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Looking Back, Leaning Forward | Exhibition highlights from “McGilliana: 200 Years of Student Life”

Centennial of Women at McGill medal, 1984.

Lire la version française By Aeron MacHattie, Archivist, Collection Services As the McGill community commemorates its bicentennial, it might be an opportune time to find markers by which to measure the ways McGill has grown, both to celebrate achievements and …

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The University Girls Series

Written by Frédéric Giuliano, former archivist at McGill University. Published in Many Women, Many Voices, Stories from McGill’s Collections. McGill University Library and Archives, 2018. These University Girls We Can Do It! she seems to say, anticipating the iconic propaganda …

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McGill University Archives’ starter kit for the Fall semester

We would like to welcome all students to this new fall semester.  We hope that you will have the opportunity to visit our beautiful library starting this September! The last few months have been challenging for all of us, for …

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The Falcon: The Statue of a Winged Youth at McGill

by Joseph Hanaway, Washington University The original article was first published in Fontanus, Vol. 14 (2016). Abstract: The Falcon statue, created by R. Tait McKenzie, stands as a beacon just outside the entrance of the McLennan Library Building on the …

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Engaging History with “Quiz That So?”

Lire la version française By Jacquelyn Sundberg, Outreach Coordinator, ROAAr and Aeron MacHattie, Archivist, ROAAr The library’s new game, Quiz That So? has a 1950s game show feel and lets players test their wits with some tricky trivia questions from …

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Tracing McGill University’s founding documents: The hunt for the 1821 Charter

By Yves Lapointe and Adria Seccareccia[1] Founding documents often serve as symbols of collective identity. Over time, they are frequently referenced in conversations regarding changes to this identity. McGill University’s founding documents are no different. The 1821 Charter and its …

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McGill’s Responses to Anti-Black Racism: New Web Archiving Project Goes Live!

By Adria Seccareccia, Library/Archivist, and Alexandra Kohn, Digital Collections & Copyright Librarian. Lire la version française What does preserving born-digital content look like? If you pictured a baby robot safely stored away for posterity in a virtual safe, we’re afraid you are not quite …

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Finding the University : new research guides for institutional histories

To support more inclusive histories of McGill University, we have started to develop a series of institutional history research guides aimed at simplifying access to primary source material relating to the University’s establishment and its first 100 years.

Puzzles to make you pause

Spring break, reading week, study break – whatever it means to you, it’s important to take a pause from assignments, deadlines, and Zoom meetings. With no formal academic activities scheduled during the first week of March, this is YOUR time …

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It’s Here! McGill Library Welcomes AMAZE; A McGill A to Z Experience

A is for anatomy, alphabet and AMAZE: A McGill A-Z Experience. In 2020, the McGill Library put together a truly remarkable book – AMAZE; a McGill A-Z Experience. With visual treats and moveable surprises at the turn of every page, …

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