Archives & Research Collections

Books from Crime to Contemplation in Archives and Research Collections

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The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections is pleased to announce that four book collections on a range of subjects are now open for reading and study. Come visit us on the Lower Level of Mills to learn more.

Powys Brothers Collection


McMaster receives treasure trove of ad materials from Pirate Group

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A significant collection of advertising campaign materials from some of North America's most iconic brands - Molson, Coca Cola, Pepsi, McDonald's, General Motors and Budweiser among them - has been donated to McMaster University from the Pirate Group.


Review of McMaster’s Research Collections Released

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In June 2011, the University Librarian commissioned a review of the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections.  The review was triggered by the retirement of the Division’s Director, Dr. Carl Spadoni, after many years of distinguished service.


New Biography Published from the Library's Collection

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The University Library is pleased to announce that a new biography of John Connell (John Henry Robertson) has been published.

Penned by noted U.K. author Robin Bryer, the book, Jack: A Literary Biography of John Connell (John Henry Robertson 1909-1965), tells the story of Connell's travels through British politics and society, detailing his diverse career as an author, journalist, and broadcaster, and the figures of politics and government that he encountered on the journey.


Oral History Archive of Holocaust Survivors

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McMaster University has become the first Canadian institution to offer full access to videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, nearly 52,000 in all, contained in one of the largest archives of its kind.

Recorded in 56 countries and in 32 languages--mostly between 1994 and 1999--the interviews are contained in the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive, which can be accessed either remotely or on campus through secure access to McMaster University Library.


The Brott Archives at McMaster

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On May 25, President Patrick Deane and University Librarian Jeff Trzeciak hosted an event to celebrate Maestro Boris Brott’s donation of his archives to the University Library.


Emetic, Not Aphrodisiac: The Misguided Censorship of James Joyce’s Ulysses

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Seventy years after the death of James Joyce in 1941, it’s appropriate that Ulysses, his literary masterpiece, should be chosen as the notable book during Freedom to Read Week.


Not an Ordinary Love Story

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Author Stephen Reid penned his first novel in Kingston Penitentiary.  He also began a love affair behind bars that still lasts today.


Celebrating Letter Writing: The Letters of Bertrand Russell

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In celebration of Universal Letter Writing Week, January 8-14, we look at one of the world's most comprehensive letter collections and its continuing value as a research tool.

In the first half of the 20th century, letters, postcards, telegrams, and telephone calls were how people communicated when they weren’t together. A person’s physical archive of letters can reveal their connections with others, their thoughts, and a record of their actions.


Tape is Only for Presents!

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Christmas is a time when families gather from near and far to celebrate the holidays together. Often, these gatherings stir up old memories and every once in a while, a family heirloom may be presented.


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