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Mac's maps help solve Aussie grave mystery

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Filed under Library News:  Maps, Data, GIS Mills

McMaster's collection of First World War maps has helped put an end to the 84-year-old mystery surrounding the whereabouts of Private William Phillips' remains.

That's how long Phillips, an Australian soldier killed in the final months of the Great War, was buried beneath another man's headstone.

Katie Daubs, a reporter for the Toronto Star, is currently walking the Western Front and wrote about the story here.

An excerpt from the story is below:


First World War trench maps go digital through McMaster project

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Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections Maps, Data, GIS Mills

By Mark McNeil

A key strategy of First World War trench warfare involved sending pilots in flimsy planes on dangerous missions over European battlefields to take aerial photographs.

The pictures formed the basis of hand-drawn maps, hustled to officers for use as military intelligence and to front-line soldiers so they would know where to aim their artillery.

The information could mean the difference between winning and losing a battle.


Mac maps guide Toronto Star journalists across Western Front

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By Wade Hemsworth

While two journalists from the Toronto Star are walking the Western Front, the man in charge of McMaster’s maps is keeping the team supplied with information that helps them understand exactly what they’re seeing and what it meant 100 years ago, when war gripped the countryside of Belgium and France in a grim and costly stalemate.


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

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Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections Mills

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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Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections Mills

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. 


SHEC’s Exams Stressbusters - Pet Visits at Mills

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Stressed about exams? SHEC’s got your back! On April 17, 22 and 24, SHEC is working with the Hamilton Burlington SPCA to bring animals in to Mills Library (L113)! We’ll be there from 12–1 PM with some adorable dogs who can’t wait to help ease your stress.


A Life Revealed in Archives

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Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections Mills

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.


Human Library

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Filed under Library News:  Events Lyons New Media Centre Mills

Are you interested in having a conversation with a human book? Coming this Thursday March 13th, 2014 from 11am-2:30pm, McMaster Library and the Office of Human Rights & Equity Services (HRES) are hosting the Human Library event in the Lyons New Media Centre of Mills Library.


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

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Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections Mills Research @ McMaster

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


Student art hanging in Mills Library

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A selection of works from the Winter 2012 2nd year painting course Studio Practice and Criticism are now hanging in the main staircase of Mills Memorial Library. The self-portraits were painted under the supervision of John Ford.

More information can be found on the Daily News


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