About the cover image:

Postcard sent by LM Montgomery to Edith Russell, February 1908, thanking Russell for her “kind congratulations” (likely on the publication of Anne of Green Gables)

Ryrie-Campbell Collection — Special Items. 936 SI LMM 1908

Hello, World!

For those of us who have worked with the LM Montgomery Institute research collections at UPEI, the launch of KindredSpaces marks -- to paraphrase Anne Shirley -- "an epoch in our lives." The trove of Montgomery-related riches at UPEI has grown steadily over the past 10-15 years, thanks to the generosity of many donors, including Dr. Donna Jane Campbell, the Heirs of LM Montgomery, and the Friends of the LMMI, and it is important that we share as much information as we can about this with the global Montgomery community.

Made possible through the generosity and vision of LM Montgomery Institute Research Associate and benefactor Dr. Donna Jane Campbell, KindredSpaces is an online discovery tool for the LMMI Research Collections housed at the Robertson Library, UPEI.

KindredSpaces was launched at the LMMI Biennial International Conference in June, 2016: the first research collection to be featured here is the Ryrie-Campbell Collection, donated to the LMMI and the Library by Dr. Campbell.

KindredSpaces’ Collections’ Guides

(Updated June 2016)

The Ryrie-Campbell Collection has three main components:

Periodicals — Over 400 short stories, poems, and articles published by LM Montgomery in wide range of North American, British, and Australian periodicals in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Books — Rare early and international editions of Montgomery’s books, and reference works in which she is discussed

Special Items — Artifacts and printed memorabilia documenting various aspects of Montgomery’s life and career
(Coming to KindredSpaces Fall-Winter 2016!)

Additional collections and individual items will be added to KindredSpaces in the months ahead: recommendations for new content are welcome.