Archives and Documentation Centre - McCord Stewart Museum

Collections and research

Archives and Documentation Centre

Researchers can access part of the Museum’s collections by consulting our Collections Online or The Museum System, an even more complete computerized catalogue of our collections available at the Archives and Documentation Centre.

Over 850 sets of documents from the Archives collection as well as the Photography collection, are available for public consultation. The Archives and Documentation Centre also offers users access to a reference library of 9,000 works and specialized periodicals, in addition to more than 3,670 titles from its rare book collection.
List of main fonds and collections

Research requests

Research requests, or other questions about our collections?
Complete the form below, a member of our team will contact you within 3 to 6 business days.
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Online Collections

Rules for Users of the Reading Room

All users of the Reading Room must follow the Rules for Users of the Reading Room in the Museum Archives and Documentation Centre.

Rules for Users of the Reading Room

Photographic services and copyright

To use images from the Museum’s collections, please consult the Photographic Services and Copyright page.

Opening Hours

The Archives and Documentation Centre is open, by appointment only, Tuesday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Indigenous communities seeking information about cultural objects from the Museum’s Indigenous Cultures Collection, please contact:

Certified archives centre

The Museum’s Archives and Documentation Centre is a private archives certified by the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ).

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