Monday, September 30, 2019

New archives open for research 2019

Archives arranged and described in the first half of 2019 are now open for research. We are most grateful to all our generous donors!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Language in archival descriptions

Special Collections & Archives (SCA) has expanded its statement regarding language in archival descriptions to meaningfully integrate equity and reconciliation work into the department’s archival practice. The changes reflect a formalization of on-going efforts made by staff to acknowledge known instances of discrimination that appear in archival records.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Archiving COVID-19 experiences

The time we are living in now is quite unprecedented. We are working from home, practicing social distancing, finding new routines to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. Special Collections & Archives (SCA) is interested in collecting the experiences of the Waterloo community, including students, staff, faculty, and alumni. 

Friday, January 3, 2020

New exhibit : new items obtained in 2019

Special Collections & Archives is pleased to unveil our new exhibit featuring material donated or purchased during 2019. Visit us in the Dana Porter Library to view items from our Cameron Clare Hill fonds including Cam’s flying helmet and haversack as well a rifle cartridge and bullet that was made into a cross.

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