The Department of Archives and Special Collections houses over 59,000 monographic volumes, nearly all of which can be found on the Library’s online catalog.

Among the collection strengths are Millerite publications; writings of early Adventists; complete collection of the writings of Ellen G. White; books, tracts and pamphlets by, about, and against Seventh-day Adventists; nearly all titles published by the Adventist publishing houses in North America; Biblical prophecy and the Sabbath dating back to the 17 th century. The collection also includes 19 th –century medicine and the health reform movement; vegetarianism; hydrotherapy; Adventist hospitals and sanitariums; History of the Health Sciences including a growing collection on the History of Nursing. Additionally the Department attempts to collect copies of dissertations on topics related to Adventism produced at other colleges and universities.

To search the holdings, enter keywords in the search box to your right, and then you can use the facets on the left-hand side of the catalog screen to refine your search. There is also an advanced search option, which will allow you to conduct a more specific search. From this page, you can also search by call number, ISBN, and more by clicking on the (Search Options) drop down menu in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

As we are actively acquiring new materials, and cataloging them as quickly as possible, the wealth of resources available for your research will continue to grow and deepen.