The following archival records have recently been processed, described, and are now available for public access.
Beverley Salmon fonds highlights the political and activist work of the first black woman elected municipally in Toronto.
Yvonne Vera fonds records the activities of the prominent Zimbabwean writer of English fiction while in Canada.
Robert Witmer collection contains hundreds of North [...]
The Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections (CTASC) escape the reading room and reach out to the wider public through the work of its researchers and partnerships. Over the winter semester, archival holdings played a starring role in two public exhibitions featuring Helen Lucas and Yorkville's folk music scene in the 1960s.
Written By: Lisa Sloniowski, English Literature Librarian and Chair, Special Collections Working Group.
Le Refus global
“Make way for magic! Make way for objective mysteries! Make way for Love.”
York Libraries is pleased to announce our recent acquisition of artist Paul-Émile Borduas’ personal copy of the important manifesto Le Refus global (Total Refusal). This acquisition will complement the [...]
To mark what would have been her 80th birthday, the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections is highlighting the contributions of artist Joyce Wieland.
Wieland, who passed away in 1998 was a painter, textile artist and film-maker. She is perhaps best known for her large-scale quilted textile installations in Toronto institutions such as subway station and [...]