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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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Glenn E. Paterson Collection (4 boxes)
Patterson was an Adventist pastor who had an interest in religious liberty issues. He befriended legislators in his region as well as across the country and worked to influence this on these issues. This collection is largely related to Patterson’s interaction and relationship with legislators.

Norval F. Pease (0.8 linear feet).
Pease was a pastor, educator, and administrator for the Seventh-day Adventist church, including time as president of La Sierra College. The collection is mostly personal materials and some evangelistic items.

Sarah Peck Collection (1 box)
Peck is best known as an educator taking a leading role in Adventist education in the first half of the 20th century. She was instrumental in producing the first set of Adventist textbooks. She also worked for a while for Ellen White as a secretary. It was during this time this collection came together. It is the material which likely went to make the book, Church Schools : a Compilation of Testimonies and General Information on the Subject of Church Schools, Together with a Suggestive Graded Course of Study.

Emanuel E. Pederson (12 boxes)
Pederson was a teacher, pastor, evangelist, missionary, and evangelist serving the Adventist church in Africa, Europe, and North America. This collection contains Pedersen’s writings, sermons, correspondences, photographs, motion picture films and other topical files he collected throughout his service to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Phipps Family Collection (6 boxes)
This collection contains family memorabilia plus hundreds of family related photographs. The primary strength lies in the pictures of Emmanuel Missionary College in the 1920s through the 1950s.

Pitcairn Collection (7 boxes)
Includes artifacts, articles, brochures, clippings, photographs, books, and various other records related to the missionary ship Pitcairn.

W. W. Prescott Collection (1 box)
Prescott was one of the most talented educators and administrators of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. At one point he was president of three colleges at one time. He was also an editor, teacher, and scholar. This collection has some of his correspondence from 1892 to 1922.

W. W. Prescott Papers (2 boxes)
Prescott was one of the most prominent and significant figures in Adventism in the years surrounding the turn of the century in 1900. He was an educator and administrat or who had a tremendous impact upon the Church. This collection contains primarily correspon dence as well as some course material, sermons, and writings.

George McCready Price Papers (3 boxes)
Price was one of the leading creationists in the 20th century. Collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, articles, and poems written by Price and others during the course of his life.

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