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

 

Marina Bokovay Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

E.J.Pratt Library
Room 316
71 Queen's Park Crescent

Locality

Toronto

Region

Ontario

Country name

Canada

Postal code

M5S 1K7

Telephone

(416) 585-4562

Fax

(416) 585- 4591

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 until 2008. It was at which time that the The United Church Archives and the Victoria University Archives separated. The records of the University were retained at Birge-Carnegie, while church records were moved to the new United Church Archives at Church House in Etobicoke, Ontario.

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

The University records remain at the Birge-Carnegie Building.

Holdings

Finding aids, guides and publications

Complete finding aids are available here: http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/archives/our_holdings.html

Access area

Opening times

Records can be consulted, by appointment only, on Mondays to Fridays, 9 am – 4:45 pm, at the Emmanuel College Library.

Access conditions and requirements

Please email archives@vicu.utoronto.ca to schedule an appointment.

Accessibility

Emmanuel College Library is not accessible. Arrangement for alternative viewing can be made by contacting us at archives@vicu.utoronto.ca

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

ON00357

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

Primary contact

E.J.Pratt Library Room 316 71 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto, Ontario
CA M5S 1K7