Archives & Research Collections
Jamaica’s first lady, the Most Honourable Juliet Holness, was recently at McMaster to view the archives of Louise Bennett Coverley, or “Miss Lou,” one of Jamaica’s most iconic and beloved performers.
McMaster’s renowned Bertrand Russell Archives – the university’s largest research collection – will soon have a new home.
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The University Library and Health Sciences Library have now launched the new Library Catalogue.
On the University Library and Health Sciences Library websites, you will find Quick Search, which integrates journal articles with books and other library collections, as well as options to search only the catalogue and a refreshed 'classic' catalogue. We’ve created an FAQ document with tips and information about the new search interfaces that may be helpful in getting started.
McMaster archivists have delved into the Library’s collections to select artifacts that shine a light on some of Canada’s most beloved figures, our national heritage, and our place in the world.
More than 150 students, colleagues, friends, and alumni gathered at the University Club to celebrate the donation of Henry Giroux’s archive to McMaster University Library and hear him talk about Trump's America.
A newly expanded online exhibit uses moving personal accounts and other primary sources to help scholars and the public better understand the Holocaust and resistance movements of World War II.
McMaster University Library has acquired a rare, 500 year-old travelogue that recounts the journey of Benjamin of Tudela, a Jewish merchant whose fantastic journey to Asia predated — by a hundred years — the famous travels of Marco Polo.
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In 1946, 13,000 Hamilton workers went on strike– the largest in the city’s history. Now, a new graphic novel explores this tumultuous time with the help of materials from McMaster’s archives and maps collections.
McMaster library’s collection of Leonard Cohen’s letters and manuscripts offer an intimate view of the writer’s life
The early writing life of one of Canada’s most celebrated poets, novelists and lyricists, Leonard Cohen, is laid out in hundreds of pages of correspondence and manuscripts stored carefully at Mills Memorial Library.
John Dorsey was three months old when his father was killed one day after D-day. Now John is paying tribute to his father through song and through a special archive donated by the Dorsey family to McMaster University Library.