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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 [...]


Special Collections Highlight : Ruth Dworin Collection

The Dworin Collection consists of over 800 items acquired from Ruth Dworin, a local women's activist and owner of women's music production company Womanly Way Productions.  An associate of York University's Canadian Women’s Studies journal office, Dworin began collecting in the early 1970s.  The collection was acquired by the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections [...]