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Digital exhibitions & collections

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.

Telling Stories: Nursery Rhymes, Fables and Fairy Tales showcases a selection from the Sheila R. Bourke Collection of Children's Books, a collection spanning over five centuries of early children's literature.

 

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.

Discover the Birdman of McGill: Dr. Casey Wood, who held a passion for collecting books on the history of ophthalmology, comparative ophthalmology, the study of eyesight of birds and birds themselves.

By focusing on examples of popular literature, the digital exhibition Writing in Company explores forms of collaboration in Artistic works and Scientific knowledge between 1700 and 1914.

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.

Explore more than fifty 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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