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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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Patricia Habada Collection
(24 boxes)
Habada was on the forefront of discussions for the ordination of women to the gospel ministry in the Adventist Church. This collection documents these discussions of over 30 years.

Lucinda M. Hall Collection (1 box)
Hall was a close friend of Ellen White’s through the years. She was also very involved at the Battle Creek Sanitarium. This collection has some of her correspondence between 1870 and 1920.

L. Richard Hammill Collection (41 boxes)
Hammill was a major figure in Adventist higher education for 25 years and was also involved in the theological discussions of the 1970s within Adventism. This collection includes sermons and talks by Hammill, a rich collection of papers by Hammill and others, as well as documents from the various theological discussions of the 1970s. Hammill was central to the Sanctuary Review Committee and Desmond Ford serving as the organizer of the meeting.

Eric B. and Robert Hare Collection (3 boxes)
Eric and his father were both writers among other things. This collection consists mainly of book manuscripts and some other writing.

Peter E.Hare Collection (15 boxes)
Hare was a geo-physicist involved in the discussions with the Adventist community over the age of the earth and how to relate Christianity and science. This collection is largely on these topics.

Nevins M. Harlan Collection (4 boxes)
Harlan, a great grandson of John Nevins Andrews, served for many years as a pastor. This collection documents aspects of a pastor’s life in the mid 20th century including sermon notes, and some church materials where he served.

Richard E. Harris Papers (1 box)
Includes correspondence, manuscripts, and other material on the Harris family.

Stephen N. Haskell Collection (4 boxes)
Haskell was one of the most active and able promoters and innovators in the early Seventh-day Adventist Church. The list of “firsts” for him is considerable. He was very close to Ellen G. White and wrote and received many letters to/from her. This collection has some of his correspondence from 1892 to 1911.

Carlyle B. Haynes Collection (8 boxes)
Haynes was a prolific author as well as one of the most powerful Adventist evangelists of the 20th century. This collection includes sermons, articles, and scrapbooks documenting evangelistic efforts.

Donald F. Haynes Collection (6 boxes)
Haynes was a pastor-evangelist. This collection contains articles and newspaper clippings documenting his evangelistic efforts.

Edward Heppenstall Papers (103 boxes)
Heppenstall was one of the leading theologians in the SDA Church in the mid dle years of the 20th century. He was a leader in studies on the perfection, atonement, and righ teousness by faith among others. This extensive collection includes his class material, some corre spondence, and items from study committees on which he served. This is a rich source for a study of this significant theologian.

Booton Herndon (Desmond Doss) Collection (1 linear foot)
Booton Herndon's research files and drafts for his book, The Unlikeliest Hero, about Corporal Desmond Doss. Included are Herndon's transcribed interview of Doss.

A. J. Hess Collection
(38 boxes)
Hess was an internal auditor for the Adventist Church serving in server North American Division unions for nearly 40 years. The collection includes a large amount of financial and administrative records from the various unions and entities within their territory. Some of this material may not be available without authorization from the original organization.

Max Hill Collection (1 box)
Hill was an educator who worked in Seventh-day Adventist school system. This collection is primarily Hill's collection of original poetry.

Jay M. Hoffman Papers (10 boxes)
Collection of correspondence, evangelistic material, and topical files of this champion of evangelism for the Jews.

J. Lloyd Holbert Tape Collection
Hobert was the recording engineer at Sligo Adventist Church in Takoma Park, Maryland, for over 40 years. During these years he kept recordings made at church as well as some from the radio. These tapes cover all aspects of church life and a wide spectrum of speakers.

Claude E. Holmes Collection (3.75 linear feet)
Claude Holmes was an outspoken defender of the inerrancy (verbal inspiration) of the writings of Ellen G. White. The collection includes hundreds of letters between Holmes and church leaders as well as correspondence between other people that Holmes obtained copies of during the 1920s to the 1950s. It includes a large number of Ellen G. White unpublished letters and manuscripts.

Siegfried Horn Papers (15 linear feet)
This collection provides a wide ranging view of this remarkable man and his accomplishments. There are many personal items including his extensive diaries. Along with the diaries there are recordings Horn made where he narrates his life. This collection also contains a good number of letters from 1929 to 1976, and 1993. There are some documents of Hornís and of his three wives, some personal artifacts, a significant collection of photograph albums, his traveling reports, awards and appreciations, and some of his writings.

Alfred E. Horsley (aka Harry Orchard) (1 box)
Six diaries of Alfred Horsley from 1916 to 1929.

Virginia Lee Hudgins-Murray Collection (1 box)
Hudgins was a student at Emmanuel Missionary College when the letters in this collection were composed. There is also two diaries covering around a year of her life.

Al Hudson Papers (20 boxes)
Hudson was a laymen who became very involved in most of the theological discussions within the SDA Church in the late 1950s on into the 1970s. A printer by trade, he printed many of the documents disseminated by independent ministries of that period. He had close ties to Brinsmead, Andreasen, and others. This collection contains extensive correspondence with the General Conference leaders, Wieland, Short, Brinsmead, and many others plus a lot of manuscripts and publications.

Human Relations Workshop

This is a collection of tape recordings made during the 61 workshops conducted by Andrews University personnel from 1969 to 1978. A printed report is also available in the Adventist Heritage Center.

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