Category Archives: News

Archives Closed Today 30 October 2013 for memorial service

Dr. Clara Thomas, longtime friend, supporter and ally of York University Libraries Archives & Special Collections passed away peacefully on 26 September 2013.  A post about her life and legacy can be accessed here, as well as a tribute written … Continue reading

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Clara Eileen McCandless Thomas (1919-2013)

Dr. Clara Thomas, longtime friend, supporter and ally of York University Libraries Archives & Special Collections passed away peacefully on 26 September 2013.
Clara McCandless Thomas, educator and author, was born in Strathroy, Ontario in 1919 to Basil McCandless and Mabel Sullivan … Continue reading

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Archives Awareness Week: Tax Season!

It may the the tail end of Archives Awareness Week, but it is also the start of tax season!
Here are a number of photographic prints from the Toronto Telegram which were used in feature articles from 1945, 1946, 1965 and … Continue reading

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Archives Awareness Week 2013

To celebrate Archives Awareness Week, held this year from April 8th to 14th, we’re pulling together some posts demonstrating how archival records can document the experience of individuals, families and communities; reveal forgotten stories; and teach us something about our … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2013

To celebrate International Women’s Day, here is a selection of items celebrating the political and social activism of women.
You can also see a selection of material we highlighted in 2011 which included activists, community organizers, philosophers and politicians like Jean … Continue reading

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Sad songs say so much : love lost, betrayed and prevented

As a companion post to our teeth-achingly sweet post about Valentine’s Day from 2012, here are a selection of songs from the John Arpin Sheet Music Collection featuring scorned lovers, sad sops, shallow cads, and general romantic ne’er do wells.
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