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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Collection

The Rousseau Collection was formed in the early 1950s from material already in the McGill library and from new acquisitions. It was created as a complement to the David Hume Collection. The collection now comprises some 254 first, early and variant editions of Rousseau's works and contemporary criticism and responses before 1801. As well, there many early nineteenth-century collected editions and other works and there later editions and criticisms and responses.

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Norman Friedman Robert Louis Stevenson Collection

The collection was given to the library in 1946 by the Montreal book collector Norman H. Friedman. The some 150 volumes in the collection include first and early edition of Stevenson's works and books about Stevenson. Records for the holdings are in the McGill Library on-line catalogue.

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Rosalynde Stearn Puppet Collection

This collection was formed by the Canadian puppeteer Rosalynde Osborne Stearn to be a comprehensive library on the puppet theatre with representative examples of puppets characteristic of different periods and countries. The collection was given to the library in 1953. It includes some 2714 books and periodicals from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries on the puppet theatre in various European languages as well as scripts for puppet plays. There are puppets (171) from Europe, Asia (including shadow puppets), and the Americas, from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.

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Arthur Szyk Collection

The Norman Friedman collection of the Polish Jewish artist Arthur Szyk (1894-1951) was acquired in 1976. The collection comprises 55 titles including the Haggadah (1939, one of 125 copies) and a presentation copy in wrappers of Le juif qui rit (1926); 13 drawings and six boxes of illustrations, ephemera and various other material relating to Szyk.

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Lawrence Lande Collection of Canadiana

The original part of the Lande Canadiana Collection, named after its benefactor, Dr. Lawrence Lande, was acquired in 1965, and comprised some 2300 items. To this original donation several additions were made between 1965 and 1975, both by gift and purchase. The Lande Collection now consists of some 6,800 items, including pamphlets, maps, prints (among them over fifty early views of Montreal), periodicals, government documents and broadsides, as well as books.

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Norman Friedman Rudyard Kipling Collection

The nucleus of the collection was given to the library in 1946 by the Montreal book collector Norman H. Friedman. To this was added the library's holdings of Kipling and subsequent purchases. The collection of some 1541 items includes first, early, variant and collected editions of Kipling's works. As well, single issues of periodicals containing articles and stories by Kipling are in the collection.

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Junius Collection

The identity of the eighteenth-century polemicist who was responsible for the series of letters to the London Public Advertiser, from 21 January 1769 to 21 January 1772 has long been a subject of debate and speculation. These letters were republished in 1772 as the Letters of Junius. The letters themselves remain after more than two hundred years a most startling example of political polemic and invective. The main part of the Junius collection was acquired in 1999; it had once been in the collection of the Mercantile Library Company of Philadelphia.

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D.H. Lawrence Collection

The D.H. Lawrence collection, some sixty titles, is particularly rich in first, early and variant editions. There is also early criticism.

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Malcolm Lowry Collection

The collection was purchased in 1970 from the collector Thomas Judson Jackson of Carbondale, Illinois. It includes early and variant editions of Malcolm Lowry's published works and translations of Under the Volcano. As well, there are books and periodicals containing contributions by Lowry; books by his wife and books and periodicals mentioning him or containing reviews and criticism. There is correspondence between the Canadian poet Earle Birney and Thomas J. Jackson concerning the preparation of a bibliography (unpublished) of Lowry's work (1966-1970).

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Blacker-Wood Collection in Zoology and Ornithology

Dr. Casey Albert Wood, a McGill graduate, had a very successful career in the United States as an ophthalmologist. His interest in the differences in the eyes of birds and humans eventually led to a broader interest in ornithology and it was he who in 1920 founded the Blacker-Wood Collection as an ornithology library with a supporting collection in vertebrate zoology. The focus of the library gradually came to incorporate all aspects of zoology except entomology.

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Manuscript Collection

The collection of manuscripts, private papers and archives is a large and varied one. On the one hand, it includes complete codices, significant fragments and single leaves of book manuscripts from the European, the Near Eastern and Indian traditions. On the other, it includes private papers and archives documenting many subjects, sometimes with only a single item but often in some depth with a number of interrelated holdings.

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John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection

The John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection holds drawings, photographs, architectural models and textual records dating from the 19th century that document the evolution of the McGill campus, the City of Montreal, architectural education and the architectural heritage of Quebec and Canada. For more details, please consult the website of the John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection.

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Ontario County Atlases

Between 1874 and 1881, approximately forty county atlases were published in Canada, covering counties in the Maritimes, Ontario and Quebec. Thirty-two of these atlases were produced for Ontario by the following five companies: H. Belden & Co. (17); H.R. Page & Co. (8); Walker & Miles (5); J.H. Meacham & Co. (1); H. Parsell (1). Two types of county atlases exist for Ontario, those that covered a single county or multiple adjacent counties, and those that were published as supplements to Dominion of Canada atlases.

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Canadian Olympic Collection

In 1997 the Rare Books and Special Collections acquired the Canadian Olympic Collection, after the closing of the Information and Resource Centre located in Olympic House, Montreal. The collection, consisting of copies of publications of the Organizing Committees, Canadian Olympic Association (COA) and the National Olympic Committee, provides a very complete historical record of the modern Olympic Games including the following: Olympic Games, Olympic Winter Games, Pan American Games and the Commonwealth Games.

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Print Collection

The Print Collection in the Rare Books and Special Collections comprises more than 11,000 original prints representing a wide range of subject matter, styles, and techniques. The major strengths of the Collection are prints on Napoleon and the Napoleonic era, old master and other European prints, and Canadian prints, both historical and contemporary. There are also significant holdings of late eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century caricatures, Japanese woodblock prints, optical views, religious chromolithographs, and American historical prints.

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Stone and Kimball Collection

The collection was purchased in 1972. The 413 volumes in the collection comprise the majority of the books of the American publishers Stone & Kimball (1893-1897) of Cambridge, Chicago and New York, and Herbert S. Stone & Company (1896-1905) of Chicago and New York. There are many variants in the collection. The work of these publishers is particularly important in terms of book design and the authors they published. Their work is an epitome of late 19th century American literature and book culture.

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Staff

amber [dot] lannon [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Amber Lannon) 514-398-1027
Head Librarian
tatiana [dot] bedjanian [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Tatiana Bedjanian) 514-398-7383
Liaison Librarian
robin [dot] canuel [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Robin Canuel) 514-398-4698
Liaison Librarian
eamon [dot] duffy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Eamon Duffy) 514-398-4697
Coordinator & Liaison Librarian
marilyn [dot] fransiszyn [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Marilyn Fransiszyn) 514-398-5030
Liaison Librarian
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Canadiana Pamphlet Collection

The Canadiana Pamphlet collection was begun in the 1960s and now comprises some 8,000 items dealing with all aspects of Canadian life: politics, social life, religion, business etc. Approximately 5% of the material is pre-Confederation; as well, there is much French language material.

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Intensive English - Advanced B - CEGL 423

Liaison librarian

  • nikki [dot] tummon [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-7644
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  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
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  • Catalogue record

This course guide lists resources for the Canadian history presentation and Face of Montreal cultural development project assigned in Intensive English Advanced B (CEGL 423). For other resources related to courses in English as a second language, visit this Subject Guide.

CANS 202 - Canadian Cultures: Contexts and Issues

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  • Lonnie [dot] Weatherby [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-5031
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  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
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  • Catalogue record

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Special Intensive English Level 4

Liaison librarian

  • Julie [dot] Jones [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-5727
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  • Open access resource
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  • Catalogue record

This course guide lists resources for the poetry assignment in Special Intensive English 4 (CEGL 343). For other resources related to courses in English as a second language, visit this Subject Guide.

English (grammar and writing)

Liaison librarian

  • Julie [dot] Jones [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-5727
  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
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  • Catalogue record

CANS 407 - The Canadian North: Past and Present

  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
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Staff

cynthia [dot] leive [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Cynthia Leive)
514-398-4694
Head Music Librarian
A313

cathy [dot] martin [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Cathy Martin)
514-398-5874
Music Liaison Librarian
A401

brian [dot] mcmillan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Brian McMillan)
514-398-4400 ext. 00730
Music Liaison Librarian
A319

sharon [dot] rankin [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Sharon Rankin)
514-398-6657
Liaison Librarian
A317

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Staff

christopher [dot] lyons [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Christopher Lyons) 514-398-4475 ext. 09847

Head Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine

Liaison, History of Medicine and the McGill Programs in Whole Person Care

anna [dot] dysert [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Anna Dysert) 514-398-4475 ext. 09861

Liaison Librarian, Social Studies of Medicine, Biomedical Ethics 

bozena [dot] latincic [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Bozena Latincic) 514-398-4475 ext. 09867

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GLIS 644 - Descriptive Bibliography

Liaison Librarian

  • richard [dot] virr [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. Richard Virr)

Course outline

Outline 2011

Reading lists

Reading List 2011

Bibliography

Staff

natalie [dot] waters [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Natalie Waters) 514-398-7876
Head librarian
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Staff

anais [dot] salamon [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Anaïs Salamon) 514-398-4688
Head Librarian, Islamic Studies
sean [dot] swanick [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Sean Swanick) 514-398-6787
Liaison Librarian, Islamic Studies
charles [dot] fletcher [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Charles Fletcher) 514-398-3662
Library Assistant (Public Services)
steve [dot] millier [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Stephen Millier) 514-398-3662 or 4776
Library Assistant (Acquisitions/Cataloguing)
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Staff

maya [dot] kucij [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Maya Kucij) 514-398-4687
Education Liaison Librarian
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Katherine Hanz (on leave July 2013-July 2014)
Education Liaison Librarian
nikki [dot] tummon [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Nikki Tummon) 514-398-7644
Education Liaison Librarian
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
fay [dot] young [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Fay Young) 514-398-5726
Loans
Classified as

FREN 395 - Travaux pratiques 1

Liaison librarian

  • robin [dot] canuel [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4698
  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
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  • Catalogue record

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