Category Archives: Collectors

In Memorium: Rabbi Gunther Plaut (1 November 1912 – 8 February 2012)

Rabbi Wolf Gunther Plaut was a Reform rabbi and author.  An important figure in the history of the Jewish community in Toronto, he served as rabbi of Holy Blossom Temple from 1961 to 1977 and later as a Rabbi Emeritus … 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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Special Collections Highlight : Ruth Dworin Collection

The Dworin Collection consists of over 800 items acquired from Ruth Dworin, a local women’s activist and owner of women’s music production company Womanly Way Productions.  An associate of York University’s Canadian Women’s Studies journal office, Dworin began collecting in … Continue reading

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Special Collection Highlight : The Yolton Collection

Background
The Yolton Collection is a collection of rare books ranging from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, collected and donated by John W. Yolton (1921-2005), professor of Philosophy at York University from 1963-1978 and former acting president from 1973-1974 . The … Continue reading

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