Dress Up for Halloween

The Archer Library staff is getting in the Halloween 2020 spirit… by dressing up their pets. As you can see Hagrid is still deciding which costume to wear, but Gracie is ready with her “candy corn” attire, and Brooks is dressed as a spooky bandit.

Share your dressed up pets in the comments below….

For more inspiration check out the eBook “Dog trick or cat treat pets dress up for Halloween”. If you want to find out more about Halloween, including links to books and movies, check out our Library Leisure Guide.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Archer Book Club)

Time for a ghost story!

The next virtual Archer Book Club will take place on October 21st, 2020 at 12pm. We will be discussing the classic short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. This seasonally appropriate ghost story was the winner of the Fall 2020 Archer Book Club vote, and can accessed online through the library!

To attend please visit the Archer Book Club page and contact us there: https://uregina.libguides.com/archerbookclub

We will send out Zoom information for all those who sign up.

More information about this month’s selection (including how to access it), discussion points, etc. can also be found at the above page. Vote for Winter 2021 selections!

Future 2020 Meetings
November 18, 2020 – 12pm-1pm (Good Natured by Frans B. M. De Waal)

Staff, faculty and students are all welcome!

Photo source: Arlysse Quiring

Welcome to the Library Leisure Guide!

Bored? Stressed? Both? The library’s Social Media Team has launched a Library Leisure Guide! This page is our new home for fun activities and initiatives for students, staff and faculty of the University of Regina. Check out our Halloween movies gallery (accessible online through our databases), traditional recipes for Día de los Muertos, relaxing colouring pages, and much more! Enjoy!

Visit the guide here, and come back often for new content: https://uregina.libguides.com/c.php?g=719908&p=5145048

Image source: https://libreshot.com/halloween-pumpkins/

Gladys Arnold – 2020 Women’s History Month #BecauseOfYou

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the University of Regina Archives and Special Collections would like to profile journalist Gladys Arnold.

Image credit: University of Regina Archives and Special Collections, Gladys Arnold Fonds, 98-54, Box 32, File 711, Gladys Arnold in Paris, 1938

Arnold was born in Macoun, Saskatchewan in 1905. She taught in various rural schools before joining the Regina Leader-Post in April 1930. Arnold began as an editorial assistant but was soon writing editorials, feature articles, and news stories that were picked up by other newspapers.

Seeking adventure, Arnold left her job in 1935 and traveled to Europe. Arnold began submitting freelance pieces to the Canadian Press (CP) and shortly was hired as their full-time Paris correspondent. In the next four years she reported from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Italy and from the Spanish border during the Spanish Civil War.

Image credit: University of Regina Archives and Special Collections, Gladys Arnold Fonds, 98-54, Box 2, File 12, Gladys Arnold’s press card, Paris, 1940 (front) and (back)

Gladys Arnold was the sole Canadian correspondent in France at the outbreak of the Second World War and she covered the early days of the conflict, the so-called “phoney war”, until the German occupation of Paris in June 1940.  Returning to Canada, Arnold served with the CP Bureau in Ottawa until 1941 when she left CP to help set up the Free French Information Service in Canada. After the war this service was attached to the French Embassy in Ottawa and Arnold served as its Director until her retirement in 1971.

In 1987 Arnold published her memoirs about her wartime experiences, One Woman’s War: A Canadian Reporter with the Free French (Toronto: J. Lorimer, 1987). For her service to France she was named Honorary Brigadier in the French Free Forces in 1940, and Chevalier de la legion d’honneur in 1975. In 1988 the University of Regina presented her with an honorary Doctor of Laws. Gladys Arnold died in Regina in 2002.

The Gladys Arnold Fonds at the University of Regina Archives and Special Collections consists of 10 collections containing her personal and professional papers. You can browse the contents of Arnold’s collections by visiting her dedicated web page.