Archives Services are temporarily suspended due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience.  

The OCAD University Archives acquires, preserves, and makes available a broad range of material that documents 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.


Scott Hillis (On Leave)
Acting Archivist, Visual Resources Coordinator
416 977 6000 x. 273


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? Please contact us if your donation meets the terms of the Archives Policy below. 

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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