Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library

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Forme autorisée du nom

Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library

forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • East Asian Library


  • Universitaire

Zone du contact


Elizabeth Carroll Contact principal



Adresse physique

130 St. George Street, 8th Floor





Nom du pays


Code postal

M5S 1A5






Zone de description


The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library is proud to be the intellectual and cultural centre of the academic community for East Asian and Asian Canadian-related studies and programs at the University of Toronto. Working with our collections and communities, our librarians and library staff continue to work to support research, teaching, and learning at the university and beyond.
As of late 2013, the University of Toronto Libraries has collaborated with a number of members of the Japanese Canadian community in an effort to collect and preserve archival materials related to the history of Japanese Canadians -- more specifically related to the Japanese Canadian internment and redress. Recognizing the existence of the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, as well as the Library and Archives of Canada, both carriers of national mandates, the University of Toronto Libraries concentrates on collecting materials with a strong Toronto focus. The main determining factor was the acceptance of donations of redress materials from many Japanese Canadians who had been uprooted and built their post-war lives in Ontario. Toronto became a centre for redress activism, and many leading figures of the movement were Toronto residents. Keeping the materials that tell the stories where they originated aligns with the donors' wishes of preserving the materials locally.
Materials were previously held by both the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Media Commons Archive. For Japanese Canadian collections predominantly containing media material, please contact the Media Commons Archive.
To learn more about our Library holdings, please visit

Contexte géographique et culturel

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To acquire, preserve, and make available records from prominent Japanese Canadians. This includes, but is not limited to records related to the Japanese Canadian internment and redress.

Structure administrative

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte



Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm, by appointment only. Closed on statutory and University holidays.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Please email or phone to schedule an appointment. Material must be requested in advance. Researchers will be required to complete a Researcher Registration form.


Please contact the Library if you have any concerns or require special assistance.

Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

We are happy to discuss your research and help you locate archival sources.

Services de reproduction

Espaces publics

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Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression




Notes de maintenance


Points d'accès

  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

130 St. George Street, 8th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
CA M5S 1A5