Personal papers

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 [...]

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Knowlton Nash papers now available

The Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections are very pleased to announce that the papers of veteran journalist, broadcaster and pundit Knowlton Nash are now open and available to researchers.
Knowlton Nash’s gift of his journalism records and related publications provides extensive and comprehensive documentation on the career of perhaps the most influential Canadian journalist during [...]

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Barbara Godard Memorial 10 May 2011

                                     
Barbara Thompson Godard (1941-2010) was Professor of English, French, Social and Political Thought, and Women's Studies at York University, where she also held the Avi Bennett Historica Chair in Canadian Literature.
 
With a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from l'Université de Montréal, Dr. Godard completed her doctorate at l'Université de Bordeaux [...]

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International Day of Dance

In recognition of International Dance Day, here are a selection of our archival holdings from choreographers, dance companies, dance critics, dancers and organizations that have significant content related to dance.

F0172 Canadian Association for Professional Dance Organizations (CAPDO) fonds
F0199 Canadian Dance Festival fonds
F0285 Centre for Experimental Art & Communication fonds
F0198 Dance Umbrella Of Ontario fonds
F0142 Paul [...]

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Black History Month: Archival Sources Across Ontario

The contributions of Black Canadians has historically been underrepresented in the archival record. Often the voice of Black agents of history can be hidden in the records of other donors and organizations. Researchers have to dig deeper into the record to access rich resources that document the activities and agency of historically marginalized groups.
Here [...]

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Letters Home : a selection of wartime correspondence from the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections

In honour of Remembrance Day, the archives has installed a new online exhibit. Letters home is based on a previous physical exhibit installed in Scott Library in 2009. The current exhibit features a selection of correspondence and photographs exchanged between soldiers and their families during the First and Second World Wars.
The exhibit features letters from [...]

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