UTSC Archives Legacy Collection
Beginning in 2011, the UTSC Library maintains a local collection of archival holdings covering the period from 1960s forward. This collection complements the archival holdings at the university's official repository, the University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services (UTARMS), and is particularly rich in student ephemera such as playbills, posters, and early and unofficial publications.
UTSC Photographic Services Collection
The UTSC Photographic Services fonds covers the years of approximately 1964 to 2018. The collection represents an invaluable visual history of the University of Toronto Scarborough campus and is made up almost entirely of photographic materials – negatives, contact sheets, slides, prints, and digital photographs. Photographs in the collection from the 1970s to 1994 are attributed to David Harford and photographs from 1994 onward are attributed to Ken Jones. Photographs cover a broad range of subjects, such as the buildings and grounds of UTSC, campus events, faculty, staff, students, and much more.
Scarborough Oral Histories Collection
The Scarborough Histories Collection is drawn from multiple cross-disciplinary projects and cross-institutional partnerships, and are stewarded by the University of Toronto Scarborough Library. Please click "Exhibit Site" below to browse the collection. If you would like to contribute or learn more about these collections, please contact Christine Berkowitz at chris.berkowitz@utoronto.ca.
Harley Spiller Menus Collection
UTSC's collection of menus collected by Harley Spiller. Harley Spiller (1960- ) moved to New York after college in 1981 to pursue a career in the museum field. Hailing from Buffalo, NY and a graduate of Northwestern University, the self-described “meat and potatoes” Spiller was promptly introduced to the diverse cuisine of New York City. Spiller first began collecting Chinese menus on his nightly walks up and down the streets of the Upper West Side, where he lived, beginning a collection that grew through donations from those who heard of his collection (The biggest single donor of his collection is Dr. Jacqueline M. Newman, Queens College professor) and purchases from eBay.
Doris McCarthy Collection
Doris McCarthy (1910-2010) was a celebrated Canadian artist, author, teacher, and UTSC alumna. The Doris McCarthy fonds and 213 pieces of her artwork were donated to the University of Toronto Scarborough in 2011 by the estate of Doris McCarthy. There are many treasures within the fonds that speak to her influence as a pioneer for women in Canadian art and as a national cultural icon. Biographical highlights in the fonds include over five decades of correspondence between McCarthy and her best friend, Marjorie Beer (née Wood); diaries written by McCarthy between the ages of 12 and 90; personal artifacts and keepsakes; photographs of her family, life and travels dating back to the late 19th Century; and draft manuscripts of McCarthy's autobiographical publications.
Gunda Gunde Manuscripts
This is the digitize manuscript collection of the 15th-century Ethiopian monastery at Gunda Gunde (Tigray Province).  The expedition to photograph the Gunda Gunde collection was sponsored by the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at St. John's University, Collegeville, MN. 
Animal Empire Collection
The Animal Empire collection consists of material found in the Dan Bender Zoo collection. The collection consists of movie posters, ads, trading cards, postcards, books, magazines and journals, related to Frank Buck (Frank Howard Buck (1884-1950), a renowned American hunter, animal collector, film director, actor author and producer. The collection also consists of material related to zoo displays and architecture, catalogues and books related to zoo and animal collecting, photographs off various zoo related animals found in different parts of America and a board game.
Creative COVID Response Collection
The Creative COVID Response Collection consists of digital representations of over 100 creative canvas works created by UTSC students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Responses include artwork, digital art, poems, photographs, and more. Suggest new Items for this collection!
S. J. V. Chelvanayakam Fonds * சா. ஜே. வே. செல்வநாயகம் சேகரம்

The fonds reflects Chelvanayakam’s career as a political leader of the Sri Lankan Tamil community, as well as documenting the daily operations of the Federal Party. The fonds documents important political events in Sri Lanka from the 1950s to the 1970s and provides witness to the struggles faced by Sri Lankan Tamils. The fonds also contains records relating to his family, background, and memorial material collected after his death by his wife, Emily Grace Chelvanayakam. The fonds is organized into three series and covers the periods of 1933-1937, 1939-1940, 1944-1988, with the bulk of the material being from the 1960s and 1970s. Personal records include correspondence, personal items, financial and estate documentation, and other material. Professional records include office files, party records, correspondence, and documentation. Memorial material includes posters, newspaper clippings, and a book of condolences. The digitized material is a selection of files from Series 2: Professional material.

இலங்கைத் தமிழ்ச் சமூகத்தின் முக்கியமானதொரு அரசியல் தலைவராக செல்வநாயகம் விளங்கியமையையும் இலங்கை தமிழரசுக் கட்சியின் நாளாந்த நடவடிக்கைகளையும் இச்சேகரம் பிரதிபலிக்கிறது. இச்சேகரம் இலங்கையில் 1950 இலிருந்து 1970 வரையான காலப்பகுதியில் இடம்பெற்ற முக்கியமான அரசியல் நிகழ்வுகளை ஆவணப்படுத்துவதோடு இலங்கைத் தமிழர்கள் எதிர்கொண்ட போராட்டங்களுக்கு சாட்சியமாகவும் விளங்குகிறது. இச்சேகரம் செல்வநாயகம் அவர்களின் குடும்பம், பின்புலம் தொடர்பான ஆவணங்களையும் அவரது துணைவியார் எமிலி கிரேஸ் செல்வநாயகம் சேகரித்த நினைவஞ்சலி ஆவணங்களையும் கொண்டுள்ளது. மூன்று பிரதான வரிசைகளாக ஒழுங்குபடுத்தப்பட்டுள்ள இச்சேகரம் 1933-1937, 1939-1940, 1944-1988 ஆகிய காலப்பகுதிகளுக்கான ஆவணங்களை உள்ளடக்கியுள்ளது. இவற்றுள் பெருமளவிலான ஆவணங்கள் 1960, 1970 காலப்பகுதியைச் சேர்ந்தவை ஆகும். தனிப்பட்ட ஆவணங்கள் கடிதத் தொடர்பு, தனிப்பட்ட பொருட்கள், நிதி மற்றும் தேயிலைத் தோட்டத்துடன் தொடர்புடைய ஆவணங்கள், ஏனைய ஆவணங்களை உள்ளடக்கியுள்ளன. தொழில்சார் ஆவணங்கள் அலுவலகக் கோப்புகள், கட்சி ஆவணங்கள், கடிதத் தொடர்பு, ஏனைய ஆவணங்களை உள்ளடக்கியுள்ளன. நினைவஞ்சலி ஆவணங்கள் சுவரொட்டிகள், செய்தித்தாள் துணுக்குகள், நினைவஞ்சலிக் குறிப்பேடு ஆகியவற்றை உள்ளடக்கியுள்ளன. எண்ணிமப்படுத்தப்பட்டுள்ள ஆவணங்கள் வரிசை 2: தொழில்சார் ஆவணங்களிலிருந்து தெரிவு செய்யப்பட்டவையாகும்.

Legend of Ponnivala * பொன்னிவளநாட்டின் வீரச்சரித்திரம்

Anthropologist Dr. Brenda E.F. Beck has spent close to fifty years studying this remarkable but little known oral history now available in these animations. Bards in the Tamil Nadu region of South India have sung The Legend of Ponnivala-known locally as the Annanmar Kathai, or The Elder Brothers' Story-for centuries. The story covers three generations of a great farming family as they lay the foundations for a new land, facing hunger, rivalry, magic, and monsters.

மானுடவியலாளார் பேராசிரியர் பிரெண்டா பெக் குறிப்பிடத்தக்க வகையில் பிரபலமான வாய்மொழி வரலாற்றை 50 வருடங்களாக ஆராய்ந்தவர். இப்பொழுது இந்த வரலாற்றை அவர் உலக வாசகர்களுக்கு உயிர் இயக்கமாகவும் ( animation ) அச்சு நூலாகவும் வண்ணப் படக்கதை நூலாகவும் வெளியிடுகிறார். இந்தியாவின் தமிழ்நாட்டு பாணர்கள் பாடிய அண்ணன்மார் கதை பல நூற்றாண்டுகளாக பொன்னிவள காவியம் என அறியப்பட்டு வருகிறது. பெரிய விவசாயக் குடும்பம் ஒன்று மூன்று தலைமுறைகளாக வாழ்நிலம் அமைப்பதற்கு பட்ட பாட்டையும் எதிர்கொண்ட பசி, துன்பம், போட்டிகள், மாயமந்திரங்கள் மற்றும் அரக்கர்களின் அக்கிரமங்கள் ஆகியவற்றையும் கூறுவதுதான் இந்தக் காவியம்.

Digital Tamil Studies * எண்ணிமத் தமிழியல்
This collection stewards documents and recordings related to the Tamil Digital Studies Project, a UTSC based initative to develop an intellectually focused digital content hub that will encourage Tamil studies scholarship, and enable collaboration with faculty members for the purpose of mentoring and teaching skills that relate to best practices involved in the building and use of digital archival materials. This initative also seeks to promote the intersection of Tamil computing and scholarship, and the development of the DIgital Tamil Studies community.
Workshop Assets Collection
A collection of materials used in library workshops.
The Biology Video Documentary Project Collection
The Biology Video Documentary Project Collection is a collection of engaging, documentary videos (and transcripts) that relay scientific evidence on a topic of everyday interest to a lay audience. These learning artifacts are a fun way for the broader UTSC community to learn about a variety of interesting biology topics. These documentaries are short (less than 5mins) and represent outstanding work produced by UTSC students in our BIOC90H (Integrative Multimedia Documentary Project) course. The collection includes documentaries from 2021-2022 and will continue to grow each following academic year. For more information on these collections please contact: Dr. Aarthi Ashok: aarthi.ashok@utoronto.ca or dsu.utsc@utoronto.ca
Scarborough Data Collection
A collection of census-derived data that are Scarborough-specific, created by Workstudy student Rubina Shaik in Winter 2019. If you are interested in contributing to our collection of data to support Scarborough-based research, contact dsu.utsc@utoronto.ca