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  • Barnett Legacy Collection

    John Davis Barnett donated over 40,000 books and thousands of pamphlets, the largest single gift ever received by a Canadian library, to the University of Western Ontario in August 1918 and became Western's first librarian. Barnett's goal was to provide the nucleus of a national library, and so the donation was received with the understanding that his books would be available to everyone.
  • Canadian Black History Collection

    This collection includes digitized black history resources from a Canadian context that are held in Western Archives and Special Collections.
  • UWO Presidents Reports

    This collection includes the University of Western Ontario Reports of the President to the Board of Governors from 1928 to 1994. Note: We do not have copies for the academic years 1978/79, 1979/80, or 1992/93.
  • Folio

    This collection includes volumes of Folio, a publication of creative works by Western University students, published between 1947 and 1972.
  • John and Amelia Harris Family fonds

    This collection from the John and Amelia Harris Family fonds contains the personal diaries of Amelia Harris (1798-1882) from 1857 to 1882 which detail her day-to-day life primarily in London, Ontario; the travel diary of Lucy Harris (1845-1901) during her 1897 trip to Japan; and the travel diaries of Milly Harris (1868-1959) from 1893 to 1903 which detail her trips around the world and include news clippings, magazine cutouts, photos, and pressed flowers.
  • Nursing Diaries Collection

    The Nursing Diaries collection of diaries, certificates, a photograph, and a yearbook about two nurses, from the 1920s and 1950s. This includes material from the Ruby Muriel Carter fonds and the Kathleen McIntyre fonds.
  • Historic Cookery Collection

    A selection of volumes from our special collections and archives pertaining to medicinal and food recipes, dating from the 1600s to the early 1900s. The selection contains handwritten volumes, scrapbooks, as well as published books, many of which were created or compiled in Canada.