University of St Michael's College Archives

Identity area

Identifier

ON00347

Authorized form of name

University of St Michael's College Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • USMC Archives
  • USMC

Type

  • University

Contact area

 

Jessica Barr, University Archivist

Type

Address

Street address

81 St. Mary Street

Locality

Toronto

Region

Ontario

Country name

Canada

Postal code

M5S1J4

Telephone

416-926-2348

Fax

Note

Description area

History

The Archives of the University of St. Michael's College preserves the official documents of the offices of USMC, which includes St. Michael's College, the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, and the Faculty of Theology.

St. Michael’s College was founded in 1852 after the bishop of Toronto, Bishop Armand de Charbonnel, received permission from the Superior General of the Congregation of St. Basil to establish a Basilian educational institution in Toronto. Reverend J.M. Soulerin arrived in Toronto later in 1852 to establish the school with fellow Basilian priests. The College began teaching at three levels: high school, collège classique, and a minor seminary. Following a donation of land by John Elmsley from his Clover Hill estate in 1853, the College began classes in the newly constructed buildings in 1856.

In 1910, St. Michael’s College became a federated college of the University of Toronto, meaning undergraduate students would receive U of T degrees upon graduation. St. Michael’s College would continue to grant postgraduate degrees in theology. A few years later, St. Joseph’s College and Loretto College affiliated with the University and the female students began taking courses at St. Michael’s College, with classes became fully coeducational in 1952. St. Michael’s College School, the high school arm of SMC, was reorganized as a separate institution and relocated to its current location at Bathurst and St. Clair.

The University of St. Michael’s College Act was enacted in 1958, and granted the institution university status, changing to a federated university within the University of Toronto. The Mission of USMC is to be Canada’s leading English-speaking Catholic University.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Appointments are required to view materials from the Archives. Please email usmc.archives@utoronto.ca or phone (416) 926 2348 for an appointment.

Access conditions and requirements

Researchers will be required to complete a Researcher Registration form upon arrival for their research appointment.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Researchers may request scans to be made of materials, with a fee. Information on the reproduction services fees can be requested.

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

81 St. Mary Street
Toronto, Ontario
CA M5S1J4