SFU Archives Acquisition Mandate

The goal of the Simon Fraser University Archives is to create a first-class facility for students and faculty in support of teaching and research at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We acquire three major categories of materials:

  1. The official records of the University, including those created by the Board of Governors, University committees, faculties, departments and administrative offices.
  2. Materials documenting the wider University community. These records include the private papers of groups such as the Faculty Association, Student Society, Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU), Childcare Society and the personal papers of prominent individual faculty, staff and students. 
  3. Private historical research collections that relate to a variety of subjects. We have a strong interest in archives that relate to women's issues.