Drill, Volvelles, and Plate marks - June/July 2022 Highlights

Coffin, N. A System of Drill, for the Militia, of Upper-Canada. York: Printed by Robert Stanton, 1830.
Published before Confederation, and even before the incorporation of Toronto in 1834, this short work outlines instructions for equipment and movement drills, and battalion and platoon exercises. These exercises were important in a time when precise movements were needed on the [...]

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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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Hellenic Heritage Foundation donation will highlight experiences of Greek diaspora in Canada

The funding will expand the existing physical archive and establish a digital archive of images, documents, video and other assets that are related to Greek Canadian history.When Christopher Grafos entered the Graduate Program in History at York University, he encountered the same problem time and time again.“When I spoke to Greek Canadians about their immigration [...]

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