Established in 1951 on the campus of Messiah College, the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives documents
the religious, cultural, and social history of the Brethren in Christ
Church, a global denomination founded in the United States, with roots
in the Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian faith.
The Archives of Messiah College contains the official records of the College's governing boards,
administrative and educational departments, and student organizations.
The joint archives collects, preserves, and makes accessible
primary resources and rare or
unique materials related to the history and heritage of the College and
its founding denomination. Its goal is to stimulate, enrich, and support
research, teaching, and administration within the church and College.