PLEASE NOTE: As the libraries are closed to in-person visits, and staff are working remotely, there is no physical access to The Loyalist Collection until further notice. In the meantime you are welcome to contact Microforms by email if you have questions about the collection.
The Loyalist Collection holds primary documents pertaining to the experiences of those supportive of the British cause during the American Revolution, including post-war resettlement. Predominantly, the material covers 1750 to 1850 from the British Atlantic World: eastern parts of both present-day Canada and the United States, Great Britain, and the West Indies. Due to this breadth, the Collection is also a great source to shed light on many topics relevant to this period.
The Catalogue contains descriptions, some more detailed than others, of the over 600 records, most of which are in microfilm format and, to a lesser extent, in electronic format.The Collection also holds a selection of sources in print (see Print Materials link) which are not included in the searchable catalogue.