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Doors Open London – Saturday, September 16, 10:30am-4:00pm – We welcome the community to view and interact with some of the treasures in our Archives and Special Collections. Tours will be held every hour on the hour, with the last tour at 3:00pm. Free parking is available at Springett Parking lot (see map). Paid parking is also located behind Weldon Library in the Weldon Lot. While at Western, you can also visit the Cronyn Observatory, and the John P. Metras Sports Museum, which are also open for Doors Open. (Please check the Doors Open website for their hours.)
 

Western's Medical School a Social Snapshot:1882-1945. Western Archives, Schweitzer Gallery. Sept. 1-Oct. 6, 2017.  

1967 in Pictures: Images from Western Archives’ London Free Press Collection

Collage of images from the London Free Press Collection from 1967.
A signature Canada 150 project for Western Libraries and Western Archives is the digitization and online posting of approximately 7000 photographic images created by staff photographers of the London Free Press during Canada’s Centennial Year in 1967. These images were selected from the London Free Press Collection of Photographic Negatives, which is housed in Western University’s Archives and Research Collections Centre. In its entirety this collection comprises approximately 1.6 million images spanning the period from 1936 to 1992.

Explore: Centennial Year 1967 in London Ontario and Region

The original negatives that were donated to Western are filed in envelopes that correspond to different events covered by the Free Press photographers through the course of each year. These photographers worked out of London, as well as several regional offices in Chatham, Sarnia, St. Thomas, Woodstock, Simcoe, Stratford and Wingham. As a result, their work depicts events in both the city of London and many nearby towns, villages, and rural communities. To create this collection, at least one negative from each 1967 envelope was scanned to provide as representative a selection as possible. In addition to highlighting Centennial events, the images chosen document the full range of events and stories that took place in these communities, from the special celebrations that were held, through routine aspects of everyday life and local human interest, to some of the misfortunes that were faced by some over the course of the year.
 
These images are being posted to the Historypin website, with content for each month of 1967 being uploaded in the corresponding month in 2017. We hope you enjoy this look back at London and many of its surrounding communities a half century ago.
If you have any questions about this project or are interested in finding out more about the London Free Press Collection of Photographic Negatives please contact Western Archives at arccserv@uwo.ca or call 519-661-4046.
  See Canada 150 for more events on campus to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary.
  
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