The BGC Archives gratefully accepts donations of materials that relate to the history of evangelism and foreign missions and help us meeting our collecting goals
The BGC Archives collects materials relating to North American, nondenominational, Protestant evangelism and missions. These materials often include the records of parachurch organizations and private individuals involved in the following activities: mass evangelism, Bible translation, medical missions, education, student movements, prison ministries, religious radio and television broadcasting, community development, political advocacy, among others.
The BGC Archives accepts materials in a variety of formats, including: letters, diaries, newspaper and magazine clippings, reports, board or trustee files, manuscripts, scrapbooks, maps, posters, photographs, audio recordings, films, videos and much more.
For more information about our collecting guidelines, please see our Collection Development Policy.
Any materials transferred to the BGC Archives will include a deed of gift signed by the donor(s) and recipient, outlining any access restrictions set by the donor or special provisions. All materials donated to the BGC Archives are preserved in a secure, climate-controlled storage location and are available to researchers under supervision in the Manuscripts Reading Room.
The archivists are always happy to discuss donation-related questions. Please contact us to learn more about our acquisition process and to find out if your materials are a good fit at the BGC Archives.
For specific donating procedures, please review the following information: