UTARMS news

The UTARMS Reading Room will be closed for two weeks from August 19-30, to allow staff to work on special projects and get ready for the Fall semester. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd. Torontonensis staff, 1951-52, in their officeB2003-0001/105-2. DIN: WFM 105-2Photographer:…

New exhibit in the Reading Room! Feminists in the Fonds highlights feminist activism at the University of Toronto from 1969 to the early 2000s. This exhibit showcases histories of second-…

A century ago, U of T astronomer Clarence Chant led a small group of Canadians on a daring expedition to remote Australia. Their mission? To prove the Theory of General Relativity. Read more about this expedition in the…

UTARMS Archivist Daniela Ansovini recently co-authored an article titled,  “Knowledge Lost, Knowledge Gained: The Implications of Migrating to Online Archival Descriptive Systems," published in the journal KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies. The article considers…

University Archivist Tys Klumpenhouwer recently appeared on the video podcast Between the Pillars where he discussed UTARMS' collection mandate, the types of materials the University Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible to researchers, as well as the vast amount of material that has…

We are very excited to be launching UTARMS' Oral History Collection on Student Activism! This set of seventeen oral history interviews is focused on illuminating the impact of student action and…

Each day this week, in recognition of U of T's 194th birthday, we will share one of the many promotional films from within our collections. Each clip is introduced by University Archivist, Tys Klumpenhouwer and…

The University of Toronto Archives recently published the multi-lingual finding aid for the papers of Prof. Amir Hassanpour, Kurdish-…

We want to hear your voice! It is a historic time creating deep and diverse impacts across U of T's…

Like most of the staff at the University of Toronto, UTARMS has transitioned to working from home in order to support community efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Though we’re out of the office, we’re still eager to help with your records management questions. As the University…

Update In light of the restrictions on non-academic and non-course-related activities on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UofT Archives has cancelled the upcoming open house “U of T through the Ages: An Exhibition by the U of T Archives” which was scheduled for Monday, March 16th from 4-7PM…

Lizards, and kittens, and fish...oh my! From field notes to cartes de visite, we have taken a free range approach to this exploration of animal life in the archives. Come see this curated selection from our collections, on display in the Archives Reading Room! This exhibit was co-curated by Lindsay…

The University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services (UTARMS) has recently released a set of 4 short videos which introduce staff to the University’s records management program. The videos will help staff understand their responsibilities when it comes to recordkeeping, and also…

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the University of Toronto's Discover Archives, available at https://discoverarchives.library.utoronto.ca. Discover Archives is a…

The University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services is pleased to announce that the Ian Hacking fonds is now available to researchers. The fonds consists of records documenting the…

The University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services has launched a YouTube channel to feature and promote…

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. On May 13th, Loryl was awarded the Alexander Fraser Award by the Archives…

The University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services is pleased to announce that the Ursula Martius Franklin fonds is now available to researchers. Dr. Franklin was the university’s first female professor of metallurgy and materials science and the first woman to receive the title of…

The University Archives is pleased that the papers of eminent Canadian paleoanthropologist, Davidson Black, are now available to researchers. Davidson Black (1884-1934) is best known for his work, beginning in 1927, in identifying Peking Man (Homo erectus pekinensis) in conjunction with Dr. Wenhao…

The David Dunlap Observatory Scrapbook has been digitized by the Internet Archive and is now available online at https://archive.org/details/ddobook00astr The 200-page book, which was presented to David Moffat Dunlap by his…

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.…

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…

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). The book received a silver medal (second prize, tie) for Canada–…

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…