Recent Submissions

  • In Memoriam: Arthur E. Covington, Canada's Pioneer Radio Astronomer 

    Special Collections staff (2001-03)
    Arthur E. Covington, a donor of the Riche-Covington Collection to Queen's Libraries, passed away recently. In his honour, the staff of Queen's W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library have put together a modest ...
  • Ink Paper Lead, Board Leather Thread 

    Special Collections staff (2002-03)
    An exhibition of hand-printed books and fine bindings presented by The Loving Society of Letterpress Printers and The Binders of Infinite Love The exhibition includes works by: - Wesley W. Bates, West Meadow ...
  • Postcards from the Past - Tourism Then and Now 

    Special Collections staff (2002-05)
    A colourful glimpse into the history of tourism in early Canada, with an emphasis on the Thousand Islands region. Included in the Exhibit are a range of resources from our collection dating back to the 18th Century: ...
  • Learn Well and Progress Daily - Posters from the Chinese Cultural Revolution 

    Special Collections staff (2002-06)
    This exhibition presented images of youth in propaganda posters produced during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976. Chairman Mao Zedong called on all youth to build a new China in accord with Communist and Maoist ...
  • Highlights from the 18th Century Political and Historical Collections 

    Special Collections staff (2002-10)
    An exhibition in honour of the retirement of Professor J.A.W. (Jock) Gunn, D. Phil., Oxon., F.R.S.C. 17 October 2002 - 3 December 2002 In selecting items for the exhibition, Dr. Gunn compares Queen's collections with the ...
  • Leather and Vellum Bookbindings, 1500 - 1920 

    Special Collections staff (2003-01)
    An exhibition curated by Margaret Lock of Locks' Press Kingston, illustrating the history of bookbinding with examples from the Jordan Library collections. The exhibition is arranged chronologically, covering the history ...
  • Propaganda - the Medium is Never the Message! 

    Special Collections staff (2003-03)
    What is Propaganda? It is a public action or display of doctrines, ideas, arguments, facts or allegations spread by deliberate effort through any medium of communication in order to influence others, to further one's ...
  • John Buchan: His Life, His Library, His Legacy 

    Special Collections staff (2004-10)
    An Exhibition presented on the occasion of the visit of the John Buchan Society (UK), October 2004 Featuring Buchan's Private Library and Papers held by the Library and Archives of Queen's University at Kingston John ...
  • The Ruddell Collection of Early Maps 

    Special Collections staff (2006-01)
    In 2003, Albert H. Ruddell, Queen's B.Sc. 1952 (Mechanical Engineering), donated a collection of 175 maps to Queen's University Library. The collection includes maps of the world and North America, detailed maps of Canada, ...
  • Once Upon a Time: An Exhibition of Artist's Books 

    Special Collections staff (2006-10)
    An exhibition of handmade books created by Lise Melhorn-Boe 2006 Department of Women's Studies Visitor and Visiting Artist-in-Residence
  • The Aliquando Century: The First One Hundred Books from The Aliquando Press of William Rueter 

    Special Collections staff (2009-02)
    The Aliquando Press was established by William Rueter in Toronto early in 1963. His aim was to personally explore all aspects of the hand-produced book. One essential aspect of a private press is that the proprietor ...
  • Edward Gibbon and the Age of Quarto 

    Special Collections staff (2011-09)
    Thanks to the generosity of a donor, the Library has recently acquired a set of the first editions of Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788). To commemorate this acquisition, Special ...
  • Summer Exhibition 2013 

    Special Collections staff (2013-06)
    Summer Exhibition 2013 Library Exhibit, June - August 2013 In celebration of summer, the W. D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library offers a selection of the tourism pamphlets available in our extensive ...
  • Vesalius at 500 

    Special Collections staff (2014-11)
    A lecture by Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, Professor and Hannah Chair: History of Medicine, and Dr. Alvan Bregman, Curator of Special Collections celebrating the 500th birthday of Andreas Vesalius. Bracken Health Sciences Library, ...
  • The Search for Sir John Franklin: The Erebus and The Terror 

    Special Collections staff (2015-02)
    The Search for Sir John Franklin: The Erebus and The Terror–29 January, 2015 – 28 February, 2015 @ W.D. Jordan Special Collections Library.
  • Photography and the Book in the Nineteenth Century 

    Special Collections staff (2015-04)
    The introduction of photography to book illustration forever changed the experience of the book. Photographic imagery revealed the famous people of the day as they really looked, accurately recorded the latest scientific ...
  • Sir Sandford Fleming Exhibit: W.D. Jordan Library 

    Special Collections staff (2015-07)
    This exhibit examines the life of Sir Sandford Fleming: engineer, innovator and Queen’s Chancellor for 35 years. Curated by Pam Manders and Dr. Alvan Bregman, W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library, and Deirdre ...
  • A Dickensian Holiday, Dec. 16 – Jan 4, 2016 

    Special Collections staff (2015-12)
    A Christmas Carol is arguably Charles Dickens best Christmas story, but he wrote several other Christmas stories including two more novellas: The Chimes and A Cricket by the Hearth. Dickens’ other Christmas stories appeared ...
  • Vero Wynne-Edwards and the 1937 MacMillan-Thebaud Expedition 

    Special Collections staff (2016-01)
    The Jeannie and Vero Wynne-Edwards Book Collection consists of over 1800 books, pamphlets, periodical and ephemeral pieces in the field of natural history. It was the working library of Vero C. Wynne-Edwards (1906-1997) ...
  • Contemporary Book Arts in Eastern Ontario 

    Special Collections Staff (2013-03-01)
    Library Exhibit, 1 March - 31 May, 2013 Opening Reception: Thursday, 7 March, 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Contributing Artists: Hugh Barclay, Wendy Cain, Rebecca Cowan, Holly Dean, Roberta Heubener, Mary Kritz, Margaret ...

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