Victoria University Library (Toronto) launches digital exhibit "A.P. Coleman: Geologist, Explorer (1852 – 1939) – Science, Art & Discovery".
Victoria University Library is pleased to announce the launch of A.P. Coleman: Geologist, Explorer (1852 – 1939) – Science, Art & Discovery; a thematic exploration of the life and work of one of Canada’s most distinguished scientists (http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/apcoleman). A.P. Coleman belonged to the first generation of geologists whose research was based on in-the- field exploration and analysis.
Historical items featured on the interactive website include diaries, field notebooks, manuscripts, journal articles, pamphlets, period maps, and correspondence; photographs, watercolors, and sketchbooks; late 19th century - early 20th century scientific and surveying instruments; and rocks and mineral samples. This virtual exhibit was created in association with the Royal Ontario Museum and features items drawn from the A.P. Coleman Archive, Victoria University Library (Toronto), the A.P. Coleman Collection, Royal Ontario Museum Archives and the Department of Natural History, Royal Ontario Museum Collections.
The project has received funding from the Canadian Council of Archives, Archival Community Digitization Project.
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