Archives: A Few More Facts

New Finding Aid website

Trent University Archives is currently in the midst of moving our finding aids to a new platform. During this time, we recommend that you conduct searches in both of our old and new interfaces to make sure you find all of the items relevant to your research.

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A few more facts: Trent University Archives...

  • has 9439 cubic metres of textual material, 42,000 photographs, 550 reels of microfilm, 1620 sheets of microfiche, 858 maps, 1049 audio and video tapes,  plus newspapers, drawings and audio-visual records; in addition to hard copy materials, digital records are also being acquired. 
  • provides a reading room for researchers; complete guides to all the holdings; a comprehensive Web site; research advice; photocopying and other document reproduction as appropriate; reference books and much more.
  • is open to all members of the public and the university community - without charge; the holdings have provided primary evidential and informational research material for numerous books and articles.
  • is an active member of the Association of Canadian Archivists and the Archives Association of Ontario.
  • adheres to the principles of professional archival management including: the employment of professional staff; adherence to professional practices and protocols such as R.A.D.; participation in professional archival networking initiatives such as ARCHEION and ARCHIVES CANADA; having written policies on acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation and disaster planning; maintaining secure and environmentally protected premises for the preservation of our holdings; maintaining regular hours for researchers wishing to visit our reading room.