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Seneca Archives and Special Collections

Identifying, preserving, and making available for use Seneca's records of enduring value.

About Us

Seneca Archives and Special Collections is a service of Seneca Libraries that identifies, preserves, and makes available for use Seneca's inactive records of long-term value, as well as the private donations of archival records and special collections that come from individuals and organizations closely associated with Seneca. 

Our resources are open to all members of the Seneca community and outside visitors for the purposes of research, teaching, publication, and general interest. 

Fast Facts

What's at the Archives?

  • 200,000 + photographs, textual records, and many other archival formats. 
  • 7000 + digitized photographs and artwork of varying techniques available online 24/7.
  • Hundreds of Seneca student and staff produced print and digital publications.
  • Yearbooks, course calendars, and Seneca marketing print releases.
  • Textiles, flags, athletics uniforms, and other Seneca memorabilia. 
  • Archival records and educational exhibits available at York, Newnham, and Markham campuses.

Research Policies and Regulations

How Do I Transfer or Donate my Records?

Seneca Archives and Special Collections 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. 


January 16, 2024 -- Images Newsletter (1985 - 1989) has been added to the Past Publications area. 

August 9, 2023 -- New sections have been added to this website featuring digitized full-time course calendars and early college documentation. Check back for updates as more records are digitized and made available in these new areas, and on AtoM in the coming months. 

September 13, 2022 -- Some big news for Seneca Archives and Special Collections. We've moved! The archives and special collections service has relocated to the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building at York University. In-person research appointments are available! 

January 6, 2021 -- Happy New Year, Seneca! Seneca Archives and Special Collections services will remain virtual into the foreseeable future. For requests please contact the Archivist at 




Seneca 50: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Archives Database

Access to Memory (AtoM)


                                                  Browse thousands of records from Seneca's past on Access to Memory (AtoM).

Past Publications

Past Publications

Click here to explore Seneca's past student and staff produced publications, including: 

 Images, Impact, The Oblique Times, The Payday Post, 

The President's Bulletin, The Seneca, The Senecan, SeneNews, Update, and The Buzz 

At this time only a select few publications are fully available through this portal. *

Please contact the Archivist if you are interested in viewing any publications not yet available online. 

Special Collection: American Illustration Collection

American Illustration Collection 

A historical art resource, featuring over 3000 original works of hand drawn illustrations, paintings, and other techniques.

A collaboration between Seneca Libraries and the Faculty of Communication, Art and Design.



Special Collection: Dr. Ursula Martius Franklin Chinese Art and Civilization Collection

Dr. Ursula Martius Franklin

Chinese Art and Civilization Collection

A collection of books and manuscripts on the subject of Chinese art and civilization.

Donated by Canadian metallurgist, research physicist, author, and educator Dr. Ursula Martius Franklin. 

Special Exhibition - Images from the Archives


Addtional Resources

Visit Us

Seneca @ York

Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building, DB 0034
88 The Pond Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 25S

For more information on parking, see Parking at Seneca.


Monday - Friday  

9:00am – 4:00pm

Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact our office in advance of their visit. This allows our staff adequate time to prepare your requests and suggest additional resources.

Finding Aids

Full-Time Course Calendars (1967 - Present)


Contact the Archivist

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Sean Hayes
88 The Pond Road | Toronto, ON | M3J 2S5
+1 437-312-0112

Featured Video: This is Seneca College (1968)

A short promotional film showcasing Seneca's first year of operations at 43 Sheppard Avenue East, as well as the planning and construction of  Finch Campus at 1750 Finch Ave East.