Our Mandate

The mandate of the Media Commons Archives is to support the curriculum of and research in the various disciplines taught at the University of Toronto with media-based materials. It serves primarily the faculty, staff, students and alumni, as well as the general public. 

The Archives acquires, preserves and makes available archival and special collection materials of Canadian regional/national and international significance relating to the audio-visual and media communities, the entertainment industry, and popular culture. This includes, but is not limited to, historical and contemporary film/video production, animation, broadcasting, photographic arts, advertising, multimedia, and popular music production.