Trinity College Archives

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Authorized form of name

Trinity College Archives

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  • University/College

Contact area


Sylvia Lassam



Street address

Trinity College Archives 6 Hoskin Avenue





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Description area


Dr. George W. Spragge, retired Provincial Archivist of Ontario and a Trinity College graduate, was asked by Provost D.R.G. Owen in 1963 to report on "the historical material in the vaults and storage rooms in Trinity College." Dr. Spragge, a noted researcher and writer on the early history of education in Upper Canada, continued as Archivist until 1969. In 2008 the position of Archivist was endowed by Dr. Ruth M. Bell in honour of her first husband, Professor William Rolph (4T0) and his uncle, Dr. Frederick Rolph, a graduate of the Trinity Medical College.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Under the Statutes of Trinity College, the College Archivist is directed to "advise on the management and disposition of College records and to acquire, preserve, and make available for use those College and other records of archival importance to the College."

The Archives services the staff, students, graduates and faculty of Trinity College, as well as outside researchers, by identifying records of enduring value to our community, acquiring, documenting, preserving and making them accessible.

The collection includes the institutional records of the College, records of student organizations, and private papers of individuals associated with Trinity College.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies



Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 1:00 and 2:00 - 5:00, by appointment or chance.

Access conditions and requirements


The Archives is wheelchair accessible and a wheelchair-accessible washroom is located in the Gerald Larkin Academic Building. Please contact the Rolph-Bell Archivist to make arrangements for a wheelchair-accessible visit to the Archives.

Trinity College is a short walk from the Museum subway stop, and buses run intermittently from the Wellesley Station. Paid parking is available on Hoskin Avenue, Devonshire Place, and in limited quantities in the Trinity College lot at the north end of campus.

Services area

Research services

The Archivist provides reference service to the Trinity community and outside researchers by phone, email and personal visits. Researchers are asked to register, sign in and follow our Handling Guidelines.

Reproduction services

Requests for copies for the purpose of research and private study may be filled if there are no preservation, donor or legislative restrictions. Cost per page for photocopies of textual records is 50¢. Digital scanning is available for some records, at the discretion of the archivist. Prices for reproductions of photographs and materials in non-print media vary according to size and format of reproduction.

Public areas

A work space is provided for researchers in the archives. Food and beverages are available at the student cafeteria.

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Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Trinity College Archives
6 Hoskin Avenue
Toronto, Ontario