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Head, Archives & Special Collections Heather Bidzinski alongside pieces from the archives.

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The Manitoban: A journey into U of M’s ‘untapped treasure’

January 27, 2023 — 
In a room on the third floor of Dafoe library, right beside the Icelandic reading room, a small group of archivists work to preserve history.

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Representation Matters: Transforming UM Libraries Through Indigenous Art and Engagement

January 6, 2023 — 
On October 26, the Elizabeth Dafoe Library unveiled “Skoden & Stoodis,” the latest art piece by renowned Métis artist Val Vint. Located on 1st Floor of the Elizabeth Dafoe Library at the Fort Garry campus, “Skoden & Stoodis,” echoes Vint’s previous work “Chi-kishkayhitamihk si te li neu Biizon” (“Education is the New Bison”), a 12-foot steel sculpture constructed out of 200 steel replicas of books and other articles by Indigenous authors, currently on display at the Forks.

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Person types on laptop computer, with a phone and mug nearby.

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Greater accessibility in UM Learn’s Reading Lists

December 8, 2022 — 
Greater accessibility in UM Learn’s Reading Lists

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Faberge teacup holder, c. 1889

A gift that likely won’t be under your tree this year

December 6, 2022 — 
‘Tis the season for giving gifts, and the UM Archives and Special Collections has already unwrapped a very special present. It’s a rare bit of tableware, from the House of Fabergé.

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Macaulay’s Essay on Addison, a book owned by Marshall McLuhan

Rare book acquired by UM Archives features “marginalia” by Marshall McLuhan

November 22, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections recently acquired a copy of a book titled Macaulay’s Essay on Addison. The book had been owned by world renowned Canadian media ecology guru and writer Marshall McLuhan

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Thesis Deposit

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Get help for your Jan 4 thesis deposit

November 21, 2022 — 
Get help for your Jan 4 thesis deposit

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GIS Days 2022

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Register for GIS Days Nov 14-18 with UM Libraries

November 7, 2022 — 
Register for GIS Days Nov 14-18 with UM Libraries

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western universities battalion

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The ‘Suicide’ Battalion’s Chemist

November 7, 2022 — 
In the Armes Building at UM’s Fort Garry campus hangs a plaque commemorating Henry P. Armes, for whom the building is named.

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Indigenous Art and Val Vint at in Elizabeth Dafoe Library

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UM Libraries strengthens connection with Indigenous communities

October 28, 2022 — 
UM Libraries strengthens connection with Indigenous communities.

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Climate justice

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Join us October 27 for online UM Open Access Week Symposium

October 17, 2022 — 
UM Open Access Week Symposium

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