United Church of Canada Archives

Identity area

Identifier

ON00340

Authorized form of name

United Church of Canada Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Religious Organization

Contact area

Type

Address

Street address

40 Oak Street, Lower level

Locality

Toronto

Region

Ontario

Country name

Canada

Postal code

M5A 2C6

Telephone

416-231-7680 ext. 1101

Fax

Note

Description area

History

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

The United Church of Canada Archives in Toronto is made up of the General Council Archives, the highest legislative court and national organizing body of United Church, as well as the Central Ontario Conferences Archives which consists of five Conferences and the presbyteries and congregations within the region.

Local records are held across the country by the United Church Archives Network. Each archival facility operates independently and has unique holdings and finding aids. Please consult the Archives Directory available on our website for searching for records outside of the General Council or Central Ontario Conferences Archives' purview.

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

The United Church of Canada Archives includes the General Council Archives and the Central Ontario Conferences Archives serving Bay of Quinte, Hamilton, London, Manitou, and Toronto Conferences.

Material types within our collections include textual records, photographs, audiovisual and architectural records.

Our collections include the following:
• archival records created by The United Church of Canada, including General Council records, Conference, presbytery, and pastoral charge records from all five Conferences
• archival records created by antecedent denominations, including Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Union entities, prior to church union in 1925
• archival records created by individuals or organizations affiliated with The United Church of Canada, including former staff, former Moderators and ministry personnel, overseas personnel, ecumenical and inter-church organizations
• library collections include monographs, serials, pamphlets, vertical files, and directories of ministers

Also access our archival and graphics databases through our website:
http://archives.united-church.ca/archives.htm

http://archives.united-church.ca/graphics.htm

Finding aids, guides and publications

Please note that our archival holdings are continuously expanded upon receipt of new materials and our finding aids may have since been updated. Contact us if you have any questions or would like a current copy of a finding aid.

Genealogical research guide:
http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/handbook_genealogical-research.pdf

Access area

Opening times

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Please contact us prior to your visit.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

The Archives is located within the Christian Resource Centre (CRC) building at 40 Oak St. Upon entry, take the stairs, located to the right, one floor down. Our door is further to the right.

The building is wheelchair accessible.

Services area

Research services

Microfilm reader and book scanner available.

Reproduction services

For a fee, we offer:
High quality digital reproductions of photographs
Photocopying of textual records

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Toronto (Geographic subregion)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

40 Oak Street, Lower level
Toronto, Ontario
CA M5A 2C6