Print Collections

Macdonell Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections Macdonell Collection
The Macdonell Collection contains Bishop Alexander's Library. The main areas are religion, Irish history, classics, literature, world history, & travel.
Broadside/Poster Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections Broadside/Poster Collection
Thousands of broadsides and posters covering a variety of topics and time periods.
Edith and Lorne Pierce Collection of Canadiana
W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections Edith and Lorne Pierce Collection of Canadiana
The Edith and Lorne Pierce Collection of Canadiana is the centerpiece of our library and is intended to preserve Canadian literature and history.
Canadian School Textbooks Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections Canadian School Textbooks
A collection of 19th century Ontario textbooks.
Children's Literature Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections Children's Literature Collection
More than 2,000 volumes of children's books from predominantly the 19th century.
Bible Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections Bible Collection
This collection contains a number of versions printed from 1491 to present in large and small formats.
Mitchell Gift Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections Mitchell Gift
The original six volumes donated to Queen's in 1840 by Judge James Mitchell, M.A. are still in the Jordan Library collection.
Rare Books Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections Rare Books Collection
Complementing the Dated Collection, these books are printed after 1700 and include many examples of contemporary bindings and prominent printers.
Dated Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections Dated Collection
Books in this collection pre-date 1700.