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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

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 & Record Management—together under

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

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

Out of the Archive: Bringing the John Peters Humphrey Collection into the classroom

By Prof.  Laura Madokoro, Department of History and Classical Studies John Peters Humphrey’s name is often invoked in studies of the history of human rights in Canada. During his time as an international civil servant, Humphrey contributed to the drafting of the Universal

Trivia Night celebrates digitization of 10,000 student publications

Three dozen students, faculty and staff divided into teams, donned their thinking caps and converged in the Faculty Club on September 21 for a Trivia Night launching the Library’s digitization of approximately 10,000 past editions of McGill’s student newspapers. “These student

Practicum Pause: an interview with Pamela Casey

RBSC 19c photo collection

During the winter 2015 term, McGill Library & Archives welcomed several practicum students from the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS). The SIS website outlines the practicum experience as a 3 credit academic elective course in which master’s-level students participate in field practice

Practicum Pause: an interview with Kate Rozon

Archival boxes

During the winter 2015 term, McGill Library & Archives welcomed several practicum students from the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS). The SIS website outlines the practicum experience as a 3 credit academic elective course in which master’s-level students participate in field practice

An invitation: WWI Vernissage & special talk with Dr. Desmond Morton

Can’t attend on the 25th? Catch both exhibits during opening hours in the McLennan Library Building from February 26 – June 15, 2015. Exhibit information for We will remember them: The No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) in the First World

Library & Archives events & exhibits commemorating the centenary of the First World War

Over the course of the 2014-15 academic year, McGill University Library & Archives has scheduled several special events and exhibits to commemorate  the centenary of the First World War. Special event McGill’s illuminated Book of Remembrance digitized and on display

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