The mission of the Center for the Study of 19th Century America is to acquire, preserve,
and provide access to a wide range of primary and secondary materials in support of
presenting researchers with a context to understand the times in which the Seventh-day
Adventist Church began. The Center for the Study of 19th Century America includes
the Thomas Memorial Collection, Duane and Eunice Bietz Collection, Domestic Science
and Cookery Collection, Seventh-day Adventist Heritage and Apocalyptic Studies Collection,
and the Origins and Biology Collection.
The McKee Library French Collection consists of 105 titles and 189 volumes of works
mostly written in French. The collection spans 255 years, with its earliest book published
in 1711 and the most recent in 1966. It includes works by notable authors such as
Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Flaubert. Although most of the titles are written in French,
a few are written in Italian, English, German, and Latin. The collection covers a
variety of subjects including history, philosophy, and literary criticism and also
contains novels, memoirs, poetry, and plays. Many of the books have been digitized
and are available for online perusal.
The James D. Erskine collection consists of magazines, newspapers, clipped articles,
and pamphlets covering historical and political events. The collection spans twelve
linear feet and contains issues of several magazines such as Newsweek, Time, Life,
and Yank. Also of interest are the political campaign pamphlets found in the collection.
The Ray Hefferlin Collection is comprised of physics-related materials collected by
Dr. Ray Hefferlin, former physics professor at Southern Adventist University. The
collection includes newspapers, periodicals, photographs, posters and correspondence.
Southern Adventist University Publications Archive is a collection of university publications,
historical photographs, and institutional history materials. This collection has been
made possible with the support of Alumni Relations and Marketing and University Relations,
and with the assistance of Lyrasis and the Sloan Foundation.