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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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New ROAAr Podcast : Voices From The Footnotes

By Labiba Faiza, Student Staff, ROAAr McGill Library Earlier this year, I joined the McGill Library as a student employee, working mainly on a podcast that was still in the works at the time. Now that it is finally available …

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Birding Mount Royal, Yesterday and Today

Mount Royal Park is a green haven at the centre of Montreal. From the top, looking south over McGill University’s lower campus and the spread of the St. Lawrence River, you may be lucky enough to spot some of the …

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Orientation Now & Then

Library table at Discover McGill (Molson Stadium), 2019

Orientation activities at McGill Library come in all shapes and sizes. Over the years the Library has participated in “meet & greets”, tours, workshops, scavenger hunts, tabling events, ice cream socials, service fairs, games, photo booths…even physical exhibits for war …

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Animating ROAAr Collections

Animation has come a long way from the early days of film in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. If you go even further back, early animators breathed life into still, 2-dimensional pictures using mechanical techniques. Take a tour …

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The student face of Library services

Helen Qin in the Digitization Lab

By Steven Spodek, Development and Alumni Relations Officer, McGill Library Student employees are actively involved in the McGill Library. From digitizing cultural heritage materials, organizing archival collections, and researching artwork to writing news stories and social media posts, and acting as information assistants. Student hires are …

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“Archiving an Era”: The Early Work of Marcus Leatherdale and Sunil Gupta

By Leighetta Kim, Museum Database Intern, McGill Visual Arts Collection Hooded Glance – Self Portrait by Marcus Leatherdale is a photograph that immediately draws you in. A tension between vulnerability and strength commands a viewer’s gaze. As an intern at the …

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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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Celebrating Human Connections; Friendship at a Fountain

Lire la version française By Gwendolyn Owens, Director, McGill Visual Arts Collection In this moment of great stress and uncertainty, most of us have found wisdom, relief, or simply solace in words, in music, or in art that has survived …

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Illustrated Obstetrical Treatises and Professionalization in 18th-century Europe and Japan

Lire la version française By Dr. Mary Hague-Yearl, History of Medicine Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine New at the Osler Library is a pair of books from 1775 that reflect concurrent advances in obstetrical knowledge in Europe …

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