Summer Closing

Torontonensis staff, 1951-52, in their officeThe University Archives will be closed for two weeks from August 20th  to September 3rd (inclusive), to allow staff to work on special projects.

We will reopen on Tuesday, September 4th.

On Display: Freedom Ride - Black History at the University of Toronto

February marks Black History month in Canada, the annual commemoration of the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians to our society. The University of Toronto Libraries celebrates that history by displaying items from our collections that highlight the many contributions and achievements of the University’s community of Black Canadians in shaping our modern University.

New acquisition: 19th century photos collected by UofT President

The University of Toronto Archives is pleased to announce our recent acquisition of over 400 nineteenth century stereographs, which were collected by Sir Daniel Wilson, U of T’s president from 1880-1892. Harold Averill, Assistant University Archivist, explains the context of the collection below.

Included in the collection are the 3 stereographs shown here:

Our Reference Specialist receives her Masters of Information Studies

Congratulations to Barbara Edwards, our Reference Specialist, who received her Masters of Information Studies (MISt) from the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, on 12 June 2014.

Barb has worked at the U of T Archives since 1990 and pursued her studies while continuing to work with us full-time. We are all very proud of her, and lucky to have her as a colleague!

Harold Averill receives Association of Ontario's most prestigious award.

Harold Averill recently received the J. J. Talman Award from the Archives Association of Ontario. The AAO’s most prestigious award is given to individuals “who have demonstrated an outstanding level of imagination and innovation in contributions to the profession, their institutions, or the archival community, or who have pioneered in any aspect of archival work.”