Heritage UofT

U of T Archives Image Bank

Established in 1965, the University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services (UTARMS) acquires, preserves, and makes accessible materials that document the history of the University and its communities. The UTARMS digital collections include selected digitized material from the Archives’ vast holdings.

Image : "A" Coy. Artillery, University of Toronto, C.O.T.C. , Niagara Camp, June 1941

Discovery of Insulin at University of Toronto

The discovery of a life-saving treatment for diabetes at the University of Toronto in 1921 made headlines worldwide and was formally acknowledged just two years later when the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to two of the team members

Robert Lansdale Photographs Collection

Robert Lansdale Photographs Collection

Views of U of T, 1968-1975, through the lens of one photographer, Robert Lansdale.

Collections of images and other media from the University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services that are representative of the ongoing history of University of Toronto.

University of Toronto: Snapshot of its History

University of Toronto: Snapshot of its History

This exhibition, “The University of Toronto: Snapshots of its history”, was mounted in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in 2002 as a part of the University’s 175th anniversary celebrations. 

Between 1980 and 1981 Prof. Northrop Frye held 25 lectures under the title ‘The Bible and Literature’. Each of these lectures was recorded and for each of them a transcript was provided. Later excerpts of these 25 lectures (each 50 minutes long) were made into 30 programs (each about 30 minutes). That means in some cases 1 lecture supplied material for 2 programs or the other way around.

The Bible and English Literature : The Northrop Frye Lectures

Between 1980 and 1981 Prof. Northrop Frye held 25 lectures under the title ‘The Bible and Literature’. Each of these lectures was recorded and for each of them a transcript was provided. Later excerpts of these 25 lectures (each 50 minutes long) were made into 30 programs (each about 30 minutes). That means in some cases 1 lecture supplied material for 2 programs or the other way around.

Heritage U of T

We welcome you to explore these views into the ongoing history of the university, as captured by our communities through photographs, maps and plans, artwork, physical artifacts, books, video and audio. Contributors to this site include the Thomas Fisher Rare Book LibraryUniversity of Toronto Archives and Record Management Services, University of Toronto Missauaga Library and the University of Toronto Scarborough Library.
If you have material or stories that you would like to share here, please contact us to find out how.

Heritage Exhibitions

  • U of T Chronology

    Explore U of T's chronology from 1796 February 25 to the present.
  • U of T: Snapshots of its History

    This exhibition, “The University of Toronto: Snapshots of its history”, was mounted in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in 2002 as a part of the University’s 175th anniversary celebrations. It complemented the launch in March of Martin Friedland’s The University of Toronto: a history, the first such history to appear in seventy-five years.
  • The Discovery of Insulin

    The discovery of a life-saving treatment for diabetes at the University of Toronto in 1921 made headlines worldwide and was formally acknowledged just two years later when the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to two of the team members. An illustrated timeline of the most significant events that led to the discovery and initial dissemination of insulin is provided here, and the full story with thousands of the original archival documents is available through the UTL's digital special collection entitled The Discovery and Development of Insulin.
  • Forty Years of "Fort Book": The Story of Robarts LibraryDiscovery of Insulin

    by Harold Averill, 
    University of Toronto Archives

    Timeline compiled by 
    Emily Sommers, 
    University of Toronto Archives