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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.

Yearbooks

Series contains student yearbooks published by Mount Royal College and by individual departments and programs. Yearbooks contain photographs of students, faculty, clubs, sports teams, and campus events, student creative writing, reports from clubs and committees, addresses from college presidents and yearbook editors, and advertisements.

Medieval and early modern manuscript collection

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

Collection consists of manuscript (written by hand) books, book fragments, and documents, predominantly from the medieval and early modern periods. Most items were produced in western and southern Europe (France, England, Flanders, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Spain), while others originated in Asia, northern Africa, the Middle East, and Russia. Many leaves are illuminated and feature decorative initials, borders, line fillers, marginal illustrations, etc.

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

Giay thong-hanh

Item is a safe-conduct pass promising proper treatment of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese combatants who surrender to South Vietnamese forces.

Safe conduct pass

Item consists of a safe conduct pass for Iraqi soldiers designed to look like an Iraqi 25-dinar banknote that was dropped by US forces during Operation Desert Storm.

La guerra come ve la spacciavano

Item is a leaflet that depicts Italian soldiers marching in a triumphant parade on recto, and a mutilated corpse of a soldier on the verso, showing the difference between "the war as they sold it to you" and its actual reality.

News from Burma

Leaflet is illustrated with a photo of tanks and a dead Japanese soldier, and refers to Japanese military losses in Burma.

Surrender leaflet

This leaflet was presumably meant to be dropped on Japanese prisoner of war camps, and has Japanese text on the recto and verso, with a short explanation in English: "This leaflet gives your Japanese guards the official news that Japan has surrendered and tells them to treat you with every care and attention. You guards have been told to withdraw to their own quarters."

Le courrier de l'air

Item is an issue of Le courrier de l'air, a miniature newspaper leaflet dropped by the Royal Air Force in German-occupied France to provide uncensored war news to the French population. The headline translates as "Hitler's advance toward the abyss," and is accompanied by a cartoon of a vulture on a "victory" sign in a barren field strewn with bones.

Deutschland verlor

Item consists of images of graves and dead German soldiers with the description: "Another winter in Russia." The verso claims to show the real numbers of German casualties in comparison to how many soldiers that Hitler states have died in three years of war.

Fruehjahrs - offensive

Item depicts aerial photographs of bomb-damaged German factories, accompanied by exhortations to armament factory workers in Germany (including foreign workers) to quit working. The verso states, "Hitler can no longer win the war, he can only prolong it."

So - oder so -

This leaflet claims to be a safe-conduct pass for German soldiers who wish to give themselves up, and features an illustration of a German soldier up to his neck in water and in danger of drowning. This leaflet was apparently dropped on German troops near the end of the North African campaign before the Axis surrender.

"Fuehrer befiehl, wir folgen dir."

Item depicts corpses of German soldiers in Africa and on the Eastern Front, under the Nazi slogan "Fuehrer commands, we follow you." On the verso is "Hitler's Mathematics," with calculations relating to war losses.

Wolkiger beobachter

Item is an issue of the "Cloudy Observer" containing illustrations of Hitler and Stalin with a message that "sheep" follow the two leaders. The verso has a cartoon depicting Karl Marx hiding under a Hitler mask.

Luftpost no. 11

Item is an issue of the Luftpost newspaper dropped by the Royal Air Force that provides statistics of daily German military deaths and stories about America's military might. It also features aa German soldier entering the Soviet Union about to be attacked by a hand holding a giant sickle.

Ein peinliches versprechen!

Item depicts a newspaper headline and an image of Hitler, under the title "An embarrassing promise!" On the verso are quotes from Hitler's headquarters describing different battles of 1941 which they claimed would bring ultimate victory.

Luftpost no. 20

Item is an issue of the Luftpost newspaper dropped by the Royal Air Force with articles about how the SS have taken over the German government, and illustrated with photos of British and Soviet soldiers meeting.

Diary of death

Leaflet depicts the purported blood-stained diary of an Allied soldier who died in Italy, with a message that the reader may meet a similar fate if they continue to fight.

Das sind eure Fuehrer!

Leaflet (titled translated as "This is your Fuehrer!") contains information from a report published by the American press about Nazi corruption, enumerating how much money the Nazi leaders, including Goering and Goebbels, have stolen for themselves.

"Militaerische idioten"

This leaflet makes fun of Hitler's belittlement of the Allies as "military idiots" against whom he couldn't test his skill, by describing how those same "military idiots" have destroyed his U-boats and forced him to strengthen his armies. On the verso is a a quote by Churchill stating that Germans are "victims of their own lies."

Allied airborne leaflets in German

File consists of German language leaflets produced and dropped by Allied forces to undermine German morale, convince soldiers to surrender or desert, and persuade munitions workers to stop working.

"Ich fuehle mich so frisch. Es kommt der Fruehling."

Item depicts a grinning Hitler standing over a pile of frozen corpses of German soldiers with a quote "I feel so fresh, the spring is coming!" that it attributes to Hitler on February 24, 1941. On the verso is a description of the agreement signed by Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt.

Iron crosses

Item depicts a box of Iron Crosses, Nazi military decorations, on the recto, and a field of cross-shaped grave markers on the verso, suggesting that the Nazi pursuit of military glory will lead to mass death.

Remember

Item is a leaflet with an illustration of a couple in a car that tries to convince Allied soldiers to stop fighting and return home.

The Battle of the Atlantic is being lost!

Item is a pamphlet providing information to support the claim that Britain is losing the Battle of the Atlantic, and with it, the war, by showing German naval superiority and unsustainable British losses.

To live for her -

Item is an illustrated leaflet with the phrase "To Live For Her -" showing a beautiful blonde woman, and the phrase "- Or To Die For Him?" accompanying the image of a dead Allied soldier with the sinister face of Stalin looming in the sky overhead.

6: Choosing a book in the camp library

Item is the 6th leaflet in a "series of twelve leaflets showing the life of prisoners-of-war in German camps" that aims to convince Allied soldiers they will be well-treated if they surrender. This leaflet shows Allied prisoners of war choosing books in a well-stocked prison camp library.

Airborne leaflets collection

  • CA MRUASC CA MRUASC C0017
  • Collection
  • 1939-1991, predominant 1939-1945

Fonds mostly consists of propaganda leaflets dropped from Allied and German aircraft during World War II, and it also contains a few American leaflets from the Vietnam War and Gulf War. The leaflets targeted enemy combatants, munition workers, and civilians and were designed to undermine morale, persuade their readers to surrender or stop fighting/working, or provide access to censored war news.

The American fur trade of the Far West : a history of the pioneer trading posts and early fur companies of the Missouri Valley and the Rocky Mountains and of the overland commerce with Santa Fe

Volume 1. [Part 1]. Character of the business -- Relations with the Indians -- Evil effects of competition -- The liquor traffic -- Characteristic features of the fur trade -- Trading posts -- The trapping fraternity -- Life in the wilderness -- [Part 2]Louisiana -- Rise of the American fur trade -- St. Louis -- Expeditions of 1807 -- The Missouri Fur Company.--Manuel Lisa, its founder -- The Missouri Fur Company.--Sketch of its varied career -- Crooks and McLellan -- Astoria.--Origin and scope of the project -- Astoria.--The expedition by sea -- Astoria.--The Overland expedition--West -- Astoria.--Beginnings on the Columbia and the Overland expedition -- Astoria.--The course of events on the Columbia -- Astoria.--Review of the enterprise -- Astoria.--Its author and the "sources of his inspiration" -- The Rocky Mountain Fur Company.--Under William H. Ashley -- The Rocky Mountain Fur Company.--Adventures of Jedediah S. Smith -- The Rocky Mountain Fur Company.--Its later history-- The American Fur Company.--Establishment of the Western Department -- The American Fur Company.--The Upper Missouri outfit -- The American Fur Company.--Stress of competition -- The American Fur Company.--1834-1843 -- The American Fur Company.--Methods and men -- Captain Bonneville -- Nathaniel J. Wyeth.-- The Oregon Trail -- Volume 2. The Santa Fe trade--Santa Fe -- The Santa Fe trade--historical sketch -- The Santa Fe trade--character of the business -- The Santa Fe trade--the trail -- The Santa Fe trade--incidents of the trail -- The war of 1812 -- The Yellowstone expedition of 1819-1820 -- The Aricara campaign of 1823 -- The Yellowstone expedition of 1825 -- The smallpox scourge of 1837 -- Military occupation -- Geographical and scientific explorations -- Missionary work -- "The lost trappers" -- The battle of Pierre's Hole -- The death of Henry Vanderburgh -- The battle of Fort McKenzie -- Smuggling liquor of the Missouri -- Rose and Beckwourth, the Crow chiefs--Alexander Harvey, desperado -- Miraculous escape of Hugh Glass -- The treachery of Mike Fink -- The adventures of John Colter -- The Rocky Mountains -- Valleys and plains -- Rivers and lakes--the Missouri system and the plains rivers -- Rivers and lakes--the Colorado ad Columbia systems and the great basin -- Flora -- Fauna--the buffalo, beaver, and bear -- Fauna--other species of interest in the fur trade -- Native tribes--general observations -- Native tribes of the Missouri basin -- Native tribes of the southwest and the tra-Montane country -- Volume 3. Appendices.

The American fur trade of the Far West : a history of the pioneer trading posts and early fur companies of the Missouri Valley and the Rocky Mountains and of the overland commerce with Santa Fe

Volume 1. [Part 1]. Character of the business -- Relations with the Indians -- Evil effects of competition -- The liquor traffic -- Characteristic features of the fur trade -- Trading posts -- The trapping fraternity -- Life in the wilderness -- [Part 2]Louisiana -- Rise of the American fur trade -- St. Louis -- Expeditions of 1807 -- The Missouri Fur Company.--Manuel Lisa, its founder -- The Missouri Fur Company.--Sketch of its varied career -- Crooks and McLellan -- Astoria.--Origin and scope of the project -- Astoria.--The expedition by sea -- Astoria.--The Overland expedition--West -- Astoria.--Beginnings on the Columbia and the Overland expedition -- Astoria.--The course of events on the Columbia -- Astoria.--Review of the enterprise -- Astoria.--Its author and the "sources of his inspiration" -- The Rocky Mountain Fur Company.--Under William H. Ashley -- The Rocky Mountain Fur Company.--Adventures of Jedediah S. Smith -- The Rocky Mountain Fur Company.--Its later history-- The American Fur Company.--Establishment of the Western Department -- The American Fur Company.--The Upper Missouri outfit -- The American Fur Company.--Stress of competition -- The American Fur Company.--1834-1843 -- The American Fur Company.--Methods and men -- Captain Bonneville -- Nathaniel J. Wyeth.-- The Oregon Trail -- Volume 2. The Santa Fe trade--Santa Fe -- The Santa Fe trade--historical sketch -- The Santa Fe trade--character of the business -- The Santa Fe trade--the trail -- The Santa Fe trade--incidents of the trail -- The war of 1812 -- The Yellowstone expedition of 1819-1820 -- The Aricara campaign of 1823 -- The Yellowstone expedition of 1825 -- The smallpox scourge of 1837 -- Military occupation -- Geographical and scientific explorations -- Missionary work -- "The lost trappers" -- The battle of Pierre's Hole -- The death of Henry Vanderburgh -- The battle of Fort McKenzie -- Smuggling liquor of the Missouri -- Rose and Beckwourth, the Crow chiefs--Alexander Harvey, desperado -- Miraculous escape of Hugh Glass -- The treachery of Mike Fink -- The adventures of John Colter -- The Rocky Mountains -- Valleys and plains -- Rivers and lakes--the Missouri system and the plains rivers -- Rivers and lakes--the Colorado ad Columbia systems and the great basin -- Flora -- Fauna--the buffalo, beaver, and bear -- Fauna--other species of interest in the fur trade -- Native tribes--general observations -- Native tribes of the Missouri basin -- Native tribes of the southwest and the tra-Montane country -- Volume 3. Appendices.

The American fur trade of the Far West : a history of the pioneer trading posts and early fur companies of the Missouri Valley and the Rocky Mountains and of the overland commerce with Santa Fe

Volume 1. [Part 1]. Character of the business -- Relations with the Indians -- Evil effects of competition -- The liquor traffic -- Characteristic features of the fur trade -- Trading posts -- The trapping fraternity -- Life in the wilderness -- [Part 2]Louisiana -- Rise of the American fur trade -- St. Louis -- Expeditions of 1807 -- The Missouri Fur Company.--Manuel Lisa, its founder -- The Missouri Fur Company.--Sketch of its varied career -- Crooks and McLellan -- Astoria.--Origin and scope of the project -- Astoria.--The expedition by sea -- Astoria.--The Overland expedition--West -- Astoria.--Beginnings on the Columbia and the Overland expedition -- Astoria.--The course of events on the Columbia -- Astoria.--Review of the enterprise -- Astoria.--Its author and the "sources of his inspiration" -- The Rocky Mountain Fur Company.--Under William H. Ashley -- The Rocky Mountain Fur Company.--Adventures of Jedediah S. Smith -- The Rocky Mountain Fur Company.--Its later history-- The American Fur Company.--Establishment of the Western Department -- The American Fur Company.--The Upper Missouri outfit -- The American Fur Company.--Stress of competition -- The American Fur Company.--1834-1843 -- The American Fur Company.--Methods and men -- Captain Bonneville -- Nathaniel J. Wyeth.-- The Oregon Trail -- Volume 2. The Santa Fe trade--Santa Fe -- The Santa Fe trade--historical sketch -- The Santa Fe trade--character of the business -- The Santa Fe trade--the trail -- The Santa Fe trade--incidents of the trail -- The war of 1812 -- The Yellowstone expedition of 1819-1820 -- The Aricara campaign of 1823 -- The Yellowstone expedition of 1825 -- The smallpox scourge of 1837 -- Military occupation -- Geographical and scientific explorations -- Missionary work -- "The lost trappers" -- The battle of Pierre's Hole -- The death of Henry Vanderburgh -- The battle of Fort McKenzie -- Smuggling liquor of the Missouri -- Rose and Beckwourth, the Crow chiefs--Alexander Harvey, desperado -- Miraculous escape of Hugh Glass -- The treachery of Mike Fink -- The adventures of John Colter -- The Rocky Mountains -- Valleys and plains -- Rivers and lakes--the Missouri system and the plains rivers -- Rivers and lakes--the Colorado ad Columbia systems and the great basin -- Flora -- Fauna--the buffalo, beaver, and bear -- Fauna--other species of interest in the fur trade -- Native tribes--general observations -- Native tribes of the Missouri basin -- Native tribes of the southwest and the tra-Montane country -- Volume 3. Appendices.

The treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba and the North-west territories, including the negotiations on which they are based, and other information relating thereto

Book covers the following topics: The Selkirk Treaty -- The Robinson Treaty -- The Manitoulin Island Treaty -- The Stone Fort and Manitoba Post Treaties, Numbers One and Two -- Treaty Number Three ; or, the North-West Angle Treaty -- The Qu'Appelle Treaty, or Number Four -- The Revision of Treaties Numbers One and Two -- The Winnipeg Treaty, Number Five -- The Treaties at Forts Carlton and Pitt [Fort] -- Treaty Number Seven ; or, the Blackfeet Treaty -- The Sioux in the North-West Territories -- The Administration of the Treaties -- the Half-Breeds [Metis] -- The Future of the Indian Tribes [Native or Aboriginal peoples, First Nations].

Canadian mosaic : the making of a northern nation

Item is an account of the traditions and cultures of European nationalities that immigrated to Canada. Book includes chapters on the United States, France, England, Scotland, Germany, Ireland, Wales, Scandinavia, Hungry, Russia, and Italy among others.

Советское фото No. 15-16

Item is an issue of "Soviet Photo," a magazine devoted to technical and amateur photography in the Soviet Union that was published in Moscow from 1926 to 1997. Item contains photographs depicting Soviet culture, social events, architecture, and people.

Appley Dapply's nursery rhymes

Item is a children's collection of nursery rhymes by Beatrix Potter, the creator of the Peter Rabbit series. This edition features new illustrated reproductions from the original 1917 edition.

Appley Dapply's nursery rhymes

Item is a first edition of Beatrix Potter's collection of nursery rhymes for children, and is accompanied by a booklet advertising Potter's other books and Peter Rabbit merchandise.

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