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Seneca Archives and Special Collections identifies, preserves, and makes available for use Seneca's documentary heritage and special collections.
The service collects 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. Please note that Seneca Archives and Special Collections is not a records management service.
What do we have available?
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.
March 24, 2020 -- Seneca Archives and Special Collections' in-person research services are temporarily closed to researchers due to COVID-19. Virtual services remain open through our website, email, and telephone. For more information contact the Archivist.
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 this recording of the Grateful Dead performing at Seneca's Newnham Campus on November 2, 1977!
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.
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, but all staff publications are open and available to researchers. 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 additional resources.
A short promotional film showcasing Seneca's first year of operation at our former Sheppard Campus, 43 Sheppard Avenue East, as well as the planning and construction of Newnham Campus (then known as Finch Campus).