Brock University, James A. Gibson Library
Freemasonry--History, ritual, tradition and biography; Canadian (mainly Ontario) local lodge histories
The collection was established in 1975. It has been developed mainly through donations and by a few individual purchases.
The Masonic collection includes published (current and retrospective) titles relating to the origin, history, ritual and tradition of Freemasonry worldwide, with emphasis on Britain, Europe and North America. Masonic subject and biographical dictionaries are also held. Particular emphasis is placed on acquiring items relating to Canadian Freemasonry and local lodge histories, as well as annual reports of research lodges and Canadian national and provincial Masonic jurisdictions.
English language predominates, with a few titles in French.
1 050 books and pamphlets; 500 volumes of annual proceedings (9 titles); 20 serial titles (150 volumes/backfiles), 5 received currently as donations.
The collection is catalogued online. LC and NLC subject headings are used. The holdings are recorded in the National Library Union Catalogue and at ISM.
The collection is in a Special Collections Room which is open to the public. For further information visit: http://www.brocku.ca/library/spcl/index.htm.
Interlibrary Loan: Yes, with the exception of fragile and oversized items.
Reference Assistance: Yes.
Publications Describing Collection
None at present.