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University of Toronto Mississauga Library, Archives & Special Collections
Since the opening of the first Erindale College Library, the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) Library has acquired records and artifacts dating from the establishment of the campus in 1967 to the present day. In 2006, the Library moved into the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre and established the UTM Archive on the fourth floor to hold the archives and special collections in support of curricula and research on campus. In 2021, an Archives & Special Collections Reading Room on the main floor of the library was established.
The mandate of the University of Toronto Mississauga Library, Archives & Special Collections unit is to acquire, preserve, arrange, describe, and provide access to rare and unique material that supports curricula and research at the University of Toronto Mississauga. It works cooperatively with the University of Toronto Archives & Records Management Services (UTARMS) to preserve and provide access to material that documents the history of the University of Toronto Mississauga campus and community.
To support the Archives & Special Collections’ mandate, the unit acquires material in the following categories:
Donations will be accepted in accordance with the terms negotiated with the Coordinator and documented in a donor agreement. Materials donated to UTM Library, Archives & Special Collection become the property of the Library.
Donations will be considered for inclusion based on the following factors:
Purchasing of material will be considered when it proves impossible to acquire the material by other methods of donation
All deaccessions are recommended by the Coordinator and approved by the Chief Librarian, UTM Library. Deaccessioning of material may be conducted for the following reasons:
The UTM Library's Archives and Special Collections holds primarily personal records and collections.
9:00 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. By appointment only: please set up an appointment through our online form on the UTM Archives site.
Researchers are asked to fill in a registration form and abide by our Handling Guidelines. The Archives & Special Collections are open to the public.
The Archives & Special Collections Reading Room is located on the ground floor and is accessible through the main entrance of the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre (HMALC). There is a wheelchair accessible all-gender washroom located on the same floor. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions or requests related to your visit.
Librarians or staff from the Digital Scholarship Unit are available to discuss your research and help you locate and make suggestions on sources. It is good to know as much about your topic from secondary sources before coming to the Archives & Special Collections. If you have references such as footnoted sources, be sure to bring them along to help in your search.
If you cannot visit us in person, we are still happy to assist you with your inquiry. While we can undertake limited research for specific information, we encourage you to plan a visit if your inquiry requires lengthy research. There are no fees for the research we do on your behalf.