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 [...]
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 [...]
It may the the tail end of Archives Awareness Week, but it is also the start of tax season!
Here are a number of photographic prints from the Toronto Telegram which were used in feature articles from 1945, 1946, 1965 and 1970 documenting the frantic tax season in the city of Toronto.
Here are tax form filers [...]
The National Archival Development Program (or NADP ) is administered by the Canadian Council of Archives and it - and it's previous incarnations- have been vital in the completion of a number of projects here at the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections. One of the strongest examples is the survival of the Toronto Telegram [...]
Yesterday, the archives participated in a Twitter event hosted by @AskArchivists. Using Valentine's Day as a lens in which to interpret our holdings, archives across the globe tweeted about their holdings.
For more information about the #loveheritage event, see Ask Archivists' blog here.
For our primary post for Valentine's Day, see our feature on love songs from [...]
The Annual Labour Day Parade down at Toronto's CNE grounds has a long history. In anticipation of Labour Day this Monday September 5th, 2011, here are some images from the Toronto Telegram from parades from 1953, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1961 and 1963, as photographed by Telegram photographers Ray McFadden, Bruce Reed, Don Grant, Albert Van, [...]