Center for Adventist Research (CAR)
The Center for Adventist Research seeks to promote an understanding and appreciation of the heritage and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It combines the resources of the Adventist Heritage Center and the Ellen G. White Estate Branch Office to provide the most extensive collection of Adventist related materials in the world. Located on the first floor of the James White Library at Andrews University, it is situated to not only facilitate the education of future Seventh-day Adventist church leaders, but also to develop academic links with other Adventist heritage rooms and research centers throughout the world.
Beyond the mentioned resources, the Center hosts the Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index for the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians (ASDAL), manages the Andrews University Archives and Record Center, serves as rare material repository for the James White Library, and actively cooperates in the educational program of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and the collection activities of the Seminary library.
CAR features an exhibit room, a reading room, lobby, reception area, offices, and multiple storage areas including a large fire-proof vault. The exhibit room features significant memorabilia and rotating exhibits on the Bible, Adventist history and beliefs, and interesting pictures and artifacts relating to Adventist history. In the reception area and reading room, researchers may use comfortable and convenient study areas, a complete set of the published writings of Ellen G. White, reference works on Seventh-day Adventists and Ellen G. White, and a state-of-the-art microfilm reader/printer/scanner.
Photo: Dr. Brian Strayer conducting research at the Center