News from the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca de-antiquating the archives, one blog post at a time Mon, 18 Dec 2017 23:08:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Singing the Toronto Subway Song http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/12/15/commute-york-university/ http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/12/15/commute-york-university/#respond Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:08:37 +0000 http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/?p=3670 In less than a week, travel to the university will reach rocket speeds with the opening of two subway stations on campus.
While the commute nowadays may be described as rough, try and think back to the opening of Keele Campus … Continue reading

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Our Top 5 Responses from #AskAnArchivist Day http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/10/16/top-5-responses-ask-an-archivist-day/ http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/10/16/top-5-responses-ask-an-archivist-day/#respond Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:32:30 +0000 http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/?p=3652 Ranging from silly in nature to serious, hundreds of questions descended upon archival professionals during #AskAnArchivist Day on 4 October 2017. By participating through Twitter, our responses went beyond campus boundaries to engage with fellow archivists and the broader community.

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World Ballet Day : Behind-the-scenes photographs of the National Ballet of Canada http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/10/05/world-ballet-day-behind-the-scenes-photographs-national-ballet-of-canada/ http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/10/05/world-ballet-day-behind-the-scenes-photographs-national-ballet-of-canada/#respond Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:08:55 +0000 http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/?p=3580 Lawson documented 25 years of CBC production
With World Ballet Day falling on a Thursday, it’s the perfect opportunity to highlight “Throwback Thursday” photographs of the National Ballet of Canada. The fonds of Robert Lawson, a Canadian Broadcasting Company production designer in the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Jean Augustine, Education, Community & Diaspora http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/09/29/jean-augustine-education-community/ http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/09/29/jean-augustine-education-community/#respond Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:42:20 +0000 http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/?p=3545 On Sunday, 9 September 2017, Hundreds of guests came to celebrate Augustine’s eight decades of accomplishments (many of which are recorded in her fonds!). During her birthday speech, Jean Augustine shared her pride in preserving her records at York University … Continue reading

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Caribana’s Golden Anniversary: An archival research guide http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/08/04/caribanas-golden-anniversary/ http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/08/04/caribanas-golden-anniversary/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:36:09 +0000 http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/?p=3516 Fifty years of celebrating Caribbean culture, playing mas, and dancing to the beat of the steel pan are preserved in archival records across Ontario. Over the years, the cultural event has grown from a community’s centenary gift to Canada to North … Continue reading

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Out of the Box : Summer 2017 : Mariposa Folk Festival, Joyce Wieland & Destination Canada http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/07/12/box-summer-2017-mariposa-folk-festival-joyce-wieland-destination-canada/ http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/07/12/box-summer-2017-mariposa-folk-festival-joyce-wieland-destination-canada/#respond Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:35:41 +0000 http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/?p=3503 The Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections (CTASC) escape the reading room and reach out to the wider public through the work of its researchers and partnerships. Over the summer, archival holdings play a starring role in a book on … Continue reading

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Out of the Box : Winter 2017 : Helen Lucas & Yorkville Folk Music Scene http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/07/07/out-of-the-box-winter-2017/ http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/07/07/out-of-the-box-winter-2017/#respond Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:28:33 +0000 http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/?p=3431 The Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections (CTASC) escape the reading room and reach out to the wider public through the work of its researchers and partnerships. Over the winter semester, archival holdings played a starring role in two public … Continue reading

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Pens, Pencils, and Markers: Drawing Canada with Allan Robb Fleming (1929-1977) http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/06/27/pens-pencils-and-markers-drawing-canada-with-allan-robb-fleming-1929-1977/ http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/06/27/pens-pencils-and-markers-drawing-canada-with-allan-robb-fleming-1929-1977/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:05:40 +0000 http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/?p=3441 Post by Christopher Long, Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections Co-Op Student
What makes a logo iconic? What is it about a particular shape or image which instantly makes you think of a time or a place, an experience, or even … Continue reading

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Going for Gold: The records of Arnold Hoffman http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/06/23/going-for-gold-the-records-of-arnold-hoffman/ http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2017/06/23/going-for-gold-the-records-of-arnold-hoffman/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:59:34 +0000 http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/?p=3413 Post by Christopher Long, Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections Co-Op Student
Arnold Hoffman was a geologist, prospector, and New York stockholder who became associated with gold mining in Quebec, Manitoba, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.
Reports, maps, correspondence, geological studies, … Continue reading

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Passing of Lois Lilienstein (1936-2015) http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2015/04/24/passing-of-lois-lilienstein-1936-2015/ http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/2015/04/24/passing-of-lois-lilienstein-1936-2015/#respond Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:36:36 +0000 http://deantiquate.blog.yorku.ca/?p=3380 Guest post by Stacy Allison-Cassin, W.P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship
It was with great sadness I heard of the passing of Lois Lilienstein yesterday. Like so many Canadian children growing up in the 1980s the music of Sharon, Lois and Bram … Continue reading

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