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Thursday, March 2, 2017

New exhibit: The Wild And The Tamed

Following the success of The New Feminists, Special Collections & Archives is excited to announce the unveiling of our second Fine Arts exhibit:  The Wild And The Tamed. Professor Tara Cooper writes that the “exhibition explores humanity’s relationship with nature—the wild and the tamed.”

Thursday, January 5, 2017

New exhibit: The New Feminists

Special Collections & Archives is pleased to announce the launch of a new exhibit: The New Feminists.  In an exciting collaboration between the Archives and Fine Arts, a selection of 3rd- and 4th-year-students’ studio work is currently on display.  Students engaged with feminism were inspired to create after connecting with our Women’s studies collections.  This student-driven exhibit is accompanied by material from the Archives.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

New archives open for research 2017

Archives arranged and described in 2016 are now open for research. We are most grateful to all our generous donors!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

University of Waterloo Archives 60th Anniversary Image Bank

2017 is a year of many campus celebrations!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Digitization of Bloomfield texts

Students, researchers, and regional history enthusiasts will be happy to learn that 61 titles by historians Elizabeth Bloomfield and Gerald T. Bloomfield have been digitized and made available via the Internet Archive.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

New exhibit : B.P. Nichol Library of Science Fiction

Did you know that Special Collections & Archives has more than 500 science fiction titles from the private library of the late Canadian writer, B.P. Nichol? Beam on down to the Doris Lewis Rare Book Room to see our exhibit showcasing some of these rare titles and the far out examples of cover art common to this genre.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

New exhibit : Banned books

Special Collections & Archives is celebrating Banned Books Week throughout the month of September. Visit us to learn why the Tarzan series was banned, in Tarzana of all places, or why two California school districts were not happy with Little Red Riding Hood.

The “Banned books” exhibit in the Doris Lewis Rare Book Room will be available until the end of Banned Books Week on October 1st

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New collection open : Architectural Conservancy of Ontario

The papers of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario : North Waterloo Region Branch are now open and available for research in Special Collections & Archives! These papers, spanning over 40 years and 2 linear metres of material, include the official records of the organization as well as subject and clipping files collected by dedicated volunteers on the architectural and environmental heritage of Waterloo Region and surrounding area.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Digitization of Waterloo County to 1972

We’re happy to share that Waterloo County to 1972: An annotated bibliography of regional history has been digitized and made available through the Internet Archive.

Monday, June 6, 2016

New exhibit : Trips, tours, and voyages

If you have not made any summer travel plans, you should visit the Doris Lewis Rare Book Room and travel around the world alongside some early adventurers! Special Collections & Archives is pleased to announce the launch of a new travel exhibit, “Trips, tours, and voyages”.

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