Title and statement of responsibility area
United Church of Canada Board of Publication fonds
General material designation
- Multiple media
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1808-1971, predominant 1926-1968 (Creation)
- United Church of Canada. Board of Publication
Physical description area
10 m of textual records and other material
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
The Board of Publication was constituted at the General Council of 1926, but this collection contains records that relate to the earliest years of publishing in the Methodist Churches--Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada, 1828-1833, Wesleyan Methodist Church in Canada, Methodist Church of Canada, and Methodist Church (Canada). From 1829 with the publication of the Christian Guardian under Egerton Ryerson, the Wesleyan Methodists were active in religious and educational publishing, and after the mid-century expanded their publishing to include Canadian literature. The Ryerson Press imprint, officially adopted in 1919, was the trade name used until the Press was sold in 1971. The Board of Publication carried on the publishing work of the United Church and was dissolved in 1968 with the establishment of the Division of Communication.
This material forms part of the General Council program of the United Church of Canada Archive.
Scope and content
Collection consists of six series: Methodist publishing records, 1836-1926; records of the Board of Publication, 1926-1968; records of the Ryerson Press, 1919-1971; records relating to the buildings, 1808-1960; photographs; personnel files, ca. 1922-1977.
Immediate source of acquisition
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Personnel files are closed; see series 6.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Uploaded finding aid
2005.099C, 8 architectural drawings; on exhibit April 2006-January 2007.
572 reels of microfilm (unsubscribed)
2881 glass slides
16 architectural drawings.