Art of the Book
April 14 - May 16
Art of the Book 2013 is the sixth juried travelling exhibition from the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG). Book samples range from traditional texts with embellished covers or pages, to hand-stitched or embroidered pages that unfold like accordions. Intricate bindings complement imaginative sculptures, showing that books can also be enjoyed as art objects. Open house on May 8.
The Andrew McCormick collection contains a wide variety of historical maps and illustrations, dating from 1503 to 1910. McCormick was a long-time faculty member at UBC and active researcher. Explore the collection and journey into this fascinating cartographic history.
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A treasure trove of rare historical photos from the early days of British Columbia will be preserved, digitized and made public, thanks to a gift from a Vancouver art collector to UBC.
The Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs, donated by Uno and Dianne Langmann, consists of more than 18,000 rare and unique early photographs from the 1850s to the 1970s. It is considered the premiere private collection of early provincial photos, and an important illustrated history of early photographic methods.
UBC Library provides users with access to the rare and wonderful, as recently highlighted in the Ubyssey. UBC’s student newspaper profiles a number of gems from Rare Books and Special Collections, including a letter from Napoleon Bonaparte (Derek Lukin Johnston Collection); Uncle Jim’s Canadian Nursery Rhymes (Arkley Collection); the Olive Allen Biller collection; an act dealing with “swine and goats” from the John Keenlyside Legal Research collection; and a copy of Alice in Wonderland that features illustrations from the surrealist artist Salvador Dali.
Suzanne Cates Dodson, a longtime employee and fervent supporter of UBC Library, passed away on March 6, 2014. In tribute, the B.C. Flag at Main Mall and Agronomy Road on the Vancouver campus was lowered on March 13.
After earning her degree in librarianship from UBC, Suzanne joined UBC Library, where she worked for 36 years before retiring in 1999.
Read more about Suzanne’s life and reflections from her Library colleagues.