Archives Collection

Institutional Collections

Trinity Chapel under construction
Construction of the Trinity College Chapel, Office of the Bursar fonds, P1256-0079

The Archives contains College records from its beginning to the present day: an incomplete but substantial collection of Yearbooks and Calendars, Trinity Medical College records, student cards from the Office of Convocation, a large photograph collection, and architectural drawings. Early records of the College, including Corporation minute books are open to researchers, while later corporate records are restricted and subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

List of Institutional Collections

Student Organizations and Publications

Cover images Trinity University Review, St. Hilda's chronicle
Covers from the St. Hilda's Chronicle & Trinity University Review, Periodicals Collection

The Archives holds records of the Trinity College Literary Institute, The Trinity College Dramatic Society, Heads of College, the Theological and Missionary Society and other groups and organizations run by students. A complete run of the Trinity University Review (original titled Rouge et Noir) from 1880 to the present is available, as is Stephanos, Salterrae, The St. Hilda's Chronicle and a host of other long- and short-run publications originating at the College. A list of our holdings of student records is available.

List of  Student Organizations

Private Papers

John W. Holmes
John W. Holmes fonds, P1560

The Archives acquires records from private sources that are important to document College history and the life of the College. These include the personal papers of individuals and organizations associated with the College. such as faculty, administrators, and Provosts. The personal papers of George M.A. Grube, Mabel Cartwright, George Ignatieff, A.H. Young, John W. Holmes, Derwyn R.G. Owen and F. Kenneth Hare are examples of some of our holdings. A listing with links to some of our finding aids is available for private fonds.

List of Private Papers

Art Collection

Image of The Tastemakers, 1961, by Aba Bayefsky.
Aba Bayefsky, The Tastemakers, 1961. Trinity College Art Inventory No. 662

The archivist is responsible for the care of works of art held by the College. In conjunction with the Art Committee (composed of staff, alumni and students), decisions are made relating to the hanging, conservation and acquisition of art work which is used to enhance the environment of students and staff.

The College is particularly strong in its holdings of mid-20th century Canadian  Art.  For information about the art collection please contact the archivist.