Accreditation

The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists offers accreditation for denominational records centers and archives. If interested in having a records center or archives accredited, peruse these documents.

Accreditation is a quality assurance process through which a record-keeping facility of the Seventh-day Adventist Church can demonstrate that it meets the minimum record-keeping standards and guidelines recommended by the Office of Archives, Statistics and Research (ASTR). ASTR is committed to improving the quality of records management in Adventist Church organizations worldwide. Implementing and supporting an effective records accreditation program within these organizations will provide a vital tool for quality on-site records management. Furthermore, once accredited, with its proficiency certified, records centers, archives or libraries will be better placed to ensure the deposit of current records from all entities within an organization, and the transfer of historic records from administrative headquarters for long-term preservation.

Entities and Institutions Holding Accreditation

  • Center for Adventist Research, Andrews University (United States of America) [until 2024]
  • Centro Histórico Adventista and Centro de Investigación White, Universidad Adventista del Plata (Argentina) [until 2021]
  • Roy Graham Library Special Collections, Newbold College of Higher Education (United Kingdom) [until 2024]
  • Southern Asia Division Archives (India) [until 2023]
  • Walter Utt Center for Adventist History, Pacific Union College (United States of America) [until 2022]
  • West Central Africa Division Archives and Headquarters Records Center (Côte d’Ivoire) [until 2024]