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Collections U of T

Explore digital collections developed at the University of Toronto in collaboration with library departments, university faculty, and external partners. Digital collections have often been made possible through the generous support of funding agencies. Click on the links below to visit each digital collection website.

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Fisher Collections

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is the largest repository of publicly accessible rare books and manuscripts in Canada.

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U of T Archives Online

An online repository for sharing select items from the collections held by the University of Toronto Archives & Records Management Services (UTARMS)

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U of T Libraries Scanned Maps

Scanned maps from collections at the University of Toronto Libraries.

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The Discovery and Early Development of Insulin

Documents and artifacts from the initial period of the discovery and development of insulin, 1920-1925 at the University of Toronto.

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Anatomia 1522 to 1867

Full page plates and other significant illustrations of human anatomy selected from the Jason A. Hannah and Academy of Medicine collections in the history of medicine.

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The Wenceslaus Hollar Collection

The third largest repository for the artistic works of Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677).

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Heritage U of T

Heritage U of T is a digital collection of archival records, photographs, books, maps, drawings, and sound and moving image files chronicling the University of Toronto’s rich history.

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Project for the Study of Dissidence and Samizdat

Electronic editions of selected Soviet samizdat periodicals journals, illustrated timelines of dissident movements, and interviews with activists.

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University of St. Michael's College Collection

Archival collections that document the Christian spiritual and faith experience including the Henri J.M. Nouwen Archives and Research Collection and records related to Jean Vanier and his communities of l’Arche and Faith and Sharing.

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Music Library Collection

Archival Collections documenting manuscripts, correspondence, programs, photographs and recordings of composers and performers associated with the University and the city.

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Canadian Necrology

A unique source of obituary and death information for both prominent and lesser-known Canadians, covering a time span from the late 18th century to 1977.

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French Renaissance Paleography

French Renaissance Paleography extends into the digital realm the Newberry Library's nearly four decades of experience offering intensive classroom-based instruction in late medieval and Renaissance vernacular paleography.

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Italian Paleography

The Italian Paleography website presents 102 Italian documents and manuscripts written between 1300 and 1700, with tools for deciphering them and learning about their social, cultural, and institutional settings.

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Korean Canadian Heritage Archives

A nation-wide online database of Korean-Canadian cultural and historical resources.

IIIF Collections U of T

Explore Collections U of T items through the Mirador IIIF viewer and find out how to access our collections via IIIF. Click below to learn more.

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Collections U of T provides access to U of T digital special collections, as well as scholarly digital projects. The Collections U of T service is supported by the University of Toronto Libraries Information Technology Services (UTL ITS) department and its digital projects team. The UTL ITS digital projects team focuses on faculty and library department partnerships to design and develop web resources and services; the creation and maintenance of digital collections; and digitization and curation.

Collections U of T represents just a portion of the digital collections that are part of University of Toronto’s vast academic resources, special collections, and research output. Visit to learn more.