Online exhibits

The Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections has developed a number of online exhibits that highlight elements of the department’s holdings.

These include:

The Danny Grossman Dance Company

Developed in 2000 by graduate student Sion Irwin-Childs and archivist Suzanne Dubeau.

Herman Voaden – Canadian playwright and director, 1903-1991

Developed in 2000 by theatre historian and executor of the Herman Voaden Estate, Anton Wagner and graduate student Sharon Brady.

I Heard a Story About Yorkville

Developed in July 2005 by ASC staff in collaboration with author Nicholas Jennings.

Letters Home: a selection of wartime correspondence

Developed by Anna St.Onge in 2010.

Mariposa: celebrating Canadian folk music

An 2010 online exhibit funded through the Archives Community Development Program (ACDP) and executed by Anna St.Onge, Andrea Kosavic, Taras Danylak and Ali Sadaqain, with assistance by Alison Black, Kyle Brenders, Andrea Brent, Ryan Bruce, Marie-Pascale D’Aoust-Messier, Julia Holland, Alison Lapp, Alana Lebkovich, Rachel Lebkovich,¬† Prathna Lor, the Mariposa Folk Foundation, Jessica Silverman, Kelly Smith, Sija Tsai, Adriana Vesna, and Tina Witham.

The Portuguese Canadian History Project

Developed by Anna St.Onge in collaboration with Taras Danylak and Ali Sadaqain with graduate students Gilberto Fernandes, Susana Miranda, and Raphael Costa.

Ruth Dworin Collection of Lesbian Pulp Novels

Developed in 2011 by graduate student Renee Jackson with technical assistance by Taras Danylak, Ali Sadaqain and Anna St.Onge.

Robbie Robertson’s early years on the Toronto music scene

Developed in 2005 by Sean Smith to celebrate honorary degree recipient, Robbie Robertson, with a look back at his formative years in Toronto.

The TTC Subway at 50.

Developed in 2004 by ASC staff to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the TTC subway in 1954.

¬†There is additional online content from the archives holding available through York University’s institutional repository YorkSpace. This includes material drawn from the extensive photographic archives of the Toronto Telegram, material highlighting Portuguese and Finnish communities in Canada, historical sheet music and historical photographs celebrating the 50th Anniversary of York University.


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