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- Archival Film Flashes Back to 70s Student Life
- Manuscript Traces SFU's Architectural History
- Early University News Publications Now Digitally Available
- Digitized Programs Commemorate SFU’s Opening & Installation Ceremonies
- Archives Celebrates Fall Convocation with Release of Digitized Programs
- Films Capture Visual History and Sentiment of Time Gone By
- Lost and Found: Simon Fraser Letters
- Oral History Provides Glimpse into Mind of SFU’s First Chancellor Gordon Shrum
- Early SFU Photos Tell a Story That Frames Our World
- Aerial Photos Capture Campus Landscape & Photographer’s Legacy
- You have what...?!! and other interesting things you didn't know about the SFU Archives
- Charting the course of history: documenting SFU's early days from the student perspective (Part 1)
- Charting the course of history: documenting SFU's early days from the student perspective (Part 2)
- Helping others find their history in the future: Preserving the records of the Students of Caribbean and African Ancestry at SFU
- Preserving the sparks of global revolution in the Adbusters Media Foundation fonds
- Reflections of a co-op student
- Debunking popular myths and conspiracies with the Barry Beyerstein fonds
- In "The Beginning...": First student film returns to SFU
- "Got any pictures of Terry Fox?"
- My summer in the archives: a co-op placement retrospective
- Seeing the world through Arthur Erickson's eyes
- Beer (records) in the Archives!
- Quartet in the Quadrangle: PSQ Records Come to SFU
- Navigating silences and filling gaps: finding Black stories in the Archives
HOW TO CONDUCT RESEARCH AT THE ARCHIVES
Archives are full of unique, unpublished material in a variety of media not available anywhere else in the world. Archival research holdings must be used onsite and handled with special care.
Interested in provincial history, women’s issues, or social activism? We keep a wide range of archival material in our specially designed vault and provide access to it in our Reading Room. Follow along to learn how to conduct research at the Archives.
Step 2: Prepare to work in the Reading Room
When coming to do research, be prepared to:
- Complete a one-time researcher registration form.
- Provide information about your local and permanent residence and to show some form of photo identification.
- Set up Eduroam while you are still at your home insititution so that you can access SFU wifi during your visit. If you have trouble, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unaffiliated with an institution, you can use a designated workstation or your personal phone data to access internet in the Reading Room.
You must use the materials on-site, so allow time to take notes by hand or by laptop computer. Archives staff can perform limited photocopying services for files and documents of especial interest.
For specialized documents, you may need to schedule your session in advance.
Reading Room Hours
Monday: by appointment
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Before your visit
During your Visit
In order to use an SFU wifi connection, you will need to set up Eduroam while you are still at your home institution.
Researchers unaffiliated with an institution can access the internet through a designated workstation or their personal phone data.