AMS Archives

Archivist & Clerk of Council
Sheldon Goldfarb
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The AMS Archives are managed by the resident Archivist, Sheldon Goldfarb. He started at the AMS as the archival assistant more than twenty years ago and can provide information on all sorts of obscure and not-so-obscure aspects of the AMS and its history.

Sheldon is also author of The Hundred-Year Trek. Featuring hundreds of photos and illustrations from the AMS archives, the book is a visually fascinating account of student struggles and achievements through the years, as they helped to build their university and gain a share in determining its direction. More than just a year-to-year recap of events, this book is a lively and informative look at the cultural trends that have shaped Canada over the past century. You can learn more in the media release.

Some highlights of the book are below:

To see a list of AMS records from before 1995, check the AMS Fonds index. For AMS records from the twenty years since then, you can look through the Master Index to the Central Files.


If you want to actually see the records, or if you’d like to see some of our other indexes (for the AMS art collection, club files, publications, renovations files, and more), or if you want more historical information, you can contact the Archivist at or the Archives Assistants at