Lady Aberdeen Memorial Library

50th Anniversary

This exhibit was curated by Elakkiya Sivakumaran.

Doris Lewis shelving.In June 1967, the National Council of Women donated the Lady Aberdeen Memorial Library, created in honour of Lady Aberdeen herself, to the University of Waterloo's Arts Library. This collection helped begin the University's archives and contains some of the most used materials in Special Collections & Archives. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the donation. Learn more about the history and origin of the Lady Aberdeen collection by clicking on the links below.


  1. The woman behind the name

  2. The donors

  3. A history of the collection

  4. Visit our collection

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