Collections

Archives

The archives contains four divisions:

In addition to the estimated holdings detailed on the above pages, as of summer 2013 there were approximately 605 boxes of material in storage awaiting processing.

To learn more about any one of these divisions, click on the link above.

Missionaries to India, 1918
Missionaries to India, 1918

Historical Library

The Brethren in Christ Historical Library contains books, periodicals, and other unpublished reference materials pertaining to church and family history.

To learn more about the materials housed in the Historical Library, click here.

Books from the Historical Library
Books from the Historical Library

Digital Collections

The archives' digital collections contain select materials from various collections, including the Archives of the Brethren in Christ Church, the Archives of Messiah College, and the Special Collections. To learn more about our digital collections, click here.

This digitization project has been partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

The Evangelical Visitor
The Evangelical Visitor

Museum

In addition to documents, photographs, and other paper materials, the archives also houses over 1,400 artifacts from church life. A small display area highlights various items from this collection. To learn more about the museum collection, click here.

Artifacts on display in the museum
Artifacts on display in the museum