UVic history

These digital collections feature materials about the history of the University of Victoria.


The Changing Face of University of Victoria Campus Lands
Early watercolour image of UVic campus

The Changing Face of University of Victoria Campus Lands

Virtual exhibit of the history and development of the University of Victoria campus to 1999.

This website holds the content of the pamphlet The Changing Face of University of Victoria Campus Lands (ISBN 1-55058-204-6), edited by Jane Turner and Don Lovell, published by the University of Victoria Archives, Copyright © 1999.


Provincial Normal School Oral Histories
Provincial Normal School

Provincial Normal School Oral Histories

These sound recordings are part of the Provincial Normal School Oral History Interview collection, held at the University of Victoria Archives. The Provincial Normal School (PNS) was established in Victoria, BC, in January 1915, to provide preliminary and advanced courses in teacher training.

In 1978, Judith Windle conducted 19 interviews in which former instructors and students discussed their experiences while at the PNS.


UVic Archives' Historical Photograph Collection
Detail, aerial view of Campus Services under construction, 1965

UVic Archives' Historical Photograph Collection

The UVic historical photograph collection consists of photographs acquired by the University of Victoria Archives of the University of Victoria and its predecessors, the Provincial Normal School and Victoria College.


UVic Newspapers, Full-text
Detail from early Martlet front page

UVic Newspapers, Full-text

This archival collection is still in development but currently includes early issues of the Martlet, 1948-1973.


Victoria College Student Life
First graduating class from Victoria College

Victoria College Student Life

See the life and times of students during the Victoria College era (1902-1963). The selections from the Victoria College fonds provide evidence of student academic and social life, student journalism and student activism.

Completed as part of the Schoolnet digital collections program.