Using the Covenant Collections

Researchers who wish to conduct research at the Covenant Archives and Historical Library are required to make an appointment with the Archivist. Assistance is required to access the indexes and finding aids necessary to locate materials.

The archives are organized according to a record series list, and finding aids are available for processed collections. Indexes of the photograph collection, audio and video recordings, microfilms, the Covenant Companion, and other resources are available for patron use on computers in the Reading Room of the Archives.

There are approximately 3,000 monographs and periodicals in the Covenant Archives and Historical Library book collection. Many published works of the denomination, Covenant authors, and Swedish-language newspapers relating to Covenant history are also available in the general circulating collection of Brandel Library. Search the online catalog. Contact the Archives if you find a title indicating the location code "Archives – Covenant Archives and Historical Library".

Early published works and other rare items may not be in the online catalog. The Archives maintains the old card catalog of books cataloged in the special collections. The card catalog is located in the Reading Room of the Archives. Books in special collections do not circulate, and therefore may be used only in the Archives.

North Park Archives in Nyvall Hall