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    • 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 ...
    • Bible through the Ages: an exhibit to honour Dr. Fraikin, Queen's University Theological College 

      Special Collections Staff (2002-12-06)
      Bible Through the Ages Library Exhibit, 6 December 2002 - 26 January 2003 On display are selected items from the Jordan Library's collection of about 1200 Bibles, representing many historically significant versions. ...
    • Bookbindings in Paper and Cloth, 1800 - 1925 

      Lock, Margaret (2004-03-03)
      This exhibition featured both utilitarian and quality bindings. Most were publishers’ bindings or edition bindings; that is, one of many copies of the same title given an identical binding by the publisher. Modern book ...
    • Catherine Parr Traill, Jessie Roy and Annie Boyd - Early Canadian Botantists 

      Crowder, Adele (2001-11)
      The W. D. Jordan Special Collections & Music Library and The Fowler Herbarium at Queen's University, are pleased to present an exhibit & lecture relating to three early Canadian botanists - Catherine Parr Traill, Jessie ...
    • Charles Dickens at 200 

      Special Collections Staff (2012-04-02)
      Charles Dickens at 200 Library Exhibit, 2 April - 31 December, 2012 Queen's Special Collections joins the global celebration of the man and his great achievements by showing some of the treasures in its rare and valuable ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Dickensian Holiday 

      Sparks, Jillian (2015-12-16)
      A Dickensian Holiday, Dec. 16 – Jan 4, 2016 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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
    • 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 ...
    • 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: ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...