Special Collections and University Archives


UVic Special Collections and University Archives acquires, preserves and provides access to archives and collections in a variety of subject areas, in support of learning, research, and innovation.

We welcome students, faculty, staff, the public, and interested researchers to explore our holdings. This database (AtoM) contains descriptions of records existing in many media and formats; where digital copies are available, they are accessible directly from the description. Over time, we will be increasing the digital content available through the site.

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Subject Areas

Materials in our care fall in the following general subject areas:

Archives Historical Photograph Collection

This platform provides access to the Archives Historical Photograph Collection, encompassing thousands of photographs relating to the history of the University of Victoria; its predecessor institutions, Victoria College and Victoria Provincial Normal School; as well as photographs of regional interest acquired by the University Archives.