Victoria University Archives

Identity area

Identifier

ON00357

Authorized form of name

Victoria University Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Victoria University Library - Special Collections and Archives
  • Victoria University Library - Archives

Type

  • University/College

Contact area

 

Jessica Todd Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

71 Queen's Park Crescent East

Locality

Toronto

Region

Ontario

Country name

Canada

Postal code

M5S 1K7

Telephone

416-585-4562

Fax

Note

Description area

History

The history of the Victoria University Archives is intertwined with that of the United Church as it was initially a repository primarily concerned with records created by the Church.

In 1953 the Archives was given a space in the Wymilwood Building and led by an Archivist-Historian who was jointly appointed by the Church and the University.
In 1961, the holdings were moved to the newly opened E.J. Pratt Library and then in 1972, a new agreement was reached and the Archives was set up in the Birge-Carnegie Building where it would operate as the United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives.
In 2008 the decision was made to separate the United Church Archives and the Victoria University Archives. Church records were moved to the new United Church Archives at Church House in Etobicoke, Ontario. The University records remain at Birge-Carnegie, with the Victoria University Archives functioning as part of the Victoria University Library.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

The Victoria University Archives is the repository for the acquisition, preservation and use of University records of permanent value. The Archives Program is described in the Victoria University Records and Archives Policy which can be accessed on our website.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

Finding aids, guides and publications

Archeion contains our top level, fonds descriptions only. For complete, up-to-date finding aids, please see our holdings website: http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/archives/our_holdings.html

Direct links to some collections and digitized material can be found listed below.
Ephemera Collection: http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/archives/ephemera
Photograph Database: http://archival-photos.vicu.utoronto.ca/
Digital Collections: https://digitalcollections.vicu.utoronto.ca

Access area

Opening times

By appointment only. With an appointment, records can be consulted in the Emmanuel College Library, from Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:45pm (9:00am to 3:45pm, July and August).

Access conditions and requirements

Minimum two business days advance notice is required. Please email or phone to schedule an appointment.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

71 Queen's Park Crescent East
Toronto, Ontario
CA M5S 1K7