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Academic Resources

This section provides a number of academic resources related to PAOC and Pentecostal History for the use of students and researchers.

Please scroll down to find the following resources:

PAOC Archives Online Finding Aid

The Archives Association of Ontario has created a website called ARCHEION where you can browse the finding aids of dozens of Ontario Archives, including our own.

Archival finding aids are divided into groups called “fonds” in archives terminology. Our Archives has 81 such groups of records. Each fonds represents a distinct record-producing unit in the Fellowship such as a District, a Bible College, a national office function (e.g., General Superintendent), a local church and even some prominent individuals for whom we have a significant quantity of records. The finding aids provide an administrative history of the record-producing body and a scope and content note describing the types of records on file for that fonds. The Administrative History entries constitute the most complete, up-to-date and authoritative summary of all the functional units of the PAOC ever created.

To view the finding aid, go to:

To display links to all of the fonds in our collection, click on “Browse 81 holdings” at the bottom of the column on the left. To search for a specific person or function, click on the Archeion logo on the top left then choose a “Browse by” category and enter your search name of word(s)then click on the search icon (magnifying glass ) at the left of the search bar.

The project was made possible with financial assistance from the Federal Government through Canadian Heritage and the Canadian Council of Archives.

How To Write a Local Church History

How to Write a Local Church History by C. Roy Fortune. This excellent paper by a PAOC layperson who is a trained historian provides helpful information on how to capture the story of your own church. Click the link below to download the paper:


Oral History Project: Term Paper Instructions for College/Seminary Students

The following documents provide complete instructions and forms for students wishing to participate in the PAOC Archives Oral History Project as part of their academic work with the permission of their teacher or professor.


Academic Theses and Term Papers

The following authors have made their academic work on PAOC history available to assist researchers in their personal research. These documents are not provided for the purpose of sale or publication in any form including placement on other websites.


Bibliography on Canadian Pentecostalism