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New Bertrand Russell Archives and Research Centre to be a "hub of intellectual activity”

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McMaster faculty, staff and students, as well as scholars from around the world recently gathered to celebrate the opening of the Bertrand Russell Archives and Research Centre.


Honorary Archivist Ken Blackwell: How I met Bertrand Russell and other stories

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Ken Blackwell has spent the last five decades studying the archives of pacifist, philosopher and Nobel laureate, Bertrand Russell. Now, he offers personal insights on what it was like to meet Russell and to work with the papers of one of greatest intellectuals of the 20th century.


Newly digitized Bertrand Russell prison letters reveal private thoughts of a public intellectual

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One hundred years ago this month, Bertrand Russell – a philosopher, mathematician and pacifist, who would become one of the best-known public intellectuals of the 20thcentury – entered the stony gates of London’s Brixton Prison.


Celebrating the archives of iconic Canadian story-teller Stuart McLean

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Family, friends, and more than 100 members of the McMaster community paid tribute last night to the extraordinary life and work of the late Stuart McLean – one of Canada’s most beloved story-tellers – at a special event to celebrate the gift of McLean’s personal and literary archive to McMaster.


Celebrating 50 years: The Bertrand Russell Archives

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This year, McMaster University Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the acquisition of the archives of renowned peace activist, philosopher and Nobel laureate Bertrand Russell, widely considered one of the great intellectuals of the 20th century.


Archives of beloved storyteller Stuart McLean find new home at McMaster

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The archives of Stuart McLean – CBC journalist, best-selling author and host of the perennially popular radio program the Vinyl Cafe – have found a new home at McMaster.


In conversation with Terry Fallis, Monday November 6

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Join Bryan Prince Booksellers in partnership with McMaster University Library for a conversation with award-winning novelist and McMaster alumnus Terry Fallis on his latest novel, One Brother Shy.


Jamaica’s first lady tours McMaster Library’s Miss Lou Archives

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Jamaica’s first lady, the Most Honourable Juliet Holness, was recently at McMaster to view the archives of Louise Bennett Coverley, or “Miss Lou,” one of Jamaica’s most iconic and beloved performers.


Construction underway on new home for renowned Bertrand Russell Archive

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McMaster’s renowned Bertrand Russell Archives – the university’s largest research collection –  will soon have a new home.


New Library Catalogue is here

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The University Library and Health Sciences Library have now launched the new Library Catalogue.

On the University Library and Health Sciences Library websites, you will find Quick Search, which integrates journal articles with books and other library collections, as well as options to search only the catalogue and a refreshed 'classic' catalogue. We’ve created an FAQ document with tips and information about the new search interfaces that may be helpful in getting started.


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