Digital Archives Initiative

Welcome to Memorial University's Digital Archives Initiative (DAI), your gateway to the learning and research-based cultural resources held by Memorial University and partnering organizations. From books and maps to photographs, periodicals, video and audio, the DAI hosts a variety of collections which together reinforce the importance, past and present, of Newfoundland and Labrador's history and culture. More...



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NL Books - Early Imaginative Literature by Women

Publisher: Memorial University - Centre for Newfoundland Studies

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This collection is the first of its kind in its attempt to identify the early imaginative literature written by women in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is an eclectic sample of the writing produced by women in the nineteenth (beginning in 1839) and early twentieth centuries. Some of these women, as visitors to the province, express their reaction to this new land in poetry while others, through their prose, attempt to portray Newfoundland and Labrador as a place in which romance and drama occurs. These texts are just a sample of the variety of creative writing (both in content and form) that women produced during these eventful time periods of Newfoundland and Labrador's history. Much more writing exists in the periodicals and newspapers of the day.

Although the didacticism of much of the prose and the circumstances which motivated the occasional poems may not appeal to all contemporary tastes, these texts serve to underscore the fact that women were active in shaping and influencing politics and social life of early Newfoundland and Labrador.

Reading their imaginative literature is one way in which the contemporary scholar of the province can understand the expectations these women, as representatives of one segment of the population, had of their community and country, what they thought of as praiseworthy, and what they believed needed to be transformed. It is part of the scarce body of work by early women which conveys a small piece of the picture of the social history of early Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Archival Documents

Archives - Digitized Collections
Centre d'études franco-terreneuviennes Collection
Colonial Papers
Dr. Cluny Macpherson Notebooks
Early Days of Memorial University's Medical School, 1967-1979
James Ryan Ltd. Diaries, Bonavista
Job Kean Collection
Lester Barbour Collection
Lester Diaries
Marine Institute - Ship Drawings
Mercantile Navy list and Maritime directory
Miawpukek Mi'kmawey Prayer Book
Peyton Family Collection Land Surveys
Slade and Kelson Diaries
University of New Brunswick - Board of Governors Minutes
William Sweetland Diary

Articles

NL Articles

Audio / Video / Images

Agnes Marion Ayre Herbarium Artwork
Beaton Institute - Ethnocultural Resources Inventory
Early Days Exhibit - M.A.V.S., Faculty Recruitment Photographs, 1976
Early Days Exhibit - Memorial University Medical Graduates' 10th Anniversary Photographs, 1983
Early Days Exhibit - St. John's, Faculty Recruitment Photographs, 1976-1977
Finding Aid to Digitized Audio Recordings from the Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA) Collection
FOMOWA Fishing Club fonds
Forbes Family fonds
Geography Collection - Historical Photographs of Newfoundland and Labrador
Grenfell Mission Photograph Album
Haystack Reunion Photograph Collection
Health Sciences Centre Construction Photographs, 1971-1977
Health Sciences Centre Official Opening Photographs, 1978
ICH - Avalon
ICH - Central Newfoundland
ICH - Eastern Newfoundland
ICH - Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
ICH - Knowledge and Skills to Produce Traditional Crafts
ICH - Labrador
ICH - Oral Traditions and Expressions
ICH - Other Materials
ICH - Performing Arts
ICH - Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
ICH - Western Newfoundland
International Grenfell Association Lantern Slides Collection
Job Photograph Collection
Labrador Inuit through Moravian Eyes
Memorial University DELTS Video Collection, 1995 - present
Memorial University DELTS Video Collection, pre-1994
Memorial University Medical Faculty and Staff, Temporary Buildings, Photographs, 1969-1979
Memorial University Medical Library Photographs, 1969-1979
Memorial University's Medical Faculty Recruitment Photographs, 1976-1977
NL Images
NL Sound Recordings
NL Videos
Northern Medicine and Health Conference, Newfoundland and Labrador, Photographs, 1977
Opening of the New Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Otto Kelland Boat Models
Performing Arts Posters (Coll-143)
Rorke Family fonds
S.J. Carew Photograph Collection
School of Music Recitals
United Church Archives - H.M. Dawe Photograph Collection

Blueprints

Reuben Carpenter fonds

Books

Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
Gauntlet Press of Richard Outram and Barbara Howard
Gauntlet Press Postscript
Handbooks to the Course of Study
Labrador Innu Myths and Legends
Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries
Newfoundland Historic Trust Digitized Books
NL Books - Early Imaginative Literature by Women
NL Books - General
NL Books(2) - General
Program of Studies
Publications
Rare Books
Reminiscences Of Forty-Two Years Of Exploration In And About Newfoundland
Robert D. Denham Collection
Royal Readers, The
University of New Brunswick - Maliseet Heritage, Language, and Culture

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 1
NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 2
NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 3
NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 4
NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 5

Journals / Periodicals

Among the Deep Sea Fishers
Atlantic Guardian
Culture & Tradition
Decks Awash
Greenspond Letter
Labrador West Dust Study
Lore and Language
Lubrano Collection of Broadside Ballads
Lung Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Publications, 1943-1986
Material Culture Review
Mouseion - Classical Views - Echos du Monde Classique
MUN Gazette
Muse
Newfoundland Quarterly
Newfoundland Yearbook and Almanac
NL Periodicals
Osprey
Periodical Accounts of the Moravian Missions
Postscript - a journal of graduate criticism and theory
Regional Language Studies... Newfoundland
United Church Archives
Veteran

Maps

Map Room
NL Maps

Newsletters

Association of Canadian Map Libraries
Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives Bulletin
Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Update
Library Links
Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association Publications, 1958-2008
Omphalina

Newspapers

Daily News
Evening Telegram, 1879-1899
Evening Telegram, 1900-1918
Evening Telegram, 1919-1926
Le Gaboteur
NL Newspapers
Nova Scotia Historical Newspaper Project
St. John's Daily Star
Twillingate Sun
Western Star

Pamphlets

International Labour and Radical History Pamphlet Collection

Reference Sources, Archival Documents, Audio/Video/Images

Chinese Community in Newfoundland
Society of United Fishermen - Lodge No. 2, Winterton

Reference Sources, Directories, Etc.

Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador
Finding Aids - Founders' Archive EAD
Finding Aids of the Archives and Special Collections
Memorial University of Newfoundland Convocation
NL Books - Reference Sources, Directories, Etc.
Rare Books and Special Collections - Bibliographies

Research

Health Research Repository
Memorial University Libraries Research Data

Texts

Frances Cluett Collection
Memorial University Folklore and Language Archive Song Title Index

Yearbooks

Adelphian (St. Bonaventure's College)
Collegian (Prince of Wales Collegiate)
Feildian - Yearbook of Bishop Feild College
Top of Page

Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives

Association of Canadian Map Libraries

Cape Breton University

Beaton Institute - Ethnocultural Resources Inventory
Material Culture Review
Nova Scotia Historical Newspaper Project

Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS)

Memorial University DELTS Video Collection, 1995 - present
Memorial University DELTS Video Collection, pre-1994

Greenspond Historical Society

Greenspond Letter

Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Update

Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory

ICH - Avalon
ICH - Central Newfoundland
ICH - Eastern Newfoundland
ICH - Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
ICH - Knowledge and Skills to Produce Traditional Crafts
ICH - Labrador
ICH - Oral Traditions and Expressions
ICH - Other Materials
ICH - Performing Arts
ICH - Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
ICH - Western Newfoundland

Marine Institute - Memorial University of Newfoundland

Marine Institute - Ship Drawings
Otto Kelland Boat Models

Memorial University - Administration

Opening of the New Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University - Archives and Special Collections

Archives - Digitized Collections
Collegian (Prince of Wales Collegiate)
Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
Feildian - Yearbook of Bishop Feild College
Finding Aids of the Archives and Special Collections
Frances Cluett Collection
Gauntlet Press of Richard Outram and Barbara Howard
Gauntlet Press Postscript
Geography Collection - Historical Photographs of Newfoundland and Labrador
International Labour and Radical History Pamphlet Collection
Job Kean Collection
Labrador Inuit through Moravian Eyes
Lester Barbour Collection
Lubrano Collection of Broadside Ballads
Performing Arts Posters (Coll-143)
Peyton Family Collection Land Surveys
Rare Books
Rare Books and Special Collections - Bibliographies
Robert D. Denham Collection
S.J. Carew Photograph Collection

Memorial University - Centre for Newfoundland Studies

Adelphian (St. Bonaventure's College)
Agnes Marion Ayre Herbarium Artwork
Atlantic Guardian
Colonial Papers
Daily News
Decks Awash
Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador
Evening Telegram, 1879-1899
Evening Telegram, 1900-1918
Evening Telegram, 1919-1926
Le Gaboteur
MUN Gazette
Muse
Newfoundland Quarterly
Newfoundland Yearbook and Almanac
NL Articles
NL Books - Early Imaginative Literature by Women
NL Books - General
NL Books - Reference Sources, Directories, Etc.
NL Books(2) - General
NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 1
NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 2
NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 3
NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 4
NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 5
NL Images
NL Maps
NL Newspapers
NL Periodicals
NL Sound Recordings
NL Videos
Omphalina
Periodical Accounts of the Moravian Missions
Publications
St. John's Daily Star
Veteran

Memorial University - Centre for Newfoundland Studies / DELTS

Memorial University of Newfoundland Convocation

Memorial University - Curriculum Materials Centre

Handbooks to the Course of Study
Program of Studies
Royal Readers, The

Memorial University - Department of Classics

Mouseion - Classical Views - Echos du Monde Classique

Memorial University - Department of English

Postscript - a journal of graduate criticism and theory

Memorial University - Department of Folklore

Centre d'études franco-terreneuviennes Collection
Culture & Tradition
Finding Aid to Digitized Audio Recordings from the Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA) Collection
Lore and Language
Memorial University Folklore and Language Archive Song Title Index

Memorial University - English Language Research Centre, Faculty of Arts

Regional Language Studies... Newfoundland
Reminiscences Of Forty-Two Years Of Exploration In And About Newfoundland

Memorial University - Faculty of Medicine Founders' Archive

Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives Bulletin
Dr. Cluny Macpherson Notebooks
Early Days Exhibit - M.A.V.S., Faculty Recruitment Photographs, 1976
Early Days Exhibit - Memorial University Medical Graduates' 10th Anniversary Photographs, 1983
Early Days Exhibit - St. John's, Faculty Recruitment Photographs, 1976-1977
Early Days of Memorial University's Medical School, 1967-1979
Finding Aids - Founders' Archive EAD
Health Sciences Centre Construction Photographs, 1971-1977
Health Sciences Centre Official Opening Photographs, 1978
Labrador West Dust Study
Lung Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Publications, 1943-1986
Memorial University Medical Faculty and Staff, Temporary Buildings, Photographs, 1969-1979
Memorial University Medical Library Photographs, 1969-1979
Memorial University's Medical Faculty Recruitment Photographs, 1976-1977
Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association Publications, 1958-2008
Northern Medicine and Health Conference, Newfoundland and Labrador, Photographs, 1977

Memorial University - Ferriss Hodgett Library, Grenfell Campus

Western Star

Memorial University - Health Sciences Library

Among the Deep Sea Fishers
Health Research Repository
Library Links

Memorial University - Linguistics

Labrador Innu Myths and Legends

Memorial University - Maritime History Archive

FOMOWA Fishing Club fonds
Forbes Family fonds
Grenfell Mission Photograph Album
Haystack Reunion Photograph Collection
International Grenfell Association Lantern Slides Collection
James Ryan Ltd. Diaries, Bonavista
Job Photograph Collection
Lester Diaries
Mercantile Navy list and Maritime directory
Reuben Carpenter fonds
Rorke Family fonds
Twillingate Sun
William Sweetland Diary

Memorial University - Newfoundland Historic Trust

Newfoundland Historic Trust Digitized Books

Memorial University - QEII Library

Chinese Community in Newfoundland
Map Room
Memorial University Libraries Research Data

Memorial University - School of Music

School of Music Recitals

Newfoundland Labrador Public Libraries

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries

QEII Library and Archives and Special Collections

Miawpukek Mi'kmawey Prayer Book

Society of United Fishermen

Society of United Fishermen - Lodge No. 2, Winterton

The Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Osprey

Trinity Historical Society Archives

Slade and Kelson Diaries

United Church of Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador

United Church Archives
United Church Archives - H.M. Dawe Photograph Collection

University of New Brunswick

University of New Brunswick - Board of Governors Minutes
University of New Brunswick - Maliseet Heritage, Language, and Culture
Top of Page
Adelphian (St. Bonaventure's College)
Agnes Marion Ayre Herbarium Artwork
Among the Deep Sea Fishers
Archives - Digitized Collections
Association of Canadian Map Libraries
Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives Bulletin
Atlantic Guardian
Beaton Institute - Ethnocultural Resources Inventory
Centre d'études franco-terreneuviennes Collection
Chinese Community in Newfoundland
Collegian (Prince of Wales Collegiate)
Colonial Papers
Culture & Tradition
Daily News
Decks Awash
Decorative Nineteenth Century Trade Bindings
Dr. Cluny Macpherson Notebooks
Early Days Exhibit - M.A.V.S., Faculty Recruitment Photographs, 1976
Early Days Exhibit - Memorial University Medical Graduates' 10th Anniversary Photographs, 1983
Early Days Exhibit - St. John's, Faculty Recruitment Photographs, 1976-1977
Early Days of Memorial University's Medical School, 1967-1979
Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador
Evening Telegram, 1879-1899
Evening Telegram, 1900-1918
Evening Telegram, 1919-1926
Feildian - Yearbook of Bishop Feild College
Finding Aid to Digitized Audio Recordings from the Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA) Collection
Finding Aids - Founders' Archive EAD
Finding Aids of the Archives and Special Collections
FOMOWA Fishing Club fonds
Forbes Family fonds
Frances Cluett Collection
Gauntlet Press of Richard Outram and Barbara Howard
Gauntlet Press Postscript
Geography Collection - Historical Photographs of Newfoundland and Labrador
Greenspond Letter
Grenfell Mission Photograph Album
Handbooks to the Course of Study
Haystack Reunion Photograph Collection
Health Research Repository
Health Sciences Centre Construction Photographs, 1971-1977
Health Sciences Centre Official Opening Photographs, 1978
ICH - Avalon
ICH - Central Newfoundland
ICH - Eastern Newfoundland
ICH - Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
ICH - Knowledge and Skills to Produce Traditional Crafts
ICH - Labrador
ICH - Oral Traditions and Expressions
ICH - Other Materials
ICH - Performing Arts
ICH - Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
ICH - Western Newfoundland
Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Update
International Grenfell Association Lantern Slides Collection
International Labour and Radical History Pamphlet Collection
James Ryan Ltd. Diaries, Bonavista
Job Kean Collection
Job Photograph Collection
Labrador Innu Myths and Legends
Labrador Inuit through Moravian Eyes
Labrador West Dust Study
Le Gaboteur
Lester Barbour Collection
Lester Diaries
Library Links
Lore and Language
Lubrano Collection of Broadside Ballads
Lung Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Publications, 1943-1986
Map Room
Marine Institute - Ship Drawings
Material Culture Review
Memorial University DELTS Video Collection, 1995 - present
Memorial University DELTS Video Collection, pre-1994
Memorial University Folklore and Language Archive Song Title Index
Memorial University Libraries Research Data
Memorial University Medical Faculty and Staff, Temporary Buildings, Photographs, 1969-1979
Memorial University Medical Library Photographs, 1969-1979
Memorial University of Newfoundland Convocation
Memorial University's Medical Faculty Recruitment Photographs, 1976-1977
Mercantile Navy list and Maritime directory
Miawpukek Mi'kmawey Prayer Book
Mouseion - Classical Views - Echos du Monde Classique
MUN Gazette
Muse
Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association Publications, 1958-2008
Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries
Newfoundland Historic Trust Digitized Books
Newfoundland Quarterly
Newfoundland Yearbook and Almanac
NL Articles
NL Books - Early Imaginative Literature by Women
NL Books - General
NL Books - Reference Sources, Directories, Etc.
NL Books(2) - General
NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 1
NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 2
NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 3
NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 4
NL Electronic Theses and Dissertations 5
NL Images
NL Maps
NL Newspapers
NL Periodicals
NL Sound Recordings
NL Videos
Northern Medicine and Health Conference, Newfoundland and Labrador, Photographs, 1977
Nova Scotia Historical Newspaper Project
Omphalina
Opening of the New Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Osprey
Otto Kelland Boat Models
Performing Arts Posters (Coll-143)
Periodical Accounts of the Moravian Missions
Peyton Family Collection Land Surveys
Postscript - a journal of graduate criticism and theory
Program of Studies
Publications
Rare Books
Rare Books and Special Collections - Bibliographies
Regional Language Studies... Newfoundland
Reminiscences Of Forty-Two Years Of Exploration In And About Newfoundland
Reuben Carpenter fonds
Robert D. Denham Collection
Rorke Family fonds
Royal Readers, The
S.J. Carew Photograph Collection
School of Music Recitals
Slade and Kelson Diaries
Society of United Fishermen - Lodge No. 2, Winterton
St. John's Daily Star
Twillingate Sun
United Church Archives
United Church Archives - H.M. Dawe Photograph Collection
University of New Brunswick - Board of Governors Minutes
University of New Brunswick - Maliseet Heritage, Language, and Culture
Veteran
Western Star
William Sweetland Diary
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