University Archives

McGill University Archives

The McGill University Archives (MUA) acquires, preserves, and makes available to students, faculty, staff and researchers (including the general public) more than 30,000 metres of records dating from 1797 to the present. These records document McGill University faculty, research, alumni, and student organizations, as well as certain Montreal-based organizations. Archived media include:

  • textual records
  • photographs
  • audio tapes
  • film
  • video
  • plans
  • University publications
  • artifacts

The MUA acquires private records to complement its collection of the University's documentary heritage and to support University research goals. The MUA manages the University's corporate memory and information assets through its records management program. This program manages the lifecycle of administrative records and protects vital evidence of University functions and activities according to federal and Quebec archives and records legislation, in addition to professional standards.

The MUA Reading Room is open Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; however, appointments are recommended. The MUA website features virtual exhibitions, tools to search the MUA holdings, and a large bank of digitized images.

  • McGill University Archives
  • McLennan Library Building, 4th Floor
  • 3459 rue McTavish
  • Montreal QC H3A 0C9
  • Telephone: 514-398-4711
  • Email: refdesk.archives [at]
  • Website:
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2023-2024 (last updated May. 29, 2023) (disclaimer)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2023-2024 (last updated May. 29, 2023) (disclaimer)
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