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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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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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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Celebrating Black History Month - Archie Alleyne

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. This year for Black History Month, we will be highlighting two of our newer acquisitions, beginning with Toronto jazz drummer Archie Alleyne.

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