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The Wilhelm E. Nassau Camera Collection at Ryerson University

The Heritage Camera Collection more than doubled in size this past January thanks to the generous donation of approximately 500 cameras and pieces of camera equipment from Wilfrid Laurier University. The collection improves the holdings in European and Japanese manufacturers, … Continue reading

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Feature from the Collections: Ryerson Opera Workshop

This past weekend the Ryerson Theatre School celebrated its 40th anniversary, but the history of student theatre on campus goes back well beyond that of the school. In 1951 the Ryerson Opera Workshop was first offered, headed up by English … Continue reading

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Change in opening hours for Special Collections

Beginning Monday, February 27, 2012, the Special Collections reading room will be available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by email or phone, at specialcollections@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000 ext. 6897. We anticipate that the change in scheduling will not significantly … Continue reading

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Kodak in the News for the last time?

In a shocking but not completely unforeseen announcement last week, the Kodak corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States. As little as a decade ago, the future for Kodak still seemed bright. Company literature produced in the … Continue reading

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Work Study position opening in Special Collections

Special Collections will be hiring an Imaging Assistant to scan and edit slides related to photographic art and art history. Students interested in working in Special Collections in the Winter Term should send an email to specialcollections@ryerson.ca to inquire no … Continue reading

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A Model Practice : Photographs from the Canadian Architect magazine archive

Architectural models breath life into otherwise straightforward ideas on paper; they easily and quickly communicate complex design schemes, embellishments, finishes and details, and they facilitate an easier dialogue between architect and client. Well-crafted architectural models even win competitions. While these … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from Ryerson Archives & Special Collections

The Archives & Special Collections reading rooms will be closed from December 22nd to January 3rd, re-opening on January 4th. Enjoy your holiday break and come and visit us again in 2012!

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Archives & Special Collections database now online

The Archives & Special Collections staff are pleased to announce the ASC collections database is now online and publicly searchable. Anyone can look up key information about collections before visiting the reading rooms, or browse digital images online. Try it … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion from the 60s, 70s and 80s on display

Style changed forever in the 1960s (and we’re not just referring to the hemlines). Space-age design met space-age fabrics, many of which are still in use today: polyamide, polyester, acrylic, polyvinyl, and spandex to name a few. These are laboratory-brewed … Continue reading

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Cameras beyond Kodak

The Kodak Canada Corporate Archives & Heritage Collection cameras are still on display in our summer exhibit on the 4th floor, but in today’s post we’re thinking outside the little black box. Although Kodak was easily the most popular camera … Continue reading

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