Category Archives: Personal papers

CBC’s 75th Anniversary : 75 tweets of 75 archival fonds

On November 2, 2011, I decided to try to find 75 archival fonds in the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections that had some connection to the CBC.  I was inspired by the ongoing efforts of the team researching and … Continue reading

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Correspondence of Margaret Laurence (July 18, 1926 – January 5, 1987)

Photograph of Margaret Laurence (left, then Peggy Wemyss) with Helen Warkentin and other students from Union College in Winnipeg, 1944. Image no. ASC02020.
Born July 18, 1926 in Neepawa Manitoba, Laurence is perhaps best know for her novels,The Diviners and The … Continue reading

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Knowlton Nash papers now available

The Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections are very pleased to announce that the papers of veteran journalist, broadcaster and pundit Knowlton Nash are now open and available to researchers.
Knowlton Nash’s gift of his journalism records and related publications provides … Continue reading

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Barbara Godard Memorial 10 May 2011

                                     
Barbara Thompson Godard (1941-2010) was Professor of English, French, Social and Political Thought, and Women’s Studies at York University, where she also held the Avi Bennett Historica Chair in Canadian Literature.
 
With a B.A. from the University of Toronto and … Continue reading

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International Day of Dance

In recognition of International Dance Day, here are a selection of our archival holdings from choreographers, dance companies, dance critics, dancers and organizations that have significant content related to dance.

F0172 Canadian Association for Professional Dance Organizations (CAPDO) fonds
F0199 Canadian Dance … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Archival Sources Across Ontario

The contributions of Black Canadians has historically been underrepresented in the archival record. Often the voice of Black agents of history can be hidden in the records of other donors and organizations. Researchers have to dig deeper into the … Continue reading

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