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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.


The Art of the Book: Rabbi Bernard Baskin, Book Collector

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Rabbi Bernard Baskin is a household name in Hamilton. He is known both for his many years of service to the congregation of Temple Anshe Sholom, the oldest Reform Congregation in Canada, which he joined in 1949, and in the broader Hamilton community as an avid reader, speaker, and columnist.


Echoes from the past: First World War song revived by McMaster student

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, McMaster music student Jason Scozzari revived a moving piece of Canadian wartime music.

The composition, "Days of Peace," was written by Herbert Kohler in 1915.

The original sheet music is housed in McMaster's extensive "War Songs from the First Half of 20th Century" collection, located in the Archives & Research Collection at Mills Memorial Library. Scozzari, who is entering his fourth year at McMaster this fall, performed the piece in Convocation Hall.


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