Another month has come and gone and that means another month of Special Collection highlights! Please enjoy learning about some of ASC's newest acquisitions.
Vimy Memorial Dedication Collection
Canada is known for its assault at Vimy. It is seen as a moment when Canada emerged as a nation. All four divisions of the Canadian Corps fought together [...]
Tag Archives: Rare Books
Dr. Seuss, the CNE, and Etiquette for Gentlemen. Special Collections Highlights - February 2022
Though CTASC was closed for many months over the last two years of the pandemic, we didn’t stop acquiring new additions for Special Collections, and, in December 2021, we were thrilled to welcome our new Special Collections Cataloguing Assistant Taylor Tryburski (she/her) to the department to help us manage these holdings and more.
Taylor comes [...]
Archives Awareness Week : a week in the life of the archives
One of the most reliable aspects of working in a university archives is that no two days are the same. Every day one can expect surprises, an unexpected challenge or a serendipitous connection that can send an archivist (or a researcher) down a rabbit hole of discovery.
Perhaps it's no coincidence that one of the most [...]
In Memorium: Rabbi Gunther Plaut (1 November 1912 - 8 February 2012)
Rabbi Wolf Gunther Plaut was a Reform rabbi and author. An important figure in the history of the Jewish community in Toronto, he served as rabbi of Holy Blossom Temple from 1961 to 1977 and later as a Rabbi Emeritus and Senior Scholar of the temple.
Born in Germany, Plaut fled persecution under the Nazis in [...]
Recent Acquisition: "Working Man"
We recently acquired a bound volume of issues of the late Victorian periodical, The Working Man: A Weekly Record of Social Progress and Industry from 1886, featuring a wealth of detailed illustrations.
The call number for this item is 12449 and be viewed at the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections. For the catalogue record, see [...]
Special Collections Highlight : Hymnal Collection
Through the Internet Archive, a selection of items from our collection of early 19th and 20th Century hymnals from the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections have been digitized.
A listing of the 23 digitized items can be found here: http://bit.ly/lxcZun.
A full listing of the over 100 items in this collection can be found here: http://bit.ly/js4DnY