The Nora Hunter Reading Room is located in the School of Theology building (THEO 070). The reading room is named for Nora Hunter, who founded the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society (later known as Women of the Church of God) in 1932. The Reading Room is where you will access and use archival materials or ask any question to archival staff.
Feel free to drop by during open hours (9:30-2:30 M-F) or make an appointment.
Handling the Collection
The Archives welcomes donations of relevant material, though space, budget, and staffing may limit what can be accepted. The Archives is especially interested in materials documenting the history of Anderson University, student publications, and materials relating to campus buildings, as well as the history and development of the Church of God (Anderson) and Church of God congregational histories.
Items and collections donated to the Archives by individuals or organizations other than Anderson University require a Deed of Gift to be signed by both parties. The Anderson University & Church of God Archives will store and maintain donated materials according to accepted archival principles and procedures to ensure both preservation and accessibility to researchers.
When records are transferred to the Archives, they become the property of the archives. Any material that is determined to have no permanent value or historical interest, or which duplicates existing collections, may be disposed of or returned to the donor.
While copyright generally belongs to the creator of records, we prefer that it is legally transferred to the Archives. Transfer of copyright is encouraged so that the Archives staff may digitize and publish materials for online access. The Archives will have final authority about use, arrangement, and disposition of accessioned materials.
All unrestricted materials will be made available to all qualified researchers on equal terms of access. Donors who require restrictions on access or use of their materials for reasons of privacy or confidentiality must indicate restrictions on the deed of gift.