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Gary Beagle - student + teacher at MRC [Mount Royal College]

Item is a taped interview with Gary Beagle regarding the history of Mount Royal College. Beagle was a business student in the mid-60s and later taught evening business classes from 1969-1972. Beagle went on to become the treasurer of Canadian Occidental Petroleum.

Medieval and early modern manuscript collection

  • CA MRUASC C0003
  • Collection
  • [11--?]-[19--?], predominant [12--]-[15--]

Collection consists of manuscripts (books, leaves, and documents written by hand), mostly from medieval and early modern Europe. Most items were produced in Western and Southern Europe (France, England, Flanders, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Spain), although a few are from the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Many leaves are illuminated and feature decorative initials, borders, line fillers, etc. Most are in Latin, although a few are in medieval vernacular or other languages.

The collection is arranged in series by manuscript type: Books of hours, liturgical books (contains leaves from psalters, breviaries, antiphonals, and graduals), charters, Bibles, and canon law.

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 and a collection of Chaucer's works, as well as leaves from Bibles, hagiographies, liturgical texts, and works of history, literature, canon law, and botany.

Liturgical books

Series consists of leaves from liturgical books (also known as service books), which were used by the clergy in the celebration of Christian public religious worship. Types of liturgical books in the series include breviaries, antiphonals, psalters, hymnals and gradual processionals.

Book of hours leaf

Item is a leaf from a printed book of hours from Paris featuring illuminated and gilded initials and borders.

A Booke of Christian Prayers leaf

Item is a leaf from A Booke of Christian Prayers (commonly known as Queen Elizabeth's Prayer Book as it was reputedly designed for her private use), a collection of private devotions and prayers published by in London by Richard Day. The leaf (folio 115) contains part of a prayer and is illustrated with woodcut borders of memento mori (including gravediggers' shovels, skeletons, the aged and infirm, and bodies in tombs) and the Dance of Death.

The Woorkes of Geffrey Chaucer leaf

Item is a leaf (folio 3) from "The Knightes Tale" from The Woorkes of Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed, edited by John Stowe and printed in London by John Kyngston for John Wight.

The Chronicles of England leaf

Item is a leaf from The Firste Volume of the Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande by Raphael Holinshed, a comprehensive history of Britain which was printed in London by Henry Bynnemann for John Harrison. The leaf (pages 187-188) describes the reign of Ine (or Inas) of Wessex, "King of the Saxons," and features two woodcut illustrations, one depicting the king and the other the construction of the monastery of Glastonbury, which he commissioned.

Shakespeare used Holinshed's Chronicles as the source for more than a third of his plays, including Macbeth, King Lear, and Richard III.

Rare book collection

  • CA MRUASC C0012
  • Collection
  • [1590?]-1963

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

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.

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.

Barry Pashak

Item is a recording of an interview with Barry Pashak, a former instructor and MRFA President, regarding the history of Mount Royal College.

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.

Mount Royal University publication collection

  • CA MRUASC C0008
  • Collection
  • 1911-2017

Collection contains publications published by Mount Royal University and its departments, faculty, staff, and students. Collections consists of academic calendars, and student and department yearbooks.

Lincoln Park Campus

File documents discussions by Mount Royal College with the City of Calgary and the Province of Alberta about the possible site for their new campus. File consists of correspondence, overhead projector transparencies, a commissioner's report, Lincoln Park construction engineering drawing for the RCAF station, and newspaper clipping.

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.

Illustrirte Zeitung. Nr. 3811, Kriegsnummer 102

Item is a wartime issue of a German magazine, the "Illustrated Newspaper," which was founded in Leipzig by Johann Jakob Weber and published from 1843 to 1944. Item contains articles, photographs, and illustrations relating to World War I.

Illustrirte Zeitung. Nr. 3807, Kriegsnummer 98

Item is a wartime issue of a German magazine, the "Illustrated Newspaper," which was founded in Leipzig by Johann Jakob Weber and published from 1843 to 1944. Item contains articles, photographs, and illustrations relating to World War I.

Illustrirte Zeitung. Nr. 3800, Kriegsnummer 91

Item is a wartime issue of a German magazine, the "Illustrated Newspaper," which was founded in Leipzig by Johann Jakob Weber and published from 1843 to 1944. Item contains articles, photographs, and illustrations relating to World War I.

Illustrirte Zeitung. Nr. 3780, Kriegsnummer 71

Item is a wartime issue of a German magazine, the "Illustrated Newspaper," which was founded in Leipzig by Johann Jakob Weber and published from 1843 to 1944. Item contains articles, photographs, and illustrations relating to World War I.

Illustrirte Zeitung. Nr. 3725, Kriegsnummer 16

Item is a wartime issue of a German magazine, the "Illustrated Newspaper," which was founded in Leipzig by Johann Jakob Weber and published from 1843 to 1944. Item contains articles, photographs, and illustrations relating to World War I.

Illustrirte Zeitung. Nr. 3716, Kriegsnummer 7

Item is a wartime issue of a German magazine, the "Illustrated Newspaper," which was founded in Leipzig by Johann Jakob Weber and published from 1843 to 1944. Item contains articles, photographs, and illustrations relating to World War I.

The Encyclopædia Britannica : a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information.

Item is a multi-volume reference work "[intended to] be a trustworthy guide to sound learning, and an instrument of culture of world-wide influence." (1) The encyclopedia was published by the Cambridge University Press.

Encyclopedia volume contents:
v. 1. A-Androphagi -- v. 2. Andros-Austria -- v. 3. Austria Lower-Bisectrix -- v. 4. Bisharin-Calgary -- v. 5. Calhoun-Chatelaine -- v. 6. Chatelet-Constantine -- v. 7. Constantine Pavlovich-Demidov -- v. 8. Demijohn-Edward -- v. 9. Edwardes-Evangelical Association -- v. 10. Evangelical Church-Francis Joseph -- v. 11. Franciscans-Gibson -- v. 12. Gichtel-Harmonium -- v. 13. Harmony-Hurstmonceaux -- v. 14. Husband-Italic -- v. 15. Italy-Kyshtym -- v. 16. L-Lord Advocate -- v. 17. Lord Chamberlain-Mecklenberg -- v. 18. Medal-Mumps -- v. 19. Mun-Oddfellows -- v. 20. Ode-Payment of Members -- v. 21. Payn-Polka -- v. 22. Poll-Reeves -- v. 23. Refectory-Sainte Beuve -- v. 24. Sainte-Claire Deville-Shuttle -- v. 25. Shuvalov-Subliminal Self -- v. 26. Submarine Mines-Tom-tom -- v. 27. Tonalite-Vesuvius -- v. 28. Vetch-Zymotic Diseases -- v. 29. Index.

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