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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Staff BBQ on McGill campus seen from a distance with grass, trees, and red tents.

Celebrating winners of the 2022 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Library Excellence Awards. The awards honour the extraordinary service, important efforts, and achievements of librarian and administrative & support staff members at the McGill Library. The last two years have been an exceptional …

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A Victorian-era funeral notice and the story behind it

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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girl holding a broken egg

Caption This – Finders Keepers

Our thanks go to Richard Orlando, (McGill, MLS Class of 1979) for this month’s caption. This month’s post evoked some egg-cellent responses! There were so many in fact, that we ran a poll on our social accounts to choose the …

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Students on the McLennan-Redpath Terrace in spring.

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

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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Hats Off to a Football Legacy

Lire la version française By Yves Lapointe, Director of Archives Athletics have always been an important part of student life at McGill. These two caps are part of the McGill University Archives Collection, two of many other valuable items documenting …

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sepia city scape

Flashback with Angela Grauerholz

Lire la version française by Michelle Macleod, Assistant Curator, Visual Arts Collection Artist Angela Grauerholz presents us with a seemingly conventional subject in this photograph; a diagonal, high angle view of a concrete, five-storey building. The boxy design of a …

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Rebus Puzzles; A Second L👀k at Visual Riddles

Lire la version française by Jacquelyn Sundberg, Outreach and Special Projects, ROAAr, McGill Library Curiosity, As the 🌲🌲 t of all evils, 🐝ware oh  👩,  Of [temptation] the be🧙‍♀️ing  ch💪 Of curio🏢🏙️🌉🌇; Set 4 rebus cards. 1780. Rare Books and Special Collections, Sheila R. Bourke Collection …

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Fore-Edge Painting in Rare Books and Special Collections

Lire la version française By Christopher Lyons, Head Librarian, Rare Books and Special Collections I love attending antiquarian book fairs. There is nothing like seeing rare books in the flesh.1 Imagine my surprise when a book dealer picked up a …

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Cartoon entitled "At Work with a Stylus". he McGill Daily Vol. 29 No. 097: March 18, 1940.

Funny, Isn’t It?

By Alisa Nosova, Marketing Assistant, McGill Library When I was in high school I romanticized about what my life would look like in university. I pictured myself walking on campus with books in my hands. I imagined walking through stacks …

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