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 2019 will mark the sixth anniversary of the passing of Clara Thomas – read more here.
SUMMER HOURS: open to the public Monday-Friday 10am-4:30pm (CLOSED on weekends, statutory holidays) retrieval of materials from on-site storage Monday-Friday three times a day: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
FALL & WINTER TERM HOURS (effective 01 September 2019 to 30 April 2020): open to the public Tuesday-Friday 10am-4:30pm (CLOSED on weekends, Mondays, statutory holidays and during the university holiday period) retrieval of materials from on-site storage Tuesday-Friday three times a day: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
(off-site storage can take longer to retrieve). Please call or email the archives ahead of time should you wish to have materials retrieved prior to your arrival.