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 summer, archival holdings play a starring role in a book on the Mariposa Folk Festival, in addition to an installation featuring Joyce Wieland and an exhibition titled [...]
Guest post by Stacy Allison-Cassin, W.P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship
It was with great sadness I heard of the passing of Lois Lilienstein yesterday. Like so many Canadian children growing up in the 1980s the music of Sharon, Lois and Bram were in heavy rotation. My sister and I had a record player, as did several [...]
This weekend marks the annual return of folk music enthusiasts (not a few of them York alumni) to the town of Orillia for the Mariposa Folk Festival. To mark the fifty years that the festival has been running, York University Libraries, which holds the festival records, has curated a new exhibit of historical photographs, [...]
Bright and early this morning, the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections' latest online exhibit was featured on CBC's Metro Morning. Host Matt Galloway interviewed the founder of the Mariposa Folk Festival and promoted our online exhibit of historical programs, images and sound recordings.
Monday 5 July 2010 is the official launch of the online exhibit [...]