Monthly Archives: April 2023

Recently described acquisitions

The following archival records have recently been processed and are now available for research.

F0753 - Kenneth Shah fonds contains the records of an early organizer of Caribana and editor of Canadian Caribbean Carnival Magazine.
F0448 - Roy Israel Wolfe fonds consists of documents from the professor who helped establish the York University Transportation Centre and previously [...]


York library exhibits to reflect on Congress theme Reckonings and Re-Imaginings

Originally published in yFile: York University’s News.
Congress 2023 at York University will involve more than academic presentations and panel discussions, as York University Libraries is set to showcase its unique archival holdings built through five decades of preserving cultural heritage.
Michael Moir, University archivist, and his team have been working for many months to create thought-provoking, [...]


Gift books, Elston Press, and Cosway-style bindings - February and March 2023 Highlights

Eltze, Frederick. The New Table-Book, or, Pictures for Young and Old Parties. Edited by Mark Lemon. London: Bradbury, Evans, and Co., 11 Bouverie Street, 1867.
During the Victorian period, the convergence of an expanding middle class and their love of reading, the mechanization of book production, and the growth of the publishing industry led to an explosion in [...]