York archivists host virtual class visit for international development students

Originally published in yFile: York University’s News.
The York University Libraries’ Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections (CTASC) hosted its first-ever virtual class visit on May 27 with Professor Miguel Gonzalez’s SOSC 3800 Development Studies Research Methods course, part of the International Development Studies program in the Department of Social Science.
For the past several years, Gonzalez [...]

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Recently described acquisitions

The following archival records have recently been processed, described, and are now available for researcher access!

The Abbott Ferguson Productions Ltd. fonds documents the creative and business aspects of several radio and television shows, predominantly the Royal Canadian Air Farce comedy troupe which aired on CBC from 1973 to 2019.
The records of Professor Stephen Lyon Endicott [...]

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Crowdsourcing the transcription of digitized archival records

Increasingly, researchers who use primary source materials hope their research can be done remotely through the use of digitized copies of archival records.  However, simply providing access to these digital surrogates is not always enough to optimize their utility for research. Though optical character recognition (OCR) technologies, under ideal circumstances, can do fairly well to [...]

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Highlights from Special Collections: Revisiting Osamu Tezuka's Buddha

In this blog post, CTASC practicum student Brian Omran discusses Japanese graphic novelist Osamu Tezuka and his multi-volume work, Buddha.
Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) is renowned as one of the greatest graphic novel artists in the world. He earned the moniker “the Godfather of Manga”, referring to the Japanese style of cartoons and comics that he created. [...]

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Lieutenant Governor Ontario Heritage Awards celebrates IBPOC home movies

Originally published in yFile: York University's News.
The Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) Home Made Visible (HMV) project, in partnership with York University Libraries and Charles Street Video, was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation. The award was presented on Feb. 20.
The two-year project highlighted the personal histories of Indigenous, Black [...]

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