Archival fonds and collections

The Archives and Special Collections acquires, preserves and provides access to archival fonds and collections which support teaching and research at the University of Ottawa.

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Our main collecting areas

Discover more about our archival fonds and collections by clicking on the links below

Canadian women’s archives
Slovak archives
Literary archives
Other subjects such as music, history, teaching, UFOs, etc.

The archival documents are available in a variety of formats, the most common of which are textual and photographic documents. There is graphic material such as posters and drawings as well as audiovisual material such as recorded interviews, music, presentations and documentaries. Furthermore, there are philatelic documents, digital documents, and some objects such as T-shirts and buttons.

Finding documents

Some finding aids are accessible on the Archives and Special Collections libguide located under the Archives tab. In the coming months, these finding aids will be revised and updated and many more will be accessible via a database (AtoM) on our website. In the meantime, do not hesitate to contact us at to help you with your research.

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