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

1967: first accrual of Jack Butler Yeats material and John Butler Yeats material; Elza Mayhew's bronze sculpture Coast Spirit installed in the quadrangle near the entrance of McPherson Library

1972: Eric Gill woodblock and drawing acquired

1973: University Archives established

1976: first accrual received for the Samuel Maclure archives; first accrual of Katharine Maltwood fonds

1979: first accrual of the Herbert Read archives

1987: Book Arts Club of Victoria donates its archives

1995: first accrual of E. J. Hughes material; first accrual of Richard Roskell Bayne architectural drawings

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

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: exhibition The Arts of World War I held at the Legacy Maltwood; exhibition Margaret Peterson: A Search in Rhythm 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

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

2019: Robert Lyon fonds donated