[ilds] ILDS in the news...

James Gifford odos.fanourios at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 12:50:47 PDT 2007


Hey everyone,

Well, it  looks like we got syndication!  This is all drawn from the 
article in the Victoria Times Colonist by Malcolm Curtis, which some of 
you may recall from last summer.

Best,
James

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Something Special

The News : Esquimalt. Victoria, B.C.: Jul 5, 2006. pg. B.1
Oak Bay News. Victoria, B.C.: Jul 5, 2006. p. B.1
Goldstream Gazette. Langford, B.C.: Jul 5, 2006. p. B.1
Peninsula News Review. Sidney, B.C.: Jul 5, 2006. p. B.1
Saanich News. Victoria, B.C.: Jul 5, 2006. p. B.1
Victoria News. Victoria, B.C.: Jul 5, 2006. p. B.1

Presided over by Special Collections librarian Chris Petter, the area 
houses a treasure trove of original manuscripts, valuable books and odd 
bits and pieces of historical ephemera.

The Collections house, among the works of other writers, a large 
collection of manuscripts and correspondence by and about British author 
Lawrence Durrell. These holdings were significant enough that the 
University hosted the International Lawrence Durrell Society's 
conference this past June (June 25-29).

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UVic's Special Collections houses a treasure trove
of ancient texts

Down the stairs in the University of Victoria's MacPherson Library, away 
from the bright upper floors, lies the entrance to the Special Collections.

Presided over by Special Collections librarian Chris Petter, the area 
houses a treasure trove of original manuscripts, valuable books and odd 
bits and pieces of historical ephemera.

The mandate for the Special Collections, to quote from the official 
brochure, is to "collect, preserve, and make accessible rare books, 
manuscripts, architectural plans, photographs, and oral history tapes"

The Collections house, among the works of other writers, a large 
collection of manuscripts and correspondence by and about British author 
Lawrence Durrell. These holdings were significant enough that the 
University hosted the International Lawrence Durrell Society's 
conference this past June (June 25-29).

Other famed writers represented include the former British Poet Laureate 
John Betjeman. The collections house a watercolour painting with a poem 
written over top by the late poet. Robert Graves is represented with a 
diary and poems.

Local writers include Robin Skelton, Marilyn Bowering and Brian Brett.

The Special Collections is open to donations of books and manuscript 
material that would enhance the collection. Those interested in donating 
material should contact Petter.

The collection is open to UVic students and faculty as well as to the 
public.

The collection can be searched online as well at 
http://gateway.uvic.ca/spcoll/sc.html


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