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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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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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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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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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The Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing celebrates its centennial!

Although the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing graduated its last class in 1975 when it officially became part of Ryerson’s School of Nursing, we celebrate its history and spirit – kept alive by its active and dedicated Alumnae Association – on … 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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Celebrating Eggy

Sixty years ago Ryerson’s men’s varsity teams were called the Ryerson Rams. Why the ram? One theory is the school’s namesake, Egerton Ryerson, was born on March 24, 1803 – the ram in the zodiac.  Aries the ram is described as an extrovert … Continue reading

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Feature from the Collection: The Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing

The Archives latest acquisition is The Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing collection.  Donated by their Alumnae Association, this collection includes such wonderful items as a scrapbook from World War II, photographs of almost every graduating class, uniforms and a beautiful … Continue reading

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