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Recently described acquisitions

The following archival records have recently been processed, described, and are now available for researcher access!

The Abbott Ferguson Productions Ltd. fonds documents the creative and business aspects of several radio and television shows, predominantly the Royal Canadian Air Farce comedy troupe which aired on CBC from 1973 to 2019.
The records of Professor Stephen Lyon Endicott [...]

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Crowdsourcing the transcription of digitized archival records

Increasingly, researchers who use primary source materials hope their research can be done remotely through the use of digitized copies of archival records.  However, simply providing access to these digital surrogates is not always enough to optimize their utility for research. Though optical character recognition (OCR) technologies, under ideal circumstances, can do fairly well to [...]

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Lieutenant Governor Ontario Heritage Awards celebrates IBPOC home movies

Originally published in yFile: York University's News.
The Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) Home Made Visible (HMV) project, in partnership with York University Libraries and Charles Street Video, was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation. The award was presented on Feb. 20.
The two-year project highlighted the personal histories of Indigenous, Black [...]

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Celebrating Black History Month - Beverley Salmon

Written by Brian Omran, Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections practicum student
The Clara Thomas Archives holds a number of fonds that document the lives of Black Canadians. In this last week of Black History Month, we're highlighting the work of Toronto politician and activist Beverley Salmon.

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Recently described acquisitions

The following archival records have recently been processed, described, and are now available for researcher access!

The John Jose fonds, a complementary acquisition to the Yvonne Vera fonds, including personal letters written by Vera to Jose.
The records of Dr. Carl James, York University sociology professor, including records pertaining to the York Centre for Education and Community.
The research and teaching files of Penelope Doob, [...]

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Recently described acquisitions

The following archival records have recently been processed, described, and are now available for public access!

The records of Rockette and USO troupe dancer Jeannette Heller.
The videotaped performances of folk musicians by Jonathan Lynn.
The documents of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association.
The records of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science.
The files of the Canadian Association for [...]

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