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Hats Off to a Football Legacy

two caps on a green background

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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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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Funny, Isn’t It?

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

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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Caption This – Head in the Clouds

woman on a chairlift

By Labiba Faiza, ROAAr, McGill Library On the occasion of International Women’s Day last month, ROAAr shared this image of a woman bravely riding a chairlift at Mount Norquay as a prompt for its Caption-This series. Community members were invited …

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Caption This!

Community caption: The Fearsome Three From Jayne Watson-Sevigny This photo from the McGill University Archives is part of the Montreal Parks and Playgrounds fonds – and it is one of many photographs about which we have little information. While often …

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Ephemeral expressions in the Madeleine Parent fonds

The finding aid for the Madeleine Parent fonds is now available on McGill’s Archival Collections Catalogue. The fonds of the labour and social activist holds countless narratives, from Parent’s union work and writings to the history of Canadian unionism. Moreover, …

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Campus Royalty

Queen Beryl and her court

We spoke with royalty for this week’s episode of Voices from The Footnotes, our ROAAr library podcast. McGill royalty to be precise. Step back in time to 1949, 1951 and 1958, as Beryl Rapier, Dorothy Baxter and Rae Tucker Rambally …

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Archival Collections Catalogue interface tweaked for increase ease of use

Zoomed in detail on wide tree view of new Archival Collections Catalogue interface.

by Anna Dysert, Associate Librarian, Archives and Manuscripts/Special Collections, Collection Services The McGill Library Archival Collections Catalogue has switched over to a more user-friendly interface to help users navigate archival descriptions. The fresh look will allow researchers to better visualize the relationships between records in a fonds or collection and move between record descriptions. …

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Caption This: Should have stayed home

Caption This! We offer you a new series for a new year. This photo from our McGill University Archives Photo Collection is one of many about which we have little information. While often we may have a date range, some …

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Zoom Backgrounds | McGilliana: 200 Years of Student Life

Felt “M” patch, undated. McGill University Archives, (2006-0083.11.1).

Brighten up your virtual learning spaces with new Zoom backgrounds featuring postcards and objects from ROAAr’s most recent virtual exhibit McGilliana: 200 Years of Student Life. “Each item in this [bicentennial] exhibition is part of one or many stories about …

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