Jeanette Heller danced, served (in the armed forces), and defied the norms of her time. She lived a life of adventure as a dancer and performing arts worker. From the time she was 16 years old in 1929, she was dancing professionally and continued to work in the industry as a producer and costume designer [...]
THE LIBRARIES PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN YORK’S 2023 CONGRESS of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Librarians provided workshops and lectures as part of Congress and our spaces were central to Congress activities. Scott Library hosted all the President’s evening receptions. We also curated and hosted several exhibits from our archives: York library exhibits to [...]
The Libraries work with a network of almost 30 dealers in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe to acquire rare works that support York’s mission to pursue, preserve, and disseminate knowledge. E-mail notifications, websites, and virtual fairs have been adopted by booksellers in response to the growth of the Internet and the [...]
A collaboration between the Libraries and the Greek Canadian History Project began in 2012 to support the research of graduate students in York University’s Department of History.
The Project identified unique documents and significant book collections held by members of Toronto’s Greek community and coordinated the donation of this material to York so that it could [...]
Donation of the Wanda MacNevin collection complements the Libraries’ role as co-investigator on “Ethical, Accessible Research Data Management for the Jane Finch Community,” a project funded by a SSHRC Connections Grant. Wanda MacNevin moved to the Jane-Finch community in the 1970s as a single mother. Concerned by the community’srapid growth and lack of social services, [...]
The completion of finding aid for the fonds of Kenneth Shah was completed in 2023. Shah was a founding member of Caribana and the Caribbean Cultural Committee and was involved for more than thirty years with the festival celebrating Black emancipation from slavery. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Shah moved to Canada in 1965 to [...]