Archives & Research Collections

Author, activist Farley Mowat's legacy lives on at McMaster

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Canadian literary icon and environmentalist Farley Mowat has died at the age of 92. A look through the writer’s vast archives show’s the broad scope of his celebrated career.


Musician and songwriter Ian Thomas donates his archives to McMaster

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Ian Thomas has been making hits for more than 40 years, and now he is sharing the personal archives that document the many stages of his continuing career as an iconic Canadian musician and songwriter. 


A Life Revealed in Archives

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During the course of a normal day, we create many kinds of documents: letters, photographs, grocery lists, notes, scribbles and maybe even a diary entry. It is such documents, which exemplify the pattern of an ordinary life and one that is interrupted with personal events and meaningful turning points that are found in the Margaret Watkins archive housed in the McMaster Archives.


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

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Review some of the new archival, book and digital collections which have been described and catalogued over the past 10 months.


Exhibit on Nobel Prize in Literature

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In celebration of the awarding of 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature to Alice Munro—the first Canadian so honoured—the Division of Archives and Research Collections is pleased to present an exhibition highlighting Munro and 17 other Nobel Laureates represented in our collections.


See What's New at the Library

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With a new term come new assignments and new research projects. And to the Library come new books, e-books, videos, journals, and many other resources. Want to keep up-to-date on all of these new Library materials? We can help! We’ve added a function to the Library Catalogue to show you the most recently added items across all of our collections.


McMaster students closed the 19th century with a Christmas feast for the ages

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McMaster’s library recently acquired a copy of the menu from the 1899 student Christmas dinner, a document dating back to when McMaster was just 12 years old – some 31 years before the university would move from downtown Toronto to its current location in Hamilton.


‘Visual Narrative’ Commemorates Holocaust Education Week

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They are the remnants of everyday life: letters, crafts, money orders, parcel receipts, sketches. They also serve as testimonies of existence in the many concentration, labour and transit camps throughout Europe in World War II. These materials and others comprise a moving display in honour of Holocaust Education Week, November 3-9.


McMaster archives home to detailed Alice Munro correspondence

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Some of the Nobel Prize winner's correspondence with longtime publisher Douglas Gibson is housed in the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections.


Sci-fi author Robert Sawyer donates papers to McMaster

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The addition of science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer’s papers to McMaster University’s collection of Canadian literary archives demonstrates the value of science fiction, say the organizers of a three-day academic conference that celebrates sci-fi as a bridge between literature, science and the social sciences.


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