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  • New Champlain Society Website

    For over one hundred years, The Champlain Society has echoed the voices of some of Canada’s most eloquent citizens. Since the early 1600s, explorers, merchants, public servants, scientists, ordinary people, and extraordinary men and women have left riveting accounts of their actions and thoughts. Through its books and Digital Collection, The Champlain Society makes the adventures, explorations, discoveries, and opinions that have shaped Canada available to all who have an interest in its past. The Champlain Society is also scholarly: its books have been the object of meticulous treatment by specialists whose role has been to highlight the significance of the eyewitness accounts and to inform readers of the context in which these documents were drafted.

    Since acquiring The Champlain Society last fall, the UTP Journals staff has been hard at work preparing and tweaking their recently launched, brand-new website. We are very pleased to say that the site is live! You can find it here: www.champlainsociety.ca

    The new site features easy navigation, enhanced usability, links to social media, a calendar of historical events across Canada, and a photo section that includes a changing motif of influential Canadians from the past. The site provides all the information you need about the Champlain Society: accountabilities, services like purchasing or renewing a membership, making a donation and keeping up with society news.

    Love Canadian history or know someone who does? Share the URL! For information on how you can become a member of The Champlain Society, visit the membership page.

    Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about the relaunch of The Champlain Society's Digital Collection!

  • How did your last envelope taste?

    While doing the necessary preparations to get the full archive of the University of Toronto Quarterly up online, we came across some fabulous old advertisements that we found particularly amusing.

    Check this one out:

    Our favourite part of this advertisement is Deckletone Stationary's claim to provide "pleasant tasting" envelopes. Wonder if they came in different flavours? This gem was found in the front matter of volume 18, issue 2, which was published in 1949.

    Have you come across a great, historical advertisement that speaks to its context and setting? Email or tweet us (@utpjournals) the image and we'll post it on our blog!

  • What did $4 get you today?

    Check out this ad we found in an archive issue of University of Toronto Quarterly (click for a larger image):

    This beauty was found in issue 1 of volume 28 — from 1958! Four issues of U of T Quarterly only cost $4.00. Careful if you live outside of Toronto though — there's a 15¢ exchange for any  out-of-town cheques. Steep stuff!

    Have you come across a great, historical advertisement that speaks to its context and setting? Email or tweet us (@utpjournals) the image and we'll post it on our blog!

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