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Enduringly Paw-pular

John McCrae and his dog Bonneau

Trends in dog breed popularity come and go – but our love of dogs is here to stay. July weather brings us into the dog days of summer so we’ll take a moment to explore some canine curiosities and the …

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Caption This – June in Brazil

Our thanks go to Sharon Cohen, B.A. ’74 for the community caption for last month’s postcard. This card likely dates from the so-called Clipper era of Pan American operations. The airline offered flights to South America out of Florida beginning …

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The Story of Choryo 張良 and Kosekiko 黄石公

By Melody Hsu, McGill Visual Arts Collection Museum Database Assistant (2022), B.A Art History and International Development, Minor Communications, 2022 A smirking, elderly man atop a galloping horse gazes down at a young man kneeling on a dragon. The young …

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10 McGill Library activities to do with visitors in town for convocation

A crowd of graduates in caps and gowns seen from behind at a ceremony.

It’s that time again! After more than two years of virtual ceremonies and convocation-themed Zoom backgrounds, happy graduates and their families are back on McGill’s beautiful campuses. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of ten fun Library-related things to do …

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Asian North American Art in McGill Visual Arts Collection

By Serene Mitchell, McGill Visual Arts Collection Museum Database Assistant (2022), B.A History, 2022 As a student of Asian North American history, I’ve always been drawn to the development of cultural identity and understanding migration history through sites of artistic …

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A Victorian-era funeral notice and the story behind it

Funeral notice featuring an illustration of a landscape with angels.

By Eden Autmezguine, 2nd year student, Faculty of Arts and Science and Student Project Assistant in Rare Books and Special Collections. Eden’s position is made possible thanks to funding from the SSMU Library Improvement Fund. Pictured above from the holdings …

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An Update from Friends of the McGill Library Chair, Donald Walcot

Students on the McLennan-Redpath Terrace in spring.

Greetings, As Chair of the Friends of the Library, I am concerned that you may not always be fully aware of all the interesting and educational events that are going on at the McGill Library. So this will be my …

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One Minute Wonder: Argillite Haida Sculpture by Arthur Moody

Video and narration by Catie Galbraith, Chickasaw Nation, SSMU Indigenous Art Intern, McGill Visual Arts Collection Hlgas7agaa, or argillite is a sedimentary rock, composed primarily of lithified kaolinite clays. While argillite can be found globally, the carbonaceous, black variety used …

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Student Spotlight: Lara Landauro at Rare Books and Special Collections

Lara Landauro smiling at the camera in front of a bookshelf filled with rare books.

Student employment in the McGill Library benefits the entire McGill community. At 135 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 researchers …

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Then in Now: McLennan-Redpath Over Time

Colour photograph of McLennan-Redpath Terrace with overlay of black and white archival photo of same location.

Throughout the day-to-day of classes, studying, exams, and papers, it’s easy to forget that countless McGill students have walked these halls and gathered on this terrace over the course of the Library’s long history. This new series of digital collages …

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