https://fontanus.mcgill.ca/issue/feed Fontanus 2017-08-09T08:18:01-04:00 McGill Library Open Journal Publishing escholarship.library@mcgill.ca Open Journal Systems <p><span lang="EN-US">Founded in 1988, <em>Fontanus: from the collections of McGill University</em>, was conceived as an annual scholarly journal edited and produced by McGill Librarians. The primary purpose of <em>Fontanus </em>is to showcase the University Library's extensive rare and special collections through in-depth scholarly articles which interpret or showcase particular collections. Like McGill's collections, the subject range of the individual articles run the full spectrum from Science, Medicine, Law to the Humanities and Social Sciences. </span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">The fourteenth volume of <em>Fontanus,</em><em><span> co-edited by Peter McNally and Gordon Burr</span></em><em>, </em>contains 4 articles based on the collections in the McGill University Archives and the Redpath Museum. The McGill University Archives provided the main sources for all of the articles. </span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">Editorial</span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">This volume of Fontanus was edited by Professor Emeritus Peter McNally and Senior Archivist Gordon Burr. We wish to thank the invaluable aid and support that we received from the Dean of Libraries, Colleen Cook and the team of people that enable this type of project to come to fruition. A big thank you to Rhiannon Hebert and Nicola Vernon for their copy editing skills, Alex Kohn for her advice on copyright, Jessica Lange for her kind support of a neophyte editor and Jennifer Innes for her invaluable technical skills that in the end made this publication possible.</span></p><p>This volume of <em>Fontanus: from the Collections of McGill University</em> is dedicated to Dr. Robert H. Michel, Co-Editor of volumes 12 (2010) and 13 (2013) and a contributor of distinguished articles over many years.</p><p> </p><p><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">Gordon Burr</span></p> https://fontanus.mcgill.ca/article/view/283 Introduction 2017-08-08T11:15:25-04:00 Gordon Burr gordon.burr@mcgill.ca 2017-08-08T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2017 Gordon Burr https://fontanus.mcgill.ca/article/view/284 Editorial 2017-08-08T11:15:25-04:00 Gordon Burr gordon.burr@mcgill.ca 2017-08-08T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2017 Gordon Burr https://fontanus.mcgill.ca/article/view/273 McGill Remembers: The Commemoration of Three Wars 2017-08-08T11:15:25-04:00 Gordon Burr Gordon.Burr@mcgill.ca François Dansereau Francois.Dansereau@muhc.mcgill.ca <p>This article documents the McGill University's efforts to track and commemorate the University's participation in three wars in the 20th century by analyzing the documentation created including archival records, publications, and monuments culminating with the building of the Memorial Hall in 1947. Most of these archival records were created by McGill's War Records Office in World War II. The goal of this office was to capture the records of McGil's achivements during the war. The creation of the McGill War Records website in 2012 clearly demonstrated a renewed community interest in commemoration. This led to a generous donation that brought together in one database access to the scattered records in the McGill War Records fonds. </p> 2017-08-08T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2016 Fontanus https://fontanus.mcgill.ca/article/view/274 The Falcon: The Statue of a Winged Youth at McGill 2017-08-08T11:15:25-04:00 Joseph Hanaway joethetoe@mac.com <p>The Falcon statue, created by R. Tait McKenzie, stands as a beacon just outside the entrance of the McLennan Library Building on the main campus of McGill University. The process of acquiring this statue was not straightforward but owing to the persistence of Principal F. Cyril James the statue of the winged youth made its way to McGill.</p> 2017-08-08T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2016 Fontanus https://fontanus.mcgill.ca/article/view/275 Sir Thomas and Lady Roddick, Their Gates and Clock Tower 2017-08-08T11:15:25-04:00 Joseph Hanaway joethetoe@mac.com <p>This is the narrative of how a determined and resourceful McGill alumni restored the clock tower in the iconic Roddick Gates that span the entrance to the main campus of McGill University.</p> 2017-08-08T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2016 Fontanus https://fontanus.mcgill.ca/article/view/281 Egyptian Mummies at the Redpath Museum: Unravelling the History of McGill University’s Collection 2017-08-09T08:18:01-04:00 Barbara Lawson barbara.lawson@mcgill.ca <h3>This article provides the context for the acquisition of the Egyptian Mummies collection at the Redpath Museum through donors such as James Ferrier, Sir Thomas Roddick and the Montreal Natural History Society. Since the 19<sup>th</sup> century the Mummies have solicited a great deal of public interest and have also been the object of rigorous scientific studies, this paper explores the history of the collection at Redpath and the impact of new technologies on adding to our knowledge of the collection.</h3><p> </p> 2017-08-08T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2017 Barbara Lawson