Our book sale got off to a fantastic start! Thank you to all who stopped by and said Hello. We still have a lot of great items that must go! Continue to check back during the week for more updates, pictures and specials. The sale will end on Friday, March 7!
Just a reminder that the Heritage Research Center book sale is scheduled for Monday, March 3, 2014 at 8 am and will be ending on Friday, March 7 at noon. This is probably our largest sale yet, so stop by for some great finds. In many cases there are multiple copies of sought-after/out of print titles. Hope to see some of our followers there!
Branch director, Theodore Levterov just publish another fascinating article in the December 2013 issue of Ministry Magazine. In the article, Dr. Levterov discusses healthy eating habits adopted by the church over the last 150 years. The article also touches on attitudes from Sabbatarian Adventists in the 1850s. For your perusal, the HRC team has put the article online for your convenience.
On Monday, December 2, 2013, the White Estate Branch Office, the Heritage Research Center, and the School of Religion of Loma Linda University, sponsored a conference for pastors in the Southern and Southeastern California conferences entitled, Trinity Doctrine Pastoral Conference. The presenters were John W. Reeve, Jon Paulien, Gilbert Valentine and Richard Rice who addressed the question of the Trinity from Biblical, historical and denominational perspectives. Because the issue of the Trinity is a hot topic in our Seventh-day Adventist churches today, this conference was very appropriate. The large turnout and positive feedback from the pastors highlighted that very point. For those who missed the conference, below are links to the conference program and topic presentation from each speaker.
How the Early Church Let Scripture Guide them to the Trinity - By John W. Reeve
Jesus and the God of Judaism - By Jon Paulien
Clearer Views of Jesus - By Gilbert Valentine
The Department of Archives and Special Collection will have a photograph exhibit on display at this year’s ninth annual History Fair. Be sure to stop by on Sunday, November 17, between 2 pm and 5 pm at the Senior Center (located at 25541 Barton Road, behind City Hall). The exhibit, The Story of Loma Linda, will showcase photographs from the Loma Linda Sanitarium. Please stop by and meet the department.
Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, staff thought this menu from the Loma Linda Sanitarium, circa 1914, was fitting to post. Thanksgiving is a day intended to remind us of the blessings of God. People celebrate with food and family togetherness. What do you plan to serve this Thanksgiving and what are you most Thankful for?
The White Estate is proud to introduce this upcoming book that brings together hundreds of articles that describe the people and events in the life of Ellen White. This is the ultimate resource for anything related to Ellen White. This book gives readers an understanding on her views and numerous topics relating to her. Everything from the hymns she loved to the ministry of healing, are covered in this book. You’ll find a detailed account of her life and encompassing articles on her ministry, her theology, and her statements in the light of advancing scientific knowledge. The book is expected to be released early 2014.
The 2013 Spirit of Prophecy/Heritage Day Sermon and related materials are now posted on the White Estate home website. Be sure to check them out, as well as other White Estate materials.
Providing long-term and ease of access to records is one of our goals here at the Department of Archives and Special Collections. Did you know that digital records can be accessed from your home? Also a digital record gives you the ability to easily find only relevant information through key terms and subjects, opposed to searching a large cumbersome box for one piece of paper!
Lastly (and my personal favorite) having a digital record aids in preserving the integrity of the original record. Papers that are brittle and acid burned can now be handled worry free – without looming glares and the infamous “white cotton gloves” from the reading room assistant on hand.
One item of particular interest is the Merced Seventh-day Adventist Church Collection. The collection consists of early membership records, church clerk reports, quarterly reports and official papers dating 1907 to 1988. Through keyword searching, you can search for long lost relatives, chart the growth of churches, follow families as they move across the state, and country. In May 1907, Ellen G. White spoke at the California-Nevada Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, held in the Merced, California area, and later writes about the only two Sabbath keeping families in Merced, one of which “lived some miles out of the city”
These papers bestow the researcher a fascinating look into the history and inner workings of a church AND provide a sigh of relief to the assistant!
Visit http://archives.llu.edu to see our digital archive!
 White, Ellen G. “Notes of Travel No. 7 – Merced Camp Meeting.” Review and Herald 37th ser. 84 (1907): 9. Print.