The Center holds over 260
collections of personal papers of individuals prominent in the SDA Church
and its work. These collections often include correspondence, topical
files, lecture and sermon notes, research material, publications, photographs,
reports, and many other types of material. All of the collections available
for research use are shown below. All have a printed register, which
is an information and user guide to the collections. These online registers
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F. Albright Collection (4.4 linear feet)
William F. Albright is known as the "dean" of biblical archaeology
during much of the 20th century. This collection is Leona Running's
working papers for her book, William Foxwell Albright: A 20th Century
Genius. Included are photocopies of Albright correspondence, tapes
and transcripts of interviews, some writings, and photographs.
Amadon Collection (23 boxes)
Amadon was interested in calendars and things related. She collected and wrote widely on the topic of the Biblical calendar and the dating of certain events including the October 22, 1844 Great Disappointment, ancient Jewish calendars (including the Kararite), calendar reform, and Turkey and the trumpets of Revelation. She was a member of the 1939 General Conference committee looking at the various calendars used by the Millerites to determine the date of Christís assumed coming in 1843/1844.
Peter Anderson Collection (2 boxes)
Anderson was a missionary to China for many years. The collection reflects
Allan Anderson Collection (58 boxes)
Anderson was a leading evangelist, teacher, and administrator. Topics
include preaching, worship, music in worship, Daniel and Revelation,
the book Seventh-day Adventists Answer Questions on Doctrine, and various
church controversies such that involving theologian Desmond Ford.
L. Andreasen Papers (3 boxes)
Andreasen was a leading Church theologian in the mid part of the 20th
centu ry. He became embroiled in some theological discussions in the
1950s. The collection includes biographical materials, some correspondence
and writings by Andreasen.
Henry E. Andren
(1.67 linear feet or 4 boxes).
Andren was a physician who served most of his career in Seventh-day
Adventist health-care institutions. The collection consists of memoirs
and other writings by Andren including his memories of Wells A. Ruble,
and Daniel and Lauretta Kress.
Andrews - Spicer
John Nevins Andrews was one of the leading pioneers of the Seventh-day
Adventist Church. He was a theologian, administrator, writer, and the
first official missionary outside of North America. Andrews’ grandson,
John N. married W. A. Spicer’s daughter. The grandson and his
family were pioneering missionaries to the Tibet region of China in
the 19teens and 1920s. This collection includes around 30 original letters
from John Nevins Andrews as well as some letters from other church pioneers
such as Ellen White and James White. There are various family documents.
The largest part of the collection is over 200 letters written by Dorothy
Spicer-Andrews to her mother from China. Also included are some materials
from the Spicer family.
E. Andross Collection (1 box)
Andross was an evangelist, minister, educator, and administrator. This
collection includes a collection of his writings and some topical files,
including one on the revision of Uriah Smith''s Daniel and the Revelation.
Erickson Andross Papers (1 box)
Matilda E. Andross was very involved in youth work. Some of that interest
is exhibited in this collection. Also included are some of her earlier
writings and some more general topics.
of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians Archives (24 boxes)
Association of Seventh-day Adventist Archives. These are the official records of this organization from the beginning to the present.
Historical Materials (1 box)
A collection of materials documenting the origins and early development
of the Adventist church in Australia with special emphasis on Avondale
Royal Avery Collection (8 boxes)
Includes family diaries covering 60 years and other family items.
Diaries (1 box)
This collection includes 42 diaries from four members of this family,
including John Byington, first president of the General Conference (no
diaries for the years of his presidency), and George W. Amadon.