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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.

The William Osler Letter Index provides an index of the thousands of letters to and from Sir William Osler and other material collected by Dr. Harvey Cushing (1869-1939) for his 1925 biography The Life of William Osler.

Explore the extraordinary Rosalynde Stearn Puppet Collection including Punch and Judy, the Commedia dell' arte, shadow puppets from South Asia, French puppet theatres and puppets made by Stearn herself.

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.

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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