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Victorian Children’s Illustrators

The late C19 – early C20 period is commonly regarded as “The Golden Age” of children’s illustrated books and our new display showcases some representative works from five renowned illustrators of the period. Randolph Caldecot (1846-1886) Born and educated in … Continue reading

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“Read all about it!” Notes on an Annotated Eighteenth-Century Newspaper Collection at Armagh Public Library

Dr Michael O’Connor of QUB Special Collections reflects on an idiosyncratic Eighteenth-Century Newspaper Collection Recently, I had the good fortune to be invited by Armagh Public Library to visit and consult their eighteenth-century Irish newspaper collection. I had the pleasure … Continue reading

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Best case scenario!

As you may have noticed from our Twitter feed (or, indeed if you’ve been working on Floor One of the McClay Library) it’s been all change for us this week, as we have been upgrading the Special Collections’ display cases. … Continue reading

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The Art of French Crime Fiction

  Our new display, curated by Dr Dominique Jeannerod (School of Modern Languages), features an exhibition devoted to classic French Crime Fiction and Suspense Literature series. The exhibition showcases some of the 1,500 Crime Fiction books in the French language which have been added … Continue reading

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