The archives

Since the foundation of the Ursulines’ monastery in Quebec City in 1639, all documents created that were not destroyed in the fires have been kept. This documentation is now preserved within the monastery in a vault specially equipped to ensure its conservation. This collection of documents reaches a total of approximately 200 linear meters.

The memory of the Ursulines’ community makes it possible to retrace the history of Quebec and Canada in various documents, whether they are textual (manuscripts or printed), iconographic, sound and filmic or cartographic. The library of rare and old books is also accessible.

Extreme dates: 1588 until today.

You can consult a portion of the funds and collections kept at the Archives of the Monastery of the Ursulines of Quebec City on the following website : Réseau des Archives du Québec.


The researcher must make an appointment and clearly state the object of his inquiry before coming to the Archives.

To make an appointment :

Email :
Phone number : (418) 692-2523
Fax number: (418)692-1356

The consultation room is located at the following address :

18 Donnacona street
Quebec (Quebec)
G1R 4T1