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Feature from the Collections: Who is this man in the Archives?

Peter. It’s his name. An interesting fellow, don’t you think? “The Dream That Fagged Out” is Peter’s official title. The word fagged in historical usage means completely exhausted, and there certainly seems to be a weight on Peter’s shoulders. “The work is so … Continue reading

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Parades and Picnics from Ryerson’s Past!

It is almost that time of year again…time for Ryerson’s parade and picnic.  The annual event has students marching down Yonge Street to catch the ferry for a day of music and fun on Toronto Island.  In honour of this rite … Continue reading

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A Contest that is for the Dogs!

Help us name the Oakham House dogs. The Ryerson Archives are the proud owners of a beautiful set of matching Labrador Retrievers. They have settled in and gotten used to their new home and now it is time to give … Continue reading

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Feature of the week: Portrait of Egerton Ryerson

Ryerson University is the recent recipient of a wonderful, early portrait of Egerton Ryerson, believed to have been painted by William Gush, a noted British portrait painter who painted many Methodist Ministers in Canada and the UK. The painting, currently on … Continue reading

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Feature of the Week: The Oakham House Dogs

Remember the film “The Incredible Journey”? Much like the fabled animals in that movie, our featured archive items have been on quite the voyage. Designed by architect William Thomas to hitch horses in front of his residence, which he named … Continue reading

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New Acquisitions in the Archives

The Archives are the proud owners of a brand new (well new to us anyways!) TV studio camera pedestal and other equipment used in the RTA studios and in the field by RTA students. Interestingly enough we have a photograph … Continue reading

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