There are several different archivists in the IPHC. Each director has requests for donations and a special collection of artifacts. The best way to see what they have is by contacting them directly.
The IPHC’s main archives collection is in Oklahoma City, and I’m the director of that. Our inventory is here on the archives website and will be updated for the next few months through this website and our new online database. Visit this part of the website to access those materials. Questions can be sent to me, Dr. Kristen Welch, at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you!
Rev. Zach Tomlinson is an Archives Director in South Carolina as well. While he does not have a website, he invites you to email him with any questions about the collection or about your research: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few pictures of the archives center he oversees:
Stan York is an Archives Director in North Carolina. Visit the website to learn more.
Rev. Ricky Nelms is also an Archives Director in North Carolina. Visit the website to learn more. He has included links to the North Carolina Conference IPHC Evangel and to North Carolina Conference IPHC Conference Minutes. Some copies of the Evangel are on the second link.
Betty Thompson is the Archives Director for Holmes Bible College in Greenville, South Carolina. The best way to contact her is to call HBC at: (864) 246-3566.
Are you an archivist for the IPHC? If I have left you off the list, I would love to include you! Please email me with your information. Thanks!
If you are interested in doing research at other Pentecostal archives, consider these:
First, the Consortium of Pentecostal Archives is a database several different denominations share. Many full text resources are here at your fingertips! Start here!
The Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center is the largest archives and has a museum as well. The director is Darrin Rodgers.
The Dixon Pentecostal Research Center is also a wonderful site for research. The director is Dr. David Roebuck.
Other archives to explore:
The Church of God in Christ, The Dr. Mattie McGlothen Library Museum
Libraries with Pentecostal collections:
The New York Public Library, African-American Pentecostal and Holiness Collection, 1876-1989
Journals to research:
These are only accessible through a university’s library, but many offer guest access. Simply contact a local librarian to find out details on that.
Journal of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity – This one is open access which means you don’t need a library to access it.
Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies – Open access
Australasian Pentecostal Studies – Open access
Canadian Journal of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity – Open access
Cyberjournal for Pentecostal-Charismatic Research 1997-2013 – Open access – This was edited by the IPHC’s former Director of Archives and Research, Dr. Harold Hunter
Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry – Open access
HECHOS: Offers Spanish language articles connected to Pentecostalism (including specifically theological issues) – 2018-present – Open access
International Journal of Pentecostal Missiology – Open access
Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association – Some articles are open access
Pentecost Journal of Theology and Mission – Open access
Pentecostal Education – Open access
Pneuma Review – Open access
Quadrum – Open access
The Spirit & the Church – Open access
Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology – Open access
Thanks to the World Alliance’s website for this list. They have details on the journals listed above, as well as information on a few others if you want to check it out.
When I want to conduct research, I look at the following databases:
Worldcat – This is where you can find any type of publication related to the topic you are researching. It’s a great starting place.
Visit Fordham University’s handy libguide for some other ideas for where to find information.