TOC Archives

The Archives of the Toronto Ornithological Club are held by the Royal Ontario Museum Library and Archives in their Special Collections section (SC 83). The Archives includes material from the club founding in 1934 up to the present.

The TOC Archives Inventory pdf file describes the holdings in various series (see p. 3), and sub-series and in some cases indexes individual items such as photos and early club papers. Search the inventory for the material that you want and note the series number in the left-hand column, the description and date(s), and the box number in the far right column. For example:

SC 83-4-6-12	Spring Warbler Surveys	1995-2003	Box 13

The actual Archives have to be consulted at the ROM Library. The ROM Main Library & Archives is located on Level 1 (main floor) of the Museum. Enter through the ROM's main Michael Lee Chin Crystal entrance (located on Bloor Street at Avenue Road/Queen’s Park). Obtain a special pass (free-of-charge) at the Concierge Desk to visit the library without paying admission. The staff at the Concierge Desk will direct you to the library.

Hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on holidays.

Tel: (416) 586-5595
Fax: (416) 586-5519

Ask at the desk in the ROM Library if you need further help in using the Inventory and to have items retrieved from their closed stacks.