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RBSC Finding Aids Go Digital!

Posted on March 14, 2005 @12:30 am by kalsbeek

The revision of the “Manuscript” section of the Rare Books and Special Collections website is now complete. Where previously there was only a general description of the collection there is now a general or detailed description and an inventory. In total there are 433 inventories for RBSC manuscript collections accessible online in PDF format. Please note that for very small collections (e.g. one folder of material), there may not be a digital finding aid available. To access the descriptions and inventories of RBSC manuscript collections, go to the Manuscripts home page.

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New Circulation System

Posted on February 21, 2005 @12:23 am by kalsbeek

Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) and University Archives (UA) are now using an electronic system to circulate our materials to the Reading Room. If you are a non-UBC user and would like to use RBSC or UA materials, we ask that you first register using our Patron Registration Form available at: http://french.util.itservices.ubc.ca:7001/webvoyage/servlet/PatronRegistrationForm

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Collection Policy

Posted on July 8, 2004 @12:28 am by kalsbeek

For a short overview of the Rare Books and Special Collection’s collection policy, click here.

For a detailed description of RBSC’s print and archival collections, see UBC Library Rare Books and Special Collections General Guidelines for Collecting and List of Major Collections Print and Archival, click here (note: this is a Microsoft Word document).

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Textbook Exhibition

Posted on April 17, 2004 @11:29 pm by kalsbeek

UBC Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) is pleased to present, Hitting the Books: the Early Canadian School Textbook Collection in UBC Rare Books and Special Collections. The RBSC textbook collection is one of the country’s largest, with books dating from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. Some of the texts were printed in Britain or the United States of America, but the majority were printed in Canada.

This exhibition is a reconnaissance mission to provide a glimpse into some of the unique features of the collection. It looks at three early Canadian publishers and their works. It also provides some insight into the life of Canadian students from the late eighteenth through to the early twentieth century.

This exhibition is located in the display cases in Rare Books and Special Collections and will be on display from April to the end of August.

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Snow Day Closure

Posted on January 15, 2020 @8:42 am by cshriver

[Two women and a man holding walking sticks on snow]

[Two women and a man holding walking sticks on snow]. CC-PH-04319.

Due to the current and expected extreme weather conditions, the Rare Books and Special Collections reading room will be closed on Wednesday, January 15. Apologies for any inconvenience! Check the RBSC website on Thursday, January 16, for information about hours tomorrow.

 

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