We understand that not everyone is able to make an in-person research visit to the Archives. While every researcher's situation is unique, some questions are routinely asked by a researcher who cannot make an in-person visit, and we have tried to answer them here. If your specific question is not here, please ask us and we'll do our best to answer.

Additionally, we are regularly adding to the Online Archives (http://documents.adventistarchives.org/), and the number of articles on the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists (https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/) continues to grow. If a researcher has not yet visited either of those sites, we encourage them to do so.

I can't afford to travel to the Archives; can my trip be sponsored?

While we are sympathetic, the General Conference Archives does not provide funds for anyone to make a research visit. Researchers are responsible for their own transportation, housing, and food in relation to their research visits.

It may be possible that a researcher's institution or organization will be willing to sponsor them; however, that would have to be arranged between the researcher and their institution or organization.

May I have materials from the Archives scanned?

In some cases, yes. Visit our scan request page (https://www.adventistarchives.org/scan-request) for more information.