This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices.
This trial expires - October 20, 2014
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Recently at the Harriet Irving Library, Microforms has begun its move into a newly developed space in the basement! While there is some material left on the third floor, much of the collection and equipment has moved downstairs.
While we are in the midst of this transition, we’d like to highlight that if you have any questions the Microforms staff are here to help you during regular office hours. There is a service desk in the basement space, and the main Microforms office can be found in their new location on the third floor in Room 309.
Phone: (506) 453-4834
Need help finding primary sources for an essay or assignment? Check out our Primary Sources guide. Our guide will introduce you to our online databases and catalogues, as well as local archives you can visit to view and use primary sources.
Our Digital Archives Initiative (DAI) site includes some of the primary sources available from the library - such as the St. John’s Evening Telegram article “Britain Declares War!” published on August 6, 1914 - but we have much, much, much more for you.
For primary sources related to Newfoundland and Labrador, visit or contact the Centre for Newfoundland Studies.
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Winning books from the 32nd annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada are currently exhibited in the H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room (HIL, 5th floor).
Judges selected 37 winning titles from 232 Canadian entries published in 2013, from eight provinces, and 107 publishers. Gaspereau Press (Kentville, NS) was recognized for five of its designs. Twenty-nine of the prize-winning books are on display.
The Harriet Irving Library is the only New Brunswick venue hosting the book exhibit.
Place: H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room (HIL, 5th floor)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am until 4:00pm
Dates: 4 September until 15 October 2014
The Alcuin Society is a Vancouver-based, non-profit society for the support and appreciation of fine books. In addition to the annual Book Design Competition, the Society publishes a quarterly journal, Amphora, and organizes lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and field visits on various aspects of the book.