Welcome to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario!
Making an appointment in advance is recommended. Contact the Archivist to set up an appointment. The Archives is open generally from 8:30-4:30, Monday to Friday.
About the Archives
The Mennonite Archives of Ontario collects and preserves archival materials that reflect the religious, cultural and organizational life of Mennonite, Amish and other related groups in Ontario and makes them available to anyone with a legitimate research interest. The Archives strives to be community-oriented, making Mennonite history and culture accessible to all, while also offering the benefits of doing research within a university setting.
The Archives serves as the official repository for Conrad Grebel University College, Mennonite Central Committee (Ontario), Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, Conscience Canada and Christian Peacemaker Teams (Canada). Other Mennonite institutions, organizations, congregations and individuals also have collections here.
These collections come in many forms including letters, diaries, meeting minutes, photographs, films, audiotapes, artwork and clothing. Our growing collection currently consists of 780 linear meters of personal, congregational, and institutional records in a multitude of formats.
The Archives also houses the Mennonite Historical Library (catalogued through the Milton Good Library), which is the largest Canadian collection of Anabaptist/Mennonite published materials, dating from the 16th century to the present. Donations to the annual Grebel Fund can be designated to the work of the Library and Archives. Follow this link for more information on how to make a tax-deductible donation.
Meet the Archivist, Laureen Harder-Gissing.