University of Waterloo Archives Digital Library Collections

The University of Waterloo Archives (UWA) receives minutes, reports, departmental files, personal and official correspondence, sound and video recordings, films, photographs, and other significant records generated in the University's day-to-day activities. The holdings consist of approximately 3,000 linear feet of administrative, legal, financial, and historical records dating from 1956 to the present.

In addition to official university records, the UWA also preserves campus publications, materials by and about the University of Waterloo, papers of some faculty members, and records of student organizations.


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Math Medium
Math Medium
Math Medium was first published in 1968 by the Math Society as a newsletter intended to "be a happy blend of humour, serious news reports, slander, and general trivia." Operating under the slogan "A newspaper of its time," Math Medium was initially published every two weeks except in December, April, May, June, July and August before changing to sporadic publication in 1969. Math Medium was followed by Math News, which launched in 1973. Holdings and information regarding this publication are incomplete. Please contact Special Collections & Archives to provide additional information about this publication or to donate back issues.
Radio Waterloo CKMS-FM
Radio Waterloo CKMS-FM
Radio Waterloo CKMS-FM launched at the University of Waterloo in the summer of 1977 at 94.5 MHz. Broadcasting via a 50W signal, the station became the third campus FM station in Ontario and operated under the name Radio Waterloo. In 1977 the station began publishing FM Guide, a series of program guides, featuring music listings and news items about local events, social justice issues and pop culture. The following year the publication name was changed to FM Times. It remained in production until October 1983 when the station discontinued production due to budgetary constraints. The station moved off-campus in the late 2000s after becoming fully independent following the loss of student funding in a 2008 referendum. Radio Waterloo continues to broadcast today at frequency 102.7 MHz from its offices on Duke Street in Kitchener, Ontario. Visit the CKMS history page for more information about the station's founding and development.
Sphere (1993-1996)
Sphere (1993-1996)
The Sphere was a quarterly newspaper published by members of the Arts Student Union (ASU) between 1993 and 1996. It was produced in response to calls for a new publication to fill the gap left by the former ASU newspaper, Arts Lion, which was published during the 1980s. Featuring news items, reviews and creative writing, the newspaper was intended for as a means of communication throughout the Arts Faculty.
Starsongs (1976-1978)
Starsongs (1976-1978)
Starsongs was a fanzine produced by the University of Waterloo Science Fiction Club (WatSFIC). Edited by WatSFIC membership the fanzine consisted of four volumes released between winter 1976 and summer 1978. Today the club operates under the name University of Waterloo's Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Gaming Club.
Topical files collection
Topical files collection
The topic files collection was created and maintained by Special Collections & Archives staff members for internal reference related to happenings, people and buildings associated with the University of Waterloo.

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