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Coverage: 1805-1929 [bulk 1818-1929]
This collection, digitized from originals held within McMaster University Library's Research Collections, contains pamphlets that deal with many aspects of Canadian history, literature, social and political conditions. Included are pamphlets on religion and churches, all levels of government, elections, peace movements and war service, Communism, local communities and labor organizations to name but a few of the topics covered. Approximately 250 pamphlets date from before 1867. Several of the pamphlets are in the French language. There are a very small number of pamphlets in this collection that have no relation to Canada; they are mainly British and American although a number of pamphlets concern Cuba and Third World countries. At least one pamphlet about Ireland is in Gaelic; a few pamphlets are in other languages.
McMaster University Library acquired this collection from various sources in the twentieth century, including many from the Ontario Historical Society Library.
Online finding aid for print pamphlet collection: http://archives.mcmaster.ca/index.php/pamphlets-collection