Tag Archives: Jean Augustine

Celebrating Jean Augustine, Education, Community & Diaspora

On Sunday, 9 September 2017, Hundreds of guests came to celebrate Augustine's eight decades of accomplishments (many of which are recorded in her fonds!). During her birthday speech, Jean Augustine shared her pride in preserving her records at York University Libraries.

What an entrance for Dr. Jean Augustine as our community celebrates this amazing woman #onpoli [...]


Caribana’s Golden Anniversary: An archival research guide

Fifty years of celebrating Caribbean culture, playing mas, and dancing to the beat of the steel pan are preserved in archival records across Ontario. Over the years, the cultural event has grown from a community’s centenary gift to Canada to North America’s largest cultural event!
As gifting gold is a tradition for fiftieth-anniversaries, our gift to celebrate five [...]


Black History Month featured fonds: Jean Augustine

Jean Augustine was the first female Member of Parliament of African descent to be elected to Parliament. As MP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Augustine sponsored the bill that officially recognized Black History Month on the federal level in the 1990s.  Her archives are a goldmine of material for researchers interested in social reform, community activism, international relations, [...]


International Women's Day 2011

To celebrate International Women's Day, here is a selection of items celebrating the political and social activism of women.
From Special Collections
A vindication of the rights of woman with strictures on political and moral subjects by Mary Wollstonecraft. London : Printed for J. Johnson, 1792. First Edition. xix, 452 p. ; 22 cm.
This first edition of [...]


Exhibit: Black History Month 2011

The Archives will be installing our annual Black History Month exhibit in the Scott Library for the month of February 2011.
01 February - 28 February 2011
This year we will be highlighting selections from the Toronto Telegram fonds used in the recent publication Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada by Natasha L. Henry. The [...]


Exhibit : Black History Month

The Archives will be installing it's annual Black History Month exhibit on the second floor of the Scott Library for the month of February 2010.
01 February - 28 February 2010
Scott Library, 2nd floor atrium
This year we will be highlighting materials from three archival fonds emphasizing the contributions of African Canadians in the areas of the [...]