Category Archives: Mysteries

New Acquisition : Courtesy of an Unknown Donor

Earlier this summer, one of the Scott Library’s staff found a number of items that were not part of the libraries collections, or indeed, any branches’.  One can only surmise that this was a anonymous donation: and what a donation!
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What Am I? exhibit update: Identity of Object # 3 revealed!

A piece of the Ross Ramp

Donated as part of :
Most likely Murray Ross fonds, F0398
Context:
This is a piece of concrete saved after the destruction of the Ross Ramp which began in 1988.
The Ross Social Sciences and Humanities Building, opened … Continue reading

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What am I? exhibit update: Identity of Object #2 revealed!

Diploma embosser

Donated as part of :
York University Convocation Office fonds,  F041
Context:
This tool was developed by members of York’s Physical Plant and the Convocation Office in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
Designed and created by Steve Dranitsaris, Fred Matthews and … Continue reading

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What Am I? Exhibit update: The identity of Object #1 revealed!

Stereoscope Viewer

This tool was sold by stereograph companies to give their product a three-dimensional effect.  It was acquired as part of a collection of over a hundred stereograph images taken of public celebrations of the  300th anniversary … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: What Am I? Objects in the Archives

Often archives accumulate objects and tools in the course of acquiring archival records.  For the month of January, we will exhibit three objects from the holdings of the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections. We invite people to visit the … Continue reading

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