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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto McLuhan, Marshall
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[Marshall McLuhan Library Collection]

  • CA OTUTF mcluhan
  • Collection
  • 1698-1984

Collection consists of approximately 6000 books, journals and pamphlets that comprise the working library of Herbert Marshall McLuhan. The library reflects McLuhan’s diverse personal and academic interests, from Catholicism to the environment, from communications theory to James Joyce. The collection also includes the many notes, bookmarks, items of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other documents laid into the books by McLuhan. These have been removed, indexed, and housed separately.

McLuhan, Marshall

Marshall McLuhan Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00657
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [196-]-1990

Collection consists predominantly of research and draft materials for The Laws of Media (University of Toronto Press, 1988) as well as related correspondence. Beginning in the early 1970's, at the instigation of McGraw-Hill (the original publisher of McLuhan's 1964 work, Understanding Media) Marshall and Eric McLuhan began generating materials towards what was first conceived of as a revised edition of Understanding Media and subsequently as The Laws of Media, a new work in its own right.

McLuhan, Marshall