By Glenn Drexhage on March 7, 2013
Alvan Bregman, UBC Library’s Head of Technical Services, comments in a University Affairs article about the theft of rare materials in Nova Scotia. Some of the items, including manuscripts and books, are believed to have been taken from university collections. “Archival thefts know no boundaries and many items are of irreplaceable cultural value,” says Bregman. [...]
By Jessica Woolman on July 30, 2012
Artist Douglas Coupland adds to his personal archives at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections.
By Glenn Drexhage on September 19, 2011
UBC alum George Van Wilby and his storied campus photographs are profiled in the new issue of Trek Online, courtesy of UBC Archives’ Erwin Wodarczak. You can find the article here.
By Glenn Drexhage on May 10, 2011
Read all about it: UBC Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of digital newspaper archives that chronicle life during past centuries in the United Kingdom and the U.S. The 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers digital archive features about 1,270 newspapers and news pamphlets from the United Kingdom. It totals nearly one million [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on February 4, 2011
The latest instalment of “From the Archives,” appearing in UBC’s Grad Gazette and written by Erwin Wodarczak of University Archives, takes an entertaining and informative look at the basketball games that took place in the 1930s and ’40s between the UBC Thunderbirds and the Harlem Globetrotters. You can view the article here, and the January [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on December 1, 2010
The 2009-2010 UBC Library Report to the Senate is now available. Read about the library’s developments and future directions.
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By Glenn Drexhage on October 31, 2010
Erwin Wodarczak of UBC Library’s University Archives division wrote a fascinating article on UBC’s Great Trek Run that recently appeared in the Grad Gazette. You can view the article here.
By Glenn Drexhage on May 21, 2010
The announcement about the donation of Douglas Coupland’s archives to UBC Library has received extensive media coverage. The story received national coverage in The Globe and Mail. It was also covered by CTV Online, CBC Online and Metro Vancouver. CBC Radio One also interviewed Coupland and Ralph Stanton, Head of Rare Books and Special Collections, and Radio [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on May 20, 2010
The extensive archives of Douglas Coupland – one of Canada’s most renowned authors, an internationally recognized visual artist and a cultural icon who coined the term “Generation X” – have a new home at UBC Library. Coupland’s archives consist of a vast array of records dating to 1980, including manuscripts, photos, visual art, fan mail, [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on October 28, 2009
The Chinese Experience in B.C. website, a project involving UBC Library and the City of Vancouver Archives, is featured in the Vancouver Courier. You can view the article here: http://www2.canada.com/vancouvercourier/news/story.html?id=bb4b8c74-b4d2-496e-b1c2-f556cba832fb