Browse Exhibits (3 total)

eCards Greeting

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eCards featuring images from McMaster University Library’s digital archive are now available!  These free, eco-friendly cards can be sent to any email address with an added personal message.

The cards showcase the diversity of our holdings in The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections. The images are taken from rare historical books and ephemera from our archives and printed book collections dating from the 17th to 19th centuries. Many of the books were acquired from the library of J.  Barry Brown, an Irish collector in 1968.

Subjects and their descriptions have been provided by Renu Barrett, William Ready Division of Archives & Research Collections.

McMaster Campus Maps Through Time


Founded in 1887, McMaster University today is full of beautiful bulidings and open spaces to make every student and visitor's experience an enlightening one.

McMaster's main campus, located in the Westdale neighbourhood of Hamilton, Ontario, is comprised of 300 acres of scenic property at the western end of Lake Ontario, between Toronto and Niagara Falls.
Our 30-acre central core is designated for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 Nearby attractions that can be seen on the McMaster Campus Maps Through Time include Cootes Paradise, the Bruce Trail, the Waterfront Trail, the Royal Botanical Gardens, and the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

Campus air photos have been derived from flightlines, photgraphy companies and instituitions from the early 1930s to the late 1980s.

More map collections can be found on the Digital Archive @ McMaster University Library

McMaster University Library's Historical Maps of Canada


This exhibit demonstrates a selection of the various pre- and post-Canadian Confederation maps that exist in McMaster University Library's Lloyd Reeds Map Collection. Clicking on an item in this collection provides an opportunity to view the map in higher quality, and provides a link to the full-sized digital scan in the Library's Digital Archive

Click on the categories to the right to explore the maps!