Special Collections

Round games, Engravings, and Sammelbands - May 2022 Highlights

Round Games for All Parties : a Collection of the Greatest Variety of Family Amusements for Fireside or Pic-Nic : Consisting of Games of Action, Games Simply Taxing the Attention, Games of Memory, Catch Games Depending on the Assistance of an Accomplice or Secret Knowledge for the Purpose of Mystification, Games Requiring the Exercise of Fancy, Intelligence, [...]

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Petitions, Pirates, and Pirated Copies - April 2022 Highlights

[D. W. Karn & Co. Advertising Fan]. London, Ont: London Printing & Litho. Co., 1896-1909.
Like some of the ASC items highlighted last month, this piece is ephemeral in nature, but it also has the distinction of being closer to an object than a book . Cataloguing standards allow for the cataloguing of non-book items such [...]

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Vimy, the Socialist Shakedown, and Cookies-March 2022 Highlights

 
Another month has come and gone and that means another month of Special Collection highlights! Please enjoy learning about some of ASC's newest acquisitions.
Vimy Memorial Dedication Collection
Canada is known  for its assault at Vimy. It is seen as a moment when Canada emerged as a nation. All four divisions of the Canadian Corps fought together [...]

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Dr. Seuss, the CNE, and Etiquette for Gentlemen. Special Collections Highlights - February 2022

 
Though CTASC was closed for many months over the last two years of the pandemic, we didn’t stop acquiring new additions for Special Collections, and, in December 2021, we were thrilled to welcome our new Special Collections Cataloguing Assistant Taylor Tryburski (she/her) to the department to help us manage these holdings and more.  
Taylor comes [...]

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First bulk upload to Wikimedia Commons a success thanks to emerging public historians

On November 23, 2020, the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections contributed several digitized historical maps to Wikimedia Commons, an online repository of free images and other media. With these scans later embedded into Wikipedia articles, the maps are now viewed nearly 2.4 million times per year.
Students enrolled in visiting professor and course director Gilberto [...]

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Highlights from Special Collections: Revisiting Osamu Tezuka's Buddha

In this blog post, CTASC practicum student Brian Omran discusses Japanese graphic novelist Osamu Tezuka and his multi-volume work, Buddha.
Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) is renowned as one of the greatest graphic novel artists in the world. He earned the moniker “the Godfather of Manga”, referring to the Japanese style of cartoons and comics that he created. [...]

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