Monthly Archives: July 2010

Special Collections Highlight : Ruth Dworin Collection

The Dworin Collection consists of over 800 items acquired from Ruth Dworin, a local women's activist and owner of women's music production company Womanly Way Productions.  An associate of York University's Canadian Women’s Studies journal office, Dworin began collecting in the early 1970s.  The collection was acquired by the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections [...]


Favourite fonds : Celebrating Margaret Laurence's birthday

This week's favourite fonds is the Margaret Laurence fonds,  in celebration of what would have been the writer's eighty-fourth birthday.  Born 18 July 1926 in Neepawa Manitoba, Laurence is perhaps best know for her novels, The Diviners and The Stone Angel.
The Margaret Laurence fonds consists of the manuscripts, research notes, short story drafts, children's stories, [...]


Mariposa Digitization Project featured on CBC's Metro Morning

Bright and early this morning, the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections' latest online exhibit was featured on CBC's Metro Morning.  Host Matt Galloway interviewed the founder of the Mariposa Folk Festival and promoted our online exhibit of historical programs, images and sound recordings.
Monday 5 July 2010 is the official launch of the online exhibit [...]