About Our Digital Collections
Archives and Records Centre
The University of Winnipeg Archives and Records Centre has digitized and made available online some wonderful resources for research. Please note that the amount of material that has been digitized and made available online is a very small fraction of the total volume of material in our holdings. We are currently working hard to bring more University of Winnipeg Archives and Records Centre materials to you online. Stay tuned, and in the meantime, visit the U of W Archives and Records Centre Facebook page for mini-exhibits and previews of what's to come. You can also follow the U of W Archives and Records Centre on Twitter for up-to-the minute information about our holdings, digital collections, events, etc.
Speaking directly with a representative group of 2,614 First Nations peoples, Métis and Inuit living in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Ottawa, as well as 2,501 non-Aboriginal Canadians, the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study offers Canadians a new perspective on the values, experiences and aspirations of Aboriginal peoples living in these major Canadian cities.
During the years of 1954 to 1982 the Department of Indian Affairs issued a publication called the Indian News that was intended for distribution amongst Canada's First Nations people. Originating as a quarterly publication and eventually becoming a monthly one, the Indian News covered an array of topics and issues related to Canada's First Nations people and their communities. The entirety of the publication's run is available here.
West Central Streets (1995-2011) was a community owned and operated publication dedicated to printing the positive stories of everyday people living in Winnipeg's West Central neighbourhood (west of downtown and north of Portage Avenue). Each issue of the newspaper would focus on a different street in the neighbourhood. The entirety of the publication's run is available here.
Vox, first Vox Wesleyana, began as a serial for Wesley College to communicate news amongst its students, alumni, family, and friends, and to represent and promote its various academic and extracurricular activities. Over time it evolved into what we would now call a yearbook. This digital collection includes issues dating from 1897 to 1949.
As the University's newsletter of record,
Archive-It is a subscription web archiving service from the Internet Archive that helps organizations to harvest, build, and preserve collections of digital content. The University of Winnipeg Library has preserved, organized, and made available the University of Winnipeg's website, the Library's digital collections, and sites pertaining to the U of W's Oral History Centre using this service.
This timeline illustrates the institutional and physical history of the University of Winnipeg, with an additional focus on the development of some of its unique programs and the lifestyle and activities of its students. Each event on the timeline is illustrated with an accompanying image.
Historypin appends digitized content to geographic locations and layers that content over current imagery using Google Maps and Google Streetview. The University of Winnipeg Archives and Records Centre has a growing number of images on this site to juxtapose the past with the present.
The What the Fonds? blog highlights a few of the more absurd or interesting items in the holdings of the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba Archives.