Quaker Archives and Library of Canada

Type: Archives

This institution collects material relating to the history of Quakers in Canada from 1600 to present day.




The Canadian Yearly Meeting Archives:

The collection consists of the business and genealogical records of the Yearly Meeting and its constituent half-yearly, quarterly, monthly, and preparative meetings and their various committees from 1798 onwards. It also includes photographs of places, persons, and events, the personal papers of various Canadian Quakers, as well as ephemera from pottery to traditional Quaker bonnets. The archival collection of the Sharon Temple Museum Society is also stored here.


The Arthur Garratt Dorland Reference Library:

This library contains thousands of non-circulating books, journals, newspapers, and pamphlets dating from the late 1600s to today. Subjects range from Quakers in the arts to history, biography, and theology. Contained within the library is the Rendall Rhodes Discipline Collection, which is both geographically and chronologically the most complete collection of Quaker Books of Discipline (books of church organisation and rules) in the world.

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:

By appointment.

Address & Contact Information:

Pickering College
16945 Bayview Avenue
Newmarket, Ontario  L3Y 4X2

Phone: 905-895-1700 x. 247
Email: cym-archivist@quaker.ca
Website: http://archives-library.quaker.ca

Hours of Operation:

By appointment.

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