The OCAD University Archives acquires, preserves, and makes available a broad range of materials that document the school’s history and student life since 1876. 

We are open to all OCAD U community members as well as researchers from the general public. We will provide research assistance and support. Please contact us to make an appointment. For more detailed information on visiting the Archives and researching its collections, please see our guide

The Archives are closed and is services are suspended until late 2019.


Are you the creator or producer of an OCAD U archival document or publication? Do you own photographs, ephemera, or other material you think may be appropriate for long-term preservation in the Archives? If your donation meets the terms of the Archives Policy below, please contact us. 

Archives Policy

For detailed information please see the Archives Policy.



Student publications
Student annuals
Course calendars
Graduation and awards programmes
Event and exhibition ephemera
School publications
Promotional material 
Governance records
Biography and subject files
Newspaper clippings
Ontario Society of Artists exhibition catalogues
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts exhibition catalogues

A more detailed description of the collection is available on-site.

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