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Trent University Library & Archives continues to offer electronic collections and virtual services. Please contact us at to access virtual services and supports. Check for updates regularly on our COVID-19 Alert Page.

Archives: Historical Resources

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Trent University Archives is a regional repository for historical records related to the Trent Valley area. Counties include Peterborough, Victoria (City of Kawartha Lakes), Northumberland, Durham, Hastings, and Prince Edward. Personal, family and organizational documents are collected. These documents support teaching and research at Trent University.

For information about the holdings of historical resources see:

Subject Guides & Finding Aids for historical archival fonds/collections

Historical Isolated Manuscripts not in the Subject Guides or Finding Aids



Pamphlets: General and Camping


Fire Insurance Plans

Online Exhibits and Digitized Records

Genealogical Resources

Rare Books and Special Collections

Vertical Research Files

Archives Newsletters

Friends of the Bata Library Bulletin

Links to Other Archives and Resources