Archives & Research Collections

Al Purdy: Saving the A-Frame

Submitted by libbairdca on
Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections

"So we built a house, my wife and I
our house at a backwater puddle of a lake
near Ameliaburg, Ont. spending
our last hard-earned buck to buy second-hand lumber


Latest Issue of Library Newsletter now Online

Submitted by libbairdca on
Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode Archives & Research Collections

The most recent edition of the McMaster Library News has just been posted online.


2010 ASECS Fellowship Awarded to Dr. James Woolley

Submitted by libbairdca on
Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections

McMaster University Library is pleased to announce that it has awarded a visiting ASECS fellowship to Dr. James Woolley, Smith Professor of English at Lafayette College. ASECS (the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) sponsors and sustains research at 15 research centres and libraries in North America; the ASECS program at McMaster University is jointly funded by ASECS and the Faculty of Humanities. Dr. Woolley’s project is entitled “Toward a Full New Edition of Jonathan Swift’s Poems: Swift’s Texts and the Barry Brown Collection”.


I Trust That You Will Forgive the Late Fines

Submitted by libbairdca on
Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections

George Washington may never have told a lie, but he apparently borrowed two books on 5 October 1789 from a library in New York City and never returned them. Here at McMaster, we haven’t had quite a dramatic case of overdue books. It would have been difficult for Washington to borrow books from the University Library since he died in 1799, almost 90 years before the founding of our university. Nonetheless, if Washington in his posthumous state showed up at our circulation desk wanting to borrow our books, we’d have good reason to be skeptical and not to issue a library card in his name.


Morris Norman: Our Great Donor of Canadiana

Submitted by libbairdca on
Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections

Many of us are collectors. We collect buttons, stamps, baseball cards, art, comic books–the possibilities are seemingly endless. But do any of us ever think that one day we will be recognized for our efforts and that our collections will end up in the archives of an academic institution like McMaster?


Aldus Manutius: A Series of Firsts by Renaissance Mastermind

Submitted by libbairdca on
Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections

What can we learn about design, innovation and marketing from books printed by Renaissance mastermind Aldus Manutius? Whether you use texting shortcuts (where ru?) or ignore capitals altogether, your formal writing could benefit from the examples of Aldus’ groundbreaking innovations.


Library Joins International World War I Digitization Project

Submitted by libbairdca on
Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections

The University Library has signed a contract with publisher Adam Matthew Digital to digitize most of its collections pertaining to World War I.  This is part of an international, multi-year project, entitled World War I: A Portal, and will result in digital access to over a half a million pages of original WWI documentation.


Made by Mac 2010 Library Prize Winner

Submitted by libbairdca on
Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections

The winner of the Made by Mac 2010 Library Prize was recently announced!  Congratulations to Jonathan Fong whose winning submission, The Best Sport You Can Name is shown to the right.

If you're interested in seeing the other entries for the Library Prize, all of which utilized materials from the Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing website, follow the links below.


Hamilton through an Artist's Eyes: Library Acquires Valuable Maps

Submitted by libbairdca on
Filed under Library News:  Mills Archives & Research Collections Maps, Data, GIS

The Eiffel Tower is there.  And the Colosseum.  And possibly your own neighbourhood.  We are referring of course to Google Street View, an enhancement of the popular Google Maps that offers a street level perspective of select cities, including Hamilton.


Irwin Cotler to Speak on Contemporary Anti-Semitism

Submitted by libbairdca on
Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections Events Innis Mills Thode

McMaster University Library and the Department of Religious Studies are pleased to announce that Irwin Cotler, P.C., O.C., M.P., a constitutional and comparative law scholar and an advocate of human rights, will be speaking at McMaster University


Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Archives & Research Collections