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The digital exhibition Our Friend, the Sun delves into the visual culture of Heliotherapy, an ancient practice of total bodily exposure to sunlight, and Phototherapy, an electric light therapy pioneered in the 1890s.

McGill Library's Chapbook Collection has over 900 searchable English-language chapbooks published in England, Scotland, Ireland and the northeastern United States duing the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Library's digitized collection of fully searchable Old McGill and Clan Macdonald Yearbooks from 1898 through 2000 provides a unique view of student life, learning and research.

The Strokes and Hairlines digital exhibition explores the beauty of handwritten specimens in Arabic script from a variety of historical periods.

The Macdonald Campus History: Student publications collection provides a unique view on agricultural developments and campus life throughout the twentieth century with 1,008 issues dating from 1905 to 1992.

The Persianate Literary Heritage: Hidden Treasures from McGill’s Collections celebrates McGill University’s rich collection of manuscripts, miniatures and lithographs in Persian (Farsi).

The McGill Student Publications collection has various newspapers from 1875 to 2001, including McGill Daily, le Délit and earlier incarnations.

The Moshe Safdie Archive includes an extensive digital image collection of architect Moshe Safdie’s projects, as well as an online finding aid for the Archive’s physical materials.

Arabic Lithographs Digital Collection: Lithographed books in Arabic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Urdu dated from the eighteenth century to mid-twentieth century.

The Wilder Penfield Digital Collection covers materials selected from McGill University's Osler Library of the History of Medicine's Wilder Penfield Fonds, P142.

Explore more than 70 digital projects covering a wide array of subjects including, art, architecture, history and literature, engineering, medicine, maps, music, and urban design. For any questions please contact digitization [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (subject: Question%20-%20Digitization%20exhibition%20%26%20collections) .

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