Author Archives: Katrina Cohen-Palacios

World Ballet Day : Behind-the-scenes photographs of the National Ballet of Canada

Lawson documented 25 years of CBC production
With World Ballet Day falling on a Thursday, it’s the perfect opportunity to highlight “Throwback Thursday” photographs of the National Ballet of Canada. The fonds of Robert Lawson, a Canadian Broadcasting Company production designer in the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Jean Augustine, Education, Community & Diaspora

On Sunday, 9 September 2017, Hundreds of guests came to celebrate Augustine’s eight decades of accomplishments (many of which are recorded in her fonds!). During her birthday speech, Jean Augustine shared her pride in preserving her records at York University … Continue reading

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Caribana’s Golden Anniversary: An archival research guide

Fifty years of celebrating Caribbean culture, playing mas, and dancing to the beat of the steel pan are preserved in archival records across Ontario. Over the years, the cultural event has grown from a community’s centenary gift to Canada to North … Continue reading

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Out of the Box : Summer 2017 : Mariposa Folk Festival, Joyce Wieland & Destination Canada

The Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections (CTASC) escape the reading room and reach out to the wider public through the work of its researchers and partnerships. Over the summer, archival holdings play a starring role in a book on … Continue reading

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Out of the Box : Winter 2017 : Helen Lucas & Yorkville Folk Music Scene

The Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections (CTASC) escape the reading room and reach out to the wider public through the work of its researchers and partnerships. Over the winter semester, archival holdings played a starring role in two public … Continue reading

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Pens, Pencils, and Markers: Drawing Canada with Allan Robb Fleming (1929-1977)

Post by Christopher Long, Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections Co-Op Student
What makes a logo iconic? What is it about a particular shape or image which instantly makes you think of a time or a place, an experience, or even … Continue reading

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