Exhibits

Remembrance Day exhibit

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 first and third floors of the Scott Library.
The physical exhibit [...]

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Mariposa: Fifty Years of Making Music Exhibit Launch

                                            
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, [...]

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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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Exhibit: Black History Month 2011

The Archives will be installing our annual Black History Month exhibit in the Scott Library for the month of February 2011.
Running
01 February - 28 February 2011
Highlights
This year we will be highlighting selections from the Toronto Telegram fonds used in the recent publication Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada by Natasha L. Henry. The [...]

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What Am I? exhibit update: Identity of Object # 3 revealed!

A piece of the Ross Ramp

Donated as part of :
Most likely Murray Ross fonds, F0398
Context:
This is a piece of concrete saved after the destruction of the Ross Ramp which began in 1988.
The Ross Social Sciences and Humanities Building, opened in 1968 was designed as a grand entrance to the university.
According to Phillip Beelsey, the [...]

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What am I? exhibit update: Identity of Object #2 revealed!

Diploma embosser

Donated as part of :
York University Convocation Office fonds,  F041
Context:
This tool was developed by members of York’s Physical Plant and the Convocation Office in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
Designed and created by Steve Dranitsaris, Fred Matthews and John Becker, this contraption was used to emboss university seals on York diplomas.
The object is [...]

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