About the Trinity College Archives

Old Trinity College, Queen Street, Toronto
Trinity College, Queen Street, c.1851. Photographer unknown. F2298, Alfred Farncomb fonds (P1954)

Under the Statutes of Trinity College, the College Archivist is directed to "advise on the management and disposition of College records and to acquire, preserve, and make available for use those College and other records of archival importance to the College."

A brief history of the Trinity College Archives

Dr. George W. Spragge, retired Provincial Archivist of Ontario and a Trinity College graduate, was asked by Provost D.R.G. Owen in 1963 to report on "the historical material in the vaults and storage rooms in Trinity College."  Dr. Spragge, a noted researcher and writer on the early history of education in Upper Canada, continued as Archivist until 1969. In 2008 the position of Archivist was endowed by Dr. Ruth M. Bell in honour of her first husband, Professor William Rolph (4T0) and his uncle, Dr. Frederick Rolph, a graduate of the Trinity Medical College.

Trinity College Archives today

The collection includes the institutional records of the College, records of student organizations, and private papers of individuals associated with Trinity College.

The Archivist oversees the Records Management of the College, and is the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Officer.