Written by Brian Omran, Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections practicum student
The Clara Thomas Archives holds a number of fonds that document the lives of Black Canadians. This year for Black History Month, we will be highlighting two of our newer acquisitions, beginning with Toronto jazz drummer Archie Alleyne.
The following archival records have recently been processed, described, and are now available for public access!
The records of Rockette and USO troupe dancer Jeannette Heller.
The videotaped performances of folk musicians by Jonathan Lynn.
The documents of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association.
The records of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science.
The files of the Canadian Association for [...]
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.
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 year for Black History Month, the libraries have highlighted a range of research materials that could assist students and faculty studying black history in Canada and beyond.
There is a display of materials on the first floor of the Scott Library put together by librarian Patti Ryan, featuring a microfilm of archival material relating to [...]