Tag Archives: Black History Month

Black History Month: Selections from Special Collections

This year for Black History Month, the libraries have highlighted a range of research materials that could assist students and faculty studying black history in Canada and beyond.
There is a display of materials on the first floor of the Scott … Continue reading

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Black History Month featured fonds: Gerald A. Archambeau

One of most recent donations from the community is a small cache of documents relating to the life and family genealogy of Gerald A. Archambeau.
Gerald A. Archambeau is a Canadian citizen (b.1933) who emigrated from Jamaica to Montreal in 1947. … Continue reading

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Black History Month featured fonds: Lee and Grace Lorch

Lee Lorch is a mathematician, social activist and a retired member of York University’s faculty.
From 1942-1943, Lorch worked as a mathematician for the US National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. He married Grace Lonergan, a school teacher from Boston on 24 … Continue reading

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Black History Month featured fonds: Jean Augustine

Jean Augustine was the first female Member of Parliament of African descent to be elected to Parliament. As MP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Augustine sponsored the bill that officially recognized Black History Month on the federal level in the 1990s.  Her archives … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Archival Sources Across Ontario

The contributions of Black Canadians has historically been underrepresented in the archival record. Often the voice of Black agents of history can be hidden in the records of other donors and organizations. Researchers have to dig deeper into the … Continue reading

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Exhibit: Black History Month 2011

The Archives will be installing our annual Black History Month exhibit in the Scott Library for the month of February 2011.
Running
01 February – 28 February 2011
Highlights
This year we will be highlighting selections from the Toronto Telegram fonds used … Continue reading

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