Archives (GC)

The General Conference Archives serves as “the headquarters depository for documents, records, correspondence, publications, photographs, recordings, films, etc., that have historical and cultural value to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, . . . particularly materials produced or collected by the General Conference as an institution” (General Conference Committee minutes, Nov. 8, 1973). Established July 1, 1973, this office functions under the guidance of the Archives and Statistics Committee, chaired by the General Conference secretary. For about 70 years prior to 1973, the statistical secretary of the General Conference preserved special documents and reports, minutes, and printed items, including many of the church’s publications. As early as the 1940s or 1950s, members of the Gen...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.