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Debby Andrews is Retiring

A long-time employee here in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies is retiring. Debby Andrews, a member of our Information Desk team will be working...

D'Alberti Papers

A resource here in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies commonly known as the D’Alberti Papers is highly recommended for anyone researching late 18...

D'Alberti Papers

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James P. Howley Event

On Wednesday, November 29th, drop by the reading room of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies to find out about explorer, cartographer and historian, ...

The Legend of Job

Gerald Squires’ last creative project is now on permanent display in the reading room of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies. The original, hand-b...

Golden Anniversary

The St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre celebrates a significant milestone this year. Fifty years ago on May 22, 1967, the complex was opened by Pr...

Dr. Patrick O'Flaherty

We were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic passing of Dr. Patrick O'Flaherty, a professor emeritus of English at Memorial Univer...

Regatta History

For those of you who would like to read about the Royal St. John’s Regatta, the options are many here in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies. We h...

"They have lost a city..."

On July 8th, 1892, a fire broke out in St. John’s and raged until the next day, destroying over two-thirds of the city and leaving thousands homel...

Wading Through Words

July 2nd, 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the cod moratorium. Since that announcement many years ago, countless papers, studies and reports have ...

CNS Milestone

CNS reached a milestone on May 30th - the 100,000th citation entry in our Periodical Article Bibliography database. Joan Ritcey, Head of CNS and edit...

Flying the Atlantic

May 20th marked the 85th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s departure from Harbour Grace to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. G...

Daffodil Month

As April draws near to an end, so does Daffodil Month. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual fundraising ca...

Ice in the Harbour

Now this is a harbour jammed with ice! This 1904 work by John William Hayward depicts St. John’s harbour on March 1, 1854 as sealing crews cut cha...

Celebration of Dr. Peter Pope

Peter's family has told us that a celebration of his life will take place at the Flatrock Community Centre, right beside the Catholic (only) Church ...

Dr. Peter Pope

The staff of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of eminent archaeologist and historian Dr. Peter ...

Anderson's Time

Did you know that Newfoundland was the first area in North America to adopt daylight saving time? The Daylight Saving Act (8 Geo V, c. 9) became...

Curling 100 Years Ago

In recognition of the Brier taking place in St. John's March 4-12, 2017, here are a few articles about curling that appeared in various magazines abo...

World Thinking Day

Each year, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world celebrate World Thinking Day on February 22nd because it was the birthday of both Lord Bad...

Census 2016 - Spotlight on Witless Bay

Statistics Canada released Population and Dwelling counts at the community level from the 2016 Census this week and one of the more interesting fi...