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This guide is designed to introduce researchers to Archives and Special Collections at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Archives and Special Collections in the Library at Southeastern exists to procure, preserve, and promote access to rare books, personal papers, institutional records, Baptist materials and church records, and other unique sources of enduring historical value that can be used to better equip Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary students, faculty, and the broader research community to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.

Staff and Contact Information

Jonathan Lawler
Archivist and Digital Collections Manager
(919) 761-2220

Drew Dickerson
Assistant Archivist and Digitization Specialist

(919) 761-2254

For general inquiries, please contact us at or (919) 761-2329.

Please stop by the archives reading room on the second floor of the library to meet our staff and talk about how we can support your research.


Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Library at Southeastern is closed for chapel from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays when classes are in session during the Fall and Spring Semesters.


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Search for dissertations from SEBTS and other schools in Proquest Dissertations

About This Guide

Welcome to the Research Guide for Archives and Special Collections at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). This guide is designed to introduce the unique resources and services that are available through our archives.

Please take some time to learn more about us and how we can help you discover resources in our archives and at other institutions that will give you a deeper understanding of the Christian faith and Baptist history so that you may be better equipped to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission as a pastor, missionary, church member, or scholar.

Our staff is ready to assist you, so don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of service or if you would like to donate your personal, family, organization, or church records to our archives so they can be preserved and provide insight for future generations.

SEBTS Digital Repository

SEBTS Digital Repository

The Archives at Southeastern developed this digital repository in 2019 to provide access to over 15,000 unique items from the archives.  Collections in this repository include institutional records, Baptist materials (including Primitive Baptist records), and other organizational and personal paper collections.