York University Archives & Special Collections

Identity area



Authorized form of name

York University Archives & Special Collections

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • York University - Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections
  • York University - Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections


  • University/College

Contact area



Street address

305 Scott Library, 4700 Keele Street, York University





Country name

Postal code






Description area


Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Established in 1970.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies



Finding aids, guides and publications

<ital>A Guide To Archival Holdings</ital> describes the corporate records of York University faculties, departments and organizations and the archives of individuals and private organizations deposited in the Archives up until 31 December 1993. The general descriptions in the <ital>Guide to Archival Holdings</ital> are supplemented with more detailed box and file lists to facilitate research and retrieval. Online finding aids can be found at: http://www.library.yorku.ca/cms/archivesspecialcollections/home/fondsregister/

Rare books and special collections are catalogued in the university library catalogue.

Access area

Opening times

Monday - Friday - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday - Closed

CLOSED on statutory holidays and during university holiday periods.
(Other times by arrangement with sufficient notice.)

Access conditions and requirements

With some exceptions, most ASC holdings are available for research. Access to some materials may be restricted for a period of time in order to protect the privacy rights of individuals or because donors have imposed access restrictions on their own material. Any restrictions will be noted in the finding aid to the collection.


Services area

Research services

The Archives welcomes a wide variety of users including university administrators seeking information from records deposited in the University Archives; faculty and students pursuing specific research projects; alumni and the general public.

Through the provision of services to these constituencies Archives and Special Collections (ASC) attempts to support the teaching, research, and outreach functions of York University.

Telephone, mail and in-person research inquiries are welcome.

Reproduction services

Copies are made for private study / research purposes only and not for reproduction or publication without the consent of the copyright owner. Fees are based on the media used, and the volume of material requested. Postage is extra.

Copies cannot be transferred to other individuals or institutions without the written consent of York University Archives and Special Collections.

Same day service for copying may not be possible, please inquire about the current turnaround time when placing your copy order.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

CA ON00370

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

305 Scott Library, 4700 Keele Street, York University
Toronto, Ontario