Archives & Research Collections

McMaster library’s collection of Leonard Cohen’s letters and manuscripts offer an intimate view of the writer’s life

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The early writing life of one of Canada’s most celebrated poets, novelists and lyricists, Leonard Cohen, is laid out in hundreds of pages of correspondence and manuscripts stored carefully at Mills Memorial Library.


“Only 23 and gone.” A son commemorates the father he never knew

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John Dorsey was three months old when his father was killed one day after D-day. Now John is paying tribute to his father through song and through a special archive donated by the Dorsey family to McMaster University Library.


Henry Giroux: “A writer should cause trouble”

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Henry Giroux has donated his archives to McMaster University Library, providing a glimspe into the life and work of one of the world's most influential public intellectuals.


Open in Action: Open Access Week at McMaster

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McMaster University Libraries invites you to a series of events scheduled from October 20 to 28. Check the Schedule at a Glance for an overview of the week's activities, or the Full Schedule for more detailed event information.


New and waiting to be discovered!

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Every year, the McMaster libraries add tens of thousands of new books, e-books, journals, and online resources to the collection, spanning the wide range of subject areas that the libraries support.

It can be challenging for faculty and students to keep up as new items flow into the library each day, but there’s a tool built into the Library Catalogue to help everyone do just that.


How a piece of Honest Ed's found its way to McMaster

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An oversized column written by distinguished McMaster alumnus Gary Lautens that once adorned the walls of Toronto’s Honest Ed’s department store, was recently donated to McMaster University Library.


18th century science education “for women, by women”

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While examining a rare botanical textbook contained in McMaster’s William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, visiting scholar Anna K. Sagal made an unexpected discovery.


The Legacy of Austin Clarke

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Distinguished Canadian author Austin Clarke passed away over the weekend. A manuscript of his Giller Prize-winning novel “The Polished Hoe” is among the extensive materials belonging to Clarke that are housed in McMaster’s archives.


New digitization project captures 50 years of McMaster on film

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A new video digitization project, made possible by the class of 1950, is digitizing vintage McMaster films and making them publicly available online for the first time.


Celebrating the “incomparable” Valerie Tryon

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World-renowned concert pianist, Valerie Tryon recently performed in Convocation Hall at an event celebrating the donation of her personal archives to McMaster University Library.


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