Seneca Archives and Special Collections recently ran a short article in Seneca’s June 2019 Academic Newsletter detailing the new American Illustration Collection acquisition, which is located at Seneca @ York and available online here. You can read the article by visiting this link to the story! The article is located on pages 18-19.
We hope you enjoy this exciting and valuable new special collection!
I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Seneca’s very own Teaching and Learning Technologies Librarian, Adele Georgievski, who runs the Ontario Library Association’s Open Shelf: Random Library Generator online publication.
It’s a quick interview, providing some insight into my work with Seneca’s archival resources. The interview also touches on the archival profession, and some of my interests.
Seneca Libraries recently participated in the 2015 United Way fundraising campaign for Toronto and York Region. The fundraiser took place outside of Newnham Campus Library on Wednesday, November 11, between 1-3PM,
Sean Hayes, Archivist, and User Services & Information Literacy Librarian, Shanna Pearson, were on hand to answer questions about the College’s history, showcase archival resources, and to make buttons and magnets for staff and students who donated!
There was a wide range of archival records on display during the event. Highlights included event photos of Seneca’s first President, William T. Newnham, breaking ground for the construction of Finch Campus (now Newnham Campus), as well as images of the unveiling of the original Seneca logo, some early course calendars produced by the Office of the Registrar, a few nursing yearbooks from King Campus, and some of the very first College promotional films!
Many inquisitive staff, faculty and students stopped by to learn about Seneca’s recorded history, and the work Seneca Libraries is doing to preserve that history. And of course, donors were able to make their very own buttons and magnets using reproductions of archival images! It was a fun chance to own small piece of Seneca’s proud and lengthy history!
All in all, the event was a great success! Seneca Libraries would like to thank all those who stopped by to donate to the United Way, and show interest in the College Archives. Pat yourselves on the back you generous Senecans! We hope you enjoy your new buttons and magnets!
Seneca College Archives identifies, preserves, and makes available for use the documentary heritage of Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology.
We collect a diverse range of textual records, photographs, moving images, sound records, architectural drawings, publications, artifacts and ephemera. Our collections include inactive records of long-term value produced by the departments and faculties of Seneca College, as well as the records of individuals and organizations closely associated with the College.
The Archives are open to all members of the College community, as well as external researchers. Our holdings are available for research, teaching, publication, television and radio programmes, or simply for general interest.
Stay tuned for musings from the desk of the Archivist as the Archives continues to grow and engage with the Seneca community!