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Ambrose Archives

The Ambrose Archives houses a carefully-preserved collection of records pertinent to the history of Ambrose University College, The Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada, the Church of the Nazarene Canada, and Canadian evangelicalism. These records are both institutional and personal: they document the lives and thoughts of those who have been instrumental in shaping Ambrose and its two supporting denominations. 

Our holdings consist of a variety of documents, such as newspaper clippings, personal correspondence, minutes, diaries, and manuscripts; and  many different media, including photographs, slides, video and audio recordings, and artifacts. We protect these valuable historical resources using archival-quality acid-free enclosures, and we house them in a room designed to minimize exposure to light, moisture, dust, and other potentially damaging factors.

The Archives’ mission is to collect, organize, describe, and preserve these records and to make them available for research. For more information about the Archives and its collections, please select an option from the menu on the left.

Library Information

Library Information

The Ambrose Library serves the students, faculty and staff of Ambrose University. It is one of the largest private academic libraries in western Canada. Its rapidly growing collection features more than 130,000 bound volumes and 350,000 e-books. Particular strengths include Christian studies, history, music, behavioural science, business, English, and Islamics. More information on the library's collections and services can be found in the annual reports.

The library also seeks to serve the local congregations of the Church of the Nazarene in Canada and Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada (CMAC), as well as the broader Calgary community.

The Ambrose Archives, which is administered by the library, serves as the official repository for the institutional records of Ambrose University, and its predecessors. The Archives also serves as the official archives of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada and the Church of the Nazarene Canada. 

Library Hours of Operation

Early Term (until Feb. 22):
Monday: 8:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Library closed Sundays & Stat holidays. 


Phone: (403) 410-2946