Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections

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Dr. Clara Thomas, longtime friend, supporter and ally of York University Libraries Archives & Special Collections passed away peacefully on 26 September 2013, the blog posting by Anna St.Onge can be accessed here.

A tribute to Professor Emerita Clara Thomas, one of York University’s founding faculty members, was submitted to YFile by Professor Emeritus of English, John Lennox, can be accessed here.

Donations can be made in her memory to York University at

Most Special Collections items can be retrieved with minimal delay.

Retrieval of archival and some Special Collections materials from the vault takes place daily at 11am, 1pm and 3pm*


Archival Research Tutorial: If you are new to archives, our Archival Research Tutorial is a good place to start.

Ready to start your research? Go straight to our Inventory of Finding Aids and start browsing!

What else is new at the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections?

  • The annual Kent Haworth Playwriting Contest at Stong College is seeking submissions, please see Y-File article and download the .pdf with contest information here
  • New acquisitions and new accessions continue to make their way into the Archives
  • Read why York University Archives was renamed

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