Join us for a tour of Ryerson University Library’s Archives and Special Collections, which collects and preserves non-circulating collections at the University. The Archives serves as the institutional memory of Ryerson. The Special Collections was established to help support the learning and teaching needs and facilitate the scholarly, research and creative activities of the Ryerson community by acquiring and preserving photography, film and cultural history objects. In the tour you will be guided through the Archives and Special Collections Space and learn about the services offered. You will also have the opportunity to see pieces from Collections including the Leniniana Collection of Soviet, Leninist propaganda, the Heritage Camera Collection, the Canadian Architect Collection, and the Ryerson Press Collections.
In the second part of the tour you will be guided through the current exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) which exists for the research, teaching, and exhibition of photography and related media.
Current Exhibition: The Faraway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive
Featuring photographs of Canadian subject matter from The New York Times Photo Archive, The Faraway Nearby examines a century of Canada’s history and its representation in the leading American newspaper of record. Taking an expansive view of the many stories that have shaped our national experience, the exhibition highlights images of major political events and conflicts, iconic landscapes across the nation, sports heroes, candid reportage on the lives of diverse communities, and portraits of notable Canadians. The exhibition draws from nearly 25,000 photographs preserved in The New York Times Photo Archive, known henceforth as The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection. This extraordinary new promised gift, made by Toronto entrepreneur Chris Bratty in honour of Canada 150, joins the renowned Black Star Collection to further establish the Ryerson Image Centre as a key international resource for the study of press photography.
Tour date: December 6, 2017
Time and location:
RULA Archives and Special Collections
4th floor of the Ryerson Library
350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Entrance to library on the 2nd floor
Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1E9
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