McGill Archival Collections Catalogue now available

The Library is delighted to launch the McGill Archival Collections Catalogue - a single interface for searching the Library's archival holdings.

Access this catalogue from the search box found on the Library’s main page .

From Wilder Penfield to Madeleine Parent, the Zoological Society of Montreal to Victorian valentines, explore archival material from McGill’s history as well as letters, records, and photographs from notable individuals, families, and organizations.


Photo #1: Example of a handwritten crossed letter in which the letter writer has crossed his lines of text (ostensibly to save paper). From a collection of letters written between 1839 and 1867 by Montreal watchmaker and jeweller John Wood, Rare Books and Special Collections,Wood Family Collection,MSG 1154.

The catalogue currently contains descriptions of hundreds of archival collections from four of McGill’s special collections repositories:

Additional descriptions are being added every day and more digitized content will be made available over time in conjunction with McGill’s 200th anniversary.

In order to help your research, the site also includes two web pages offering a glossary of archival terms and search tips (forthcoming).

Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to fill out the  feedback form to let us know what you think.

Photo #2: Photograph of Dr. Frank Clarke Fraser and a dining companion at the Montreal restaurant Au lutin qui bouffe, known for its resident piglet, which restaurant-goers were often photographed holding and feeding (1945). Osler Library of the History of Medicine, F. Clarke Fraser Fonds, P215

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