Author Archives: Alison

New Exhibition: Canada 150, Picturing the Canadian Landscape

The plains of the prairies, the forests of the interior, and the seascapes of the Atlantic and the Pacific have served as muses for Canadian artists and writers for centuries. In Canada 150: Picturing the Canadian Landscape, photographs and ephemera … Continue reading

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The 2017 First Edition Book Award Winners

Award Recipients Adrian Walton-Cordeiro – Contesse De Bertren Ailene Devries – Two Cities and a River Fehn Foss – Remembering, Faring Julia Garnet – Elements Feline Gerhardt – About Mankind and the Attempt to Increase Significance Warren Rynkun – The … Continue reading

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It’s Preservation Week, do you know where your photos are?

ALA’s Preservation Week. It’s Preservation Week, an initiative headed up by the American Library Association to raise awareness around the millions of artifacts in public collections that require special preservation attention. Photographs, films, videos, manuscripts, artworks and digital material can … Continue reading

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First Edition Book Award 2016 Award Winners

The Photography Studies program at Ryerson University together with Ryerson Archives & Special Collections is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients: THE 2016 FIRST EDITION PHOTOBOOK AWARD Book Award Recipients Andrea Chartrand Kaya Kelley Mina Markovic Terence Reeves Gabriel Steele Alia Youssef … Continue reading

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Special Collections: Celebrating 10 Years

2015 marked the 10 year anniversary of Special Collections at the Ryerson University Library and Archives. It seems like a good time time to have a look back at where we came from, and where we are headed. The Special  Collections department … Continue reading

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The Top 8 Odd and Outstanding Artist’s Books in Ryerson’s Special Collections

Ryerson’s Special Collections is filled with all kinds of unique and unusual material. Here is our list of the top 8 odd and outstanding artist’s books you can find in our collection! Scratch by Christian Boltanski This thin artist’s book … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from Ryerson Library Archives and Special Collections

As the Holiday season approachs, Ryerson students are making their final mighty push to get assignments done and exams written before the winter break. Featured from our collections are some Holiday and Winter scenes from around campus and beyond for … Continue reading

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First Edition Book Award 2015

Exhibition of the winning 2015 books on now We are thrilled to announce that 2015 marks the first annual awarding of the First Edition Book Awards, sponsored by Ryerson University Library Special Collections. The awardees this year are  Evan Hutchinson, Lodoe Laura, … Continue reading

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Feature from the collection: Canadian Kodak Suggestion Book

The Kodak Corporate Archives and Heritage Collection, acquired by Ryerson Library in 2005, includes many insights into the unique corporate culture of Eastman Kodak and its affiliates. One of these is a group of employee suggestion books, used by the company to … Continue reading

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What is that THING in Special Collections?

If you’re been up to the 4th floor of the library and peered into Special Collections, you may have seen this funny creature sitting in the corner and wondered: “What the heck is that?” Well, that’s Max, a larger version of … Continue reading

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