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University of Victoria Libraries Publication Series

About the Publications

In 2013, the University of Victoria Libraries launched its publishing imprint and released the first in an ongoing series of award-winning publications devoted to our special collections and university archives. Prepared for publication by General Editor Christine Walde, Grants and Awards Librarian at the University of Victoria Libraries, these open-access volumes support the Libraries' commitment to dynamic learning and vital impact.

Technical Background

This site was built using Blacklight, an open source, Ruby on Rails, discovery and access engine for digital collections. The exhibit was created with the Spotlight for Blacklight plugin.

Use and Reproduction of Digital Materials

The University of Victoria Special Collections provides digitized materials from their collections to support the teaching and research needs of the university community and partners. Users may reproduce (print or download) items in this collection for research, teaching, or private study. For all other uses, contact Special Collections at or 250-721-8257.

Citation of Digital Materials

UVic Libraries requests that materials reproduced from their digital collections are properly cited, regardless of use. Citation should include: title of the item; name of the collection / fonds it belongs to; “University of Victoria Special Collections"; “Volatile Attractions digital collection”; url for the page the item was found; date the item was viewed. For multi-page items, include the name of the whole resource (e.g. “Saul Holiff's Personal Scrapbook”), along with the page number, if available. You may find all of this information in the beige box beneath each image.


Questions or comments about the materials represented on this site can be sent to Special Collections at the University of Victoria Libraries,