The mandate of the University Archives is to serve as the repository for materials of historical significance to Trinity Western University and to preserve and provide access to those materials. To this end, the Archives acquires, organizes, and preserves archival materials which document the mission, characteristics, decisions and activities of the Trinity Western University community.
The University Archives acquires three major categories of materials:
- The official records of the University, including those created by the Board of Governors, University committees, faculties, departments and administrative offices.
- Materials documenting the wider University community. These records include those created by groups such as the Faculty Association, Student Association, Alumni Association, and the private papers of prominent individual faculty, staff and students.
- Private fonds and collections which constitute a firsthand documentary resource for the members of the University community (see homepage)
Materials acquired by the Trinity Western University Archives shall become the permanent property of the Archives as a trustee of the University.