Archives & Museum
The Nancy Mallett Archives and Museum was named in 2011 in recognition of Archivist Nancy Mallett’s remarkable volunteer work over the years, maintaining and building the collection and mounting exhibitions that have expanded the Cathedral’s profile in the wider community.
Archival holdings include a wide variety of records of long term value that are organized, preserved and maintained to be available for research and reference for members of the congregation and the public.
The Archives and Museum is located on the lower level of the Cathedral Centre, and is open by appointment.
The Spanish Flu
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu epidemic, St. James Cathedral researched and mounted an exhibit on the epidemic.
Click through the following links to learn about the work of Dr. Charles Hastings, Toronto Medical Officer of Health and other community-based public health organizations; how schools, both public and private, responded to the crisis; and the work of the University of Toronto, Connaught Laboratories to develop a vaccine, in addition to the nature of the flu itself.
Archives & Museum Committee
The Cathedral Archives & Museum Committee maintains holdings of artefacts and archival records relating the Cathedral and its role in the development of Old Town Toronto to the present day. We regularly welcome serious researchers to use the collection in their preparations. There is a modest reference library as well.
The Committee prepares several exhibits per year, conducts organized tours, prepares hands-on educational programming for school groups, and participates in city-wide events such as Heritage Week and Doors Open Toronto, as well as local events such as “Nutcracker Neighbourhood” (St. Lawrence district). Organized tours of the Cathedral can be arranged by contacting Nancy Mallett in the Archives and Museum at 416-364-7865, ext. *233, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information about the Cathedral’s resources relating to the history of St. James, the Old Town of York, and the development of Toronto, contact the Archivist & Museum Curator.
The Archives and Museum is a completely volunteer operation, and while there are no charges for admission or for research undertaken, donations are welcomed to assist in the care and maintenance of the collection. Tax receipts are available for gifts of $20.00 or more.
St. James Cathedral Archives & Museum is affiliated with the following associations and societies: