Archival operations

Recently described acquisitions

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

F0769 - Wanda MacNevin collection documents the activities of the social worker, activist and author who lived and worked in the Jane and Finch community for sixty years.
F0743 - Regent Park Film Festival fonds contains material from Toronto's longest-running free-of-charge [...]


York University’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2023

THE LIBRARIES PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN YORK’S 2023 CONGRESS of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Librarians provided workshops and lectures as part of Congress and our spaces were central to Congress activities. Scott Library hosted all the President’s evening receptions. We also curated and hosted several exhibits from our archives: York library exhibits to [...]


Key Acquisitions: Logbooks of the Larkins

The Libraries work with a network of almost 30 dealers in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe to acquire rare works that support York’s mission to pursue, preserve, and disseminate knowledge. E-mail notifications, websites, and virtual fairs have been adopted by booksellers in response to the growth of the Internet and the [...]


Key acquisitions: Hellenic Heritage Foundation Greek Canadian Archives

A collaboration between the Libraries and the Greek Canadian History Project began in 2012 to support the research of graduate students in York University’s Department of History.
The Project identified unique documents and significant book collections held by members of Toronto’s Greek community and coordinated the donation of this material to York so that it could [...]


Key Acquisitions: Jane Finch Community Research

Donation of the Wanda MacNevin collection complements the Libraries’ role as co-investigator on “Ethical, Accessible Research Data Management for the Jane Finch Community,” a project funded by a SSHRC Connections Grant. Wanda MacNevin moved to the Jane-Finch community in the 1970s as a single mother. Concerned by the community’srapid growth and lack of social services, [...]