The Archives and Special Collections of Morgan Library serve the mission of Grace College and Seminary by collecting and preserving materials to provide a historic testimony for a contemporary faith. It serves as the repository of churches and agencies of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC), and also houses materials relevant to the community of Winona Lake, Indiana.
Morgan Library’s Archives and Special Collections are open by appointment Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Staffing is usually not sufficient to provide research assistance to researchers during evening and weekend hours unless by special request. Researchers coming from a distance should contact the library in advance. Mail, email, and telephone requests are handled fully as time permits.
Photocopying and digital scanning is permitted if physical condition and copyright allow. Copy machines are located on the main floor of the library. Photocopies are $.10 per page, and digital scans completed by Morgan Library staff are $15 per scan. Mail, email, and telephone requests are handled fully as time permits.
Numerous theses, scholarly articles, and published books have been completed with extensive use of Morgan Library’s collections. Permission must be obtained to publish excerpts from archives and special collections materials, when applicable from the depositor of materials. Researchers are responsible for determining U.S. copyright law status of materials.
Photos and documents from Morgan Library's archival collections have been digitized and are available to the general public. These photos, postcards, and documents contain rich historical significance. You may view the digital representations of those collections online.
Sometimes called "finding aids," the following guides describe the contents of individual collections housed within the archives and special collections at Grace College and Seminary. The materials in these collections are either located in the Morgan Library or at the Winona History Center in Westminster Hall. They have not been digitized and require on-site research visits. Processing our materials is on-going and new collection guides will be made available as they are ready.
Morgan Library is a partner of the Brethren Digital Archives, an organization which seeks to digitize periodicals of each Brethren body which traces their origin to the baptisms of Alexander Mack and his friends near Schwarzenau, Germany in 1708. Thirty-five publications are slated for digitization, including the Grace Brethren related publications Brethren Missionary Herald, the Grace Seminary Spire, and Grace Theological Journal.
The following bibliographies provide information about primary resource guides, published campaign pieces, collected sermons, biographies, dissertations and theses about William A. (Billy) Sunday and his wife, Helen (Ma) Sunday. Most of the resources listed are available at Morgan Library.
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