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What the home nursing auxiliary should know about civil defence

Item is a guide to home nursing responsibilities in an emergency situation. Item was written by the Emergency Health Services Division. Department of National Health and Welfare with assistance from the Canadian Red Cross Society and St. John Ambulance Association. Item was published by the Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationary.

Your evacuation pack

Item was produced by Information Services for Civil Defence and contains suggestions for the civilian population regarding the quantities and types of food, equipment, and water one should have ready in the event of a nuclear attack.

Our generation against nuclear war : [October 1964]

Item is a "quarterly journal devoted to the research, theory, and review of the problems of world peace and directed toward presenting alternative solutions to human conflict, eliminating war as a way of life." This journal was published by the Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Our generation against nuclear war : [December 1963]

Item is a "quarterly journal devoted to the research, theory, and review of the problems of world peace and directed toward presenting alternative solutions to human conflict, eliminating war as a way of life." This journal was published by the Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Our generation against nuclear war : fall 1962

Item is a "quarterly journal devoted to the research, theory, and review of the problems of world peace and directed toward presenting alternative solutions to human conflict, eliminating war as a way of life." This journal was published by the Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Our generation against nuclear war : summer 1962

Item is a "quarterly journal devoted to the research, theory, and review of the problems of world peace and directed toward presenting alternative solutions to human conflict, eliminating war as a way of life." This journal was published by the Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Our generation against nuclear war : winter 1962

Item is a "quarterly journal devoted to the research, theory, and review of the problems of world peace and directed toward presenting alternative solutions to human conflict, eliminating war as a way of life." This journal was published by the Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Our generation against nuclear war : fall 1961

Item is the first issue of a "quarterly journal devoted to the research, theory, and review of the problems of world peace and directed toward presenting alternative solutions to human conflict, eliminating war as a way of life." This journal was published by the Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Nuclear explosions : a world-wide hazard

Item is a booklet written by Soviet biochemist and radiobiologist Aleksandr Mikhailovich Kuzin about the effects of radioactive fallout caused by nuclear explosions. The booklet was translated from the Russian into English and published by Foreign Languages Publishing House in Moscow.

Nuclear weapons section

Item is a revised section to the first edition of the Emergency Health Services Manual of 1952. The revisions were deemed necessary because of the advances and increased power of nuclear weapons at the time. Medical information was also declassified and made available for general use. Item was published by the Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationery.

Fallout on the farm

Item is a pamphlet that provides information on how to protect people, livestock, and crops from the effects of radioactive fallout. Item was published by the Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationery.

11 steps to survival

Item is a pamphlet that describes what can be done before and after a nuclear attack with detailed instructions for each step. Item was published by the Queen's Printer.

Survival in likely target areas

Item is a pamphlet published by the Queen's Printer that was "designed to assist those Canadians who live in major cities which might be target areas in the event of nuclear war." The pamphlet discusses the advantages and disadvantages of evacuation or shelter in order to help Canadians prepare a practical survival plan.

The pamphlet is accompanied by a form letter regarding the Calgary Target Area Survival Plan from B.O. Miller, Principal of Rosedale School in Calgary, sent on behalf of the Calgary School Board to "parents whose residence can be reached from the school within 20 minutes." The letter explains a decision by the Department of Education that in the event of nuclear war, all schools will be closed and pupils dispersed to their homes, and parents are asked to prepare for this possibility. This letter was sent on November 27, 1962 to the parents of Grant Paterson.

Early print collection

  • CA MRUASC C0001
  • Collection
  • 1477-1598, 1892

Collection illustrates the early development of movable type printing in Europe. Collection consists of printed books including a book of hours, leaves from Bibles, hagiographies, liturgical texts, and works of history, literature, and canon law.

Rare book collection

  • CA MRUASC C0012
  • Collection
  • [1691?]-1987

Collection consists of rare books and other publications that are not part of other collections or fonds.

Demonolatry

"Drawn from the capital trials of 900 persons, more or less, who within the last fifteen years have in Lorraine paid the penalty of death for the crime of witchcraft." Translated by E. A. Ashwin. Edited with introduction and notes by the Rev. Montague Summers. Reprinted from the original French which was published in Lyon in 1595.

A Booke of Christian Prayers, collected out of the auncient writers, and best learned in our tyme, worthy to be read with an earnest mynde of all Christians, in these daungerous and troublesome dayes, that God for Christes sake will yet still be mercyfull vnto vs

Item is a book containing a collection of private devotions and prayers printed in London by Richard Yardley and Peter Short for Richard Day. Popularly known as Queen Elizabeth's Prayer Book, the book may originally have been written for her private use before being published for a wider audience. The book is heavily illustrated with historiated woodcut borders, some based on works by Albrecht Durer and Hans Holbein. The illustrations are a veritable catalogue of Christian iconography, depicting subjects including the life of Christ, the five senses, sin, virtue, the Book of Revelation, and memento mori such as the Dance of Death.

The Spectator. Vol. VI

Item consists of issues of the influential daily London periodical The Spectator, which was originally published by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele in 1711-1712. This volume contains issues number 395 (June 3, 1712) through 473 (September 2, [1712]). Published by J. Tonson.

The Spectator. Vol. IV

Item consists of issues of the influential daily London periodical The Spectator, which was originally published by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele in 1711-1712. This volume contains issues number 252 (December 19, 1711) to 321 (March 8, [1712]). Published by J. Tonson.

An historical essay concerning witchcraft : with observations upon matters of fact, tending to clear the texts of the Sacred Scriptures, and confute the vulgar errors about that point : and also two sermons: one in proof of the Christian religion; the other concerning the good and evil angels

Item is a book written by English minister bishop Francis Hutchinson to discredit the witchcraft trials taking place in England. The book is an analytical and critical account of previous witch trials, and argues strongly against witchcraft prosecution. Shortly after the book was published, Great Britain abolished the persecution of suspected witches. Item was printed for R. Knaplock, at Bishop's Head, and D. Midwinter, at the Three Crowns, in St. Paul's Church-yard.

Biblia Sacra Polyglotta leaf

Item is a leaf from a polyglot Bible compiled by Brian Walton and his collaborators that presents the text of the Bible in nine languages as an aid to biblical study. This leaf (pages 87-88) comes from the Book of Ecclesiasticus (also known as the Wisdom of Sirach) and features side-by-side comparisons of the text in four languages: Latin, Greek, Syriac, and Arabic.

Nuremberg Chronicle leaves

File contains two leaves from the Liber Chronicarum (Book of Chronicles), commonly know as the Nuremberg Chronicle, an illustrated biblical and world history published by Hartmann Schedel. The book was printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger and illustrated with woodcuts by Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. The Liber Chronicarum is notable for being one of the first printed books to successfully integrate illustrations with text.

Kreuterbuch leaf

Item is a leaf (folio 386) from the first illustrated edition of Hieronymus Bock's New Kreuterbuch von Underscheidt, Würckung und Namen der Kreuter, so in teutschen Landen wachsen (New plant book of differences, effects, and names of plants that grow in German lands), a herbal (a book describing the properties and uses of plants) printed in Strasbourg by Wendel Riehel. The leaf features a woodblock illustration designed by David Kandel of an apple tree with a serpent and Adam's skull and leg bone, referencing the Book of Genesis.

The Kreuterbuch is notable because Bock chose to classify the 700 plants he covered according to their observed characteristics, an innovation that anticipated modern botany, whereas earlier herbals had categorized plants according to Classical Greek systems.

Decretals of Gregory IX leaf

Item is a leaf from the second volume of Decretales Pape Gregorii... mit der Glosse des Bernardus Parmensis, printed by Peter Drach in Speyer, Germany in 1486. The Decretals of Pope Gregory IX were an important collection of medieval canon law, and in this edition were accompanied by commentary by the noted Italian canonist Bernard of Botone, also known as Bernard of Parma. The Decretals of Gregory IX is one of four works that make up the Corpus Juris Canonici, the collection of papal decisions that compromised the law of the Catholic Church and governed papal lands. The Decretals is organized into five books covering church government, procedure, clerical life, marriage, and criminal law.

The leaf contains an excerpt from a general encyclical (a papal letter on doctrine) in the center of the page surrounded by related decretals (papal decrees relating to canon law) and/or commentary.

Biblia Latina leaf

Item is a leaf from a Biblia Latina printed by J. Sacon of Lyon for Anton Koberger of Nuremberg. Leaf contains verses 19:6-24:4 of the Book of Ecclesiastes and features a large woodcut of its translation from the original Hebrew to Greek. A partial transcription of the leaf reads:

Beginning with "Qui peccat": "He that sinneth against his own soul, shall repent... hast thou heard a word against thy neighbor? Let it die within thee... a wise man will hold his peace til he see opportunity: but a babbler, and a fool, will regard no time... a man wise in words shall make himself beloved: but the graces of fools shall be poured out... he that keepeth justice shall get the understanding thereof. The perfection of the fear of God is wisdom and understanding..."

Italian missal leaf

Item is a leaf from a missal from Italy that contains a reading from chapter 4 of the Gospel of Luke. The leaf features several illuminated initials in blue and red, and a marginal illustration of a face.

A partial translation of the text, beginning with the first illuminated 'I' reads: "At that time, Jesus rising up out of the synagogue, went into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever, and they besought him for her. And standing over her, he commanded the fever, and it left her. And immediately rising, she ministered to them."

Spanish antiphonal leaf

Item is a large illuminated leaf from a Spanish antiphonal/antiphonary featuring Gregorian chant in square notation to be sung during the celebration of the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours). The leaf features several illuminated initials including two knot-work (cadel) initials and a very large puzzle initial 'R' in red and violet in mudejar style, which was directly influenced by the geometric decorative art of Islamic Spain.

The knot-work initial 'M' on the recto begins: “Magnus sanctus…” (the great Saint Paul, the vessel of election, is indeed worthy to be glorified), and the puzzle initial 'R' begins the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary “Recordare mei…” (Remember me and visit me…), and

Spanish antiphonal leaf

Item is a large illuminated leaf from a Spanish antiphonal featuring Gregorian chant musical notation and containing sections of the Book of Wisdom 5:5 and the Book of Acts 4:33. An antiphonal, or antiphonary, is a choir book that contains chants for the canonical hours of the Divine Office.

A partial transcription of the leaf reads: Beginning with the illuminated letter E of "Ecce quomodo..." : "Behold how they are numbered among the children of God, and their lot is among the saints..."
Beginning with the illuminated letter L of "Lux perpetua..." : "Let perpetual light shine upon them Lord, for eternity, alleluia, alleluia..."
Beginning with the illuminated letter V of "Virtute magna..." :"With great power did the apostles give testimony of the resurrection."

Shahnameh leaf

Item is a leaf from the Shahnameh (The Book of Kings), the national epic of Greater Iran which was written by the Persian poet Hakīm Abul-Qāsim Firdawsī Tūsī (Ferdowsi) in the early 11th century.

Liber Sextus Decretalium leaf

Item is a large leaf from an Italian copy of Liber Sextus Decretalium (the Sixth Book of Decretals), a collection of papal decrees concerning canon law (decretals) that was compiled by Pope Boniface VIII as a supplement to the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX. The leaf features glossing, manicules, and paraphs and headings in red and blue.

Dr. Jack Barlass

Item is a taped interview with Jack Barlass regarding his time attending Mount Royal College as a first year student in the University of Alberta pre-med transfer program. Barlass was a former Air Force veteran of World War II who went on to become a doctor specializing in neurosurgery.

German book cover

Item is a detached cover of a 16th century book, likely of south German origin. The cover is made of wood and blind-tooled leather (with numerous bookworm holes), and features decorative brass corners and a central boss.

German book cover and binding fragments

File consists of a detached cover of a 16th century book, likely of German origin, and 9 fragments recovered from the book's binding. The cover is made of wood and blind-tooled leather decorated with geometric patterns and miniature portraits. It features a brass central boss, and two damaged leather straps, one complete with a decorated metal clasp, the other partial. The cover is accompanied by 9 fragments of the book's binding, including 7 recycled medieval manuscript fragments, a head or tail band, and one of the cords that would have attached the covers and the quires/gatherings of leaves.

Writing and publications

Series illustrates Hunter's work as an novelist, poet, and writer of short stories. Series contains one subseries of Hunter's books, and also consists of short stories, poems, manuscript drafts, notes, editorial feedback, newspaper clippings, media articles, correspondence, reviews, interviews, contracts, event posters, diaries, photographs, and newsletters.

Bruce Hunter fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0046
  • Fonds
  • 1950, 1960-2020

Fonds documents Hunter's career as a novelist, poet, and writer of short stories. Fonds consists of correspondence, books, poems, short stories, manuscript drafts, research notes, contracts and agreements, posters, articles, reviews, interviews, photographs, and diaries. Fonds is arranged into 4 series: letters; writing and publications; family history; and articles and reviews.

Bruce Hunter

The history of the Parliament of England : which began November the third, MDCXL, with a short and necessary view of some precedent yeares

Item is a contemporary history of the Long Parliament (an English Parliament that lasted from 1640 to 1660) published just after the end of the first English Civil War. Authored by Parliamentary Secretary Thomas May, the history is presented from a parliamentarian viewpoint with a strong bias against Charles I and the House of Stuart. Item was imprinted at London by Moses Bell for George Thomason.

A description of the Seige of Basing Castle ; kept by the Lord Marquisse of Winchester, for the service of His Majesty : against, the forces of the rebells, under command of Colonell Norton, anno Dom. 1644

Item is a Royalist pamphlet describing in detail one of several Parliamentarian sieges of Basing Castle, a Royalist stronghold in Hampshire, during the English Civil War. Printed by Leonard Lichfield.

The remonstrance and protestation of the gentry and commonalty of the counties of Buckingham, Hartford, Bedford, and Cambridge : shewing the reasons why they take up armes and their resolutions thereupon

Item is a Parliamentarian pamphlet explaining why the counties of Buckingham, Hartford, Bedford, and Cambridge supported Parliament in opposition to King Charles I at the outbreak of the English Civil War. Printed by L. N. and R. C. for F. Eaglesfield.

Prince Rupert : his declaration

Item is a pamphlet authored by Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Duke of Cumberland, a famous Royalist cavalry commander in the English Civil War. In it, he refutes charges of barbarousness levelled against his troops by Parliamentarians and claims that it was they who were committing atrocities. Printed by Leonard Lichfield.

A soldierly vindication of his troops by Prince Rupert and an attempt to shift the charge of inhumanity to his adversaries.

The humble petition of the captaines, officers, and soldiers of the trayned bands, and voluntiers in the county of Buckingham, assembled at Alisbury, June 17, 1642 : presented to both Houses of Parliament, the 24 bf [sic] June, 1642, and commanded by them to be forthwith printed and published. H. Elsyng Cler. Parl. D. Com. Together with a letter from a merchant of Dublin, to his friend a worthy gentleman in Bassing Hall Street, in London, relating the happy proceedings of the Protestant army against the rebels.

Item is a Parliamentarian pamphlet from the English Civil War in two parts. The first part is a request to remove the Royalist Lord William Paget as Lieutenant for the County of Buckingham, and to replace him with the Parliamentarian Lord Philip Wharton. The second part is a letter written by John Busse of Dublin reporting on recent events in the Irish Rebellion of 1641. Printed for Joseph Hunscott and John Wright.

Reliquiæ sacræ Carolinæ, or, The [w]orks of that great monarch and glorious martyr King Charles the I : collected together, and digested in order, according to their several subjects, civil and sacred

Item is one volume with two parts that consists of a collection of King Charles I's speeches, letters, and religious and political writings. The book was published in support of the Royalist cause after Charles' execution. Printed by Samuel Browne.

A vindication of King Charles, or, A loyal subjects duty : manifested in vindicating His Soveraigne from those aspersions cast upon him by certaine persons, in a scandalous libel, entituled, The Kings cabinet opened ; and published (as they say) by authority of Parliament. Whereunto is added, a true parallel betwixt the sufferings of our Saviour and our soveraign, in divers particulars, &c.

Item is a detailed defence of King Charles I written by Royalist and Church of England minister Edward Symmons in response to the publication of the "The Kings cabinet opened," which contained Charles' personal correspondence seized by Parliamentarian forces at the Battle of Naseby. According to Symmons, he wrote this text "to vindicate my Soveraigns name and honour". Publisher unknown.

A petition of the gentry, ministers, and freeholders of the County of Flint, presented to His Majesty at York, August the fourth, 1642 : with His Majesties most gracious answer thereunto ; also His Majesties speech to the gentlemen of York, on Thursday the fourth of August.

Item is a pamphlet from the beginning of the English Civil War expressing the loyalty of the County of Flint (the former county of Flintshire in northeast Wales) to King Charles I in his dispute with Parliament. Item was printed by A. Norton.

Mount Royal Faculty Association fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0022
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2019

Fonds documents the functions and activities of the Mount Royal Faculty Association, including collective bargaining, advocacy, and providing professional development opportunities and other services to its members. Fonds is divided into four series: collective bargaining, university/college administrative and reference documents, professional development, and social events. Fonds contains collective agreements, negotiation working files, photographs, reports, correspondence, minutes, newsletters, handbooks and guides, bylaws, and financial statements.

Mount Royal Faculty Association

Cross appointments

File documents faculty appointments across different faculties and the effort to secure proper compensation for such teaching arrangements. File contains drafts of a report on the feasibility of making cross-faculty appointments tenurable or term-certain, correspondence, workload provisions, a description of cross-faculty appointments, report on reassigned time, and a final report of the Faculty Roles and Responsibilities Task Force.

Credit accounting

File documents MRFA research into amending policy 502 (K) Length of Semester/Reading Week and associated issues regarding the Credit Accounting program. File contains correspondence, draft policy amendments, and a draft report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Credit Accounting.

Association administration

File documents the general administration of the MRFA. File contains recommendations from the Faculty Centre management, proposed bylaw revisions, collective agreements between the Mount Royal Support Staff Association (MRSSA) and Mount Royal College, a final report from the Workload Committee, a faculty handbook, an Economic Policy Committee bulletin, and an MRFA conference agenda.

MRFA & correspondence

File consists of general MRFA communications to Association members. File contains memoranda to all faculty from the MRFA, newsletters, agendas, and correspondence.

MRFA minutes

File contains minutes from general and special meetings of the MRFA and a report on academic staff and decision making in Alberta colleges.

Restructured planning and budget building process

File contains a draft proposal created by the MRFA, Mount Royal Support Staff Association, and the Students' Association of Mount Royal College, regarding a restructured planning and budget building process. File also contains a letter to the MRFA from the Board of Governors with their response to the proposal.

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