Curious to see items from our holdings, but aren't up for making a trip to campus? You're in luck! Several new collections have been added to the Waterloo Digital Library (WDL) since it first launched back in April. They include:
- A selection of covers from Special Collections & Archives’ pulp fiction holdings, including some of the titles currently on display as part of our pulp themed exhibit. While some of these covers are digitally available elsewhere, the WDL offerings include keyword searchable views of both the back and front covers along with hybrid item/alt-text descriptions to facilitate reuse and improve accessibility.
- Program guides from Radio Waterloo that provide an entertaining overview of the local music and arts scene during the 1970s and 80s. If you haven’t already seen it, several titles are featured in a recent documentary about the station’s history.
- A variety of scrapbooks documenting a range of women’s experiences and hobbies, including the collection of botanical clippings.
- Photos and ephemera from the Maines Pincock family fonds including shots of ectoplasm (!!) captured during a séance and a black cat in snow with spirit kittens.
- A collection of Japanese photographs from the documenting day to day life in Japan the early 1900s.
The Waterloo Digital Library is an evolving project, so stay tuned for new additions as the school year progresses!