The following archival records have recently been processed, described, and are now available for researcher access!
The Abbott Ferguson Productions Ltd. fonds documents the creative and business aspects of several radio and television shows, predominantly the Royal Canadian Air Farce comedy troupe which aired on CBC from 1973 to 2019.
The records of Professor Stephen Lyon Endicott [...]
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. In this last week of Black History Month, we're highlighting the work of Toronto politician and activist Beverley Salmon.
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 [...]
To celebrate International Women’s Day, here is a selection of items celebrating the political and social activism of women.
You can also see a selection of material we highlighted in 2011 which included activists, community organizers, philosophers and politicians like Jean Augustine, Grace Lonergan Lorch, and Marilou McPhedran, Mary Wollstonecraft and Margaret (Dillon) Norquay available here.
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, [...]
Inspired by a twitter post by the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) we've pulled a few historical pieces of election propaganda from federal and provincial elections of the nineteenth century.
All of these items have been digitized by the Internet Archive and be found by browsing through our holdings here: http://bit.ly/lYPpqH.
These pamphlets are part of the [...]