Accessing Our Collections

The University of Winnipeg Archives and Records Centre is home to a diverse collection of documentary heritage, including university records, records of individuals and organizations, rare books, and the Western Canada Pictorial Index.

The Archives and Records Centre also shares its space with the United Church of Canada, Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario Conference Archives.  Please contact church archives staff for more information about their collections.

Archival records can be accessed via an in-person visit.  While drop-ins are accepted, it is in your best interest to make an appointment prior to your visit.  Due to limited staffing, we can better serve you if we have time to review your request and identify relevant records in advance of your visit.   View the About Us page for more information about the Archives and Records Centre, including our contact information, location, and hours of operation.

A small selection of our holdings have been digitized and made available online.  Please see our About Our Digital Collections page for more information.

Please see the University Archives and Records Centre User Policy for more important information about using archival material.

University Records

The University of Winnipeg Archives and Records Centre is home to the archival records of the University of Winnipeg (1967–present) and its predecessors, namely Manitoba College, Wesley College, and United College.

An overview of our University Records holdings are available at the links below:

Private Records

Our collection mandate is to document the history of the University of Winnipeg, the local community, as well as aspects of Manitoba history relevant to research at the University of Winnipeg, including social justice and human rights.  We are acquiring a growing number of records and manuscripts of individuals, families, and organizations to fufill this mandate, including the records of former University of Winnipeg President Lloyd Axworthy, the Manitoba Chapter of the Congress of Black Women of Canada, and a collection of material pertaining to the Indigenous Two-Spirited community in Manitoba.

Browse this complete listing of our private records or search a selection of completed archival descriptions via the Manitoba Archival Information Network (MAIN).

Rare Books

The Rare Book Collection can be searched through the library catalogue. To access rare books, please use the appointment request form.

Western Canada Pictorial Index

The WCPI consists of reproductions of more than 70,000 images related to the history of Western Canada, gathered over nearly three decades.  For more information about the WCPI, and to browse descriptions of images contained in the collection, visit the WCPI database.