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 December 1943. During World War II, Lorch served in the U.S. Army, working in India [...]
The Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections Reading Room will be closed tomorrow, Thursday 16 February 2012 to accommodate a class lecture.
As a result, no research can be conducted in the reading room, nor any retrievals made for researchers.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Yesterday, the archives participated in a Twitter event hosted by @AskArchivists. Using Valentine's Day as a lens in which to interpret our holdings, archives across the globe tweeted about their holdings.
For more information about the #loveheritage event, see Ask Archivists' blog here.
For our primary post for Valentine's Day, see our feature on love songs from [...]
In recognition of the high-sucrose holiday of St. Valentine's Day, here are a selection of some of the more fluffy pieces of sheet music from the John Arpin Sheet Music Collection.
All Alone: a tenacious telephone technology tune
All Alone, "Harry Von Tizler's Great Telephone Song" features a lonely Marie having difficulty contacting her fella Georgie to [...]
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 are a goldmine of material for researchers interested in social reform, community activism, international relations, [...]
Founded in February 2000, Obsidian Theatre Company is a leading black theatre companies in Canada. As a producer of black theatre and community advocate, the company has endeavoured to produce plays, develop playwrights and train emerging theatre professionals. Their mission statement focuses on the exploration, development, and production of the black voice.
The founding board included [...]