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Seneca Archives and Special Collections identifies, preserves, and makes available for use Seneca's documentary heritage and special collections.
We collect inactive records of long-term value produced by the departments and offices of Seneca, as well as private donations of records of individuals and organizations closely associated with Seneca.
Our resources are open to all members of the Seneca community and external users for research, teaching, publication, and general interest.
What do we have?
The Archives welcomes departmental transfers of inactive records, and donations of private records from faculty, staff, and alumni. For more information on transfers and donations, contact the archivist using the email link provided to the right of the page.
December 10, 2019 -- A listing for the Dr. Ursula Martius Franklin Chinese Art and Civilization Collection is now available.
June 6, 2019 -- A periodical listing for The President's Bulletin, including content tags, is now available as a PDF in the Periodicals area.
May 27, 2019 -- A new finding aid is now available for the Department of Athletics and Recreation fonds!
April 4, 2018 -- Check out these audio recording of Bruce Springsteen performing at Seneca's Newnham Campus in December, 1975!
October 4, 2017 -- Please join Seneca Archives at the official launch party for Seneca's official anniversary publication Seneca 50: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, which will be held in the Newnham Campus Library, October 4, starting at 5:30 p.m.
June 7, 2017 -- The Archives' road show and the archivist will be present at this year's annual employee picnic Monday, June 12, 2017.
October 25, 2016 -- The Archives recently re-launched a newly customized version of it's Access to Memory (AtoM) online database. The database can be accessed here https://senecacollege.accesstomemory.org/
August 30, 2016 -- Seneca Libraries Archivist Sean Hayes will be on hand at the All Employee Meeting and Seneca Services Marketplace to showcase the Archives and answer any questions.
August 29, 2016 -- A large photography accession from the Department of Media Production fonds (C2015-0001) is now online and searchable to the public. To view the finding aid please visit the Finding Aids section of the website. Select images from this accession are available through Access to Memory.
Seneca Archives and Special Collections' holdings include many past and present Seneca student and staff produced periodicals, including:
The Oblique Times
The Payday Post
The President's Bulletin
Note: Not all publications have been fully described. Please contact the Archivist if you are interested in viewing publications.
and Special Collections
Seneca Libraries, Markham, M216 (2nd Floor)
Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
8 The Seneca Way, Markham, Ontario L3R 5Y1
Parking is available at Markham Campus in the parking lot.
For more information on parking, see Parking at Seneca.
Tues. - Thurs., 9:00am – 5:00pm
Due to our small size and limited resources, researchers are strongly encouraged to contact the Archives in advance of their visit to allow us adequate time to prepare for your requests and suggest resources.
A short promotional film showcasing Seneca's first year of operation at Sheppard Campus, 43 Sheppard Avenue East, as well as the planning and construction of Newnham Campus (then known as Finch Campus).