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The AJC collection comprises three distinct collections. The archival collection holds more than 1.5 km of textual records, more than 500,000 photographs, more than a thousand maps and cartographic material, hundreds of audio-visual records, as well as born-digital records.

The Library and Rare Books collection contains more than 37,000 books and other published material, including 1,500 rare books. The Art and Artifacts Collection includes objects and artworks that testify to the range of activities of Jesuits in Canada and abroad.

Archival Catalog

Search in our archival catalog which holds archival fonds and collections that testify to the missionary activities of the Jesuits in Canada, their academic research, involvement in educational institutions, community initiatives and work, relations with Indigenous peoples, and more.

Notice on Terminology and Description

Archival documents contained in the AJC collection are historical records created by the Society of Jesus. They can include content and terminology that some people may find offensive.

Among other things, AJC recognizes that archival holdings comprise material created along colonial lenses in regards to Indigenous peoples. These archival records have been created within particular historical contexts and do not represent the contemporary vision of the Jesuits of Canada or The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada.

The AJC can preserve original descriptions in order to keep the historical context associated with the creation of the records. The AJC can also offer, when pertinent, revised descriptions that add context to the historical records.

The AJC is committed to developing metadata and descriptions in finding aids that are respectful to the individuals and communities represented in the records.

If you want to attract our attention to particular inappropriate terminology or if you want us to take a closer look at certain descriptions, please contact us at: