Author Archives: Rosalynn

A Window in Time – 1899

What is that date on the window? The Archives and Special Collections (A&SC) windows feature a series of seemingly random numbers worked into the window’s graphic pattern. The numbers are actually dates, chosen by ASC staff, that are significant to … Continue reading

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Practical Nursing – nursing notes from The Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association fonds

The Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association fonds came to the Ryerson Archives and Special Collections in 2011. In it are several notebooks filled with course notes, and practical knowledge for the student nurse. One of the notebooks dates to … Continue reading

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The New Archives and Special Collections Reading Room is Open for Business!

Now open to all students, staff, faculty! The new Archives and Special Collections reading room is now open for business. We are now located on the 4th floor of the Library in LIB 404, adjacent to the new quiet study … Continue reading

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Archives & Special Collections Re-Opening Monday January 30th, 2017

We have successfully re-located to the 4th floor! WE WILL RE-OPEN MONDAY JANUARY 30th, 2017 We ask during this time, if you need to contact the Archives or Special Collections to please use email: archives@ryerson.ca and specialcollections@ryerson.ca.

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CLOSING December 9th – Archives and Special Collections is on the move!

Move time is  almost here and the staff here in Archives and Special Collections could not be more excited. Please note – Archives and Special Collections will be closing at end of day Friday December 9th, 2016 and re-opening Monday … Continue reading

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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS IS ON THE MOVE!

Beginning Monday May 16 Special Collections will be rooming with the Ryerson University Archives while renovations happen on the 4th floor. The Archives is located on the 3rd floor in the Library in room LIB387. The move will take several … Continue reading

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“It is most strange to know that the invasion has begun…” Remembrance Day 2015

In 2011 the Ryerson Archives received the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association Archives. Among the boxes and files was a scrapbook kept by Alumnae President Grace Bolton. In the scrapbook were letters home from the front during World … Continue reading

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Looking back – celebrating the classes of 1950, 1955, 1960, and 1965.

This Saturday October 3rd, Ryerson is hosting is annual alumni weekend activities. This year the feature years are the classes of 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1975, 1990, and 2005. In celebration of this the Archives decided to look back at … Continue reading

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Points of Interest from the Collections – The Creation of the Archives part deux

To round out the month looking back at the creation of the Archives, We have discovered the first Archives report dated June 29, 1971. It was interesting reading for Archives staff as it answered questions about the collection and how … Continue reading

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Points of Interest from the Collections – The Creation of the Archives

For the month of August, Archives and Special Collections will blog bi-weekly with points of interest from our collections. This week we look at documents connected to the birth of the Archives at Ryerson. In 1970 Ryerson Polytechnical Institute invited … Continue reading

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