Timeline: Art and Artists' Archives at the University of Victoria Libraries
1963: Special Collections established; cast stone bas-relief panels by George Norris installed on the façade of McPherson Library; first accrual of Gisèle Freund material
1964: Margaret Peterson's mosaic Source of Sources installed in the foyer of McPherson Library; first accrual of the Dolmen Press archives
1966: first accrual to the W.S. Graham archives
1972: Eric Gill woodblock and drawing acquired
1973: University Archives established
1979: first accrual of the Herbert Read archives
1984: Gray's Publishing archives donated
1987: Book Arts Club of Victoria donates its archives
2000: Biddy Gaddes archives acquired
2001: first accrual donated from the Fireweed Press
2005: acquisition of Jack Wise fonds
2006: first accrual of Judith Foster material; Cyril J. Fox Collection of Wyndham Lewis donated; exhibition Architectonics: John Di Castri and West Coast Architectural Modernism held at the Maltwood Museum and Gallery
2007: first accrual of Herbert Siebner material; first accrual of the John Di Castri archives donated; exhibition Studio Portraits: Photo-collages of the Studios of 33 Artists of Southern Vancouver Island (Robert Amos) held at the Legacy Downtown; exhibition The Hold of Our Hands: Art from the Robin & Sylvia Skelton Collection held at the Maltwood Museum and Gallery
2008: Sandra Meigs fonds donated
2009: exhibition Inside Chinatown: Paintings by Robert Amos held at the Legacy Downtown; exhibition Ted Harrison: Painting Paradise held at the Legacy Downtown; exhibition Rocks and Shadows: Exploring the Works of Judith Foster held at the Legacy Downtown and the Legacy Maltwood; exhibition From a Modern Time: The Architectural Photography of Hubert Norbury (Victoria Modern Series) held at the Legacy Downtown; exhibition The Lion and the Fox: Art and Literary Works by Wyndham Lewis from the C. J. Fox Collection held at the Legacy Maltwood
2010: University of Victoria Libraries announces that local artists' papers will be a formal acquisitions focus of Special Collections and University Archives; Max Maynard fonds donated; first accrual of Limners Society material
2011: Margaret Peterson fonds acquired; Ted Harrison fonds acquired; first accrual of Robert Amos material; exhibition The Emergence of Architectural Modernism II - UVic and the Victoria Regional Aesthetic in the Late 1950s and 60s held at the Legacy Downtown; exhibition In Her Own Words: Selected Works and Words by Emily Carr, Myfanwy Pavelic, Katharine Maltwood held at the Legacy Downtown
2012: Glenn Howarth fonds donated; exhibition Understanding Place in Culture: Serigraphs and Transmission of Cultural Knowledge held at the Legacy Maltwood; exhibition The Art of Jack Wise held at the Legacy Maltwood
2013: exhibition The Long Now of Ulysses: Curating Literature after the Internet held at the Legacy Maltwood
2014: first accrual donated of Avis Rasmussen fonds
2015: acquisition of Robin Hopper fonds finalised; exhibition Celebrating W. B. Yeats at 150 held at the Legacy Maltwood; exhibition Beauty for All: The Arts & Crafts Movement in Europe and North America held at the Legacy Downtown; exhibition Karl Spreitz: Self-Propelled held at the Legacy Maltwood
2016: exhibition CONTINUANCE: Frank Lloyd Wright's Theories of Organic Architecture in the Designs of Samuel Maclure & John DiCastri held at the Legacy Maltwood; exhibitions The Averted Eye Sees I & II: The Life and Work of Glenn Howarth held at the Legacy Maltwood and the Legacy Downtown
2017: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria fonds acquired; Walter Dexter fonds acquired; exhibition Disobedient Women: Defiance, Resistance, and Creativity Past and Present held at the Legacy Maltwood; exhibition Survival by Design: The Legacy of Early Modern architecture in Victoria: The UVic Gordon Head Campus held at the Legacy Maltwood
2018: Karl Spreitz fonds acquired; Landmarks: The Art of The Malahat Review, an exhibition celebrating the art of the University of Victoria's literary journal, held at the Legacy Maltwood (held concurrently with the launch of UVic Libraries' publication The Malahat Review at Fifty: Canada’s Iconic Literary Journal, the exhibition featured a rich selection of materials from UVic Libraries Special Collections and University Archives); exhibition Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects: The University of Victoria Transgender Archives Meets the Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art (MOTHA) held at the Legacy Downtown
Wooden board with manganese glaze test tiles.
Wooden board with cobalt glaze test tiles.
Wooden board with nickel glaze test tiles.
Wooden board with iron glaze test tiles.
Wooden board with shino variations glaze test tiles.
Wooden board with lichen or reticulation glaze test tiles.
2019: Robert Lyon fonds donated