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Manuscript Collections

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 require Adobe Acrobat software to view.

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Melvin K. Eckenroth Papers
(22 boxes)
Eckenroth was an evangelist and teacher in the mid-Atlantic region of the U .S. He also served as a teacher in the SDA Theological Seminary and at Columbia Union College. Thi s extensive collection includes correspondence, sermons, syllabi and class notes, evangelist ic material, radio scripts, and topical files. The main thrust is evangelism and teaching others how to do it.

Calvin Edwards Collection (3 boxes)
Edwards was an associate of Desmond Ford in the 1980s. This collection contains many documents associated with that period of the Church history as well as documents before and after that period.

Christian Edwardson Collection (3 boxes)
Edwardson worked with the Scandinavians of Minnesota and Wisconsin much of his life. This collection documents aspects of his life as well as glimpses into the life of se veral Scandinavian churches.

Ellen G. White Estate Branch Office Collection (29 boxes)
The Andrews University Branch Office was set up in the early 1960s. Through the years the Office accumulated a wide range of materials related to Ellen White, her work, and the work of the Estate. The collection is divided into two main parts. The first part consists of collections of Ellen G. White articles privately typed or clipped from periodicals by private individuals. It also includes samples of indexes compiled by private individuals for personal reference use.
The second part of the collection consists of official White Estate records collected or used by the Ellen G. White Estate Branch Office. Portions of this part may be closed to general use.

Ellen White's Experiences in Australia (1 box)
In the 1890s Ellen White spent almost a decade in Australia and New Zealand. This collection documents her experiences there through articles, letters, and manuscripts. This material was gathered to prepare a book, but the last steps were never completed.

B.O. Engen (3 boxes)
Engen was a Seventh-day Adventist literature evangelist and minister. The collection consists of his personal files on a variety of topics with a focus on religious liberty issues.


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