Historical Company Records

The C.B. ‘Bud’ Johnston Library (Business) holds an extensive collection of corporate reports for thousands of companies, spanning from the nineteenth century to the present day. The collection includes annual reports, prospectuses, proxies, listing statements, unpublished company histories, and other miscellaneous documents. The records are available in a variety of formats (paper, microform, discs, and books). If you are interested in obtaining copies of any of these items, please email the Business Library.

Value of old stock certificates

We are unable to assist with determining the value of old stocks. The Canadian Securities Administrators’ guide “How to Determine the Value of an Old Stock Certificate” may help to direct you to appropriate resources.

Company record collections

Online databases for historical company information

  • SEDAR (Free database of Canadian corporate filings from 1994-present)
  • EDGAR (Free database of American corporate filings from 1994-present)
  • Mergent Archives (Off-campus access available to current students, faculty, and staff only)
  • Proquest Historical Annual Reports (Off-campus access available to current students, faculty, and staff only)