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  • Seminary Heritage Sabbath
    28 October 2014

    As the Seventh-day Adventist church grows and becomes more diverse and distant from the culture and language at its beginning, a challenge has arisen in teaching an understanding of the church’s unique identity. There is a lack of knowledge of Adventist identity both within and without the Seventh-day Adventist church. Members everywhere ask “What makes ...

  • Publications and Research Theme of Symposium
    6 October 2014
    Mike Oxentenko speaking during the Current Issues Discussion at the 2014 Ellen White Issues Symposium.

      The March 24, 2014, Ellen White Issues Symposium explored new research in the area of literary structures including chiastic structures found in the writings of Ellen White; studied the influence of music in the writing of the Desire of Ages by Ellen White; and considered new publications, The Ellen White Encyclopedia and Ellen G. White ...

  • Seminary Adventist History Study Tour August 4-11
    6 October 2014
    Group picture at Founder's Hall, Atlantic Union College

    A bus full of students and a handful of spouses toured Adventist History sites in New York and New England August 4-11, 2014. This is an annual event for students of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. Many find it a way to connect with the roots of the Seventh-day Adventist church. Marc Mettelus reflected on ...

  • Adventist History in the Wild
    6 October 2014
    Charlotte Bourdeau

    There are a lot of Adventist History ephemera, photographs, manuscripts, and books that are in archives, libraries, research centers, and vaults of entities that index and catalog. These places can be categorized as “the zoo.” Other items are “in the wild” and are unknown to researchers as of yet. Church basements, family member’s attics, and ...

  • History of Compact Shelving at the Center
    6 October 2014
    Gluder Quispe uses the compact shelving in the Center for Adventist Research vault.

    Shelving is an integral part of any library type collection and this is no different at the Center for Adventist Research. Our diverse collections occupy many miles of shelving in various locations throughout the Center and even spilling over into other James White Library spaces. For a rapidly growing collection such as in ...

  • Faculty Tour Reflections
    6 October 2014
    Elder James R. Nix speaking about William Miller to a group touring Miller's home.

    I am not a morning person. I want to be, but it is not in my nature. So, when I heard that the departure time for our tour bus would be at 7:30 on a Monday morning, I got a bit nervous about my decision to take advantage of a great opportunity to travel to ...

  • Pathfinder Day
    6 October 2014
    Pathfinder clubs visiting the Center for Adventist Research.

    On Sunday, August 10, 2014, Andrews University hosted over 600 Pathfinders on their way to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where they would attend the Forever Faithful International Pathfinder Camporee. Of those, an estimated 225 people chose to visit the Center for Adventist Research for a special guided tour of our exhibit area. Pathfinder groups from ...

  • Newly Digitized Collections
    10 June 2014

    We’ve recently finished processing three collections and you can now view them in their entirety on our website! The files you will see are a bitmap version for better handling on the web. If you would like to see the original color/grayscale images, please contact the Digitization Manager and we will be happy to send ...

  • Prophetic Charts Online
    9 April 2014
    Fitch Chart

    The Center’s collection of prophetic charts and other large format items used by early pioneers in their evangelistic efforts are now available to view on our Photograph Database.  Also included in this album are the architectural plans for the Dime Tabernacle in Battle Creek, some early Millerite broadsheets and charts, and the digitized images of ...

  • 2014 Ellen White Issues Symposium
    4 March 2014

    Join us as we break new ground in understanding Ellen White and issues relating to her life, ministry, and prophetic gift. All are invited to attend free. Speakers this year include Mike Oxentenko, Ron du Preez, David Williams, Tim Poirier, Stan Hickerson, Jerry Moon, and Denis Fortin. Monday, March 24, 2014, from 9am – 5 ...

  • Lantern Slides
    21 February 2014
    Lantern slide. A washed-out looking view of a clearing with a few shrubs, bushes, and train depot with larger trees in the background. In the distance is the Loma Linda Sanitarium, a long building with a tower.

    We recently began a new project in the digitization area of the Center – scanning the thousands of lantern slides in our collection. Lantern slides were first introduced ten years after the invention of photography, and allowed images to be viewed by large groups. This was much like slide transparencies of a few years ago. ...

  • CAR Flood January 13, 2014
    21 February 2014
    water-damage-bible-display

    On Monday, January 13, 2014, a minor disaster struck the Center for Adventist Research. The first sign of trouble was the wet spot in the carpet that was discovered by Camille Clayton, one of CAR’s employees. Suspecting there might be a leak from the nearby restroom she investigated to see where the source of the ...

  • Andrews Treasures Exhibit September 27, 2013
    27 September 2013
    Model of home

    Be inspired by God’s leading of His church as you view the original trunk that J. N. Andrews used on his historic mission trip, Uriah Smith’s desk, artifacts from Battle Creek and a display outlining the 150-year history of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. In addition, the Center’s collection includes rare books, a ...

  • 2013 Michigan Adventist History Tour
    20 April 2013
    Singing early Adventist hymns in the Allegan Seventh-day Adventist church.

    Sabbath, April 20, was the date of the 2013 Michigan Adventist History Tour. The day was cold and there was a dusting of snow when we got off the bus at our first stop, where we looked at the grave of Irving Guilford, nephew of William Miller. Our route took us by the White home in ...

  • Successful Ellen White Issues Symposium on March 25, 2013
    10 April 2013
    Ben Shoun giving the devotional talk at the Ellen White Issues Symposium on March 25, 2013.

    The purpose of this symposium is to break new ground in understanding Ellen White and issues relating to her life, ministry, and prophetic gift that have current importance. The structure of the symposium had some elements of academic formality. Papers were presented with a prepared response followed by a brief responses from the presenters. The ...

  • A peek into the Archives
    10 April 2013
    Tapestry found at the Center for Adventist Research.

    In preparation for the 75th anniversary of the James White Library the Center for Adventist Research has been sifting through our artifacts to find items from our collection that don’t often get displayed because of the logistics of doing so securely and in a way that will preserve the item. One such item is a tapestry ...

  • Digitization Projects at the Center
    10 April 2013
    Art Dmytriyev, a graduate student at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, digitizes rare and fragile books on the Indus book scanner.

    What do the Monterey, Michigan SDA Church record book, the Advent Shield and Review from 1844-45, and A Sketch of the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White with Hiram Edson’s signature on the cover have in common? All these items were digitized last month by the CAR digitization team! Things have really changed ...

  • Michigan Adventist History Tour – April 20, 2013
    9 April 2013
    Michigan Adventist History Tour, sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

    This tour will be an all day tour that visits many Adventist history sites in central and western Michigan. Register: Sign-up sheet is at the Dean’s office of the Seminary. Title: Michigan Adventist History Tour When: Sabbath, April 20, one day tour Departs: 8 am from the Howard Performing Arts Center parking lot Returns: 6:45 pm Where: Tour goes to Grand ...

  • 2013 Ellen White Issues Symposium
    19 March 2013
    Poster for the Ellen White Issues Symposium, March 25, 2013

    We extend a general invitation to pastors in the Lake Union, religion and theology professors at Adventist colleges, scholars of Ellen White and Adventist studies, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary students, and other interested persons to attend our ninth annual Ellen G. White Issues Symposium. It will be held on Monday, March 25, 2013, from 9:00 ...

  • Emmanuel Missionary College 16 mm film transferred to Digital Format
    21 December 2012
    16 mm motion picture film reel projector.

    During July 2012, the Center for Adventist Research had the opportunity to transfer one of the 16 mm films from our collection to a digital format. This was a 16 mm film from when Andrews University was still known as Emmanuel Missionary College You can view clips from the film below. Martin Doblemeier, producer/director of the ...

  • Ellen White Periodical Resource Collection Dedication
    13 November 2012
    Dan Woolf speaks his appreciation for the work done on the Ellen White Periodical Resource Collection.

    On Friday, November 9, 2012, 10 – 11 a.m. the Center for Adventist Research celebrated the publication of the remainder of the Ellen G. White periodicals. This event was an opportunity to express our thanks to Daniel Woolf for his donation of a book scanner and funding for scanning the remaining English language periodicals articles by Ellen ...

  • Elder Edward Earl Cleveland
    23 September 2009
    Edward Earl Cleveland speaking in front of microphones.

    On September 23, 2009, the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and the Center for Adventist Research at Andrews University held a memorial service “Remembering Elder Edward Earl Cleveland: Learning from a Life of Mission and Ministry. The program and a nearly 14-minute audio-visual presentation featuring memorable remarks by Cleveland are provided. Cleveland Montage Video (318 MB) Cleveland Memorial ...

  • Ellen G. White Writings Comprehensive Research Edition 2008 (PC)
    22 June 2009

    Now available at an incredibly affordable price: only $19.99 The Ellen G. White Writings Comprehensive Research Edition 2008 represents a culmination of four years’ work. It expands the Ellen G. White Writings Complete Published Edition 2007 CD to include two extensive collections of historical and Adventist pioneer material. The first, Words of the Adventist Pioneers, represents ...

  • Online White Estate Digital Resource Center
    22 May 2009
    white_estate_digital_resource_center

    The White Estate is pleased to announce the availability of the online White Estate Digital Resource Center that makes the White Estate’s Question & Answer file and much of our Document File available for electronic searching. It also includes hundreds of informative email responses to questions asked of our office. You will be amazed at the amount ...

  • Fifth Annual Ellen White and Current Issues Symposium
    6 April 2009

    On April 6, 2009, the Center will host the fifth annual “Ellen White and Current Issues” symposium in the chapel of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. The papers, presented at the symposium, will soon be available for purchase. For your convenience information about the presenters and program is available for download.

  • Growing EGW Library in the Reading Room
    21 June 2008
    Erhard Gallos, graduate student at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, working on obtaining books for the replicated library of Ellen White.

    Erhard Gallos, a Ph.D. graduate assistant, has helped the Center for over a year with the acquisition of books identical or similar to those in Ellen White’s personal and office library. The Center is grateful to Terry Robertson, Seminary Librarian, and the Seminary Library Committee for providing annual funding to acquire these rare books. Ellen White’s original ...

  • Photograph Database
    21 June 2007

    The Center holds an extensive collection of over 30,000 photographs and images. The images are generally Adventist related and include a broad spectrum of categories such as people, groups, churches, institutions, mission sites, and meetings. Over the last decade the Center has been scanning these images. Currently over 7,000 are available online (www.andrews.edu/library/car/photosearch.htm). Images are scanned ...

  • Pitcairn Donation
    30 April 2007
    Verdabelle-pitcairn-donation

    During April 2007, Verdabelle A. Spaulding donated models of the H.M.S. Bounty and the Pitcairn longboat along with other significant artifacts and correspondence. Mrs. Spaulding met and interacted with Floyd and Violet McCoy. Floyd, now deceased, was a descendant of one of the original mutineers. He is the person who made the models that we house in ...

  • Third Annual Ellen White and Current Issues Symposium
    21 April 2007

    On April 2, 2007, the Center will hosted the third annual “Ellen White and Current Issues” symposium in the chapel of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. The papers, presented at the symposium, will soon be available for purchase. For your convenience, information about the presenters and program is available for download.

  • Pedersen Donation
    17 April 2007
    2007-pedersen-open-house

    Borge Shantz and the Pedersen family were present to present the papers and materials of an early missionary, Emanuel Pedersen, during the Chapel service at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary on April 17, 2007. After the Chapel service, there was an open house for them at the Center for Adventist Research. Borge Shantz spoke about Emanuel ...

  • Archiving the Adventist Web
    21 October 2006

    In the fall of 2006 an exciting new project was launched at the Center. The rapid proliferation of Adventist related Internet resources has led us to begin archiving the Adventist Web. The Website Archive project creates an electronic duplicate of Internet sites that are operated by entities and organizations in the Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook. We ...

  • Seminary New England Adventist Heritage Tour 2005
    21 August 2005

    August 14-21, 2005, the Center and the Theological Seminary are conducting a New England Adventist History Tour that will be led by Jerry Moon and Merlin Burt. This tour allows seminary students to earn academic credit and provides a rich opportunity to connect with Adventist heritage.

  • First Annual Ellen White and Current Issues Symposium
    4 April 2005

    On April 4, 2005, the Center hosted the first “Ellen White and Current Issues Symposium” in the chapel of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. We are right now in the process to publish the papers of the symposium. The booklet will be probably available at the end of July. Link to Program

  • First Publication in the Heritage Treasures Series
    21 January 2005

    Our first publication in the Heritage Treasures Series is now available. We have an original copy in our vault of the 24 page tract by William Foy entitled The Christian Experience of William E. Foy Together with the Two Visions He Received in the Months of Jan. and Feb. 1842. This tract was published in ...

  • Review and Herald Donation of the Rare Materials from Their Editorial Library
    21 December 2004

    On December 15, 2004, the Review and Herald donated to CAR the rare materials from their editorial library. Merlin Burt and Jim Ford packed up the several thousand volumes and brought them to Andrews in a truck. We are in the midst of accessioning them. The collection will remain distinct as a legacy of the ...

  • Significant Donation of Ellen G. White Rare Materials
    21 November 2004

    In November the Center received a significant donation of Ellen G. White rare materials from Judy Blodgett which were collected by her late husband Ralph. Ralph spent much of his adult life collecting nearly every early publication by Ellen White. Not only were we able to expand our own Ellen White holdings but this donation ...