Have you ever wondered who Sean O’Sullivan is and why Brock University has a theatre named after him? Have you pondered over Brock Library’s namesake James A. Gibson? Or perhaps you’ve contemplated what it takes to be a bee keeper or how to draw a pig blindfolded?
Well if you have or even if you haven’t mused over such musings, your interest must certainly be piqued! You’re encouraged to take a peak at some of the curiosities and treasures held in Brock’s Archives and Special Collections by accessing some exceptional new online exhibits.
Special Collections staff have been hard at work digitizing their collection to make it more accessible to you and in partnership with the Brock Digital Scholarship Lab they have been developing intriguing online exhibits to showcase their many resources.
By visiting these online exhibits you will learn about who Sean O’Sullivan was, see wrestling trading cards from the 1930’s, learn about Niagara’s very own Alexander Hamilton, explore the Welland Canals, and view photographs of a very young St. Catharines! You can even read a letter that the 1941 Toronto Maple Leaf’s coach Hap Day wrote to St. Catharines Mayor Charles Daley under the instruction of Conn Smythe! This list of prized content truly does not do the collection justice.
Visit the following links to explore and experience the Brock Special Collections for yourself:
For more information on the Archives and Special Collections visit: https://brocku.ca/library/collections/special-collections-archives/ or drop by the 10th floor of the Schmon Tower.
If you are interested in how these exhibits were created using the platform Omeka S and would like to learn how you can create your own exhibit, contact the Brock Digital Scholarship Lab at: firstname.lastname@example.org and visit https://brocku.ca/library/dsl/.