The Architecture Resource Center (ARC), a branch of the James White Library at Andrews University, has become the official repository worldwide for publications on environment and man studies. This interdisciplinary collection holds books, monographs, series, journals, edra proceedings, documents, technical papers, and multimedia materials supporting research in the discipline of environment and behavior. The collection has been developed over the past thirty-five years and is the most comprehensive in the world. There are more than 15,000 titles currently held in the ARC. This collection is augmented yearly because of the Environmental Design Research Association (edra) book display held at each annual conference.
The Environmental Design Research Association edra is an international, interdisciplinary organization, founded in 1968 by design professionals, social and behavioral scientists, students, educators, environmental managers and others. The purpose of edra is to improve the understanding of the interrelationships between people and their built environment along with the natural surroundings, and to help create environments responsive to human needs.
Since 1987, the architecture librarian at Andrews has prepared a new book display for edra's annual conference. Each year, new books are added to the collection along with an annual bibliography with a listing of the new materials. The bibliography gives edra members the opportunity to order the materials for their personal or corporate libraries. The annual bibliographies are also maintained on the ARC web site.
For further information regarding the edra book display and the edra collection at Andrews University, please contact Kathleen Demsky, Director, Architecture Resource Center, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104-0450.