Rare Books and Special Collections
By michelle blackwell on March 24, 2017
A Transit Police officer researching the history of special constables in B.C. stumbled upon the on-duty death of a “forgotten” officer in 1915.
By michelle blackwell on March 20, 2017
Constable Graham Walker’s deep dive into our Special Collections has culminated in a provincial memorial for Charles Painter, a special constable for the BC Electric Railway who was killed in 1915.
Posted in Carousel, General | Tagged with BC Electric Fonds, community engagement, local history, Metro Vancouver Transit Police, Rare Books and Special Collections, special collections, Vancouver history
By michelle blackwell on March 3, 2017
Meet Sarah and Laura, the student curators behind From Apple Pies to Astronauts, an alphabet book exhibition.
Posted in Events, General | Tagged with alphabet books, children's literature, exhibits, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC), Master of Library and Information Studies, profile, Rare Books and Special Collections, SLAIS, Student curators, students
By michelle blackwell on January 24, 2017
Meet Karen, Karol and Kathryn, the student curators behind the Ever Austen exhibition.
By michelle blackwell on January 9, 2017
Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, the Ever Austen panel event planned for this aft has been postponed. Revised date to come.
By Clare Yow on December 1, 2016
The Fall 2016 issue of Trek looks at the Library’s purchase of the Kelmscott Chaucer.
By Jasmine Devonshire on September 27, 2016
The four case exhibition included photographs, letters and memorabilia from Stravinsky’s extraordinary life.
By Clare Yow on September 20, 2016
The September 18, 2016 episode features a visit to Rare Books and Special Collections to see the extraordinary Kelmscott Chaucer. Segment runs from 32:42-47:20.
By Clare Yow on September 15, 2016
CBC News explores how the Kelmscott Chaucer gives unique insight into both old and new printing technologies.