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.
We are open to the public Monday-Friday 10am-4:30pm (exceptions noted below) and retrieve materials from
on-site storage Monday-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.
CLOSED on weekends, statutory holidays, and during the university holiday period.
**THE ARCHIVES WILL BE OPENING LATER ON MONDAY 18 MARCH AT 11AM &
**THE ARCHIVES WILL BE CLOSING EARLY ON WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL AT 1PM
APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE**