You can find information about archives and archival records at the University of Toronto by searching and browsing Discover Archives.
Discover Archives is a shared portal for exploring archival holdings at the University of Toronto and its federated colleges. The database contains descriptions of material related to the University of Toronto's history, as well as records from private individuals, families, businesses, and organizations.
Discover Archives is a database specifically designed for archival records. The database includes features that visually and structurally represent the organization of archival records and U of T archives repositories.
Because searching for archival records (primary sources) can require specific search strategies and planning, this guide provides search tips for the Discover Archives database. This guide can also assist you with FAQs of archival research and teaching with archives. If you are looking for published material such as books or articles, you can use U of T's LibrarySearch. The archival descriptions in Discover Archives are not currently discoverable through the LibrarySearch interface.
This guide is maintained by the Discover Archives Steering Committee.
If you are new to archival research, here are helpful things to know before to you read the SearchTips:
If you can't find what you need in this guide or in Discover Archives, contact one of the archives at U of T.
For additional tips on finding and using primary sources and archives that are not from U of T archives, you can consult:
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