Archives & Research Collections

Library Acquires Resistance Collection - Offers Multinational Perspectives of War

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A remarkable collection relating to the Resistance movement, underground literature, concentration camps, anti-Semitism, and propaganda during the Second World War has been acquired by McMaster University.


Read about the Library's Virtual Museum of the Holocaust and the Resistance in the Hamilton Spectator

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We invite you to read the article in the Hamilton Spectator about the library's latest project, the Virtual Museum of the Holocaust and the Resistance.

A second article appeared in the Hamilton Spectator on January 22nd, a day after an event was held in Convocation Hall to announce the acquisition of the collection and the virtual museum project.


Japanese Imperial War Propaganda in the Penang Daily News

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Located in the Straits of Malacca, Penang is an island state of the Federation of Malaysia. From 1786 until the early 1940s, it was a colonial outpost of the British Empire. All of that would change dramatically on 19 December 1941 during the Battle of Malaya when the British fled the island and Japanese military forces quickly invaded. For the local residents, the Japanese occupation of Penang, especially in 1942, was a time of fear, imprisonment, torture, and executions.


Coup de foudre: The Letters of Sir Sydney Waterlow and Katina Paxinou

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Known affectionately in his family by the nickname "Monarch", Sir Sydney Waterlow (1878-1944) was a very tall man with a large mustache, a high squeaky voice, and courtly manners. A member of the Bloomsbury Group, Waterlow was a career diplomat. In 1911 when his own marriage to the daughter of Sir Frederick Pollock was unconsummated, Waterlow proposed marriage to Virginia Woolf. She rebuffed him and pronounced him to be a bore. Waterlow would re-marry in 1913. His second marriage to Margery Eckhard would produce 5 children.


Library's Peace and War Project makes the Hamilton Spectator

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We invite you to read the article in the Hamilton Spectator about our Peace and War in the 20th Century website which we officially launched earlier this week.

Peace and War project on Talk 820, Friday at 7pm

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Tune in to Talk 820 this Friday, September 26th at 7pm.


Peace and War in the 20th Century Website Launched

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The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections at McMaster University Library is launching the latest in a series of digital initiatives aimed at bringing its unique collections to a wider, online audience.


Paying tribute to a scholar of the Enlightenment

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The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections at McMaster University Libraries recently paid tribute to a distinguished scholar. Friends, colleagues, students and Library staff gathered for a reception on September 3rd to honour Professor Pierre Conlon.


Adam Matthew Digital: New Research Collections

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Researchers at McMaster now have access to new primary source collections from Adam Matthew Digital. These collections, which are sourced from leading libraries and archives around the world, include original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps, and images. Introductory essays provide overviews and scholarly guidance.


Library Receives Grant to Develop Website on the History of Canadian Publishing

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The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections is pleased to announce that it has been awarded almost $100,000 to develop a state-of-the-art, interactive website on the history of Canadian publishing. The grant was provided by the Canadian Memory Fund through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canadian Culture Online (CCO) Program.


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