The 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.
The opening of the first University of Toronto library building on King’s College Circle in October 1892 marked the beginning of the modern library system as we know it.
In recognition of Canada 150, campus archives and special collections come together to showcase their unique, diverse holdings within the context of 150 years of Canada’s historical narrative.
To find out more and to view the online exhibit, click here.
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.
Loryl MacDonald, U of T’s University Archivist, was honoured with two prestigious awards this conference season, recognizing her incredible contributions to the archival community, both at the provincial and federal levels.
The University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services is pleased to announce that the Ursula Martius Franklin fonds is now available to researchers.
The University Archives is pleased that the papers of eminent Canadian paleoanthropologist, Davidson Black, are now available to researchers.
The U of T Archives is proud to present the first public viewing of the Stanley Cup Hologram in Canada. Visit us on May 23rd, as part of Doors Open Toronto, to see this life-sized hologram of the Stanley Cup.
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:
Read our own Harold Averill on how WWI affected the U of T community in this U of T News article: https://news.utoronto.ca/memoriam-remembering-first-world-war-u-t
[Left: The shrapnel-damaged notebook that likely saved Prof Harold Innis’s life in World War 1, which is kept in the University Archives]
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, the Associate University Archivist, won an award, an “IPPY” from the Independent Publisher Book Awards for his work on Recollections of a Neighbourhood: Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina (Words Indeed Publishing).
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.”