A Centenary Celebration of McClelland & Stewart Ltd.

Established in 1906, McClelland & Stewart Ltd. is Canada's premier English literary publisher. This Web site, constructed by McMaster University Library, celebrates the centenary of McClelland & Stewart- the extraordinary achievement of this publisher's contribution to Canadian literary culture. The site is primarily a visual representation of an exhibition at Library and Archives Canada entitled "Promoting Canadian Authors: 100 Years of McClelland & Stewart". The exhibition is open to the public from 13 June 1906 until 4 March 2007. For reasons of copyright and ownership, only a selection of books, documents and artifacts are digitally represented here; there are no images of particular materials selected by the exhibition's curator (Carl Spadoni) from Library and Archives Canada, for example. Also, the texts of the introduction, themes, and captions appear in their original, expanded descriptions in English only, not in French. We acknowledge the generous partnership of Library and Archives Canada and the cooperation of the McClelland family. The site also presents photographs associated with the M&S centenary stamp (launched on 26 April 2006) and M&S' own celebration (9 June 2006). McMaster University Library is the proud repository of the archives of McClelland & Stewart, Jack McClelland, and Douglas Gibson Books. In addition, the Library houses a large collection of M&S imprints. We salute McClelland & Stewart in the steadfast hope that the company will flourish as literary purveyors of Canadian culture.