In honour of Remembrance Day, the archives has installed an exhibit of letters written by servicemen and women during the First and Second World Wars. A complement to the online exhibit Letters Home, patrons can browse the physical exhibit material now on display on the second and third floors of the Scott Library.
It may the the tail end of Archives Awareness Week, but it is also the start of tax season!
Here are a number of photographic prints from the Toronto Telegram which were used in feature articles from 1945, 1946, 1965 and 1970 documenting the frantic tax season in the city of Toronto.
Here are tax form filers [...]
The National Archival Development Program (or NADP ) is administered by the Canadian Council of Archives and it - and it's previous incarnations- have been vital in the completion of a number of projects here at the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections. One of the strongest examples is the survival of the Toronto Telegram [...]
The Annual Labour Day Parade down at Toronto's CNE grounds has a long history. In anticipation of Labour Day this Monday September 5th, 2011, here are some images from the Toronto Telegram from parades from 1953, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1961 and 1963, as photographed by Telegram photographers Ray McFadden, Bruce Reed, Don Grant, Albert Van, [...]
This weekend marks the annual return of folk music enthusiasts (not a few of them York alumni) to the town of Orillia for the Mariposa Folk Festival. To mark the fifty years that the festival has been running, York University Libraries, which holds the festival records, has curated a new exhibit of historical photographs, [...]
In anticipation of Mother's Day, here's a picture from the Toronto Telegram of a group of women outside the Royal Ontario Museum for the Mother's Day Vigil for Peace by the NGO group Voice of Women (VOW). Photographed by Toronto Telegram staff photographer B. Palmer (Peter) Ward on May 11, 1963.
The Canadian Voice of [...]