Monthly Archives: October 2017

New project looks at the builders behind the buildings

Originally published in yFile: York University’s News.
The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies recently launched "City Builders: An Oral History of Immigrant Construction Workers in Postwar Toronto," a public history and research project, with funding from the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 183, the largest construction union in North America.

Construction of the Ross [...]


Our Top 5 Responses from #AskAnArchivist Day

Ranging from silly in nature to serious, hundreds of questions descended upon archival professionals during #AskAnArchivist Day on 4 October 2017. By participating through Twitter, our responses went beyond campus boundaries to engage with fellow archivists and the broader community.

These five tweets were our favourites that helped reach an audience fourteen times the size of [...]


World Ballet Day : Behind-the-scenes photographs of the National Ballet of Canada

Lawson documented 25 years of CBC production
With World Ballet Day falling on a Thursday, it’s the perfect opportunity to highlight “Throwback Thursday” photographs of the National Ballet of Canada. The fonds of Robert Lawson, a Canadian Broadcasting Company production designer in the 1950s and 1960s, is an invaluable collection of over 11,000 photographs documenting the early days [...]