Library Displays Its Archives

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Every visitor to the U of G Library will now get a taste of what’s hidden downstairs in the library’s archives and special collections. Display cases installed earlier this month on the main floor will hold a revolving selection of items from the collections, says Kathryn Harvey, head of Archives and Special Collections.

Located just left of the main library doors, the display cases are showing a copy of the note Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote on the day she died, cookbooks from the University’s culinary collection and impressively detailed model stage sets.

“I see people peering inside the cases and discussing the items they see,” says Harvey. A bulletin board headed: “What’s Cooking in the Archives?” showcases some of the quirkier recipes from the cookbook collection, including one that explains how to make dry toast and another for eel pie.

The current display will be in place until June.