Monthly Archives: November 2020

Theodore A. Harris’ “The Long Dream, After Richard Wright” and the Activists in Our Collections

Philadelphia-based artist, Theodore Harris, insists on the power of visual art to reveal diverse perspectives, speaking of our collective past, present, and future in a contentiously shared world.  Presenting as keynote at Culture Shock, a yearly event co-hosted by The …

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Dr. Barbara Althea Jones: a fascinating figure in McGill’s history

Dr. Barbara Althea Jones was born in Barataria, Trinidad in the late 1930s. She had a promising career in plant genetics, and was an accomplished poet, performer, and visual artist. She was also an activist, outspoken on the topic of …

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Daniel Boyer, Joseph Hafner and Louis Houle promoted to full librarian

Group shot of Joseph Hafner, Daniel Boyer and Louis Houle

Congratulations to our colleagues Mtre Daniel Boyer, Joseph Hafner and Louis Houle who were recently promoted to full librarian. In accordance with McGill’s Regulations Relating to the Employment of Librarian Staff, promotion to full librarian is awarded for the “staff …

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Let’s Feast! Historical Cooking Challenge

In March the library staff took on the challenge of cooking from historical recipes (read about it here). Adapting historical measurements and ingredients proved to be great fun. Now we throw that challenge out to you. Choose a recipe, make …

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November Screen Share

Marbled Wrapper, rotated 90 degrees from the original

Click here for instructions on how to download a virtual background and set this image as your backdrop. This beautiful marbled paper is a later addition to Old Dame Trot and her Comical Cat, a small illustrated chapbook of Children’s …

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Wonderfully Eccentric: Sir Jacob Epstein’s Portrait of Ellen Ballon

By Elsa Hetletvedt, Museum Database Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection The Bust of Ellen Ballon by Sir Jacob Epstein remains one of McGill’s Visual Arts Collection’s most captivating sculptures. Instead of smooth marble skin and soft drapery that is typical …

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Remembrance with McGill Library collections

Although we’re unable to offer in-person Remembrance Day events this year, we have brought together some of the many important manuscripts, papers, artworks and artifacts in the Library’s collection in the form of digital collections, blog posts and past exhibitions. …

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Wartime correspondence in the Madeleine Parent Fonds

Every year on November 11, Canadians remember the men and women who have served their country. Traditionally, we honour the departed, but Remembrance Day is about all of those who served. During WWII, on the front or as prisoners of …

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Six ways to celebrate fall convocation from afar, Library-style

McLennan-Redpath Terrace covered in orange fallen leaves.

Congratulations, graduates! Virtual convocation is right around the corner. Usually at this time of year, we delight at seeing graduating students and their families all around campus taking photos surrounded by fall colours. We also usually jot down a list …

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