Presented by University of St. Michael’s College and John M. Kelly Library
This exhibition aimed to explore the development of Marshall McLuhan’s theories in the context of his academic and personal life at St. Michael’s College. McLuhan’s central role in the rise of the Toronto School of Communication was presented through artifacts, audio, texts, video and photographs selected from archival repositories across the University of Toronto and the Federated Colleges of St. Michael’s, Trinity and Victoria.
The exhibition featured items drawn from the Special Collections and holdings at St. Michael’s, including material from the Sheila and Wilfred Watson archives, Donald Theall papers and Marshall McLuhan collection. Rare and intimate examples on display include McLuhan’s correspondence and collaborations with friends and colleagues on campus such as Claude Bissell, Tom Easterbrook, Carl Williams, Harold Innis, Edmund Carpenter and Northrop Frye.
Exhibition Committee Matthew Brower Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto; Laura Cunningham, John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College; Simon Rogers, John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College; John Shoesmith, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto; Kalina Nedelcheva, Katherine Ing Exhibition Assistants.