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A Lasting Impression: Renaissance of McGill’s Columbian Printing Press

Gold detail on Columbian Printing Press

La version française suit By Ann Marie Holland, Associate Librarian, Curator Colgate History of Printing Collection, Rare Books and Special Collections Over the summer of 2019, restoration experts at the Howard Iron Works Printing Museum carried out a complete overhaul of

A Mirror of Jane Austen’s Reading Library

– What was Jane Austen reading? Several university classes this semester have explored this question by means of a dedicated display case in Rare Books and Special Collections.  Shakespeare – Bacon – Hume – Johnson – Burney – Voltaire – Rousseau

Student Spotlight: Marion Dessalles at Rare Books & Special Collections

Student employment in the McGill Library benefits the entire McGill community. At almost 100 strong this academic year, McGill Library student workers gain valuable work experience while engaging in academic pursuits.  Student navigators, curatorial interns, special project assistants and student

Take McGill’s hidden gems home with Ex Libris

This September, McGill launched a capital campaign and a new branding vision for the university. The fall of 2020 promises even more excitement as McGill’s bicentennial festivities get underway. As we look back and forward, this is a perfect moment

Tomorrow is Osler Day! Be an Oslerian on Wednesday 6 November

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, come with us to celebrate the legacy of Sir William Osler.   Osler Day is typically held on the first Wednesday of November.  It is a day-long series of events that celebrate Sir William Osler

Student Spotlight: Nikolas Lamarre at the McGill University Archives

Nikolas Lamarre with archival materials from McGill.

Student employment in the McGill Library benefits the entire McGill community. At almost 100 strong this academic year, McGill Library student workers gain valuable work experience while engaging in academic pursuits.  Student navigators, curatorial interns, special project assistants and student

In Storage No More! Discover the Visual Arts Collection’s New Curated Spaces!

Indigenous Makers Display Cabinet on the 4th Floor of the McLennan Library.

By Davin Luce The McGill Visual Arts Collection (VAC) provides students, staff and faculty firsthand engagement with original works of art. Working to find the best locations to display works of art in the VAC is therefore at the very

Malvina Scheepers: The Woman Behind the Frame

By: Rosalind Sweeney-McCabe, Museum Database Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection Hanging above an armchair in McGill’s Faculty Club is a painting of William Henry Drummond (1854-1907) by Canadian artist Frederick S. Coburn (1871-1960), one of many portraits in the Visual

2019 Homecoming: Bienvenue, welcome back to McGill and the Library!

2019 Homecoming (September 26-28) is shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the year! McGill is making an historic announcement to reveal initiatives that will shape the future of our University as it enters its third century.

Stephen Leacock’s “The Need for Dormitories at McGill” (1920)

Detail, cover Cover image, “McGill Students’ Residences” issued by the Publicity Committee of the McGill Centennial Endowment Campaign, 1920_c.4_B0032_f.6_McGill Students’ Residences, McGill University Archives.

Just in time for Parents Tent and Residence Move-in Weekend, enjoy this short piece entitled “The Need for Dormitories at McGill” by Stephen Leacock (1869-1944), comedic writer, lecturer, and professor in McGill’s Department of Economics and Political Science. Reprinted from “McGill Students’ Residences”

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