Mennonite Archives of Ontario

Welcome!

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) and Mennonite Church Eastern 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.

New! Mennonite Archival Image Database

Mennonite Archival Image Database

Our new photograph database, a partnership with seven Mennonite archives across Canada, is now open for public view at archives.mhsc.ca.

New! 1924 Immigrant Billeting Lists

Lists of the first Mennonites from Russia to settle in Ontario in July and August 1924 are now digitized. The lists were complied by the Ontario Committee of the Mennonite Board of Colonization to billet the new arrivals with Ontario Mennonites in the Waterloo, Vineland, and Markham areas.

University of Waterloo wordmark. Link to University of Waterloo home-page.

Hours

Fall and Winter
(September 8, 2014 - April 25, 2015)
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday, 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Summer
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Making an appointment with the archivist in advance is strongly recommended

Contact

Mennonite Archives of Ontario
Conrad Grebel University College
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6

Phone: 519-885-0220 x24238

Email: marchive@uwaterloo.ca