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Anabaptist/Mennonite Collection
Conrad Grebel College Library

Mennonites--History; Mennonites--Doctrines; Anabaptists--History; Anabaptists--History--Sources

The collection was established in 1964. Conrad Grebel College is operated by the Mennonites in Ontario. An objective of the college, from its founding in 1963, was to become a Canadian research centre for Anabaptist and Mennonite studies.

The scope of the Anabaptist Collection is primarily theological and intellectual history with an emphasis on sixteenth century northern and central Europe. Anabaptist sources on fiche are comprehensive. The extensive Mennonite Collection is broader and includes material on history, sociology, literature, cooking, genetic studies, education, theology, and cultural and anthropological studies. The emphasis of the Mennonite materials is on nineteenth and twentieth century Norm America. There are also some holdings on Europe and South America. The microfiche collection consists largely of the IDC sixteenth century German pamphlet collection and the Mennonite Sources Collection. The collection relies on the University of Waterloo for broader Reformation materials. Recent acquisition policy is to acquire current material and as funding permits, retrospective works. The Mennonite Archives are also located at Conrad Grebel College.

Multilingual. The library has expanded its Dutch language materials and is working to increase its Russian language materials.

5,000 monographs; 900 serials; 4,000 titles on microform; 450 film titles; 600 audiotapes; picture files.

Bibliographic Access
Most of the collection is catalogued in a card catalogue. The microfiche collection, although not completely catalogued, is accessible. LC subject headings are used. LC classification is used for monographs and serials. A shelf-list scheme is used to arrange microforms and audio tapes. The holdings are, at present, partially recorded in the University of Waterloo circulation system.

Physical Access
Anabaptist/Mennonite materials are not separated from the rest of the library collection, with the exception of rare materials which are located in the rare books section. Rare books are best seen by appointment. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: Available except for rare and fragile items.

Reprography: Yes.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.