Welcome to the Archives and Records Centre
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (walk-ins are welcome; appointments are preferred)
We are located on the 5th floor of the Library. Our entrance is next to the elevator in Room 5C02.
Our Mailing Address is:
University of Winnipeg Library
515 Portage Ave
Contact: Erin Acland, Acting University Archivist & FIPPA Coordinator
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Archival records can be accessed by making an appointment to visit the Archives & Records Centre. Please see the University Archives and Records Centre User Policy for more information.
---University RecordsThe University of Winnipeg Archives and Records Centre is home to the archival records of the University of Winnipeg (1967–present) and its predecessors, namely Manitoba College (1871–1938), Wesley College (1886–1938), and United College (1938–1967).
Click on the links above for an overview of our University Records holdings.
We have a growing number of records and manuscripts coming from individuals, families and organizations. Our collection mandate is to document the history of the University of Winnipeg, the local community, as well as aspects of Manitoba history relevant to research at the University of Winnipeg.
A complete listing of our private records is available by clicking here. Many of our private holdings are searchable on the Manitoba Archival Information Network (MAIN). Visit the MAIN website to view the private holdings currently searchable.
The Rare Book Collection can be searched through the library catalogue. To access rare books, please use the appointment request form.
Please see the University Archives and Records Centre User Policy for information.
Publishing and Citing UW Archives materials
Using materials for publication
The use of materials in the UW Archives for publication is subject to permission being granted by the Archives, for materials for which we own copyright. It is best to secure these permissions in advance of requesting reproductions in order to ensure you will be able to use the materials. Permission for use must be obtained from the copyright owner to publish or use materials for any reason other than personal research. For more information contact the University Archivist.
Citing archival materials
If you use materials from the University of Winnipeg Archives, they should be properly cited. Regardless of the style guide required of you, there are key components of information essential for inclusion in your citation.
Accession number or reference code, item or file title, name of collection, University of Winnipeg Archives.
e.g. AC-101-1, Letter from John Smith to Mary Smith, Dr. John Smith papers, University of Winnipeg Archives.
In addition to managing collections, the University Archivist is also responsible for records management on campus, and is the coordinator of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). Visit the University of Winnipeg's Access and Privacy page for more information about FIPPA and PHIA.
For more information about Records Management, click here.
Digital collections and initiatives
We are currently working hard to bring more U of W Archives materials to you online. Stay tuned, and in the meantime visit the U of W Archives Facebook Page for previews of what's to come.
University of Winnipeg Timeline (New)
UW Archives on HistoryPin! (New)
In Edition (Online Archive)
Erin Acland, Acting University Archivist and FIPPA Coordinator, Room 5C01, 786-9914
Dan Elves, FIPPA & Records Officer, 5C02, 988-7538
Daniel Matthes, Archives Technician, 5C02, 786-9810
Jude Romualdo, Archives Assistant, 5C02, 786-9162