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Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives: Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia

University of Lynchburg Library: Archives and Special Collections

Introductory Information

University of Lynchburg Library: Archives and Special Collections External

Address: 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501-3199

Telephone number: (434) 544-8432

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Online catalog External

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Access Policies

Hours of service: By appointment only

Open to the public External :By appointment only

Interlibrary loan: No

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Background note:
The University of Lynchburg was founded as Virginia Christian College in 1903 by Josephus Hopwood, a Disciples of Christ clergyman.


Books and monographs
Volumes dating from 1809 to the present. The Disciples of Christ Historical Collection consists of books, pamphlets, and periodicals concerning the Christian faith and the Disciples of Christ denomination. Both its history and its people are covered.

Periodicals and newspapers
See monograph section

Videos and sound recordings
The Bagby Archive consists of 26 videotaped interviews with early Christian resisters to the Hitler Regime. This collection contains interviews with members of the Confessing Church, and others, who were part of the resistance movement prior to the outbreak of World War II in Germany. Included are recollections of the Holocaust. The interviews, which are in English and German, were recorded between 1984 and 1989 by James Patrick Kelley.

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Subject Headings

Anti-Nazi movement; Christian biography; Disciples of Christ; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Religion and state--Germany--1933-1945; Religious biography