Archives & Research Collections

Morris Norman: Our Great Donor of Canadiana

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


375 Year Old Banned Book on Display in Mills’ Archives

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Freedom to Read Week takes place each year during the last week of February and this year to celebrate the event Mills Library's Archives and Research Collections will be putting Galileo's Dialogo on display, a book which was banned in 1633.


A Holocaust Survivor’s Journey to Safety in Buffalo

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It may seem strange to think of Buffalo in Upper State New York as a safe haven for refugees. But in war-torn Europe during the Nazi dictatorship, the city of Buffalo was a paradise.

Enter the Made by Mac Creative Challenge

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For the second year in a row, Titles Bookstore is running the Made by Mac Creative Challenge.  Enter your original piece of digital art, rich media, podcasts, website, great pieces of writing or other creative outputs for your chance to win some great prizes including the grand prize, an Apple MacBook!


What Prohibition Does! A New Publication by Stephen Leacock

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It is the duty of a bibliographer to record and to describe all publications of an author’s canon or of a particular subject matter faithfully and accurately. When bibliographies are completed–whether they are mere checklists or grand-scale, descriptive bibliographies–we often hear the word “definitive”, suggesting that the compilation expresses the last word in capturing an author’s published record of achievement or the subject in question. Most bibliographers know that there is no such thing as a definitive bibliography.


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