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Churches of Christ Heritage Collection: Home


Jerry Rushford, Director of the Churches of Christ Heritage Center

About the Guide

The purpose of this InfoGuide is to provide students, faculty, staff, and the community with more in depth information about the Churches of Christ Hertiage Center in Payson Library.


The Churches of Christ Heritage Center is a repository of books, documents, photographs, religious periodicals, congregational histories, biographical studies, archival materials and artifacts of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement and the Churches of Christ. The Heritage Center is dedicated to the acquisition and preservation of these materials and to the promotion of research of this religious movement.

Scholarly attention to the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement makes the work of the Heritage Center vital to the self-understanding of Churches of Christ and the understanding others have of this movement. The Heritage Center also performs an essential role in support of the mission of Pepperdine University as it seeks to preserve and strengthen the University's historic ties to Churches of Christ.

The Heritage Center will continue to solicit materials—especially out-of-print books, unique photographs, and rare archival items—on the history of Churches of Christ and the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement as part of its ongoing mission.


The Boone Special Collections and  Archives is generally open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, whenever Payson Library is open. Advanced notice of your visit is recommended in order to ensure availability of materials and staff assistance. Please contact Melissa Nykanen (310-506-4434, ), Jerry Rushford (310-506-4300, or Kelsey Knox (310-506-4323, ) to schedule an appointment or for any questions.

Head of Special Collections and University Archives


The Churches of Christ Heritage Collections archival collections can be viewed by appointment in the Boone Special Collections and Archives Research Room in Payson Library. Heritage Collection books may be browsed in the Rushford Center on the second floor of Payson Library.