Guide to the Archives

For Researchers

The archives are available for any researcher who wants to use them. However, the archives is only available on an appointment basis. To make an appointment, please contact Clyde Root (see below).

Request for Information

If you are looking for specific information or a specific document, please contact Clyde Root (see below). Dr. Root will also provide information on the possibilty of photcopying documents.


The archives are located in the lower levels of the Bethel College Library. View this campus map.

Available Resources

The archives does allow for the making of photocopies of materials. Photocopies are located in the library proper, and they are 10 cents a copy. The Gospel Banner is available on microfilm, and microfilm copies are free.

Gospel Banner Index

The archives does have an index of the Gospel Banner available which was compiled by Jason Garnaat. It provides indexing for thousands of articles from its inception in 1878 until it ceased publication in 1969.

The index is available as a Microsoft Access file. Searches can be peformed by title, author, date, notes, and subject heading. Requests for copies of the index on CD-Rom can be made. Assisted searches are provided. If you want a search of the Gospel Banner Index or a copy of the index, you may contact Kevin Blowers at

Contact Us

Clyde Root
Bethel College
1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN 46545

Phone him at: 574.257.3404.

E-mail him at


Bro. Timothy Erdel
Bethel College
1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN 46545

Or phone him at: 574.257.2570.

Or e-mail him at

updated 10/12/2009