Collections

17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

UNB Libraries is delighted we now have access to the 17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers!

The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of ‘news’ and ‘newspapers’ and the “free press”, totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. These treasures can now be searched, browsed and discovered again within Gale Digital Collections.

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Deborah Joy Corey – Reading, Signing And Reception For Settling Twice

University of New Brunswick (UNB) Archives & Special Collections is honoured to be the repository for Deborah Joy Corey’s archival collection, which currently consists of material from her award-winning first novel, Losing Eddie, and will expand, as Corey has agreed to contribute all of her archival papers to UNB!

To celebrate this fantastic acquisition, UNB Libraries will host a reception and reading, which will feature Corey’s latest memoir about growing up in rural New Brunswick, Settling Twice.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 5 at the Harriet Irving Library, Milham Room (#100), UNB Campus, 5 MacAulay Lane, Fredericton, NB from 5-7 p.m. All are invited to attend. Corey will sign books during the event.

NEW Women In Engineering Collection

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A new collection of books dedicated to women in the engineering profession has been established in the Engineering & CS Library.

Founded with donations from the Women in Engineering (WiE) Society at the University of New Brunswick, this collection aims to promote leadership, creativity, and professional development.

The collection has its own location code (ENG-WIE) and will be maintained in a prominent spot in the library to facilitate browsing.


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The Women in Engineering Society at UNB was created in 2015
to promote the role of women within the faculty and the profession.


For more information about the WiE Collection, please contact Saran Croos, Engineering Librarian at UNB Fredericton, (506-458-7959).

February Is Black History Month

UNB Libraries offers a variety of resources that support research into black history, such as the following databases:

Find more resources:

Also check out the blog posts on Atlantic Loyalist Connections:

  • “The Importance of the Book of Negroes”
  • “Black Refugees of the War of 1812”

If you are in the Harriet Irving Library, take a look at the Black History Month book display in the Learning Commons in front of the Research Help Desk.

Winter Term Hours For Archives & Special Collections

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Please note UNB Archives & Special Collections’ hours for the Winter term:

Book Retrieval:

10am-12pm, Tuesday to Thursday

1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday

Consultation of Archival Manuscript Collections:

By appointment only (archives@unb.ca | 506-453-4748).


For more information, please contact Archives & Special Collections (archives@unb.ca | 506-453-4748).

Exhibition Of Children’s Books By Brunswick Press

Junior Gleaners and Beaver Books:
The colourful children’s books of Fredericton’s Brunswick Press in the 1950s and 60s


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H. R. Stewart Exhibition Room
5th floor of the Harriet Irving Library
UNB Fredericton


This book/archival exhibit of Brunswick Press materials follows the Milham Lecture presented by Susan Fisher, Curator of the Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Collection in the Harriet Irving Library, UNB Fredericton.

With over 70 titles for children, ranging from newly illustrated classic poems and tales to locally authored poetry, fiction and non-fiction, Fredericton’s Brunswick Press was an early innovator in Canada, defining what regional children’s publishing could be.


Milham Lecture And Reception – Oct. 27th

Junior Gleaners and Beaver Books:
The colourful children’s books of Fredericton’s Brunswick Press in the 1950s and 60s

An illustrated talk with accompanying exhibition


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Presented by Susan Fisher, Curator
Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Collection
Harriet Irving Library
UNB Fredericton

Date: Thursday, October 27th
Place: HIL Milham Room
Time: 4:00pm
Reception: 4:45-5:30pm


Overview

With over 70 titles for children, ranging from newly illustrated classic poems and tales to locally authored poetry, fiction and non-fiction, Fredericton’s Brunswick Press was an early innovator in Canada, defining what regional children’s publishing could be. Managed by Brigadier Michael Wardell in close correspondence with financial backer, Sir Max Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook), the press was part of a larger publishing venture which also included Fredericton’s local paper, The Daily Gleaner.

In this image-rich presentation, Susan Fisher will discuss the origins of the Brunswick Press, show examples of its children’s books (including original artwork for an unpublished volume of Desmond Pacey’s children’s poetry), and look at how the Press and The Daily Gleaner combined to engage the child reader in 1950s New Brunswick.

This Milham Lecture is presented in conjunction with a book/archival exhibit of Brunswick Press materials to be held in the H. R. Stewart Exhibition Room, Harriet Irving Library, beginning October 24th.


Read the CBC interview of Susan Fisher regarding the Brunswick Press books.
Read the CBC interview of Eileen Wallace and the collection of children’s books she built.


The Milham Lectures were established in 1987 in honour of Mary Ella Milham,
a professor of classics and ancient history at UNB. Consult the list of previous Milham Lectures.

130th Anniversary Of Women At UNB

On June 24, 1886, Mary K. Tibbits became the first woman to be admitted to study Arts at UNB.  She had passed the matriculation examination and acquired legal assurance that she was a “person” and therefore eligible to enroll at UNB, but was initially denied admission.  UNB was threatened with curtailment of provincial funding unless the Senate reconsidered its position, which it finally did. Mary Tibbits graduated in 1889.

For information about Mary K. Tibbits from the UNB Archives & Special Collections, see: //unbhistory.lib.unb.ca/index.php/Mary_K._Tibbits

Popular Reading Collections

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The Popular Reading Collections at UNB Libraries in Fredericton and Saint John have been proving, well, popular. We highly recommend reading for pleasure and relaxation and invite you to visit one of our library locations to stock up on great books.

You will find best-selling fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as graphic novels.

If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see in the Popular Reading Collections, please let us know.

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