Victoria Historical Collection

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Victoria Historical Collection

Source of title proper

Title based on contents of the fonds.


1.32 m of textual records

Scope and Content

Collection consists of various material relating to the history of Victoria University/College, which was previously unaccessioned, for which provenance could not be ascertained. This material was gathered together in this general historical collection, and is organized by general topics: General historical material, 1929-1941; The University Question and Federation, 1845-1927; Legislation, 1841-1981; University administration, 1836-1923; Finances, fundraising and property, 1842-1929; Collections management, 1844-1942; Committees, 1890-1904; Students, faculty and academic matters, 1843-1968; Articles, lectures and poetry, 1863-1928; Records of the Educational Society and Brantford District College Convention, 1869-1899; Correspondence, 1836-1935; and Illuminated manuscripts and documents, 1892-1951.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were acquired from a variety of sources over the history of the Archives. Many were never accessioned, and some formed similar ’general’ collections, including 1990.046, 1990.047 and 1990.120. All these records are now gathered here in one general collection.

Availability of Other Formats

Links to scanned materials available online can be found in the file level description.




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