Welcome to the Archives Database


The Archives Database provides descriptive information about the literary and historical collections maintained by Special Collections & Archives at the University of Waterloo Library.

The database records span a variety of thematic areas that reflect the goals of the University of Waterloo’s teaching and research programmes. You can begin your search by using the search bar at the top of the page or by selecting a browse option on the left to find records of interest.

The Getting started help guide provides tips and tricks to for generating more precise search results and the Archives 101 research guide offers detailed information about finding and using primary resources. You can also browse a selection of digitized items online via the Waterloo Digital Library.

Please note that this database is a work in progress. You may come across descriptive records that appear incomplete or in-progress, but rest assured that ongoing improvements are underway.

If you have feedback about the Archives Database or require assistance locating items relevant to your research interests, please contact us for assistance.