Hybrid Event | A Collection of Souvenirs; A Spotlight on Quebec Postcards

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 12:00to13:00
McLennan Library Building 4th Floor, Colgate Room, Rare books and special collections, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA
Alida on her wedding day, Mar 5/1909

Join ROAAr and Lora Baiocco, Online services and archives librarian at the Westmount Public Library, for a story told through Postcards. McGill University and Westmount Library share more than a Sherbrooke Street address; both libraries have important postcard collections. This lecture will trace the origins of the Westmount collection, highlight its particular focus on Quebec towns and villages, discuss the tools and tips for dating and understanding the postcards, and delve into an early 20thcentury love story from rural Quebec. Lora Baiocco will share the depths and delights of this world-class community-contributed postcard collection. Through donations arriving for 50 years, the Westmount collection contains a rich history of the province of Quebec, the lives of Westmounters, and many unique stories.Note: this will be a Hybrid event and we welcome those in the Montreal area to attend in person. We welcome all to tune in via Zoom. Please indicate on the RSVP form how you will attend.


About the Speaker

Lora Baiocco is the Online services and archives librarian at the Westmount Public Library. She manages and develops a bilingual library website, implements and evaluates online services, and bridges the gaps between traditional archives and the digital world. 

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