Adventual Library

The thought and heritage of the Advent Christian Church

Berkshire’s Adventual Library is part of the Center for Advent Christian Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts. A similar library, the David A. Dean Adventual Collection, is available on the Seminary’s Charlotte, North Carolina, campus.

These Adventual Collections of Americana includes:

  • Periodicals from the Millerite/Adventist movement
  • Book collection pertaining to all phases of the Adventist movement and its particular doctrines
  • Indices of World’s Crisis and other Adventist materials
  • Prophetic charts
  • Records of many Advent Christian churches and institutions as well as the Berkshire archives

Background

The Adventual Library was established at the New England School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts. The School and the Adventual Library relocated to Lenox, Massachusetts, in 1958. With the name change of the college in the fall of 1958, the Adventual Library became part of the Linden J. Carter Library of Berkshire Christian College.

When Berkshire suspended campus operations in Lenox in 1987, arrangements were made to house and maintain the collection in the Goddard Library of the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Goddard Library, South Hamilton, Massachusetts and Harold Lindsell Library, Charlotte, North Carolina

Robert J. Mayer
Senior Librarian and Director of the Gordon-Conwell Libraries
(704) 527-9909, ext. 5821

Duane E. Crabtree
Curator of the Adventual Library
(617) 650-0355

Gordon-Conwell Library hours
Please email or call in advance to ensure access to and assistance with the Collection.

Access to the Online Catalog

Click here to access the online catalog of the Adventual Library.

Online Catalog