The Brethren Historical Library and Archives is the official repository for Church of the Brethren publications and records. Its purpose is to keep alive the Brethren faith heritage, by:
- collecting and preserving materials relating to the cultural, socio-economic, theological, genealogical, and institutional history of the Brethren;
- giving historical perspective and understanding to the mission of the church through counsel and publication;
- providing a centralized Brethren research center;
- serving as a clearinghouse for information on Brethren historical materials in other repositories.
Contact the director at 800-323-8039, x368, direct line 847-429-4368 or email@example.com.
BHLA News and Notes
News & Notes is the newsletter for BHLA. In each issue, you can read about the rich history of the Brethren and discover new additions to the Brethren Historical Library and Archives,
- BHLA News & Notes 2019
Topics include a story of Bethany Hospital, the Dunker Meeting House, books for sale, recent additions to BHLA, and more.
- BHLA News & Notes 2018
Articles include: “Faith, Archives, and History”; “The Unintended Consequences of American Missions”; “BHLA Notes”; “Recent Additions”; and more.
- News & Notes 2017
In this issue, an interview with actor Don Murray about the influence of Brethren Service on the foundation of the Peace Corps, and an article about Donald Durnbaugh’s ecumenical vision.
- News & Notes 2016
Learn about James Quinter, “Brother” Balsbaugh, recent additions to BHLA, and more.
The Brethren Historical Library and Archives (BHLA) has a series of free pamphlets available on request. These include the following:
- Guide to Research in Brethren History
- Guide for Local Church Historians
- Guide to the Brethren in Europe
- Brethren Historical Library and Archives