York University Libraries | Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections online exhibits

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Hellenic Students' Association


The Hellenic Students' Association of York is a student run, non-for-profit Hellenic council, which promotes Hellenism within the university's setting. The council organizes an array of events throughout the academic year, such as a general meeting for members, academic nights, Greek nights on the Danforth, and as annual Semi-Formal. The council also looks for other ways to give back to the Greek Community, whether it be with Greek Schools, or singing carols for the Hellenic Hope. With our new and exciting collaborations with the Greek Canadian History Project and York University Libraries Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, the HSA is now able to share a history of the celebration of Hellenism in the Greek Community of Toronto. 

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Portuguese Canadian History Project | Projeto de História Luso Canadiana

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The Portuguese Canadian History Project | Projeto de História Luso Canadiana (PCHP | PHLC) is a community outreach initiative that started in 2008, and is directed by Gilberto Fernandes, Susana Miranda, Raphael Costa, and Emanuel da Silva. We are committed to locating historical sources in the hands of private individuals and organizations in the Portuguese-Canadian community and placing them in the care of the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections, York University Libraries. Our goals are to preserve, democratize and disseminate the history of immigrants in Canada, particularly those of Portuguese descent.

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Sheila Thibaudeau Lambrinos Collection

Literature for children, most often written to educate and indoctrinate, as well as entertain, has longed served as a useful means to examine the ideological concerns of an age. The Lambrinos Collection, which houses over 650 children’s textbooks, teacher’s manuals and novels (published between 1843 to 1992), is a rich source of insight into a distinctly Canadian, colonial and post-colonial, understanding of the world.

Sheila Thibaudeau Lambrinos (1934-2011) donated her collection to the Clara Thomas Special Collections and Archives so that a snapshot of Canadian history might be preserved and made available to researchers. Lambrinos was a graduate in Canadian Studies from Atkinson College, York University, a former teacher and Trustee on the North York Board of Education and an avid heritage campaigner for the Grey County Historical Society. Researchers interested in education and curriculum, women’s studies and children’s literature will find a wealth of resources in this collection.

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