My name is Danielle.  I started work as Digital Archivist with Special Collections & Archives on February 1st. Part of my role will be thinking through how to share digitized selections from our holdings online. It’s going to take some time, but the upside for you is being able to enjoy the results from the comfort of your home, couch, bed, wherever – it’s completely your call!

My knowledge of the region’s history, much of which is richly documented in archival collections from local families and individuals, is growing. As a result, I’m currently spending time getting familiar with the (incredible) collections held by the University of Waterloo Library. Doing so will help me identify the best candidates for online browsing. Along the way, I plan to share updates about what I find and how my work is progressing.

In the mean time I’ve managed to find an aspirational photo, by way of Oktoberfest, of you and I and everyone here in Special Collections & Archives when we finally launch a digital instance of our holdings:

oktoberfest party

Looking forward to celebrating with you!

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Special Collections & Archives now has limited access to the rare book and archival collections. Please continue to contact us with your research requests but note that there will be a delay in resolving your inquiry. Note that the department remains closed and our materials are not available in person and the Reading Room is closed until further notice.

A selection of items is browsable via the Waterloo Digital Library. We also have over 140,000 items digitized—one might be what you’re looking for.

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