New Digital Exhibition: Celebrating the Winter Olympics 1924-2006
To commemorate the Winter Olympic Games that were held at
Vancouver in February 2010, this exhibition presented a short
history of Canadians’ participation at the Winter Olympics from
1924 to 2006. It showed unusual material from the three Olympic
Collections housed in the McGill Library’s Rare Books and Special
Collections: the Canadian Olympic Association Collection, the
Fernand Landry Olympic Collection and the Richard W. Pound
Collection. Among the items on display were five Winter Olympic
Games Torches from Calgary 1988, Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998,
Salt Lake City 2002 and Torino 2006.
Each collection reflects the interests of the former owner and covers different aspects and timeframes. The collections complement each other, offering a wealth of information for researchers: official publications, ephemeral material, manuscripts, posters, prints and realia.
View the exhibition at: http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/winter-olympics