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Opened on September 8, 2009, the Hockey Hall of Fame’s state-of-the-art "D.K. (Doc) Seaman Hockey Resource Centre" is housed within The MasterCard Centre For Hockey Excellence, a 4-pad arena complex developed by the Lakeshore Lions Club in partnership with the City of Toronto and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

The 18,000 square foot resource centre is the home of the Hockey Hall of Fame's vast artifact and archival collections and serves as the focal point for research into the history of Canada's great game and cultural export. In addition, Hockey Canada occupies a portion of the Hall's premises with a resource centre to support grass roots development programming, along with high performance and sledge hockey events in conjunction with the adjacent ice facilities.


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The Resource Centre is located at
400 Kipling Ave., Toronto, ON M8V 3L1
and may be reached at
(416) 360-7735 and acquisitions@hhof.com


The D.K. Doc Seaman Hockey Resource Centre Archives
The D.K. Doc Seaman Hockey Resource Centre's Artifact Storage Area's stacks contain the world's largest collection of hockey resource materials, including individual photo and biographical files, digitally restored materials, publications, periodicals, media guides and statistical analyses.

The D.K. Doc Seaman Hockey Resource Centre's Artifact Storage Area has revolving high density shelving that creates an efficient method for Resource Centre staff to retrieve relevant materials for any hockey project.
Artifact Storage Area

The archive stacks are the main source of hockey information within the "Doc" Seaman Resource Centre. Located within a climate controlled environment, these stacks contain the world's largest collection of hockey resource materials, including individual photo and biographical files, digitally restored materials, publications, periodicals, media guides and statistical analyses, and much more. The revolving high density shelving creates an efficient method for Resource Centre staff to retrieve relevant materials for any hockey project.

Features:

Eleven 15’-long stacks of hockey related material
Over 26,000 published hockey books, programs and guides
Approximately 10,000 individual player files
Approximately 9,600 individual team, league, and trophy files
Over 450 binders of hockey cards, team photos, tickets, and schedules


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Digital Archive Centre

The Digital Archive Centre is used to scan photos, negatives and slides. Resource Centre staff members are equipped with photo editing software and various types of state of the art scanners and printers.

Features:

Photo Scanners
Negative Scanners
Slide Scanners



The D.K. Doc Seaman Hockey Resource Centre Digital Archive Centre is used to scan photos, negatives and slides.

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The Cold Room is the D.K. Doc Seaman Hockey Resource Centre's primary source for hockey related photography.

The Cold Room of the D.K. Doc Seaman Hockey Resource Centre is climate controlled to ensure ideal preservation of the collection.

Cold Room

The Cold Room is the Resource Centre's primary source for hockey related photography. This climate controlled room ensures ideal preservation of the collection. The negatives and slides are stored on a series of revolving stacks. The Cold Room also contains a large number videos and film reels.

Features:

500,000 digital images
Seven 17'-long stacks of hockey related images
1,000,000 negatives
750 glass negatives
1,000,000 slides
32,000 photos
Over 4,000 film reels

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Stick Storage Centre

The D.K. Doc Seaman Hockey Resource Centre is home to the largest hockey stick storage facility in the world. Housing at any given time up to 4,000 hockey sticks donated by players and teams of all levels.

Features:

  9 double-sided hockey stick racks, each containing 9 shelves (per side) of storage space that can each hold up to 25 sticks (per shelf). For capacity of over 4000 sticks, not including what's on display at any given time.

The D.K. Doc Seaman Hockey Resource Centre hockey stick storage facility has 9 double-sided hockey stick racks, each containing 9 shelves (per side) of storage space that can each hold up to 25 sticks (per shelf), for a capacity of over 4000 sticks, not including what's on display at any given time.

The D.K. Doc Seaman Hockey Resource Centre is home to the largest hockey stick storage facility in the world.

The D.K. Doc Seaman Hockey Resource Centre hockey stick storage facility can house up to 4,000 hockey sticks.

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