Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Registrar's Office fonds

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Name of Creator

Victoria College (Toronto. Ont.). Registrar's Office

Dates of Material



Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Registrar's Office fonds

Source of title proper

Title based on the contents of the fonds.


36.74m of textual records
241 photographs
2 artifacts

Administrative History

The Registrar was appointed by the Board of Regents, but had a closer working relationship with the Senate; as Secretary, he kept the records of the latter body. The Registrar's responsibilities included conducting elections of graduate representatives to the Senate and the Board of Regents, arranging enrollment into and withdrawal from Victoria College, course transfers, applications for scholarships, petition requests, examination requests, and timetable problems; as well as advising on academic matters and organizing functions such as the Charter Day Convocation, Baccalaureate Convocation Service, and the Emmanuel College Graduation. Although the Registrar was technically responsible for Emmanuel, the theological school appointed one of its own staff members to administer the registration of its students.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of the records of the Registrar and Associate Registrar, primarily relating to Victoria College students and student records as well as awards, prizes and scholarships, convocations, registration procedures, baccalaureate services, receptions, counselling, etc. Fonds also consists of material related to the Registrar's work with the Senate. Records include correspondence, annual reports, as well as ephemera and photographs.

Fonds consists of three series: Correspondence/subject files, 1893–2013; Student records, 1837–2008; Photographs.



Immediate Source of Acquisition



There was an inconsistency in how the records in the office were organized over the years. The Archivist has created the sub-series to organize like records together.

Restrictions on Access

Certain files, marked RR, are restricted in order to comply with relevant privacy legislation. Contact the archivist for information on accessing these files.

Finding Aids

Photographs are described in the photograph database:


Further accruals are expected.


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