The Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections collects manuscript, rare book and primary source materials to support research and learning by the university’s faculty, students, and a community of international scholars. We are strong in the areas of Canadian history, fine arts (design, photography, music, film, theatre), philosophy, environmental history, and sexual diversity. We welcome all researchers and visitors; however, a visit to the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections (CTASC) is a different experience from visiting another department or section of the library. 26 September 2016 will mark the third Anniversary of the passing of Clara Thomas – read more here.
Please note : Same-day retrieval of archival holdings is NO LONGER AVAILABLE due to elevator problems in Scott Library, which will likely not be remedied until May 2017. Researchers are welcome to request up to four boxes for next-day retrieval by sending an email listing the call numbers to:
The Archives will be closed Friday 14 April 2017 for Good Friday