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Rare Books and Special Collections Collection
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Menu Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1269
  • Collection
  • 1886-

Collection consists of menus acquired individually by the library. Menus date back to approximately 1886, but most of the menus are twentieth century. The bulk of menus are from Montreal-area restaurants and hotels, representing French, Quebecois...

Norman H. Friedman Arthur Szyk Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 444
  • Collection
  • between approximately 1924-2000

Fonds consists of many examples of Szyk's illustrations in the form of prints, commercially-reproduced illustrations, and drawing studies, as well as printed ephemera. Examples of Szyk's illustrations reproduced on commercial products or...

Szyk, Arthur, 1894-1951

Palmer Cox Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1262
  • Collection
  • ? - 1996

The fonds consists primarily of written material, most of which seems to be from the hand of Palmer Cox (poems, speeches, drafts of published or unpublished works). There is also some graphic material, financial records and parts of correspondence...

Buchanan, Emily Phyllis

Leon Edel Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 993
  • Collection
  • 1929-1995

The collection consists of correspondence, research files, manuscripts, journals, and ephemera created and accumulated by writer and scholar Leon Edel, who was notably the editor and biographer of Henry James as well as Edmund Wilson.

Edel, Leon, 1907-1997

Greeting Card Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1190
  • Collection
  • [1790?]-1980s

Collections consists of holiday greeting cards. Description is forthcoming and will be published as it becomes available.

Saint Helen's Island Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1152
  • Collection
  • 1879; 1988

Collection consists of three items relating to Saint Helen's Island (Île Sainte-Hélène), located southeast of the Island of Montreal in the Saint Lawrence River. The items relate to the island's military installations, built as defenses ...

Jean Drapeau Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1144
  • Collection
  • 1950-1986

Collection consists of photograph albums and publications from Jean Drapeau's library related to significant events that occurred during his mandates as mayor of Montreal (1954 to 1957 and 1960 to 1986). Photograph albums, brochures, and publ...

Drapeau, Jean, 1916-1999

World Fairs Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1252
  • Collection
  • 1862-1986

Collection consists of programmes, guides, brochures, catalogues, and other ephemera from various world fairs and international exhibitions, including: Expo '86 Vancouver (1986), Expo '70 Osaka (1970), Exposition internationale in Paris ...

F. R. Scott Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 891
  • Collection
  • 1936-1985

The F.R. Scott Collection contains documents pertaining to many differents aspects of F.R. Scott's life and career. His early political involvement in CCF (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, the political party at the origin of the creatio...

Scott, F. R. (Francis Reginald), 1899-1985

Expo 67 Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1234
  • Collection
  • 1963-1981

The collection consists of ephemera, artifacts, and publications related chiefly to the Expo 67 World Fair in Montreal and some documents relating to its continuation, Man and His World (Terre des Hommes), an exhibition that was the successor to E...

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