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Past Displays in the D.B. Weldon Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

December 

November

November 

November

October (1)

October (2)

September


September


July - Sept


May - June

March / April

February

January

 

Canada 150 WWI and WWII - Prof. Jonathan F. Vance

1st-30th November is National Diabetes Awareness Month / Aaron Bengall

16th - 30th Commemoration of the Holodomor Famine & Genocide / Liz Mantz

They Are Not Here SASHA / arranged by Prof Laurence De Looze

Mozart and Modernism / Briam McMillian Dir. Music Library 

Banting's Halloween Hypothesis / Aaron Bengal 

Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke /  Adam Lauder / Arranged by Anne Daniel & Laura Collishaw : Concurrent with - McIntosh “Futurism” 

Science Literacy Week : Celebration of science in Canada September 18-24, 2017 Monica Fazekas / Arranged by Laura Collishaw

Celebrating Canada 150+ : Select current Canadian historic collections and current acquisitions at The D. B. Weldon Library

3c's : Introduced 43 Years Ago in 1974 / Compliments / Complaints / Comments

INK AND SPIT: Dr Allen K. Philbrick  McIntosh Gallery

Black History Month / African Art / McIntosh Gallery

4th Annual Study Abroad 2016 Photo Contest  
Dept of Modern Languages & Literatures

 

 

 

 

 

 







 

 

 

 

 

December
Nov 1-15
Oct 25- Nov 4
Oct 4-28
Sept 23-30
Sept 19-27
Sept16-Oct 17

Sept 1-22
August 2016
June
April
March
Jan-Feb

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Dec 2015
Nov 16-30
Oct 1-27 2015
Aug-Sept
May 2015

April 2015
March 2015
Jan-Feb 2015

Christmas in Wartime postcards
Zines and Artists’ Multiples
Wordsfest - London Ontario 
Asian & WW II Adrian Zee ALPHA new UWO club
Beatles
Science Literacy Week
Preserving Culture through Library Collections: Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's Paul et Virginie
Welcome To Western
J P Metras Museum
Water Now / SASAH Gabriela Solti
Late Ontario author/clairvoyant Vera McNichol
3rd annual Department of Modern Language & Literature Photo Contest Exhibit
African Art / Celebration of Black History

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|WW1 and WW2 Christmas Greeting Postcards
Commemoration of the Holodomor Famine and Genocide
Canada’s federal election, 2015 the 42nd general election October 19, 2015Welcome to Western: Highlighting our  Services
Janice Gurney All the Spaces Translations of Marcus Aurelius
/ correlating with McIntosh Gallery
Alex Stelmacovich - Photographer
The Dept of Modern Language Photo Contest
Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes

 







2014

Dec 2014
Nov18-30
Oct-Nov 17

June-Aug 2014

April 6-30

Feb 15-Mar 30

Jan-Feb 12

Christmas in Wartime Post Cards
Annual commemoration of the Holodomor Famine and Genocide
NAVSA conference 19th Century Victorian Classes and Classification
2014 Nov 13-16
Presenting! The Beatles 50 years Anniversary

Barbara Astman I as artifact Part 2

Dutch Master Painters  in the 17th Century - The Golden Age

Alice Munroe Canadian Author and winner of
the Nobel Prize In Literature 2013

 2013

December
Sept 15- Nov 15
July - August
May-June
May
April
February

Christmas in Wartime Post Cards
History of the Book and Displays of 18th Century Publications

Welcome Map & Data Center
to Weldon Library coming September
Susan Gold, Decorating the End of the World
London Hosiery  Concurrent wth Spencer Gallery

Berger collection of Inuit Art
February Events / Holidays

2012

Dec
Nov-Dec
Nov 16-28
June-Oct
May-June
March
February
January

Christmas in wartime
Arts of Pilgrimage Dr. Kathryn Brush
Holdomor Ukrainian Famine/Genocide 1932-1933
The D.B.Weldon Library 40 years
Join Us !Celebrate The D.B.Weldon Library 40th Anniversary
2012 Talman Lecture by Dr. Cecilia Morgan

Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary
Calendars

 

2011

December
November
October
October
Aug/Sept
April / July
March
January

Christmas in Wartime
Holodomar

Library Buildings, a History in Postcards
The History of The D. B. Weldon Library
Welcome to Weldon Library
Quilts as Material Culture
Objects from the UWO Medical Artifact Collection
MargaretAtwood

 

2010

December
November
Fall
Summer
April - June
March - April
March
February

January

WWI and WWII Christmas Cards
Don't Kill the Messenger

Holodomor: The Ukrainian Famine/Genocide 1932-1933
From Peaceful Revolution to Germany Unity

Mapping Medievalism at the Canadian Frontier
1st Hussars Regiment

Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations
The Age of Dissent
The Youth: A history of a fake band from 1982 - 1985
Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympic Games & the International Center for Olympic Studies
NiCHE (Network in Canadian History & Environment), PCLC (Population Change and Lifecourse), NSB (Network for Business Sustainability

2009 December
November
October
September
July/August
April
March
February
February
WWI and WWII Christmas Cards
Margaret Atwood's 70th Birthday, and Research

National Conference on Health over the Life Course
Learning and Food Zones

Forgotten Books/Hidden Gems
Poetry
Refworks / Citation month
Psychology Month
Food in the Library
2008 December
November
July
June
The Beatles
Life Cycle of an Article
13th International Mikhail Bakhtin Conference
Hispanic Baroque Period - Juan Luis Suarez
2007 Sept - October
November
NeoMedievalisms
Western's War Memorials
2006 October
October
September
June
50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution
100th Anniversary of the UWO Gazette
Shared Service Desk Plans for Weldon Library
Electronic Books at Western Libraries
2005 September
June
May
March - April
March - April
February
January
January
Hurricane Katrina
National Aboriginal Day
Ad Fontes, UWO Congress
Pope John Paul II, In Memoriam
The Jewish Immigrant Experience in Amercia
Poetics and Public Culture
Tsunami
Western Reads
2004 December
November
Sept - Oct
May - August
March - April
February
January
Pierre Berton, In Memoriam
Portuguese Culture
Save Our Books - a SOB Story
Quilts as Art
Milton Collection
Black History month - African Art
Western Reads
2003 Nov - Dec
May - April
September
March - April
February
December
Damaged Books
Genealogy
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Victorian Poetry
Irish History
ARCC, Archives and Research Collection
2002

January
November

ARCC, Archives and Research Collection
Remembrance Day

They Are Not There

The World War 1 soldiers memoriallized in 
Woodland Cemetery

whose bodies never made it back to Canada

"a research project carried out by the first-year students in
The School for the Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities (SASHA) with
support from the Archivists at Weldon Library and the staff at
Woodland Cemetery, London."

                                      Arranged by Prof. Laurence De Looze

                                              November, 01-16, 2017

 

 

 

 

Mozart and Modernism

Brian McMillian, 
Director, Music Library, University of Western Ontario
October 16-31, 2017

Celebrating Canada 150+ : Select current Canadian historic collections and current acquisitions at The D. B. Weldon Library

August 05-September 30, 2017

 

 

book covers

 

 

book covers

 

book covers

 

          

Science Literacy Week : Celebration of Science in Canada

September 18-24, 2017

 

                                                                                             

 

 

INK & SPIT:

THE WAR DRAWINGS OF DR ALLEN K. PHILBRICK

CURATED BY HELEN GREGORY

MARCH 2017

DRAWING

During World War II, DR Philbrick served five years overseaa as
Captain in the United States Army Air Force

Stationed in Europe, he travelled between France, Italy, Germany,
Austria and England.
        
During this time he used his sketch book to write notes and draw the
scenery around him.

These wonderful sketches are on display for the Month of March

SHIP

After the war, Dr Philbrick joined the Geography dept at the
University of Western Ontario

PHILBRICK

Dr Philbrick also became a fervant supporter of the Western Mustang Football team

He ran victory laps arount he football field after every
Mustang touchdown for 3 decades.

It is estimated he ran over 700 laps before he "retired" his running at age 86.

 

The John and Suzanne Kaufmann Collection of African Art.

February 03 - March 04 in The D. B. Weldon Library

In celebration of Black History Month 2017

McIntosh Gallery is pleased to present selections from
The John and Suzanne Kaufmann Collection of African Art.

African Mask

Curated by Temi Olasehinde, works are selected from an array of over 200 nineteenth and twentieth century pieces. This installation includes tribal masks, ancestral figures, jewellery, sculpture and textiles made by artists from over thirty ethnic groups including the Dan, Mossi,
Asante, Luluwa and Dogon peoples

Since the mid-twentieth century, the late John and Suzanne Kaufmann maintained a keen interest in collecting fine examples of art that celebrated the diversity of African visual culture, an interest handed down from Suzanne’s family who began collecting in the early part of the 20th century.

 


The Birthday Bash Display

November Diabetes Awareness Month
curated by Aaron Bengall

until November 30, 2016 visit the Birthday Bash display

The story of how a child with Type 1 diabetes from London Ontario teamed up with
a Western undergraduate and graduate student to
create an educational resource and awareness display

Birthday

 

Holodomor

November 16 - 30

The term Holodomor refers specifically to the brutal artificial famine imposed by Stalin's regime on
Soviet Ukraine and primarily ethnically Ukrainian areas in
the Northern Caucasus in 1932-33.

 

 

Make-Your-Own Culture: Zines and Artists’ Multiples

From the McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Studies Centre, curated by Dr. Helen Gregory

November 1 - 15, 2016

 

Make-Your-Own Culture: Zines and Artists’ Multiples From the McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Studies Centre, curated by Helen Gregory, examines how London-based artists have embraced the DIY mentality that characterizes self-published zines and book-works. Gregory traces how these structures have been used to articulate the cultural milieu in London Ontario, from the printing of 20 Cents Magazine on a mimeograph machine in the 1960’s to the current use of desktop publishing, colour printers, hand bookbinding, and other forms of small-scale fabrication.

Zines

October 25 - November 7

Words is a festival celebrating all things wordy: books, poetry, song, children's literature,
writing for the screen and stage, new media, spoken word performances ...

wordsfest

Preserving Culture through Library Collections: Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's Paul et Virginie

Dr. Servanne Woodward and Librarian Kristin Hoffmann, for French 3581

Highlighting Science items from our James Alexander and Ellen Rea Benson Special Collections, Western Archives.

September16 to October 31

paul

 

Atrocities committed during World War II in Asia


Presented by (ALPHA)the Association of Learning and Preserving the History of World War II in Asia

Asia

The John P Metras Sports Museum

Artifacts that include the various versions of the Western crest and coat of arms from as early as 1904.

Exhibit documents the history and changes that Western's arms and Mustangs mascot have gone through over the years.

Showing August 2-22 2016 Weldon Library

The John P. Metras Sports Museum was founded in 1984 by the ‘W’ Club. Situated at the front of Alumni Hall in Room 100, the museum served to make visible what had long been the pride and joy of student’s and staff at Western: the university’s legacy of excellence in athletics.

See more about the John P Metras Museum at: http://metrasmuseum.ca

 

WATER NOW

Artist's Books

June 2- 30, 2016 Weldon Library

Students of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities have created Artist's books on the theme of Water as part of their course: Water Now: Community, Representation, Environment and the Poetic in the winter term in the Visual Arts Department. The books incorporate their research, (visual and texual), their poems produced during a workshop with poet Penn Kemp, and their original artworks, and display a wide range of materials and book formats.

water

water2

 

 

 

Snake in My Mouth: Items and Correspondences from Vera McNichol

Named by Ottawa as “Canada’s Only Official Clairvoyant,” Vera McNichol (1910-1995) is best remembered as the
mystic whose visions led police to discover the body of murdered farmer Angus Tuer in 1974. 

At the height of Vera’s fame, people came from across Canada and the United States seeking
her assistance in locating missing relatives or cherished possessions, soliciting advice on love and marriage, and seeking solace from depression.
These visits always included a reading with ordinary playing cards—the first desk exploring the past, the second foretelling the future.

Toward the end of her life, Vera auctioned off her worldly belongings.
A small cross-section of those cards, materials and letters are on display on the main floor of the D.B. Weldon Library from April 15th to April 29th.

 

display arranged by Ruth Skinner current PhD student Dept of Visual Arts, Western

Vera

2015 Modern Languages and Literature Photo Contest

This newest display highlights pictures taken by undergraduate students from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures illustrating their experience abroad,
along different souvenirs from their experience.

It showcases the many great exchange, study abroad and international community service learning opportunities MLL offers their students

African Art

To celebrate Black History Month Concurrent with the McIntosh Gallery

African Art

The John and Suzanne Kaufmann Collection of African Art

20th century.


Janice Gurney

translation of Marcus Aurelius with the Addition of Books,

Ephemera and Artwork

All the objects placed in these vitrines are linked to Marcus Aurelius, his life, and his Meditations. They include books from my personal collections of all the different English translations of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, other books about him and about Stoicism and the "good life".  All are gathered together along with objects connected to my experiences of Marcus Aurelius and Rome - postcards, photographs, a copy of a roman coin, a fridge magnet, a fragment of an amphora, and a small copy of a complete one.

 picture of janice gurney display

There are also artworks that I made with selected Meditations – two handmade books, an audio CD and painting of the punctuation taken from a translation.
These works are part of a large on-going project.

 

There are also artworks that I made with selected Meditations – two handmade books, an audio CD and painting of the punctuation taken from a translation.
These works are part of a large on-going project.

 

            Alex Stelmacovich    Photographer

 

I am a freelance photographer currently based out of Toronto, Canada.

My fascination with artistic expression and drive for creation has drawn me to the medium of photography, through which I aim to provide a purposeful narrative and clean aesthetic to all of the work that I do.

My methodology is inspired by a minimalist approach incorporating natural light and raw elements, and aims to focus on capturing the underlying essence of a landscape, city, or human experience.

My photographs reflect an extension of this philosophy, relying on my ability to draw out the personality of a scene, without creating a false reality.

To see more of his photographs visit http://alexstelmacovich.com/

Alex Stelmacovich Photographs

This exhibit in The D. B. Weldon Library runs from April 10 to 30

Alex Stelmacovich Photograph Display

    The Department of Modern Languages Presents

The second MLL photo exhibit is now in place at the display cabinets in Weldon Library,
from March 2 to March 30, 2015.

Department of Modern Languages Exhibit

The exhibit displays pictures that were taken by students from MLL illustrating their experience abroad, along different souvenirs from their experience.

Department of Modern Languages Exhibit

This display showcases the many great exchange, study abroad and international community service learning opportunities we offer our students.

Department of Modern Languages Exhibit

Come in to have a look at these wonderful photographs

“Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes: Spotlights on the History of Europe in the Twentieth Century”

      This display coinciding with Spencer Gallery

Western welcomes His Excellency Werner Wnendt Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada

Planning for these events involved colleagues from Western International, Arts and Humanites -- Modern Languages and Peggy Ellis, the Western Libraries Liaison Librarian for Modern Languages. 

Invited guests will arrive throughout the afternoon and include Amit Chakma, Western's President, his Excellency Werner Wnendt Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada,  and Mr. Walter Stechel, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany. Catherine Steeves, Western Libraries' Vice Provost and Chief Librarian will welcome the invited guests to the event on behalf of Western Libraries. 

German flag   Germany Day- January 12, 2015

This will be an exciting day with Weldon as a cultural hub for this exhibit and associated events. The exhibit is a very compelling 25 panel photographic essay. 

                Please take time to visit the exhibit.


North American Victorian Studies Association Conference 2014
London, Ontario, Canada
November 13-15, 2014

Victorian Classes and Classifications Banner

Victorian Classes and Classifications”

A note from the organizers

Welcome to the twelfth annual conference of the North American Victorian Studies Association. Our theme this year is “Victorian Classes and Classifications,” and our delegates will have noted the profusion of lepidoptera in our conference materials. The inspiration for this imagery was the

Heliconius butterfly. A striking example of the complex ways in which the Victorian fascination with taxonomy derived from and was in concert with an increasing awareness of biological and cultural diversity, the Heliconius played a significant though sometimes overlooked part in the controversies concerning the classificatory systems that distinguish between species, including those which would separate the human and non-human...

http://navsa2014.com/images/NAVSA2014-PROGRAMME.pdf


Presenting the Beatles 50 year Anniversary

Twist and shout on over to The D. B. Weldon Library to view The Beatles display in the main floor cabinets by the Service Desk.

Beatles Display

From 1963's Beatlemania! through to 1970's Let It Be, there are many fab items of memorabilia. 

The Beatles

Donors of the "gear"  include: Dan Sich from Taylor Library; David O'Halloran from ITS; Paul "McCartney" Hamilton from LITS; David Murphy, Linda Bone, Catherine Wilkins, Evan Wiley, Shari Liggett, and John "Oh no" Tyndall from Weldon Library; and Mark Tovey, formerly the Mac expert at ITS.


A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

 

Beatles Jumping

I as artifact Part 2 grew out of the I as artifact series in a very organic way. I was looking through a book titled, Galaxies, and I could envision the floating faces directly on the galaxy pages.  After cutting apart the book and re-sizing the faces to fit the pages, I began feeding the book pages directly into my digital printer.  The ink sits on the surface of the glossy pages which made it very vulnerable.  They needed over a week to dry and during that time the vulnerability became a metaphor for this barely there face floating in the black void.  I think the confusion of the interaction of the face on the galaxy image adds another layer of mystery.  They question our relationship with the world and possibly position us as a part of the bigger word.– Barbara Astman

 

This exhibition coincides with the exhibition Barbara Astman I as artifact on view at McIntosh Gallery from April 17 to June 7, 2014.

 

In her recent photographs Barbara Astman presents a collection of arresting, face-like constructions isolated by a dense void of deepest black. Each one appears momentarily caught, its angular eye sockets, flattened nose and individual mouth shape, projecting an animated personality. Intimidating, friendly, haunting, engaged, immediate yet somehow inaccessible, these monumental faces challenge us to consider the assortment of masks we wear every day to bridge the inner self to an outer reality.

 

 

Beatles Exhibit

Barbara Astman Exhibit

Since the 1970s Astman has explored a wide range of photographic practices including an innovative use of new technologies such as SX-70 format film and digital techniques. She has been commissioned for numerous public art projects including the 1987 Calgary Winter Olympics and the Canadian Embassy in Berlin.  She has exhibited and lectured extensively and her work is represented in public and private collections across Canada and internationally including Canada Council Art Bank, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.  She is represented by the Corkin Gallery, Toronto.

 

For more information, visit mcintoshgallery.ca.

The Dutch Masters: Library print resources to digital

The D. B. Weldon Library’s newest display, The Dutch Masters showcases some of the Western Libraries vast collections of print materials and electronic databases.

Highlighted here are a few of the many resources Western Libraries has that cover the topic of Dutch Master Painters in the seventeenth century, an age of peace and prosperity for the newly United Dutch Republic. The art at this time reflected the Golden Age for the hundreds of artists and their “new wealth” patrons.

One such artist was Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn a brilliant Dutch Painter and Etcher. It was Rembrandt’s etchings that gained him an international reputation. On display is “Rembrandt, all the etchings reproduced in true size.”
Rembrandt’s etchings, over 300, have been reproduced in their actual size from originals rather than from photographs which can depart significantly from the originals.

Also featured are some of Western Libraries digital sources

The ARTstor Digital Library provides more than one million images with tools for teaching and research.

CAMIO® — OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world

Art full text offers abstracts and indexing of over 500 international Art and Art History journals and includes full text for nearly 200 journals.

Films on Demand a user-friendly online streaming media system including more than 7,500 high-quality educational video titles covering Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science, and Health.
Films on Demand, provides access to:
Rembrandt: Hidden Lives of Works of Art (52:00)

 

This newest display is shown in cooperation with the McIntosh Gallery current exhibition Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes Organized by the National Gallery of Canada running from February 13 to April 5, 2014

Alice Ann Munroe

"I want people to find not so much inspiration as great enjoyment. That's what I want: I want people to enjoy my books, to think of them as related to their own lives in ways." - Alice Munroe

Munro's fiction is most often set in her native Huron County in southwestern Ontario. Her stories explore human complexities in an uncomplicated prose style.

At age 19 she published her first story, The Dimensions of a Shadow, in folio, a student literary magazine, while she was a student at the University of Western Ontario.

Munro's highly acclaimed first collection of stories, Dance of the Happy Shades(1968), won the Governor General's Award, Canada's highest literary prize. She is a three-time winner of Canada's Governor General's Award for fiction winning also in 1978 and 1986.

In 2009 she won the Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work.

Alice Munroe has won in total 27 awards literary awards for her fiction.

Munroe become writer in residence at the University of Western Ontario, and in 1976 received an honorary LLD from Western.

Christmas in Wartime Postcards

Professor Jonathan F. Vance's extrodinary collection of wartime postcards is on display for the month of December.

"For soldiers, the mail always represented an important link with the outside world, and never more than at Christmas. Invented in 1843, the Christmas card had become a staple of consumer culture by the beginning of the twentieth century, with improvements in printing technology making it possible to manufacture vast quantities of cheap, full-colour cards. Whether they were in the front lines or in vast training camps, soldiers were cut off from many elements of peacetime civilian culture, but sending Christmas cards was something they could do. It allowed them to participate in a ritual that connected them to their former lives and revisit symbols that brought back memories of happier days. At the same time, familiar images were given new contexts with the addition of details that were particular to war and military service."
- J.F.Vance

Professor Jonathan F. Vance teaches military history, Canadian history, and social memory. His current research focuses on the First World War, Canadian culture, and prisoners of war. He also curates the Wartime Canada collection.

History of the Book
and
Displays of 18th Century Publications
coincide with a conference in
October arranged by
the 18th Century Studies program involving the departments of Modern Languages, English, French and Philosophy.

Examples of Beautiful Bookbindings

Barbara Astman Exhibit
Examples of Beautiful Bookbindings

Copic bookbinding, 7th & 8th  century
Gilt Silver, enamel, and jeweled bookcover, ca. 800

Gilt Silver and jeweled bookcover, England, ca.1050-60
French tracery binding made for Henry II, ca. 1550-55
Parisian Greek-style binding for Marcus Fuggerca. 1555

 

INCUNBULA - MEET THE OLDEST BOOKS

Binding Beautiful Books and their Covers

The James Alexander and Ellen Rea Benson Special Collections within Western Archives hold five incunables. They came as part of the over 40,000 books and pamphlets donated to the library system of the University of Western Ontario in 1918 by Stratford bibliophile, John Davis Barnett.  This is considered the first major donation to the |University Library.

Incunables or Incunabula are printed books pre-1501. 
An incunable is a book, pamphlet or broadside that was printed (not handwritten) in Europe.

GUTENBERG REVOLUTION

The Oldest Books Exhibit

The very first moveable type is developed in Europe by a German goldsmith by the name of Johannes Gutenberg, who is known to have developed this technology independently of the moveable type system in use in Asia.

This print revolution was not simply limited to Europe, the nearly simultaneous discovery of sea routes to the West by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and routes to the East in 1498 by Vasco da Gama allowed trade links to be established and meant Gutenberg's press spread to
the rest of the world.


Library displays will be in the Schweitzer Gallery in ARCC, and in the display cases in Weldon.

The McIntosh Gallery will have an exhibition on the History of the Book.

 

Welcome Map & Data Center to Weldon Library coming September

              Effective Monday September 23, 2013, the Map and Data Centre is open in Weldon Library.

Our new space features:

  • Service Desk
  • 5 PCs with Statistical  / GIS software
  • Print map collections
  • Assistance with GIS and Data collections
  • studying space

    The new space will feature a new Map and Data Centre, which will include Map and Data Librarians, a GIS Technician, GIS workstations, a world-class map collection, group study rooms, lounge and study space, and a new library instruction room!

Susan Gold: Decorating the End of the World
Curated by Catherine Elliot Shaw
May 16 to June 29, 2013
Opening reception: Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 P.M.

For the past two decades, Windsor artist Susan Gold has researched and photographed natural history collections to develop imagery for her paintings. Her current investigation explores animal specimens as objects of decoration in relation to architecture. Inspired by Norwegian natural history museum displays, she has layered images of the iconic Isbjørn (ice bear), old master paintings and William Morris wallpapers within architectural spaces to evoke the longstanding relationship of decoration to nature.

Gold has exhibited in Canada, the United States, England, Germany, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. She is a visual arts professor at University of Windsor and a frequent lecturer at international symposia. Her work is represented in public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the King Stephen Museum in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. Susan Gold: Decorating the End of the World has been organized by McIntosh Gallery.

 

http://www.lib.uwo.ca/weldon/spencergallery/index.html

 

The Berger Collection of Inuit Art

Gutenburg Revolution Exhibit

The Berger Collection of Inuit Art

In 2002, Dr. Heidi and Dr. Dieter Berger generously donated their impressive collection of contemporary Inuit sculpture and graphics to McIntosh Gallery. Over the last decade, it has been the subject of curatorial research and experiential learning opportunities for Western students.  With this exhibition, comprised of most of the sculptures in the collection, we are pleased to present it to a wider audience.

Under the supervision of Professor Lisa Hodgetts of the Department of Anthropology, doctoral candidate Laura Elena Kelvin has curated this thematic selection with numerous cultural insights into the imagery. Her inclusion of reproduction objects, such as the harpoon and polar bear skull, offers additional dimension to her observations. 

On behalf of McIntosh Gallery, I thank Laura Elena Kelvin and Dr. Hodgetts for their enthusiastic response to the project proposal; the Department of Anthropology for its generous loan of objects from the Zooarchaeology Collection; Laura Collishaw of Weldon Library for her gracious assistance; and especially Dr. Heidi and Dr. Dieter Berger for their donation of an outstanding collection of Inuit art.

Catherine Elliot Shaw

Curator, McIntosh Gallery
The Berger Collection of Inuit Art Exhibit
The Berger Collection of Inuit Art Exhibit

The Berger Collection of Inuit Art Exhibit

The Berger Collection of Inuit Art Exhibit

February, the shortest month of the year and yet
we have 4 holiday events that occur during the month of February in Ontario!


FEB 02, 2013 GROUNDHOG DAY
Early Spring predicted!

On this day, when the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters if he sees his shadow
he pops back for another six weeks nap,
but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate.

This day became a day of celebration and has its origins in ancient European weather lore.

"The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania,
where crowds as large as 40,000 have gathered to celebrate the holiday since at least 1886."

Groundhog Day, featuring Wiarton Willie, is a Canadian popular annual festival in
Wiarton which dates back to 1956

According to Groundhog Day organizers, the rodents' forecasts are accurate 75% to 90% of the time.

FEB 14 VALENTINES DAY

A day for romance, a day to express affection to those you love.
On display are words of affection, examples of Valentine cards.

Also on view are lovely vintage Valentine postcards
donated for the display by Cynthia Norris

FEB 18 FLAG DAY

Did you know Vexillologists (flag experts) often cite the National Flag of Canada as
one of the world's most beautiful based on its simple design and limited number of colours.
It was designed by Canadian Colonel George Francis Gillman Stanley.

On display is the National Flag of Canada, which was adopted in 1965,
what we do to celebrate flag day, and 4 examples of proposed considerations

View the First Flag Proposal to Parliament, the Lester B. Pearson Pennant
donated for the display by Shari Liggett

FEB 18 FAMILY DAY
 enjoy the newest Ontario holiday!

Family Day is observed in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario (2008)
and Saskatchewan on the third Monday of February.
In British Columbia, Family Day falls on the second Monday of February.
This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to
people and their communities.

We hope you enjoy our display for the light hearted look at events we can celebrate in February

 

Holodomor: Ukrainian Famine/genocide, 1932-1933

On display in the David B. Weldon Reference Hall, The D.B. Weldon Library

Holodomor:  “to kill by hunger”
Holodomor Exhibit

Holodomor is the Ukrainian Famine/Genocide which occurred during the years 1932-1933.

During this time millions of Ukrainians starved to death while  the Soviet regime dumped 1.7 million tons of grain on Western markets.
\\Holodomor Exhibit
The famine was engineered by the Soviet regime under Joseph Stalin. Ukrainians consider this famine an act of genocide which was designed to undermine the social basis of Ukrainian national resistance.
Holodomor Exhibit

Display arranged by Liz Mantz Subject Librarian
Arts of Pilgramage

If you saw or know the movie "The Way" starring Martin Sheen and his son Emilio Estevez, then you are familiar with the Camino De Santiago in which Martin Sheen is portrayed walking the Camino. This is an ancient Medieval pilgrimage route across the north of Spain. A group of local pilgrims, who have made the modern pilgrimage on many alternative routes across Spain and Europe, have gathered their paintings, photographs and artifacts of their journeys in three spaces in Weldon from now until January 2013.

Please join the pilgrim artists and contributors to the London Camino Art Exhibits opening in the Spencer Gallery in the D.B.Weldon Library this Saturday, November the 10th at 1:00 P.M.

A second part of the exhibition is in the John A. Schweitzer Gallery in the Archives and Research Collections Centre, whose entrance is in Weldon.

A third part of the exhibition is in two standing floor display tables adjacent to the Service Desk in the Weldon Library.

Display arranged by Prof. Kathryn Brush Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

40 YEARS AGO THE D.B. WELDON LIBRARY OPENED ITS DOORS.

From May  to October 2012,
we are celebrating
The D.B. Weldon Library

with all our past and present patrons and staff.

The D. B. Weldon Library opened to the public in 1972.
This building was, at that time, the largest building on campus.

Arts of Pilgrimage Exhibit

The architecture was unique to the campus. "There was a mixed reaction to the appearance of The D. B.Weldon Library....."

D.B. Weldon Library 40th Anniversary Exhibit

THe D. B. Weldon Library celebration recognizes Staff contribution over 40 years

D.B. Weldon Library 40th Anniversary Exhibit

Some of what is new in Weldon Library since the 70's
Incorporation of
Quotes Cafe, The Pride Library, The Teaching Support Centre, etc.

D.B. Weldon Library 40th Anniversary Exhibit

From The D. B. Weldon Libary patrons can enter into
The University Archives and Special Collections and
the Archives and Research Collections Centre (ARCC) facility

D.B. Weldon Library 40th Anniversary Exhibit

Join Us Celebrate The D.B.Weldon Library 40th Anniversary

40 years ago THE D.B. WELDON LIBRARY OPENED ITS DOORS.
This year, from now to June 4th 2012, we are celebrating The D.B. Weldon Library with all our past and present patrons and staff.

we want you to join us. share your favourite memory of the Weldon Library via our 40th anniversary blog our Facebook page or through Twitter
(use hashtag #dbwmemories).


Our display cases on the main floor of The D B. Weldon Library contain memorabilia from the initial concept of designing a new library to be built on campus, to the services, staff and collections in the Library that serves the faculties of Arts & Humanities, Information & Media Studies and Social Science.

D.B. Weldon Library 40th Anniversary Exhibit

This library was named for LT. Col. Douglas B. Weldon, a member of the UWO Board of Governors whose family generously donated funds to support the building of the new library.

The building was to be of non traditional architecture. It would not be gothic style as was customary on campus.
The D. B. Weldon Library was to be built in the brutalist style of architecture.

  Weldon Library is an impressive structure built to help facilitate the growing student population.

D.B. Weldon Library 40th Anniversary Exhibit

Highlights of the collection include materials in the Government Publications Research Collection and an extensive collection of research materials on microfilm and microfichE and our digital collections with the "spotlight" on digital and digitized collections.


Congratulations The D. B.Weldon Library on your 40th year!

 

On behalf ot the Weldon Library 40 year Anniversary committee
Thank you to Archives and Research Collections Centre (ARCC) and particularly Anne Daniel for donations to this exhibit
Thank you to Walter Zimmerman for donations to this exhibit

Display arranged by Laura Collishaw
& Peggy Ellis, Subject Librarian

 

CHARLES DICKENS - 200TH ANNIVERSARY

PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE CELEBRATING THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHARLES DICKENS BIRTH.

"Google, Prince Charles, the archbishop of Canterbury and a host of writers and artists join in bicentenary events"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/feb/07/dickens-200th-birthday-celebrated

"He was a comic genius and a social reformer whose novels made him famous in his own time, and
continue as classics in ours."
http://www.npr.org/2012/02/05/146157243/a-tale-of-two-centuries-charles-dickens-turns-200

 According to John R. Greenfield, in his Dictionary of British Literary Characters,
Dickens created 989 named characters during his career.
http://charlesdickenspage.com/characters.html

LOOKING THROUGH OUR LIBRARY CATALOGUE,
OVER 1307 ENTRIES IN OUR LIBRARY CATALOGUE ARE SUBJECT SPECIFIC TO CHARLES DICKENS.

OUR D. B. WELDON LIBRARY DISPLAY WE EXHIBIT SOME OF THE LIBRARIES
792 AUTHORED TITLES OF HIS WORKS.

BE SURE TO DISCOVER OR RE: DISCOVER A GREAT AUTHOR

Display compiled and arranged by Laura Collishaw R&IS DBW



Concurrenty, we are featuring

 the 2012 Talman Lecture by Dr. Cecilia Morgan.

‘“Among the Six Nations”: Celia B. File and the Politics of Writing Memory, History, and Home in Southern Ontario, 1920s-1960s.’

The 2012 Talman Lecture explores the life and writings of historian and
high-school history teacher Celia B. File (1887-1973). 
The public lecture will be held Thursday 29 March, beginning at
4:30 p.m. in the 3M Centre, Room 3250;
 the speaker is Dr. Cecilia Morgan, Professor,
 the University of Toronto.

Dr. Morgan’s lecture will focus on the intertwined nature
 of history and memory, the past and the present,
found in Celia B. File's writings,
and on the complicated politics of gender and race that shaped them

The lecture will be held tomorrow,Thursday 29 March, beginning at 4:30 in the 3M Centre, Room 3250.

CHRISTMAS IN WARTIME

For the month of December we are hosting a new Weldon Library display themed "Christmas In Wartime."

Thank You to Professor Jonathan Vance of the Department of History for sharing his collection of
Christmas cards, letters, photographs, and documents from the First and Second World Wars.

This display was arranged by Laura Piticco and Adriana Ayers, Public History students in the Department of History.

 

Christmas in Wartime World War Exhibit


                                World War 1 (1914-1918)


Below is a photo of convalescent soldiers at a Red Cross Hospital enjoying a Christmas dinner.
As well, mail for the soldiers, "their important link with the outside world."

Beautifully hand stiched Christmas cards made especially for the soldiers are display along with their messages.

 

Christmas in Wartime World War Exhibit

                Second World War (1939-1945)

See the examples below of V-mail (Victory mail).
" Fast, free, and difficult for the enemy to intercept, victory mail (or "V-Mail") played the same role 60 years ago that email is playing today in keeping lines of communication open between loved ones."

For more information on V-Mail,  please see
the National Postal Museum site here > http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/museum/1d_V-Mail.html

Christmas in Wartime World War Exhibit

Commerical Christmas Cards


Included below are examples of the Commercial Christmas Card.
""These cards were cheap enough to manufacture that any soldier could have custom-made Christmas Cards to send home."

  Here are some of these Christmas cards and their messages

Christmas in Wartime World War Exhibit


If you would like to research more about Christmas in Wartime
the following are a few of the resources at The D. B. Weldon Library;

Christmas truce / Malcolm Brown and Shirley Seaton
call number   D530.B74 1984

One Christmas in Washington : the secret meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill that changed the world / David J. Bercuson and Holger H. Herwig.
D750.B465 2005

The CBC has a number of digital archival broadcasts online at
http://archives.cbc.ca/war_conflict/second_world_war/clips/578/

 

 Collection of Prof Jonathan F. Vance, History Dept Western.
Display arranged by Laura Piticco, Fac of Grad Studies 


 

Holodomor: Ukrainian Famine/genocide, 1932-1933

On display in the David B. Weldon Reference Hall, The D.B. Weldon Library

Holodomor:  “to kill by hunger”

Holodomor Exhibit

Holodomor is the Ukrainian Famine/Genocide which occurred during the years 1932-1933.

During this time millions of Ukrainians starved to death while  the Soviet regime dumped 1.7 million tons of grain on Western markets.
                                                                                                      Holodomor Exhibit                                 
The famine was engineered by the Soviet regime under Joseph Stalin. Ukrainians consider this famine an act of genocide which was designed to undermine the social basis of Ukrainian national resistance.
                                                                                                  
                                                                                              Holodomor Exhibit
                
At the height of the Famine, Ukrainian villagers were dying at the rate of 17 people per minute, 1,000 people per hour, 25,000 people per day. The official Ukrainian Day of Holodomor Commemoration is November 27, 2010.

The posters in the display are selected from a set donated to The D.B. Weldon Library by the UWO Ukrainian Students’ Club in March 2010.

Display arranged by Liz Mantz Subject Librarian November 2011

 

 LIBRARY BUILDINGS, A HISTORY IN POSTCARDS

AND

A HISTORY OF THE D. B. wELDON lIBRARY

Our October 2011 Library Display is composed of two themes; Library Buildings, a History in Postcards and The D. B. Weldon Library Building.

In the first three library display cases, Matthew Richard Griffis presents selections from his extensive collection of postcards featuring both Public and Academic Library Buildings.  Explore over 230 postcards of Library architecture through the 1880’s to the 1970’s. 

Library Buildings a History in Postcards Exhibit

Case 1 displays postcards of College and University Libraries and the Library of Congress.

 Library Buildings a History in Postcards Exhibit

Case 2 display postcards of Public Libraries.

Library Buildings a History in Postcards Exhibit 

Case 3 continues the display of Public Libraries postcards,
and,  displays postcards of the Library of Parliament, Canadian Public Libraries and Odds & Ends.

 

Cases 4 and 5 display architectural details of the The D. B. Weldon Library.  Named after Colonel Douglas Black Weldon,  the building is “modernist” and “angular”, an example of the “new, sharply-planed brutalism” typical of buildings constructed on campus during the 1960s. The building of Weldon, by Toronto architects Murphy, Schuller, Green & Martin, began in 1968 and was completed in 1972.  Weldon opened on June 1, 1972,  and underwent renovations in 1997-1998 and  2006-2007. Renovations begun in 2008 were completed in 2011.

October 29, 1971 was the date of the official dedication of The D. B. Weldon Library . In honour of this significant event a re-dedication ceremony will be held  Monday October 31, 2011 in the foyer of The D. B. Weldon Library.

 Collection of and display arranged by Matthew Richard Griffis, Grad Student FIMS October 2011

 

Welcome to weldon Library !

The D.B. Weldon Library would like to welcome you as a first year student at Western, or welcome back with us for another academic year. Weldon Library belongs to a group of libraries known as Western Libraries at the University of Western Ontario. The Weldon Library supports the Faculties of Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Information & Media Studies.

Welcome to Weldon Display 

Just a few of our services; Wireless Access, Laptop Outlets, Self Service,
24 Hours Opening during Exams and
Friendly Staff to help you.

Welcome to Weldon Display

We have excellant Collections, access to thousands of Journal artices and much, much more

Please be sure to sure to say hi to the friendly staff at the Service Desk. They are looking forward to meeting you and help you make the most of YOUR LIBRARY!

Welcome to Weldon Display
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Compiled and arranged by Laura Collishaw R&IS DBW

 

 "Quilts as Material Culture"

quilt display

For thousands of years and within a variety of cultures women have been the primary producers of textiles. The study of material culture has become popular in academia. Material culture, as it relates to quilting, looks at gender history, the "cult of domesticity" and the ideology of femininity.

quilt display

On display in The D. B. Weldon Library from May 1st - 31st are books, articles, vintage quilts and sewing paraphernalia, from the private collection of Cynthia Norris.

quilt display

CQA LogoCoordinating with the CQA/ACC (Canadian Quilters Association/Association Canadiennede la Courtepointe) national conference to be held on campus, May 25th - 28th, The D. B. Weldon Library will also exhibit rosette winning quilts from four local quilting guilds.

Quilt Ontario 2011 Logo

 

Display compiled and arranged by Cynthia Norris R&IS DBW



On Display -- Objects from the UWO Medical Artifact Collection

Medical Artifacts Display

An artificial leg, a French surgical set, a fetal stethoscope, homeopathic drugs and more ... are now on display at Weldon Library!  "Instruments and Devices:  The Material Culture of Medicine" is a 5 case display mounted by graduate students Caitlyn Dyer, Kira Westby, Jennifer Bonder, Brent Wiancko, Adair Harper, Joanna Dawson, and Jessica Dubinsky that showcases the material culture of medience -- or the "things" used by practitioners in the practice of medicine.

Medical Artifact display

These objects are taken from the UWO Medical Artifact Collection, which contains over 1,000 objects, ranging from bloodletting instruments and surgical sets to microscopes and pharmaceuticals, representative of late 19th- and early to mid-20th century practice and teaching of health and medicine in southwestern Ontario.  The display runs from March 1 to April 30, 2011.

Medical Artifact display
Display mounted by graduate students Caitlyn Dyer, Kira Westby, Jennifer Bonder, Brent Wiancko, Adair Harper, Joanna Dawson, and Jessica Dubinsky March   2011

Margaret Atwood

Image of Margaret Atwood

What's in our latest Weldon Library Display? Presenting a legend in her own time, one of Canada' s most successful writers, a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. You already know her name and may even have some of her poetry or novels.  Her name, of course, is Margaret Atwood.
Margaret's contributions to the theorizing of Canadian identity have garnered attention both in Canada and internationally and she is coming to Western !

In our display cases were,
Atwood Display
  • An Evening with Margaret Atwood at Western the renowned Canadian author will speak at the University of Western Ontario about the impact of art in advocating social awareness and promoting cultural change. The UWO Arts and Humanities Students' Council is organizing the event, which is being billed as An Evening with Margaret Atwood
  • Canadian Encyclopedia article on Atwood, 2000 edition
  • The Margaret Atwood Society
  • UWO Departments of Film Studies and English presents: Margaret Atwood In the Wake of a Flood

    Film Poster

Thanks go to  Walter Zimmerman for encouraging this display and for his informative power point slides on library searches for Margaret Atwood and Canadian nationalism.

Atwood Display

Thanks also to Fran Gray for her generous loan of some of Margaret Atwood's novels with their beautiful covers intact.

 

Don't Kill the Messenger

Because killing a journalist is the ultimate form of censorship.
Every year there is an overwhelming number of journalists who are censored, harassed, missing, threatened, assaulted, kidnapped, tortured and/or killed. Many of these incidents are a direct result of the journalist's work and attempts to pursue stories. Unfortunately, in many countries justice is the exception, not the rule. There are many local and national organizations that stress the importance of a journalist's rights, raise public awareness about press freedom, violence towards the press and media censorship, and campaign for governments to take an active role in the protection of local and foreign journalists. Here are a few:
CPJ Logo
The Committee to Protect Journalists is a non-profit organization that investigates and reports on the hundreds of cases of journalists murdered, imprisoned, attacked and harassed worldwide. They promote press freedom and defend the rights of journalists by organizing public protests, producing accounts of media conditions in nations all over the world, compiling an annual list of journalists killed in the line of duty and is a founding member of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange that monitors free expression violations.
Reporters without Borders logo
Reporters Sans Frontieres/Reporters Without Borders is an international, non-governmental organization that advocates freedom of the press, the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and the right to give and receive information and ideas. RSF publishes books to raise public awareness of threats to press freedom, monitors and reports on global violations of press freedom and journalistic rights, and advocates for the safety of journalists.
Centre for Independent Journalism logo
The Center for Independent Journalism, Malaysia is a smaller organization that's a source of independent, critical analysis on public and political issues for the Malaysian community. CIJ actively campaigns for the repealing of restrictive laws that curb the right to  freedom of information and expression, campaigns for media/press freedom, raises public awareness about violence towards journalists and calls for the government and police to take action against those who attack journalists and media personnel.
Holodomor Exhibit

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Holodomor: Ukrainian Famine/genocide, 1932-1933

On display in the David B. Weldon Reference Hall, The D.B. Weldon Library from November 19-30, 2010

Holodomor:  “to kill by hunger”

Holodomor Display

Holodomor is the Ukrainian Famine/Genocide which occurred during the years 1932-1933.

During this time millions of Ukrainians starved to death while  the Soviet regime dumped 1.7 million tons of grain on Western markets.

Holodomor Display

The famine was engineered by the Soviet regime under Joseph Stalin. Ukrainians consider this famine an act of genocide which was designed to undermine the social basis of Ukrainian national resistance.
Map of Ukraine

At the height of the Famine, Ukrainian villagers were dying at the rate of 17 people per minute, 1,000 people per hour, 25,00 people per day. The official Ukrainian Day of Holodomor Commemoration is November 27, 2010.

Holodomor Display

The posters in the display are selected from a set donated to The D.B. Weldon Library by the UWO Ukrainian Students’ Club in March 2010.

November 2010

From Peaceful Revolution to Germany Unity

Poster display

Exhibition From Peaceful Revolution to Germany Unity, commemorated the 20th anniversary of the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification in the autumn of 1990.This exhibition was hosted jointly by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and The D.B Weldon Library, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Germany.Accompanying the exhibition was a display of books, photographs and other artifacts connected to the period of the German Democratic Republic, the transition to reunification, and Germany since 1990.
November 2010

Mapping Medievalism at the Canadian Frontier

Mapping Medievalism at the Canadian Frontier

Many different impressions of the Canadian frontier appeared in the visual and literary culture of the nineteenth century. These impressions were influenced by the pervasive medievalism of the period, which manifested itself in the widespread fascination with Arthurian romance, Gothic ruins, feudal politics, and chivalric ideals. The European Middle Ages often became a lens through which Canada's "wilderness Gothic" landscape, with its dense "primeval" forests, was perceived.

Mapping Medievalism at the Canadian Frontier

The books and objects on display in The D. B. Weldon Library document one example of Canada's "real" medieval past - the Vikings (or Norse), who voyaged to Canada's east coast around the year 1000, as well as the many ideas about the European Middle Ages transferred onto Canada's literary landscape from late eighteenth century to the present.
Mapping Medievalism at the Canadian Frontier
This display is part of a larger exhibition on Mapping Medievalism at the Canadian Frontier, which also examines the Native cultures that flourished in the Great Lakes region prior to 1550 CE (Archives and Research Collections, D. B. Weldon Library, and the McIntosh Gallery, at Western, starting 30 September; Museum London from 15 October).
September 2010

1st Hussars Regiment of London Ontario

Throughout war the University of Western Ontario has had many Western students "don the uniform".

First Hussar display uniform

Alfred Brandon "Brandy" Conron was one the students who joined the London Ontario 1st Hussars Regiment in World War II. Returning to Western he taught as Faculty in the Department of English and was the author of many books we have now in our Western Libraries collection.
Alfred Conron was also a benefactor to Western (read about Conron Hall at the display) and Western Libraries. A fund was established by Dr. & Mrs. A.B. Conron in 1954 in memory of his father, the Rev. M.E. Conron (1883-1945) to support library acquisitions of 17th and 18th century English literature.

first hassars display

Alfred Charles Spencer was a Major General in the London 1st Hussars during World War II. He is also a benefactor of the Spencer Engineering Building, the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre and many more "gifts" to Western.

hussar display

Alfred Brandon "Brandy" Conron, Faculty of English and Major General Alexander Charles Spencer were courageous men who fought in World War II as 1st Hussars.

Their generous support was continued by humanitarian leadership and charitable donations to the University of Western Ontario.


Collaborative Graduate Program
in Migration and Ethnic Relations

Migration and Ethnic Relations Exhibit

This display was arranged for the Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations at the request of Victoria Esses, the Director of the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations. This Centre is in the Faculty of Social Science brings together graduate students and faculty to study questions of migration, ethnic relations, cultural diversity, conflict, acculturation and the integration of migrants from the perspective of various social science disciplines. Thank you to Secil Erdogan, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, Administrative Assistant for the Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations for setting up this display.


The Age of Dissent

Cartoon Display

The materials in this display are from Dr. David Spencer, FIMS. They are from his forthcoming book about Victorian Canadian editorial cartoonists. The subject matter of the cartoons is divided into three areas of controversy from the 19th century in Canada: Annexation, Free Trade and the Fish Wars.

Cartooning displayCartoon  display

March 2010

The Youth: A history of a fake band from 1982 - 1985.

The Youth Exhibit


The Youth Exhibit The Youth Exhibit

By Sarah Fortais Western 3rd year Honor Visual Arts Student March 29 - April 5, 2010


Olympics and Paralympic Games &
the International Center for Olympic Studies

Olympics display

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games continues to promote the Olympic History which is reflected in the use of symbols.The meaning of the Olympic five rings , the Olympic flag, the Latin motto, Citius, Altius, Fortius, and the Olymic anthem are all part of the Games identity exposing the values of excellence, friendship and respect.

Olympics and Paralympic Games Exhibit

Open to the public, the International Centre for Olympic Studies (IOCS), established at The University of Western Ontario in 1989, was the first of its kind in the world. It remains the only such centre in the Americas. The primary mission of the IOCS is the generation and dissemination of academic scholarship focused specifically upon the socio-cultural study of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement.

Olympics and Paralympic Games Exhibit

The International Centre for Olympic Studies resources include:

The Avery Brundage Collection. The Centre also maintains its own copy of the Avery Brundage Collection, making The University of Western Ontario the only institution in the world to own two complete microfilm copies of the 150 reel historical source.
The Worrall Papers. James Worrall donated his personal papers and records from his lifetime as a Canadian Olympic athlete and flagbearer, member of the Canadian Olympic Association (1948-present), where he was president from 1961 to 1968, and member of the International Olympic Committee (1967-1989).

The research assets in the International Centre for Olympic Studies include:

  • An expanding library of films with surround sound theatre viewing capacity;
  • Video and audio tapes, slides, texts, journal and pamphlet publications, minutes, reports, scrapbooks, graphic art materials;
  • Olympic memorabilia;
  • A growing collection of primary source documents pertaining to various aspects of Olympic history, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, and organization and administration.

Display arranged by I.O.C.S.
- Laura Collishaw, Photos by Adam Kid, and special Thanks to Dr. Bob Barney.
February 2010


January 2010
NiCHE (Network in Canadian History & Environment),
PCLC (Population Change and Lifecourse), NSB (Network for Business Sustainability

Niche display image

NiCHE (Network in Canadian History & Environment): led by UWO History Professors Alan MacEachen and William Turkel, explores the past in order to better understand the historic roots of current environmental problems. The $2,082,893 project's most innovative aspect will be the development of a digital platform to assist in the collection and research of pre-20th century environmental data.

Network for Business Sustainability display image

NSB (Network for Business Sustainability): led by Pratima Bansal at Western’s Richard Ivey School of Business, NBS helps companies integrate economic, environmental and social responsibility – while encouraging their rise to the forefront of competitive leadership. The Network is receiving $2.1 million from SSHRC to link corporations, university researchers, government and non-governmental organizations in an effort to address these complex challenges.

Population Change display image

PCLC (Population Change and Lifecourse) : led by UWO Sociology Professor Roderic Beaujot, PCLC brings demographic and social research to the forefront of discussion of social policy. Beaujot received $2,097,000 over eight years. The objective is to better understand the determinants and consequences of population change for individuals, communities and society.


WWI and WWII Christmas Cards
by Jonathan Vance

WWI Christmas Card display

This collection of the Canada Research Chair in Conflict and Culture, in the Department of History, emphasizes non-traditional materials, often referred to as ephemera. Many kinds of historical artifacts, such as Christmas cards, have long been regarded as worthless and, as a result, disposable's historians have been as guilty of this as anyone else. But by studying these remnants of everyday life, we can gain a better understanding of how previous generations made sense of their world.

WWI Christmas Card display

For soldiers, the mail always represented an important link with the outside world, and never more than at Christmas. Invented in 1843, the Christmas card had become a staple of consumer culture by the beginning of the twentieth century, with improvements in printing technology making it possible to manufacture vast quantities of cheap, full-colour cards. Whether they were in the front lines or in vast training camps, soldiers were cut off from many elements of peacetime civilian culture, but sending Christmas cards was something they could do. It allowed them to participate in a ritual that connected them to their former lives and revisit symbols that brought back memories of happier days. At the same time, familiar images were given new contexts with the addition of details that were particular to war and military service.

WW1 Christmas card display


Margaret Atwood's 70th Birthday, and Research

by Walter Zimmerman, Beth Harding and Stacey Wilson

Atwood Display

This display was prepared in celebration of Ms. Atwoods upcoming 70th birthday on November 18, and aims to showcase some of her achievements as a writer and inventor. One cabinet features biographical information, photos, awards, and information on the LongPen, which Atwood co-invented.

Atwood display

Another features search strategies for discovering resources on Margaret Atwood and Canadian Nationalism in Western Libraries' databases. The third cabinet houses some of Atwood's first editions from the Margaret Atwood Collection of Published and Related Works and the William French Collection of Canadian Literature , both of which are housed in Western Libraries' Archives and Research Collections Centre.

Atwood display


Thanks to John Lutman and Teresa Regnier of the Archives and Research Collections Centre, and to Laura Collishaw.


National Conference on Health over the Life Course

 

The Conference on Health Over the Life Course was held on 15-16 October 2009 at the University of Western Ontario.

Health Over the life course

Co-sponsored by the Research Data Centre, the Aging and Health Research Centre, and the Inter-disciplinary Initiative in Population and Life Course Studies at the University of Western Ontario, the conference also has the financial support of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN). Some 120 participants from the academic and policy communities are expected to attend the conference that will largely operate as plenary sessions based on a selection of the best papers with broad appeal to an inter-disciplinary audience.

Research Data Centre  display

Dr. David Butler-Jones, the Chief Public Health Officer, and Dr. Kathleen Mullan Harris, a top international researcher on health and life course studies, will be the keynote speakers. To compliment the plenary sessions are three other activities: (a) a panel discussion on health policy and research questions, (b) an inter-active poster session, and (c) on the day before the Conference, training sessions on data availability and access, and on knowledge transfer and mobilization.

RDC display photo


Learning and Food Zones

Learning Zones Food Zones Display

Our display this month reflects the introduction of the new Learning Zones and Food Zones across Western Libraries and in The D.B. Weldon Library in particular.

Last fall, we asked for and listened to your comments about how you would like to use the Library. In response to your feedback, we have developed the Learning Zones and Food Zones so that you can now choose your library area based on your current studying needs, while minimizing disturbance to others.

We Listened to your feedback

You will find that Weldon includes a variety of Learning Zones, including Silent Study on the Ground, 4th and 5th floors. Quiet Study and Conversation-Friendly Zones are also available.

Weldon is also a Food-Free Zone except for Quotes Cafe's and the room by the tunnel to the University Community Centre.

Look for zone signs and maps posted around the libraries to determine the best study area for you.

Enemies fo Books Display


Forgotten Books/Hidden Gems

Forgotten Books and Hidden Gems Exhibit

Many of us are aware of the classic works of fiction and the seminal works in our fields of study. What qualities do these best sellers have that firmly nestle them into our so-called "canon"? Generally speaking, these books touch a cord somewhere, pioneer new ideas, or make a significant contribution to a field. This display, however, is not showcasing any renowned books. On the contrary, this display focuses on an intriguing paradox that can occur in the world of publishing. Some books do have valuable contributions to make, but due to cultural shifts and changes in tastes, they get overlooked and are forgotten.

Forgotten Books and Hidden Gems Exhibit

In 1983, librarians Linda Sternberg Katz and Bill Katz sent letters to 400 writers and experts asking them to contribute their personal choice of neglected books. The contributions were published in Writer's Choice: a Library of Rediscoveries. Some of the contributions also came from book reviews and sources such as American Scholar's series on neglected books, published in 1956.

Forgotten Books and Hidden Gems Exhibit

Displayed here are a handful of "hidden gems" listed in Writer''s Choice that are currently circulating in our collection. These books cover all topics from Economics to Literature. Although some of these books have been included on course lists, others in this display, even 26 years after the publication of Writer's Choice, have yet to be discovered by readers. It is the intent of this display to change that, and bring these interesting books out of obscurity.

Forgotten Books and Hidden Gems Exhibit

Displayed arranged by: Christy Sich, Laura Collishaw and John Madruga

April 2009

April's display on the main floor of The D. B. WeldonLibrary celebrates National Poetry Month and was created by Julia Millar and John Tyndall, with the help of Laura Collishaw. One display cabinet features David Bentley, a professor in the Department of English at The University of Western Ontario since 1975. Professor Bentley has been recognized over the years with a variety of awards for his excellence in teaching and research, such as the Teaching Fellowship Award, the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. Since 1977 Professor Bentley has been the editor of the journal Canadian Poetry, which was the first referred journal of Canadian literature. He is also an editor with the Canadian Poetry Press and has a website dedicated to Canadian poetry, as well as information about the architecture, history and literature of Canada.

Poetry Month Display

Also on display in two cabinets are books by poets affiliated with The University of Western Ontario both past and present. The earliest book is Songs of an Airman and Other Poems by former History professor Hartley Munro Thomas (1896-1970), which was published in 1918. The latest collection is The Lesser Light by The Used Book Store staff member Andreas Gripp, which was published in January 2009. Featured are poetry books by such authors a: professors Les Arnold, Ronald Bates, Vic Elias, Sonia Halpern, Cornelia Hoogland, Monika Lee, Don McKay, Michael Ondaatje, James Reaney and Peggy Roffey; undergraduate or graduate students Beryl Baigent, Jamie Hamilton, David Hickey, John B. Lee, Marianne Micros and Marg Yeo; staff members Jan Figurski and John Tyndall; and Ken O'Keffe, former Chapain at Brescia University College.

Thanks to the Benson Special Collections, The University of Western Ontario Archives for providing copies of most of the poetry books. Special thanks to Theresa Regnier and John Lutman for their personal assistance in organizing and labelling them.


March 2009

Let RefWorks be your Life Saver!

A display about RefWorks. Walter Zimmerman has compiled a display to show examples of what can be done with this web-based bibliographic citation management software. This is a free tool that will help organize your research, share work with others and instantly format assignment bibliographies!

Walter also held sessions in the month of March where patrons could set up their own RefWorks account and learn how to make the most of this valuable information management tool from one of Weldon's experts!

Citation Style Guides

Are you unsure how to cite an electronic or online source? Do you know how you would cite an image copied from a power point presentation? The March display, set up by John Tyndall, citation expert at The D. B. Weldon Library, would help you understand how to cite the sources you have used in writing your papers, and to understand the nature of plagiarism and how to avoid it. John's visual display of Citation Style Guides in Weldon Library showed specific examples of MLA Style and APA Style. John also hosted a Citation Style party in March to help answer any citation questions.


February 2009

February is Psychology Month

Psychology Exhibit

The D.B. Weldon Library proudly welcomed Western's Department of Psychology and showcased both the work of the Department and the discipline of Psychology in general. Weldon's display cases provided a learning opportunity for the different areas of Psychology. One could also view departmental publications, discover community presentations by Western's Clinical Psychology Graduate Students and watch a video slide show highlighting the work of the Psychology Faculty.

psychology display


December 2008

The Beatles Display at The D. B. Weldon Library

Beatles Display

A few months ago Catherine Wilkins, Assistant University Librarian (The D. B. Weldon Library), suggested that there be a display in the cabinets on the main floor about The Beatles. Does it celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of their album The BEATLES aka "The White Album" or this year's forgiving by The Vatican of John Lennon's claim that "we're more popular than Jesus" from 1966? Not really...it's just a whimsical look back at the group in three of its stages. First comes Beatlemania!, the era of hysteria and initial popularity from 1963 through 1965 (and also the title of a Canadian-only release of their second album in 1963). Among many items, this display features: album covers, such as Beatles '65 (treasured by the former Cathy Roy); singles picture-sleeves, such as "We Can Work It Out" b/w "Day Tripper"; Beatles' trading cards (but no gum); John Lennon's two books (In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works, from the collection of Walter Zimmerman); and the published script of their first movie, A Hard Day's Night

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St. Pepper's of the Beatles display

Second we have Sgt. Pepper's Magical Submarine Tour Band, which showcases the psychedelic time from 1966 to 1967 (with a little submarine cartoon soundtrack flown in from 1969). Paul Hamilton's copy of Paul McCartney's band jacket from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band underlies the trippy little goodies which include: reproductions of a painting by the group (stuck inside a Tokyo hotel room while on tour) and one by John Lennon's son, Julian (the inspiration for "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"); the sheet music for Bruce Fyfe's favourite Beatles song ("A Day in the Life"); and David Murphy's mint-condition Capitol single "Hello Goodbye" b/w "I am the Walrus".

Beatles display

Third you'll see The BEATLES, the final phase of the group's existence, covering the years 1968 through 1970. Their best-selling single "Hey Jude" b/w "Revolution" shows up with its Apple label and even a 45 rpm adapter ("A what? ask mp3 listeners.) Every day a page will be turned in Mark Lewisohn's book The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, starting in May of 1968 when the group began work on the song "Revolution", revealing how they crafted the songs for The BEATLES, Abbey Road, and Let It Be. Look for Japanese Beatles, naked Beatles, and even a Rolling Stone!
Thanks to all of the fans who lent materials to create this display: Catherine Wilkins, David Murphy, Bill Boyington, Walter Zimmerman, and Paul Hamilton. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Display arranged and coordinated by John Tyndall


November 1 - 21, 2008

The Life Cycle of an Article

A new display, entitled The Life Cycle of an Article showcases an article written by History Professor Peter Neary. The display illustrates the research process in the social sciences from the author's first thoughts on an idea to the submission and acceptance of the article to a peer-reviewed journal, the indexing of the article in a subject database, the discovery and use of the article by a student, the creation of the student's bibliography via RefWorks, and the happy meeting between Peter and the student.

Broken Image

Peter Neary has enjoyed a long and esteemed career at The University of Western Ontario including deanship of Social Sciences from 1995 to 2002. Peter is an authority on veterans' issues. His article, Zennosuke Inouye's Land: A Canadian Veterans Affairs Dilemma, describes Zennosuke Inouye's struggle to regain land taken from him during World War II, although he was one of 222 Japanese Canadians who served in the Canadian army during World War I. The article is published in Canadian Historical Review 2004 85(3) 423 - 450 (DBW periodical F 1001.C2) and is available in both print and electronic format.

 

Display arranged by Ann Morris
Also on display is information on RefWorks and Citation Guide.

July 28th - August 1, 2008

Thirteenth International Mikhail Bakhtin Conference

The Thirteenth International Mikhail Bakhtin Conference July 28 to August 1, 2008, is organized by Dr. Clive Thomson, the the Centre for the Study of Theory & Criticism and the Department of French Studies.

Bakhtin Conference Poster

Given that the conference is an occasion to assess the present state of research on the Bakhtin Circle and map out directions for future research, The D. B. Weldon Library wishes to highlight that portion of its research collection related to Bakhtin.

Weldon Library has all of Bakhtin's works in several languages and a vast number of titles devoted to his work. The library can provide access to hundreds of scholarly articles about Bakhtin and the works of all of the plenary speakers at this conference.

Display arranged by Alexander Affleck and Rebbeca Nunn.


June 2008

Hispanic Baroque Period - Professor Juan Luis Suarez

Modern Languages and Literatures Professor, Juan Luis Suarez, is using a $2.5-million SSHRC grant, the largest ever for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, to explore the Hispanic Baroque Period and the surprising clues it offers for understanding modern-day cultural diversity. The display cases in The D.B. Weldon Library pay tribute to Professor Suarez and feature The D.B. Weldon’s collections in the Hispanic Baroque Period.

Display arranged by Peggy Ellis


September 2007

NeoMedievalism Display

NeoMedievalisms Conference Display in The D.B. Weldon Library

September 17 th – October 9 th, 2007

In anticipation of The 22nd Annual Conference on Medievalism, NeoMedievalisms, staff from The Research & Instructional Services Department of The D.B. Weldon Library have mounted a display to highlight the Library's medieval language and literature holdings. Sample publications drawn from the Library's holdings, with particular attention paid to works published by scholars who will be participating in the upcoming Conference, along with other related materials, are now on display in Weldon.

In addition to works drawn from the Library's holdings, John Tyndall and Rebecca Nunn, who worked together to prepare and realize the project, brought materials from their personal collections to add to the display (no surprise really, given John's passion for literature and Rebecca's history background)! Of particular note is John's personal copy of The Book of Kells, a beautifully illustrated Irish manuscript. Every day, John plans to open the display case and turn a page in the manuscript, a nod to the curators who maintain the very same tradition with the original Book of Kells, which remains on permanent display at Trinity College Dublin.

The Book of Kells

Many thanks to John and Rebecca for their hard work, creativity and enthusiasm in bringing together a lovely display. Thanks also to Jane Toswell for providing Conference materials to be included in the display.

We invite you to stop at the display the next time you visit The D.B. Weldon Library, or better yet, come every day!

Dispalay arranged by Melanie Mills, John Tyndall and Rebecca Nunn

November 2006

Western's War Memorials

A display entitled 'Western's War Memorials' will be in Weldon Library from Nov. 6, 2006- Jan. 2, 2007. This display highlights the contributions of members of the Western community in both the World Wars through the plaques in University College and an honour roll from the Medical School.

Display arranged by Theresa Regnier, Western Archives.


 

October 2006

Hungarian Flag

50th Anniversary of the
Hungarian Revolution

October 23 to November 10, 2006 is the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. The Hungarians were one of the first nations to rise up against the communist party and the post war Iron Curtain. People from all walks of live protested in the streets and helped overthrow the communist regime. Thousands died when the Soviet tanks rolled in to put down the revolution, and over 300,000 fled the country.

Approximately 38,000 Hungarians were welcomed into Canada as refugees in 1956-1957.

Weldon Library wished to help commemorate this world changing historical event. A collection of library materials and Hungarian articfacts will be on display on the main floor of the Weldon Library.

Display arranged by Suzie Rahoi and Cynthia Norris


Gazette 100th Anniversary Display

At the request of the Gazette Alumni Association, Western Archives has prepared a small archival display to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the paper. It commemorates the first published edition of In Cap and Gown, the forerunner of the Gazette, that appeared in 1906. This display, composed of a number of original documents dating from that year, coincides with Gazette Alumni activities taking place during Homecoming, as well as a special anniversary event later this fall.

The display is located on the main floor of The D.B. Weldon Library, just outside the entrance to the Teaching Support Centre. Western Archives staff also assisted Gazette Alumni representatives in identifying materials to be copied for their own displays.

Display arranged by Western Archives Staff


 

September 2006

One Place, Friendly Face

The D. B. Weldon Library has a proud tradition of providing excellent public service. In the spirit of continuing to provide excellent serviceto our users, who are constantly evolving the way in which they seek, find and use information, Weldon Library is developing a new service model centered around a shared service desk.

The Shared service desk will bring together all of Weldon's public services staff in one highly visible location. A display of the plans for this shared service desk has been put together for your information.

Display arranged by Ann Morris


 

June 2006

Electronic Books in Western Libraries

This display, which runs through the month of July, is intended to provide more information about electronic books in general and those that are available through Western Libraries in particular. It consists of a poster presentation about how to find E-books and displays in each of the three cabinets on an aspect of the topic.

The three areas of focus are:

1. Selected E-Books Collections in Western Libraries : this part of the display highlights the following electronic book collections that are now available:

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf
NetLibrary
Alexander Street Press Collection
Books@OVID
Safari Tech Books

To find out more about our electronic books, ask at the Reference Desk or try the E-Books Search option in the Shared Library Catalogue.

2. The Great E-Book Debate: librarians and scholars have been concerned about the efect of new forms of communication on books and book production for many decades as this portion of the display indicates. Much has been written on both sides of this lively debate.

3. Free E-Books on the Internet : many internet services provide access to books that are out of copyright for free through the Internet. The most famous one is 'Project Gutenberg' which officially began in 1971 and now provides access to over 18,000 free books. (http://www.gutenberg.org). In this cabinet, you will also be able to find out about a few other similar web sites that are well known collections of free electronic books.

Display arranged by Fran Gray June 2006.


September 2005

HURRICANE KATRINA

In response to the August 29th tragedy in New Orleans and the surrounding coastal areas, and in recognition that our public may want more information we present a collection of book titles regarding Hurricanes, storm surges and floods, and the social impact of natural disasters.
Other information provided in this display included a listing of reputable charities and their websites where people can make donations.
The newspaper clippings were all collected from personal subscriptions and not from the library's newspaper subscriptions.

Display arranged by Cary Daniel, Cynthia Norris and Courtney Waugh.


June 2005

National Aboriginal Day, June 21

A display has been installed on the main floor of the D. B. Weldon Library in honour of National Aboriginal Day. National Aboriginal Day was proclaimed in 1996 by former Governor General Romeo A. LeBlanc, as a way to celebrate the rich and varied contributions Aboriginal people have made to Canada. It is the inaugural event in the Celebrate Canada! celebrations, which also include Saint Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24), Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27) and Canada Day (July 1).

The Government of Canada has declared 2005 the Year of the Veteran, and as such, the display features a selection of books and web resources highlighting the contributions and sacrifices of Aboriginal veterans. Also featured is an array of current books on contemporary First Nations issues, as well as further information on library resources relevant to Aboriginal peoples.

The University of Western Ontario is proud to offer minor, major and honours specialization in its interdisciplinary First Nations Studies Program, based in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The program engages political, legal, cultural and linguistic perspectives on the First Nations, crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries to explore the role of First Nations peoples in Canadian society, with special emphasis on the Hodenosaunee (Iroquoian) and Anishnabwe (Ojibwe, Delaware, Potawatomi) traditions of southwestern Ontario. More information can be found at the First Nations Studies Program website.

Display arranged by Courtney Waugh,
Subject Librarian, Anthropology and Psychology.

June 23, 2005


May 29 - June 20, 2005

Congress 2005

Ad Fontes *

An exhibition of primary resources in the history of medicine selected from Western collections -- books, archival documents, artefacts -- will be on display in the main floor lobby and the John A. Schweitzer Gallery of the Archives and Research Collections Centre at The D. B. Weldon Library during the Congress from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.

Display arranged by the Department of History of Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry;
and the Department of History, Faculty of Social Sciences.

* Ad fontes is a Latin expression which means that fundamental research is very important in politics, history and science. Without fundamental research there is no good knowledge about questions. Many people only think about questions as other people think. Ad fontes means that it is important to elaborate and study older document to have a sound meaning.

Definition from Wikipedia.org


March - April 2005

Pope John Paul II, In Memoriam

To honour the passing of Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla, 1920-2005, a display of excerpts from his many writings, and photographs was arranged for all to appreciate.

Display Arranged by Monika Mierzwinski-Urban.


The Jewish Immigrant Experience in America.

The display features a selection of books by the ten speakers who are among the most prominent and prolific scholars in American Jewish immigration history. The three display cabinets also contain other books on the Jewish immigrant experience and American Jewish history more generally, touching on immigrant living conditions, the Yiddish language, klezmer music, and food, among other subjects.

The display, created by Walter Zimmerman, Electronic Services Librarian in The D. B. Weldon Library, in collaboration with conference coordinator, Western History Professor Monda Halpern, will remain until the end of April, 2005.

A bibliography and a list of links to online resources are available for visitors to the exhibit.

The conference, sponsored by the Centre for American Studies at The University of Western Ontario, takes place on Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17, 2005.

Display arranged by Walter Zimmerman and Monda Halpern


February 2005

Poetics and Public Culture

In recognition of the Poetics and Public Culture in Canada: a Conference in Honour of Frank Davey, hosted by the Department of English, a display was mounted highlighting our collection of Davey's works, and those of the presenters and conference speakers.

Display arranged by Melanie Burnard


January 2005

Tsunami

In response to the Boxing Day tragedy in South East Asia and in recognition that our public may want more information we presented a collection of book titles regarding the Tsunami phenomena and the social impact of disasters. Other information provided in this display included listings of NGO's which are involved in disaster relief measures.

Display arranged by Melanie Burnard, Maureen Ryan and Ruth Wallace.


Western Reads

Western Libraries celebrates the second annual Western Reads with a display of the books chosen and promotional literature about Western Reads. Modeled after CBC Radio’s Canada Reads program, Western Reads invites alumni, staff, students, faculty and the community at large to read along with local celebrities to choose one book from five acclaimed Canadian novels:

Display arranged by Melanie Burnard.


December 2004

Pierre Berton, In Memoriam

To honour the passing of Pierre Berton, Canada's much loved and prolific author, a display of his many titles was arranged for all to appreciate.

Display arranged by Melanie Burnard and Ruth Wallace.


November 2004

Portuguese Culture

From the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures an interesting and colourful display showcasing local Portuguese artists and the region of the Azores, its people and literature.


September - October 2004

Save Our Books –
A S.O.B. Story

Are you new to Western? A returning student? The D.B. Weldon Library invites you to visit its “Save Our Books” (S.O.B.) display. Learn about book care and how you can help to preserve Western Libraries’ precious print resources. Further your academic experience with an understanding of how to properly care for the books you borrow; it may save you from the expense of replacing them!

Display arranged by Laura Collishaw and Adrienne Wass.


May - August 2004

Quilts as Art

For thousands of years and within a variety of cultures women have been the primary producers of textiles. Many of these works have moved well beyond the functional into the realm of art.

Quilting serves as a three-dimensional metaphor for feminine social networking. Millions of dollars are raised each year through quilts for such worthy projects as Breast Cancer research, the Mennonite World Relief Fund and AIDS awareness.

Thousands of Canadian Women quilt today. It is a thriving art form and industry, with websites, magazines, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and tours.

Quilting is a traditional woman's art form whose time has come. Today the word global applies to quilting as well as to business or economy.

Lighthouse quilt by Cynthia Norris

Display arranged by Mibs Booth and Cynthia Norris.


March - April 2004

Milton

A display from the G. William Stuart, Jr. Collection of Milton and Miltoniana located in the James Alexander and Ellen Rea Benson Special Collections. This display coincides with "The New Medievalisms: a forum for discussion of new and exciting work in the field of medieval studies" which was held at the University of Western Ontario from March 12-14, 2004. This collection represents one of the most significant treasures of the Western Libraries.

Display arranged by John Lutman.


February 2004

African Art

In honour of Black History month a display of African artifacts collected while in West Africa in the 1960's. This display included several pieces of hand woven fabric, an example of dyed indigo cotton and a "camel hair" blanket from Kano Nigeria.

Several black, orange and white "Afikpo" masks from the Igbo people of eastern Nigeria were on display. The Afikpo wore these masks at their yearly Yam festivals.

A Yoruba carving by Lamidi Olonade Fakeye depicted a mother figure carrying a twin baby on her back and another in her lap. The Yoruba people considered twins to be sacred. Original "Ibeji" twin dolls were also on display. Ibeji figures were carved to ward off evil spirits when one twin passed away.

Wood Carver

A modern example of Benin art was also part of the display, as well as a lithograph by a local London artist Mathias Muleme, who was born and raised in Uganda.

Display arranged by Cynthia Norris


January 2004

Western Reads

An exhibit of book covers to celebrate Western Reads. The book titles for this year included:

Display arranged by Peggy Ellis


November - December 2003

Damaged Books

A display of books damaged over the years through neglect or abuse was arranged to help educate our patrons as to proper care and use of our resources.

Display arranged by Laura Collishaw and Adrienne Wass.


October 2003 and also May - April 2003

Genealogy

In recognition of a fast growing interests for our Alumni a display of genealogical materials and library reference sources was mounted. The display included pamphlets from local and regional Archives and Genealogical societies, and issues of leading genealogic periodicals and newsletters.

Examples of other sources for genealogical information was also exhibited including memorial cards, old family photos, copies of military records, family Bibles, relationship charts and parish and census records.


September 2003

Ludwig Wittgenstein

A photo documentary exhibit of the life and achievement of Wittgenstein, obtained by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures from the Austrian Embassy. Wittgenstein's works were shown in the field of engineering, medicine, photography, sculpture and music. The panels told the stories in the form of a collage from photographs and texts, most of manuscripts, his correspondence, and his own photographs, etc. The arrangement of panels was chosen for a direct view into the philosopher's life, i.e.: without interpretation or comment.

Display arranged by Michelle Witen, Michelle Lu and Ruth Wallace.


March - April 2003

Victorian Poetry

Prepared by Claire Senior, an English Phd candidate, in conjunction with the Old Lamps, New-Lit: The Future of Victorian Poetry Conference held March 13-16, 2003, to honour Donald Hair and Thomas J. Collins, both retiring English professors at Western and acclaimed scholars in Victorian poetry.

Display arranged by Claire Senior.


February 2003

Irish History

A selection of book covers from Weldon's collection pertaining to Ireland and Irish history.

Display arranged by Dave Newman.


December 2002- January 2003, and August - October 2002

Archives and Research
Collections Centre (ARCC)

This display provided the first opportunity for UWO Libraries staff and patrons to view the architectural model, plans and renderings for the new building under construction. The Archives and Research Collections Centre was built to house the University Archives, UWO corporate records, the J.J. Talman Regional Collection, the James Alexander and Ellen Rea Benson Special Collections, business archives (Canadian Tire Corporation fonds), and low use library monographs and serials.

The Centre also accommodates a reading room, linked to The D. B. Weldon Library through a vestibule, compact shelving for UWO Archival materials, staff and processing areas and a large storage facility.

Moving the J.J. Talman Regional Collection and the James Alexander and Ellen Rea Benson Special Collections to this new structure freed up 7500 square feet of space in The D. B. Weldon library for shelving and study space.

Display arranged by John Lutman


November 2002

Remembrance Day

The display "Wars of Two Generations" , by Matt Falls, a UWO history student, was featured to commemorate Remembrance Day from a family perspective. Matt's grandfather, Harrison Glendon Williams(1891-1942), fought for the Canadian Expeditionary Force in World War I, and his uncle, John (Jack) Harrison Williams (1921-1943 ), served as a flying instructor in World War II. Jack Williams died in an air crash in 1943. The display combined military memorabilia of Matt's grandfather and uncle with published and primary source material from the J. J. Talman Regional Collection and the James Alexander and Ellen Rea Benson Special Collections.

Display arranged by Matt Falls.