Guild, Leeds. Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building.

        La version française suit Introduction In September 2016, the McGill Library brought its four rare collection units—Rare Books & Special Collections, the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, the Visual Art Collection, and Archives &

McGill, Montreal and beyond at the MUA

Frederick Wigle, Old McGill Yearbook, 1936, page 202.

By Jean-Marc Tremblay, Archivist, McGill University Archives La version française suit In an increasingly fast-paced digital world, the McGill University Archives (MUA) is an invaluable resource for those looking to take a step back and voyage through the annals of

Bringing the World to the Osler and the Osler to the World

Snapshots of Osler at the bedside: Auscultation, c. 1895. Osler Library Photo Collection.

By Andie Tomlinson, Archival Assistant, Osler Library of the History of Medicine & MISt Candidate 2017 La version française suit History is on every shelf at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine. Located on the third floor of

Rare Books Take on an Added Dimension

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(originally posted on November 25, 2016 on the Rare Books and Special Collections blog) By: Ann Marie Holland La version française suit As technology continually reshapes the world, modern academic libraries are finding innovative new digital projects and presentations to

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