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Welcome to the Archives and Records Centre

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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 Archives
University of Winnipeg Library
515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2E9

Contact: Erin Acland, Acting University Archivist
Phone: (204) 786-9914

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Our Holdings

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 Records

The 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.

---Private Records

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.

---Rare books

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.

Records management, access and privacy

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.

UW Library and Archives 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.

Staff Directory

Erin Acland, Acting University Archivist, Room 5C01, 786-9914
Dan Elves, FIPPA & Records Officer, 4CM03D, 988-7538
Daniel Matthes, Archives Technician, 5C02, 786-9810
Jude Romualdo, Archives Assistant, 5C02, 786-9162

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