Category Archives: Recent acquisitions

Recent Acquistion: Historical studies of Roma Travellers in Britain

Here is a recent aquisition to York University’s Special Collections: a 1831 publication by James Crabb regarding the Roma and Traveller communities of Britain. The Gipsies’ advocate  is an excellent example of a body of literature dedicated to the ‘problem’ … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions: Industrial Britain and reform movements

Here are a selection of recent acquisitions to York University’s Special Collections related to Industrial Britain and social reform movements.
Octavia Hill‘s Homes of the London Poor is a reprint of a series of articles originally published in the Fortnightly review and … Continue reading

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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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Knowlton Nash papers now available

The Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections are very pleased to announce that the papers of veteran journalist, broadcaster and pundit Knowlton Nash are now open and available to researchers.
Knowlton Nash’s gift of his journalism records and related publications provides … Continue reading

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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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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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