Archives and Special Collections
The Archives serves as the repository of the recorded history of Trinity Western University. Through the acquisition and preservation of these records, and the provision of access to them, the Archives supports and furthers the mission of the University. In order to fulfill its mandate, the Archives acquires archival materials which document the mission, characteristics, decisions and activities of the Trinity Western University community.
University Records and Special Collections
Most university records are arranged in fonds, according to their originating departments, but archival staff have also created several Special Collections, including the Legal Challenge Collection, the TWU Publications Collection, and the Historical Photographs Collection.
For more information about University records in the Archives, see the Collection Mandate or University Records links to the right. For more information about our collections, follow the Special Collections link.
In addition to the official and unofficial records of the University, the Archives has also acquired the private papers of three individuals.
The Robert N. Thompson Collection
This collection includes the Robert N. Thompson fonds, photographs, books, and artifacts from Ethiopia and around the world. The records comprising the fonds document his work in post-war Ethiopia with the Ministry of Education and with the Sudan Interior Mission (SIM), his service as federal leader of the Social Credit Party of Canada (1960's), and his involvement with numerous organizations and institutions, including Trinity Western University and World Vision.
Work on the textual records was jointly funded by the Norma Marion Alloway Library and the Canadian Council of Archives.
The Mel Smith Papers
The Mel Smith Papers includes the Mel Smith fonds, government documents and publications, photographs, and historical documents (both framed and unframed). The fonds consists of records which document Mr. Smith's service to the Province of British Columbia particularly in the areas of constitutional reform and First Nations issues.
The Lyle Wicks Papers
In 1949 Lyle Wicks became the founding President of the B.C. Social Credit League; from 1952 until 1960 he served as an MLA for the Dewdney constituency. From 1961 to 1973 he served as a member of the Board of the Public Utilities Commission, which was abolished in 1973. The Lyle Wicks fonds documents his political career.