The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has established
a Records Center in the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research
for the purpose of providing for the proper arrangement, storage,
and preservation of the records produced throughout the denomination's
headquarters. In addition to serving the General Conference
offices, the Records Center also serves in a similar manner
the North American Division, Home Study International, and
the Adventist Development and Relief Agency. It is the policy
(Working Policy B 60) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
that all denominational organizations and institutions implement
a records management program.
Each of the functions or departments, with the consultation
of the Records Manager, develops a records
retention schedule that identifies each of the types
of records or files, the time they will be retained as active
records in the office as well as in the Records Center, and
what their eventual disposition will be. This varies from
permanent preservation in the original form to microfilming
and/or destruction. Each of these entities assigns a Records
Coordinator to oversee the implementation of the records policies.
The Records Manager is available for consultation within
the headquarters complex on questions related to records management.
Depending on time availability, additional consultations are
provided upon request to other denominational organizations
The following information related to the Records Office is
available for viewing and downloading:
Records Management Manual
are Records and Records Management?
Policy for Records Retention and Safeguarding
Asked Questions Regarding Records Management
of the Departmental Records Coordinator
to Keep? What to Toss?
of Records to be Transferred to the Records Center
If you have further questions about the Records Center, please
address them to Peter