Archives & Research Collections

375 Year Old Banned Book on Display in Mills’ Archives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


'Tis the Season



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

Shop for creative and timely gift ideas this holiday season and support McMaster Library while doing so! Two Library partnerships allow you to buy books new and old for the cherished readers on your list, with part of the proceeds going back to the Library.



New Moon, Old Books




Tale of Two Pens: A WWI Love Story

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

This is a story of two pens, which belonged to lovers who were separated by the catastrophic intrusion of the First World War.  Their moving accounts are preserved in their writings in the archives at the University Library.   Vera Brittain (1893-1970) was a writer, pacifist and feminist, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Roland Leighton (1895-1915) was a British soldier, who met Vera in 1913.  He was posted to the Franco-Belgian border in March 1915 and letter writing was the bond that united them during their separation.


Own McMaster’s Rare Books

Submitted by libwyckoff on
Filed under Library News:  Mills Thode Archives & Research Collections Web Resources

You can now have your own copy of rare and out-of-print books from the Library’s collection!


McMaster University Library Launches a Virtual Page Turner: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing Website

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

Which novel by Margaret Laurence won the Governor General’s Award, became a literary cause célèbre, and was an object of censorship in 1976? What is the history of hockey books in Canada? What has been the impact on publishing and book sales by Canada Reads (CBC’s annual competition of the “battle of books”)?


Canadian Publishing Event

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

The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections at McMaster University Library is holding a launch of our latest digital initiative Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing.


2009 ASEC Fellowship Awarded to Dr. Thomas Power

Submitted by lib on
Filed under Library News:  Mills Archives & Research Collections Research @ McMaster

McMaster University Library is pleased to announce that it has awarded a visiting ASECS fellowship to Dr. Thomas Power, Trinity and Wycliffe Colleges, University of 
Toronto. Dr. Power is the co-editor of Converts and Conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850 (2005) and the author of Land, Politics, and Society in Eighteenth-Century Tipperary (1993). ASECS (the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) sponsors and sustains research at 15 research centres and libraries in North America; the ASECS programme at McMaster University is jointly funded by ASECS and the Faculty of Humanities.


Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Archives & Research Collections