The collection includes page images, descriptions and full digital text of more than a thousand documents. Search options include:

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In addition to the core collection, the following are available:

  • Banting's scrapbooks - page images of three scrapbooks, compiled by FG Banting, documenting his career and personal life. Selected items in the scrapbooks have also been individually described and included in the core collection. These items are listed on each scrapbook page.
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Co-discoverer of insulin, Dr. J. B. Collip, honored by citizens of Alberta
Legislature does honor to Dr. Collip
Dr. Collip is to receive doctor science degree
Dr. J. B. Collip is honored at Harvard's tercentenary
Edinburgh award goes to Dr. Collip
Letter to Doctor Tory 25/01/1922
Letter to J. J. R. Macleod 09/1922
Draft of letter to J. J. R. Macleod 09/1922
Telegram to Dr. J. J. R. Macleod 20/05/1923
Telegram to H. H. Hornbrook 4/06/1923
Photograph of J. B. Collip as a child with his parents ca. 1898
Photograph of J. B. Collip and Harding Priest ca. 1908
Photograph of J. B. Collip ca. 1920
Photograph of J. B. Collip in academic hood 1916
Photograph of F. G. Banting in uniform 14/02/1941
Photograph of J. B. Collip with his parents, sister, and aunt ca. 1915
Graduation photograph of J. B. Collip 1912
Photograph of J.B. Collip as a graduate student ca. 1914
Photograph of J. B. Collip, his wife, and children ca. 1927
Photograph of J. B. Collip in a laboratory ca. 1927
Photograph of J. B. Collip in his office at McGill University ca. 1930
Photograph of J. B. Collip playing billiards ca. 1941
Photograph of J. B. Collip in uniform ca. 1942
Photograph of J. B. Collip in academic procession 1/07/1946