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Early print collection

  • CA MRUASC C0001
  • Collection
  • 1477-1904

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, Japanese woodblock prints, and works of history, literature, and canon law.

The Temptation of St. Anthony

Item is a single leaf etched print created by French artist, Jacques Callot, a master printmaker of the Baroque period. The engraving depicts St. Anthony being tempted and tortured in the Egyptian dessert by the devil and a host of demons. The devil, in the form of a monstrous dragon directs the chaos, while St. Anthony cowers near the mouth of a cave in the bottom left corner. Originally created in 1635, this version of the print is Callot's second attempt at capturing the temptation of St. Anthony.

Vestigii delle Terme di Constantino...

Item is an etching by the artist Etienne Duperac, depicting the south-west side of the Baths of Constantine. The Baths of Constantine were destroyed and replaced with the Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi.

Gassho Dojikun [combined book of children's textbook]

Item is an illustrated textbook for children from Edo Period, created by Suaraya Gensuke and six other authors. The textbook covers a wide range of topics and subjects including moral teachings, historical events, times tables, geography, reading, math, and defines important relationships such as those between a feudal lord and followers, father/son, husband/wife, and parents/children etc.

Raichman Canadian communist pamphlet collection

  • CA MRUASC C0002
  • Collection
  • [194-]-1979

Collection contains pamphlets published by the Communist Party of Canada/Labor-Progressive Party, Progress Books, and other Canadian communist and socialist organizations and publishers. Pamphlet subjects include the anti-war movement, political platforms, labour, and economics.

Medieval and early modern manuscript collection

  • CA MRUASC C0003
  • Collection
  • [1--]-[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.

Mount Royal College photograph collection

  • CA MRUASC C0004
  • Collection
  • 1911-1969

Collection mostly consists of professional portraits of sports teams, classes, and clubs at Mount Royal College.

Mount Royal University

Girls basketball team 1927

Item is a framed photograph of a basketball team, consisting of 14 uniformed female students and a coach, in front of a brick and sandstone building, likely the original Mount Royal College building. First student is holding a ball with "MRC 1927" written on it.

World War I roll of honour

Item is a roll of honour commemorating the Mount Royal College students, faculty, and staff who served during World War I in the 191st (Southern Alberta) Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The roll of honour lists participants and includes symbols noting those killed in action (‘x’) and those who died of injury or other ailments (‘+’). The roll features hand painted illuminated borders, and was designed and illuminated by Stafford & Kent of Calgary, Alberta.

World War II roll of honour

Item is a roll of honour commemorating Mount Royal College students, faculty, and staff who served in the Canadian armed forces during World War II. The names of soldiers who died in the war are marked with a cross. Roll was designed by Canadian artist A.J. Casson.

World War II roll of honour

Item is a roll of honour commemorating Mount Royal Junior College students, faculty, and staff who served in the Canadian armed forces during World War II. The names of soldiers who died in the war are marked with a cross. Roll was designed by Canadian artist A.J. Casson.

Fast Forward Weekly (FFWD) collection

  • CA MRUASC C0005
  • Collection
  • 1995-2015

Collection consists of a near-complete print run of Fast Forward Weekly (FFWD), a Calgary-based local news and entertainment weekly newspaper that was published from 1995 to 2015 by Great West Newspapers Limited Partnership. The 934 newspaper issues in the collection are bound in volumes in chronological order. The collection also contains one series of CD and DVDs containing digital photographs, articles, and web page images created by Fast Forward Weekly's staff for the newspaper.

"Fast Forward Weekly (FFWD) was a news and entertainment weekly which provides news, alternative viewpoints, entertainment information, review articles and specialized advertising. It was distributed throughout Calgary, Banff and Canmore. It is owned by Great West Newspapers, LP. With an assessed readership of 70,000 upon a distributed circulation of 30,000, the paper was one of the most widely circulated and well-respected alternative newspapers in Canada."

Canadian Cold War pamphlet collection

  • CA MRUASC C0006
  • Collection
  • 1947-1985

Collection consists of pamphlets published by the Canadian government and other organizations during the Cold War, mostly concerning the threat of nuclear war. Pamphlets were published by the Government of Canada, Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and others. The collection is arranged into five series, and subjects include civil defence, the anti-nuclear movement, nuclear war, survival planning, communist threats, and Canadian Army training. Other items discuss radioactive fallout, rescue operations, and first aid.

Patterson English manuscript collection

  • CA MRUASC C0007
  • Collection
  • 1690-1954

Collection consists of 17th to 20th century English manuscript records that were collected by Mount Royal University professor Diana Patterson. The collection contains a wide variety of personal, legal, financial, and religious records including: diaries, travel journals, correspondence, wills, commonplace books, transcriptions of philosophical and literature texts, poetry, and sermons. Patterson intended the collection to be used to teach English and History students about paleography, scholarly editing, primary source research methods, and the history of the book.

Diana Patterson

Mount Royal University publication collection

  • CA MRUASC C0008
  • Collection
  • 1911-2018

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.

Calendar 1994-1995

File contains two copies of the 1994-1995 academic calendar, a calendar supplement, a guide on provincial transfer agreements, a student guide to academic policies and regulations, and a guide for prospective students.

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