The window at the entrance to the Archives showing an exhibit about the Red River Colony. There is a poster with a drawing of Louis Riel and a mannequin with a traditional red outfit.

Planning a visit to the archives

What to do before your visit

  • Review our collections and contact the archives with your request for boxes. We can then ensure that all of the boxes you are wanting to consult are pulled and ready for your visit.

  • Contacting staff prior to your visit to the archives allows us to review the collection for any copyright or privacy concerns.

Parking & finding Archives

What to expect during your visit

  • What we have
    • Computers
    • Scanners
    • There is a water fountain and bathroom on site.
    • Lockers to lock up your personal items.
  • What to bring
    • A laptop or notepad to take notes.

No food or drink is allowed in the archives.

Following your visit

  • Reproduction requests
  • Copyright

Contact us

Archives & Special Collections
Room 330, Elizabeth Dafoe Library
25 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed on major statutory holidays and during the December holiday Break.