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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Please note UNB Archives & Special Collections’ hours for the Winter term:
10am-12pm, Tuesday to Thursday
1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday
Consultation of Archival Manuscript Collections:
By appointment only (firstname.lastname@example.org | 506-453-4748).
For more information, please contact Archives & Special Collections (email@example.com | 506-453-4748).