About the Archives

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The Victoria University Archives is closing on December 20 2023 until the summer (the exact date of reopening is not yet available). We are moving our collections into temporary storage to accommodate numerous construction projects on campus.

We look forward to serving you again in summer 2024!


The Victoria University Archives is the office responsible for acquiring, maintaining, and providing access to University records of permanent, enduring value.


The Archives Program is described in the Victoria University Records and Archives Policy.

What We Have

The Archives holds records of administrative bodies, affiliates, administrative staff, faculty, students, student clubs, and alumni associations dating from 1836 up to the present, including:

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Addresses, essays and articles Financial and fundraising records
Architectural drawings Personal papers of administrators, faculty, students & alumni
Artifacts Photographs
Constitutions Reminiscences
Contracts and other legal records Scrapbooks
Correspondence Sound and video recordings
Diaries and Journals Subject files
Ephemera Teaching and research material
  • Addresses, essays and articles
  • Architectural drawings
  • Artifacts
  • Constitutions
  • Contracts and other legal records
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries and Journals
  • Ephemera
  • Financial and fundraising records
  • Personal papers of administrators, faculty, students & alumni
  • Photographs
  • Reminiscences
  • Scrapbooks
  • Sound and video recordings
  • Subject files
  • Teaching and research material

What We Do

We can assist with your research by:

  • Providing training in how to search the holdings of the Victoria University Archives.
  • Providing access to the holdings of the Victoria University Archives.
  • Identifying potentially relevant Finding Aids to review for your research.

We do not have the resources to complete research for you. If you are unable to conduct your own research, we recommend hiring a freelance researcher. For more information on using the Archives please see our Conducting Research page.

Contact & Hours

Victoria University Archives
Email: archives [at] vicu [dot] utoronto [dot] ca
Telephone: 416-585-4562

Records can be consulted, by appointment only, at the Emmanuel College Library. Our regular hours are Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm (hours are reduced in July and August). Learn how to request appointments on our Conducting Research page.

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Last updated: November 14, 2023