In anticipation of York University’s first-ever virtual Red & White Day, the archives has selected a number of historical images featuring Keele campus, Glendon campus, and York University Libraries. These images provide a great opportunity to upgrade your virtual background and show off your #YUspirit on Thursday, October 29th, 2020.
In less than a week, travel to the university will reach rocket speeds with the opening of two subway stations on campus.
While the commute nowadays may be described as rough, try and think back to the opening of Keele Campus in 1965 when the Bloor-Danforth line was still under construction. In fact, back then, the [...]
Dr. Clara Thomas, longtime friend, supporter and ally of York University Libraries Archives & Special Collections passed away peacefully on 26 September 2013.
Clara McCandless Thomas, educator and author, was born in Strathroy, Ontario in 1919 to Basil McCandless and Mabel Sullivan McCandless. In an interview with the Toronto Star in 1985, Thomas noted that her mother, [...]
Barbara Thompson Godard (1941-2010) was Professor of English, French, Social and Political Thought, and Women's Studies at York University, where she also held the Avi Bennett Historica Chair in Canadian Literature.
With a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from l'Université de Montréal, Dr. Godard completed her doctorate at l'Université de Bordeaux [...]
A piece of the Ross Ramp
Donated as part of :
Most likely Murray Ross fonds, F0398
This is a piece of concrete saved after the destruction of the Ross Ramp which began in 1988.
The Ross Social Sciences and Humanities Building, opened in 1968 was designed as a grand entrance to the university.
According to Phillip Beelsey, the [...]