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Paying homage to Alice Munro

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A handwritten letter penned by Alice Munro and housed in McMaster's archives has provided the backdrop for a stamp recently issued by Canada Post honouring the Nobel Prize winning author.


Farley Mowat, our digital future and gems from the archives

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Read about all this and more in the latest issue of the McMaster Library News.


What 'Sinful Sally' can teach us about vice in the 18th century

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Visiting fellow Jessica Steinberg is using 18th century literary texts housed in McMaster’s archives to explore attitudes towards sin and vice in London 300 years ago.


A Conversation with writer, publisher and filmmaker Antonio D’Alfonso

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The award-winning author, publisher and filmmaker talks about the future of writing, the importance of crossing borders, and why he donated his archives to the McMaster Library.


WWII photo archive captures the realities of the world at war

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McMaster University Library is now home to the Hamilton Spectator World War II Photo Collection, made up of thousands of images that bring the war years vividly to life.


Celebrating the work of a Canadian literary icon

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A reception was held recently that paid tribute to the work, life and archives of Farley Mowat,  one Canada’s most distinctive and iconic writers.


Now Available for Research in the Division of Archives and Research Collections!

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Highlights of new collections of archives and books that have been described and catalogued over the past year.


JUNOs exhibits showcase Hamilton's musical legacy and digital future

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In honour of the JUNOs, McMaster University Library has created some unique exhibits featuring artifacts from our musical archives and from our maker-space in the Ruth and Lewis Sherman Centre of Digital Scholarship that will be on display throughout the week.


Remembrance: Voices from the Great War

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A performance which presented a portrait of Canada at war told through letters, diaries and popular music drawn from the McMaster Library’s extensive First World War Archives.


It’s ALIVE! Frankenstein resurrected from Library archives

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1971. The Pentagon Papers have just been released, “All in the Family” makes its television debut, Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" tops the charts and Frankenstein comes to McMaster.

Co-written by famed Canadian actor and McMaster alumnus Dave Thomas and his brother, award-winning musician Ian Thomas, who composed the score, Frankenstein made its theatrical debut at McMaster’s Robinson Theater in March of 1971.


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