"Word of Mouth"

How The Trans+ Community Found Itself

"Word of Mouth" tells some of the story about how Trans+ communities and networks developed in North America throughout the latter half of the twentieth century.

Victoria to Vimy

The First World War Collections at the University of Victoria Libraries

Volatile Attractions

Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, and Managing a Music Legend

Volatile Attractions is a digital exhibit featuring materials from the archives of Saul Holiff, the Canadian manager of one of the most iconic figures in American music history: Johnny Cash. The collection, held at the University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections and University Archives, contains photographs, letters, audio recordings, diaries, and memorabilia that Holiff carefully accumulated during his career and preserved until the end of his life.

Ian McTaggart Cowan

Ian McTaggart Cowan: Champion of Canadian Ecology is an exhibit dedicated to the scientific fieldwork of Ian McTaggart Cowan, the highly decorated academic, television presenter, and former Chancellor of the University of Victoria. This exhibit contains photographs, 3D models of specimens, scanned field notes and journals, CBC television episodes featuring Cowan, as well as an abridged version of Briony Penn's biography, The Real Thing - The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan. This exhibit is made possible by a generous gift from the Sitka Foundation.

Improving African Futures Using Lessons from the Past

Banda Through Time, developed by Dr. Ann B. Stahl, is a digital collection of cultural heritage materials relevant to the Banda Traditional Area of west central Ghana. It includes archival materials from the collections of researchers associated with the long-term Banda Research Project and recent works produced by the collaborative community-based Banda Heritage Initiative.

University of Victoria Libraries Publication Series

In 2013, the University of Victoria Libraries launched its imprint and published the first in a continuing series of publications devoted to our archives and special collections. The publications support the Libraries' commitment to dynamic learning and vital impact and are meant to illustrate, in an accessible format, the rich collections housed at the University of Victoria.

Humans, History and Ecology in Galápagos

The Hacienda El Progreso

Despite their popular association with pristine nature and biological evolution the Galápagos Islands have had an almost 500 year involvement with humans. Our project, The Historical Ecology of the Galápagos Islands, explores the human legacy of transformed landscapes through a study of the 19th century Hacienda El Progreso on San Cristóbal Island

From Paris to Victoria

                        The Gisèle Freund Photographs of James Joyce

Dr. J. Matthew Huculak and Kathy Bohlman, MAS, curated the exhibition "From Paris to Victoria: The James Joyce Photographs of Gisèle Freund" in the Mearns Centre for Learning, University Archives and Special Collections from June 16-November 16, 2014. This exhibit highlights some of the personal notes, papers, letters, drafts, and photographs of Gisèle Freund pertaining to her book James Joyce in Paris: His Final Years. UVic Special Collections acquired this material in 1967.

Exhibition Tutorials

How to create an exhibit

This exhibit was created by Matt Huculak to guide users through the exhibit-creation process

Experiential Learning at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law

This exhibit on experiential learning at UVic Law features the Law Centre, the Law Co-op Program, the Environmental Law Centre and the Business Law Clinic.

Mid-Century Architecture in Victoria

From the University of Victoria Special Collections and University Archives

Glimpses into Chinese Immigration in Canada

The New Republic & The World Journal Vancouver Newspapers

This is a digital exhibition of selected articles from the New Republic and the World Journal newspapers, the interview videos of the newspaper chief editor Mr. John Hsu, historical photographs and communication letters from the Canadian Chief Press Censor, 1915-1920 about the New Republic newspaper.

My dear Douglas,

Mary Butts and a performance of letters

This exhibit explores British modernist author Mary Butts's letters to friend and fellow writer Douglas Goldring. Or it will. . . . It is currently under construction, and we invite you to watch. Our exhibit not only explores Butts's letters through the lens of performance, our construction of the site is a performance itself - an enlivening of the digital spaces in front of you.

“Yes, this is my album”

Victorian Collections of Scraps, Signatures, and Seaweed

“Yes, this is my album” is a digital exhibit showcasing Victorian era scrapbooks/ albums held at the University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections and University Archives. Featured materials fall into three categories: traditional scrapbooks, autograph albums, and seaweed albums. The exhibit provides a historical overview of each category and allows viewers to browse digitized versions of each album.

T. S. Eliot's Animula: Description, Contexts, & Content

This exhibit explores the material and cultural history of T. S. Eliot's poem, Animula--illustrated by Gertrude Hermes--which was published as a Christmas card by Faber & Faber in 1929 as part of the Ariel poems series.