Our Holdings

Private Papers and Historical Records

The Archives collects records from people, families, and organizations related to the Trent Valley area. Counties include Peterborough, Victoria (City of Kawartha Lakes), Northumberland, Durham, Hastings, and Prince Edward. The Archives also holds the private papers of Trent University faculty, student groups, and other Trent-affiliated organizations.

University Records

The Archives maintains non-current administrative records of Trent University, arranged in Record Groups by the name of the department, program, or administrative unit that kept/created them. Many of these records require permissions to access.

Trent University Open Research Collection

The Trent University Research Collection is open to all researchers, and much of it is shelved in the Northway Reading Room. It includes reports, university publications, student newspapers, university calendars, theses, architectural drawings, posters, works of art, publicity materials, press releases, Senate minutes, and other materials used to support research on the history of Trent University and its communities.

Special Collections and Rare Books

The Archives has more than 13,000 items in its special collections and rare books. Subject strengths of the collection include Canadiana, the Arctic, camping, literary works, and works produced by Trent faculty, alumni, and local authors.

Digital Resources

Some materials from the Archives and Special Collections have been digitized and/or transcribed. Explore our guide to what's available online.