Category Archives: News

Archives Awareness Week : a week in the life of the archives

One of the most reliable aspects of working in a university archives is that no two days are the same.  Every day one can expect surprises, an unexpected challenge or a serendipitous connection that can send an archivist (or a … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day exhibit

In honour of Remembrance Day, the archives has installed an exhibit of letters written by servicemen and women during the First and Second World Wars.  A complement to the online exhibit Letters Home, patrons can browse the physical exhibit material … Continue reading

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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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