Archives: Trent University Open Research Collection

The Trent University Open Research Collection includes various open University-related historical materials, including photographs, reports, student newspapers, university calendars, faculty papers, theses, architectural drawings, posters, drawings, works of art, publicity materials, annual reports, Senate minutes, etc.; many of these are housed in the Northway Reading Room. They are open and accessible to everyone.


  • Trent publications including Alumnus, Trent Report, Focus Trent, and Fortnightly (we have compiled an index to the earliest years of Fortnightly, Vol. 1-7, 1970-1977)  
  • University calendars (many years are available online)
  • Trent yearbooks
  • Arthur, the student newspaper (many years are available online)

Clippings files

  • Trent University vertical files: contains clippings, copies of records, ephemera, etc. on various people, places, and events relating to Trent
  • Press clippings collection: a large collection of news articles relating to the University dating from 1958 to 2005
  • Magazine, journal and periodical articles about Trent University, 1963 to the present

Images and architectural drawings

  • 12,000+ photographs of the University, some of which are digitized and linked to from the list -  plus hundreds of slides
  • Works of art portraying the University site
  • University architectural drawings
  • Posters and broadsides of Trent University, its programs and events
  • Trent in the 1960s: online exhibit featuring early photographs of Trent

Other material

  • Trent University major reports collection: A collection of reports pertaining to the University
  • University-generated publicity material
  • Course outlines and syllabi (some early courses may be missing)
  • Convocation programs, 1968-current
  • Convocation ceremonies on tape, 1968-2008 (a few years are missing); these tapes are available in their original formats and may need to be converted in order to be viewed or listened to
  • Trent Nature Areas collection: Research related to the Trent Nature Areas

See also

Other material about Trent University in the Archives

  • Record Groups: Records from the offices of Trent senior administration, faculty, staff and student organizations; these are regularly deposited in the Archives for permanent preservation under varying access agreements (see Record Groups below)
  • The archives' personal papers also includes collections of records donated by Trent faculty members and other material about Trent University.
  • Trent Masters and PhD theses as well as selected Trent Honours theses: Information about accessing Trent University theses and dissertations is available on the Library web site. Trent University Honours theses are available only in hard copy in the Archives Reading Room. All theses are catalogued in Omni.


Resource material on Trent history