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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