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General Inquiries


Phone: 204-474-9986

Fax: 204-474-7913

Mailing Address:

330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

25 Chancellors Circle, University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2

Professional Staff

  • Shelley Sweeney, BA, MAS (UBC), PhD (UT Austin)
    • University Archivist, Head of Archives & Special Collections
    • Responsible for all departmental activities with emphasis on policy and administration, outreach, grantsmanship and fundraising. Also responsible for all aspects of the Rare Book Collection.
    • E-mail:
    • Phone: (204) 474-6350
      Fax: (204) 474-7914
  • Brian Hubner, BA, MA (Sask.), MA (Archival Studies, Man.)  
    • Acquisition and Access Archivist
    • Responsible for the acquisition and processing of private fonds, special collections and University archives, coordinating all reference and outreach activities, and assisting with overall planning for the unit, grant and fund-raising, special projects, and participating in meeting the goals and objectives of the Libraries as a whole.
    • E-mail:
      Phone: (204) 474-7967
      Fax: (204) 474-7913 
  • James Kominowski, BSc, MA (Man.), MLIS (UWO) 
    • Archivist and Slavic Librarian
    • Responsible for the acquisition and processing of Slavic archival collections. Coordinates the development, maintenance and enhancement of the Archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Experience. Provides reference and orientation assistance to faculty, students and researchers. Bibliographer for Slavic Studies and German.
    • E-mail:
      Phone: (204) 474-9681
      Fax: (204) 474-7913
  • Digital Archivist/Curator 
    • Responsible for the creation, development, maintenance and support of the digitized and born-digital collection as well as preserving and maintaining the Archives' sound and moving image collection. Responsible for social media activities.
    • Position currently unoccupied
    • E-mail:
      Phone (204) 474-9986

Support Staff

  • Lewis Stubbs
    • Library Assistant 4 (Reference & Curating)
    • Conducts research and assists others, internally and externally, with reference queries. Processes archival collections.
    • E-mail:
      Phone: (204) 474-9041
      Fax: (204) 474-7913
  • Linda Eddy
    • Library Assistant 3
    • Receives the public and performs basic public service, as well as clerical and administrative services for the department. Assists with acquisition activities.
    • E-mail:
      Phone: (204) 474-9986 
      Fax: (204) 474-7913
  • Wendy Prystenski
    • Library Assistant 4
    • Receives and accessions incoming archival material, moves records, and performs basic public service, as well as clerical and administrative services for the department.
    • E-mail:
    • Phone: (204) 474-7895
    • Fax: (204) 474-7913

Other Staff

Every year the Archives also hires several archival interns from the University's Archival Studies Program.

The Access and Privacy Office is a division of the Office of Fair Practices and Legal Affairs.  Contact them for information regarding FIPPA and PHIA.

The College of Medicine Archives is your source for records pertaining to the Faculty of Medicine and the history of medical education, medical research and the provision of health care in Manitoba.

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is your source for records pertaining to Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and related Indigenous collections.