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Archive FAQ

What’s involved in actually gaining access to the content of these collections?

E-mail Sandy Ayer, the archivist, at sayer@ambrose.edu and let him know the topic you’re interested in researching. He’ll probably ask you a few clarifying questions to frame your research question as precisely as possible. He’ll then scan you the relevant documents and/or photos and e-mail them to you as attachments. If you live in the Calgary area and need to consult the materials on site, he’ll set up an appointment with you and retrieve the relevant documents, etc., when you arrive.

Why don’t some of the collections listed in the subject index have inventories?

Archival collections typically consist of a combination of inventoried and as yet un-inventoried collections. Sandy Ayer, the archivist, would be happy to search both kinds of collections to provide you with the information, documents, photographs, or media that you would like to consult. He may need a bit of lead time, so please contact him at sayer@ambrose.edu before visiting the archives. In many cases he’ll be able simply to e-mail you what you need.

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 Sandy Ayer at sayer@ambrose.edu. 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.

Library Information

Library Information

The Ambrose Library serves the students, faculty and staff of Ambrose University College and Ambrose Seminary. It is one of the largest private academic libraries in western Canada. Its rapidly growing collection features more than 125,000 bound volumes and 185 magazine and journal titles. Particular strengths include Christian studies, history, music, behavioural science, business, English, and Islamics. For more information on the library’s collections, as well as annual reports, see below.

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 College, Ambrose Seminary, and the CMAC. In addition, a special research collection of books and periodicals documents the history and thought of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and the Church of the Nazarene.

Library Hours of Operation

June 10 - September 4:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Library Closed Weekends & Stat Holidays

Contact

Phone: (403) 410-2946
Email: library@ambrose.edu
Fax: 403-571-2556

 

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