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The Archives Database contains descriptions of records, in a variety of media and formats, documenting the University's history since its founding in 1962, as well as private records and special collections. Where digital copies are available, they are accessible directly from the description.

Begin your search by browsing a list of Archival Descriptions or Collections, or by entering a keyword in the search box.

Not sure where to start? Explore some of our popular collections with digitized content:

Artifacts and Objects Collection
Audio/Visual Collection
Ethiopian Manuscripts Collection
Lloyd Mackey fonds
Objects and Artifacts Related to Robert N. Thompson
Photograph Collection
TWU Theatre Production Posters

Search Tips | Citing Archival Sources

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To access materials that have not been digitized, make a note of the item's Reference Code and contact the Archivist.

In the fall 2022, existing content warnings for historical problematic wording, records containing forms of discrimination, cultural references, and negative stereotypes were removed at the request from TWU Administration. TWU is moving forward in a collaborative process involving stakeholders across the university to develop procedures for applying content warnings and reparative language to historical records.

We thank you for your patience as we undergo this important process.

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TWU Archives and Special Collections is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Kwantlen First Nation, the Katzie First Nation, and the Stó:lō First Nations. We are thankful to learn, unlearn, live and work on these lands.