Category Archives: Rare Books

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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Election Propaganda of Yore

Inspired by a twitter post by the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) we’ve pulled a few historical pieces of election propaganda from federal and provincial elections of the nineteenth century.
All of these items have been digitized by the Internet Archive … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions: City Life

The Archives & Special Collections are always on the look out for historical or scarce items that may be of interest to our teach faculty or students. Here are a few items we’ve picked up this year that relate to … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions: Two Specimens of Design

The Archives & Special Collections recently acquired a lovely edition of Shakespeare’s poems produced by the Kelmscott Press.  One of 500 copies, this 1893 edition features original vellum bindings.  The Kelmscott Press was founded by William Morris, the Pre-Raphaelite printer, … 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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The Canadian Pamphlet Collection

Recently library staff from the archives and Scott Library’s Bibliographic Services set about selecting items for digitization by the Internet Archives. Although many of the pamphlets were printed on cheap and highly acidic paper, many were of a format that made … Continue reading

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