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Ambrose Archives: FAQ

Where is the Archives located?

The Ambrose Archives is housed in the Ambrose Library.

How do I access Archives materials?

Like most archives, the Ambrose Archives does not allow the public direct access to its collections. However, professional library staff will consult with researchers about their research topics and then retrieve the materials that researchers are interested in viewing.

Please email the archives at to schedule your visit. Include the topic you're interested in researching. Archives staff may ask some clarifying questions before looking for relevant documents in advance of your scheduled visit.

Please email the archives at Include the topic you're interested in researching as well as any other pertinent information to your research query.

Archives staff may ask some clarifying questions before looking for relevant documents and/or photos to scan and send you electronically.

How can I know in advance of a visit which Archives materials to consult?

Refer to the finding aids in the Ambrose Collections, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada, and Church of the Nazarene Canada tabs above to determine which collection you want to reference.

Finding aids are organizational tools that help researches navigate the contents of archival collections.

NOTE: Privacy legislation requires that the archives secure permission from the depositing office before making available to researchers official records that are less than 50 years old.

How do I donate materials to the Archives?

If you have personal papers, photos, audio-visual media, or historical artifacts that you’d like to donate to the archives, please contact the Ambrose Library ( Please consult our mission statement to get some idea of the subject areas in which we collect. We will not, unfortunately, be able to provide you with a gift-in-kind receipt.

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