Victoria University Archives

Identity area

Identifier

ON00357

Authorized form of name

Victoria University Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Victoria University Library - Archives

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • University

Contact area

Name

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

416.585.4591

Email

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 newly formed United Church of Canada Archives. The University records remained with Victoria University and the Victoria University Archives currently functions 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

Information and links to all our finding aids, databases, and guides can be found on our website: http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/archives/our_holdings.html

Direct links to popular resources are below:

Access area

Opening times

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Victoria University Archives closed on December 20 2023 until the summer (the exact date of reopening is not yet available). We are moving our collections into temporary storage to accommodate numerous construction projects on campus.

Until December 20, 2023:
By appointment only. With an appointment, records can be consulted from Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm (hours are subject to change).

For detailed information on conducting research at the Victoria University Archives, please review our website: https://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/archives/conducting_research

Access conditions and requirements

Five business days advance notice is required in order to records to be recalled from storage.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Contact the Archivist for any digitization or photocopy requests.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

ON00357

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Updated by JT: July 28 2020; Aug 19 2020
Updated by JT: Sept 7 2022
Updated by JT: Oct 12 2023; Nov 17 2023
Updated by JT: July 2024

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