1. The CFHA published Newsletters from 1972 to 2005, containing academic articles as well as community news and discussions.
  2. From 1989 to 2016, the Canadian Quaker History Journal was an open-access peer-review journal that published research articles about Canadian Friends. Up until 2008, it also contained organizational notices, AGM reports, finances, and other CFHA business materials.
  3. From 2008 to 2019, the CFHA published a twice-yearly newsletter in print and digital called the Meetinghouse.
  4. You can now find CFHA news, events, transcription tidbits, and articles and links of interest on our blog.
  5. Occasional and self-published research papers written and shared by CFHA members are linked on this page.


We are always looking for interesting articles about Quaker history – long and short – to publish on our website. We are happy to continue publishing academic material that may previously have been submitted to the Journal, as well as personal reflections, event recaps, reports from relevant groups and committees, and anything else that may be of interest to our audience.

You can submit a draft for consideration, or reach out with your ideas, to [email protected]. A member of the editorial team will be in touch to help you refine and develop what we ultimately publish.

We are in the process of determining a new style guide and potential print or digital outputs of materials we are publishing on our blog. For now, we’d love to hear from you about whatever you’re interested in contributing.


Research Papers

The Meetinghouse

The Meetinghouse files can be large so be patient while they download. 

Canadian Quaker History Journal

The Journal was started in 1989 as a bound edition of historical articles and published first semi annually and then annually. The Journal took over the role of offering researched articles from the earlier Newsletters (#1 to #45). That is why the first Journal was numbered #46. Past copies of the Journal are available on CD through our Bookstore. Journals from 1989 to 2016 are posted below.

The list below collects all the Table of Contents of the Journals since 1989 and is a quick aid in directing you to articles of interest.

This Table of Contents document (PDF) contains only the article lists of each issue from 1989 to 2004/5. Browse it to see all article names and authors and to search for topics of interest quickly and easily.

Newsletters from 1972 to 1988, 1998 to 2005

From 1972 to 1989 CFHA published the Newsletter up to 4 times a year. Each issue contained mostly researched articles and transcriptions and as time went on they began to also include association news. Posted below are these old newsletters for research purposes.

The Newsletters are numbered 1 to 45 and the numbering continued with the first Journal (#46) in 1989. They are full of excellent scholarship. 

Most of the text was successfully captured by scanning in a searchable form but as always with old copies, some text was not clear enough to be decifered as digital text by the scanner. 

Newsletters were published again between 1998 to 2008 and some are posted below. They contain a mix of association business, scholarship and comment. Starting in 2008, the Newsletter changed its name to The Meetinghouse and they are posted in section 1 above.

See #17 below for an index to the first 16 Newsletters and then the file below that which presents the Table of Contents of newsletters #18 to 45.