Monthly Archives: July 2011

Caribana Festival Retrospective

The festival formerly known as Caribana has been hosting events since June 14th but will culminate in the annual parade this holiday weekend.  Now known as the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto (SCCT), here are some photographs of the earliest carnival parades in Toronto, taken by staff photographers at the Toronto Telegram.
Historical photographs from the Toronto [...]


Correspondence of Margaret Laurence (July 18, 1926 - January 5, 1987)

Photograph of Margaret Laurence (left, then Peggy Wemyss) with Helen Warkentin and other students from Union College in Winnipeg, 1944. Image no. ASC02020.
Born July 18, 1926 in Neepawa Manitoba, Laurence is perhaps best know for her novels,The Diviners and The Stone Angel. To celebrate what would be Laurence's eighty-fifth birthday, the archives are highlighting a collection [...]


Mariposa: Fifty Years of Making Music Exhibit Launch

This weekend marks the annual return of folk music enthusiasts (not a few of them York alumni) to the town of Orillia for the Mariposa Folk Festival.  To mark the fifty years that the festival has been running, York University Libraries, which holds the festival records, has curated a new exhibit of historical photographs, [...]