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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

Out of the Archives: Tracing the construction of the McLennan-Redpath complex

If you’ve been to the downtown McGill campus this summer, you’d be hard pressed to miss the unmistakable sights, sounds and even smells of construction. Dozens of workers and mammoth machines are currently toiling away on Sherbrooke and McTavish as part

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

The man behind the poppies

(excerpt from McGill News article written by Linda Sutherland) Ever stop to wonder why we pin a red poppy on our coat lapel in November to commemorate Remembrance Day? How did a flower become an emblem for war and loss?

McGill Remembers

McGill Remembers: Exploring McGill’s War Records and Related Archives If you haven’t already checked out the McGill Remembers project, it’s a great time to visit the site. The McGill Remembers project has expanded its content, complete with new photo galleries,

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