The Quaker Archives and Library is managed by the Archives (formerly Records) Committee of Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

The Committee operates under Canadian Yearly Meeting Organization and Procedures 6.17.

The Archives consist of the records of the Yearly Meeting and its constituent meetings and various committees since the mid 1700s. It also includes photographs of places, persons and events, the personal papers of various Canadian Quakers, and artifacts from pottery to traditional Quaker bonnets.

The Arthur Garratt Dorland Reference Library holds over 5000 titles of non-circulating books, journals, newspapers and pamphlets dating from the late 1600s to today. Contained within the Library is the Rendell Rhoades Discipline Collection, an extensive collection of Quaker Books of Discipline (Society of  Friends’ organization and practice).

Arthur Dorland

Retired Archivist Jane Zavitz-Bond in the Dorland Room