Rare Books and Special Collections
Secret love letters and languages: UBC exhibit offers Pride Week history lesson
As love notes go, this one might seem rather ordinary: “My beloved darling, I never forget you. I think about you every day.” But what if you found out it was a secret message from 1902 in France, written in code between two women?
Jul 29, 2019
UBC Library acquires first known account of British Columbia by an English woman
A handwritten journal that is the earliest known account of British Columbia by an English woman is coming to UBC.
Aug 1, 2017
UBC Library acquires copy of ‘the most beautiful of all printed books’ – the Kelmscott Chaucer
A new chapter in teaching is about to begin for the UBC Library with the acquisition of one of the world’s most extraordinary books: the Kelmscott Chaucer.
Aug 24, 2016
UBC Library acquires 800-year-old medieval Papal document
An extraordinary Papal document that’s nearly 800 years old has become a valuable teaching and research tool at UBC, thanks to a history instructor’s passion and the university library’s restoration efforts.
Jan 29, 2015 - by Glenn Drexhage