Libraries & Archives
THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY
The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is the largest repository of publicly accessible rare books and manuscripts in Canada. As one of the leading research libraries in North America, the Fisher acquires, makes accessible and preserves comprehensive research c0llections of national and international significance. It serves the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the University, as well as the general public. The Fisher houses the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections including books, manuscripts and other materials, and the University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services, which holds the official records of the University.
Partner: Elizabeth Ridolfo
TRINITY COLLEGE ARCHIVES
The Trinity College Archives collection includes the institutional records of the College, records of student organizations, and private papers of individuals associated with Trinity College. The Archives contains College records from its beginning to the present day: an Yearbooks and Calendars, Trinity Medical College records, student cards from the Office of Convocation, a large photograph collection, and architectural drawings. Other notable records include those of the Trinity College Dramatic Society, Heads of College, the Theological and Missionary Society and other groups and organizations run by students.
Partner: Sylvia Lassam
JOHN M. KELLY LIBRARY
The University of St. Michael’s College, John M. Kelly Library, houses the USMC Archives and Special Collections, including rare books, private manuscripts and archival collections. These collecting areas support the research of USMC academic programs, teaching and institutional memory and hold particular subject strengths in the areas of French and Canadian literature, Christianity and Catholicism, and core college programs including Book and Media Studies, Celtic studies, Theology and languages. Prominent collections include the Joseph Sablé Collection, the Sheila Watson fonds, the Henri Nouwen archives and the Etienne Gilson Collection among others.
Partners: Simon Rogers; Jessica Barr; Noel McFerran; Liesl Joson
CHENG YU TUNG EAST ASIAN LIBRARY
The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library at the University of Toronto is one of the leading academic research libraries for the study of East Asia in North America, with over 600,000 volumes of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Tibetan materials. Subject emphasis is on the humanities and social sciences. The library is originally begun with the Mu Collection consisting of 40,000 volumes of Chinese rare books acquired, in 1933, by Rev. William C. White, former Anglican Bishop of Henan, China. The library provides support for scholars, students and community members who conduct research on, or are learning about East Asia and Asian heritage.
Partners: Fabiano Rocha, Hana Kim, Julia (Jihae) Chun
The library of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto is the largest education library in Canada. It supports initial teacher education, graduate studies, professional development, and research and teaching in the field of education. The relationships between research, theory, and practice requires a unique collection of library resources and services. The library has the largest collection of education materials in Canada, including extensive reference materials, over 2,000 education journal titles, media resources, current and historical curriculum materials and textbooks, and specialized collections of children’s literature, modern languages, Franco-ontarienne, and women’s studies materials.
Partner: Jenaya Web
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES & RECORDS MANAGEMENT SERVICES
The University of Toronto Archives was established in 1965 as a unit within the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. UTARMS is responsible for the appraisal, acquisition, preservation and use of University records of permanent value and the private records of individuals and organizations associated with the University. The University Archives works co-operatively with other permanent campus archives programmes devoted to preserving their sponsors’ documentary heritage.
Partners: Marnee Gamble, Harold Averill, Karen Suurtamm