Special Collections

Archives of the Mennonite Church

Curriculum Library

Hartzler Music Collection

Library Gallery

Mennonite Historical Library

Archives of the Mennonite Church

The Archives of the Mennonite Church are located in Newcomer building at the south end of the Goshen College campus. Archives holds the official records of the program boards and agencies of the Mennonite Church, whose headquarters are in Elkhart, Indiana. The Mennonite Church as an organization dates back to 1898 when it began holding biennial conferences. The Archives also holds personal papers from individuals and records from some inter-Mennonite organizations, such as the Mennonite Central Committee.

Hours for the Archives

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - noon and 1:00-5:00 pm

Curriculum Library/Mary Royer Reading Room

The Curriculum Library located in the south end of the basement contains textbooks, educational kits, curriculum guides (K-12), and peace education materials (K-12).

The Mary Royer Reading Room houses an excellent collection of children's books. These books are accessible through the Good Library online catalog. The call numbers for all books in this area begin with "Juv".

Hartzler Music Collection

The Hartzler Music Collection of American Tune Books and Hymnals includes approximately 3000 titles from 1566 to the present. Most of the collection consists of American 19th-century tune books and hymnals. This collection is not restricted along denominational or regional lines. Our online catalog contains records for many, but not all, of the materials in this collection.

Library Gallery

The Library Gallery is located in the north end of the basement of the Good Library. Recent exhibits have spanned a variety of styles and thematic material, including pop culture and Mennonite history, symbols of early Latin America, Amish quilts, contemporary sculpture, and images of Black life in northern Indiana. Visit Good Library Gallery or contact the library@goshen.edu for a current schedule of exhibits or more information.

Gallery hours when classes are in session:

    Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sunday 3:00 pm- 11:00 pm




Hours vary during academic breaks, summer and holidays. See Library Calendar.

The Hershberger Gallery also features exhibits on campus throughout the year. It is located in the Music Center.

Mennonite Historical Library (MHL)

The Mennonite Historical Library is located on the third floor of the Good Library. Holdings cover the period from the 16th century to the present, documenting Reformation and Anabaptist history and dealing with Anabaptists, Mennonites, and closely related groups worldwide.

Hours for MHL:
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
First Saturday of each month (Sept-May) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
For reference assistance related to MHL holdings, contact
Mennonite Historical Library
Goshen College
1700 South Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526
phone (574)-535-7418
fax (574)-535-7438
Updated 09-Jan-2013 tnb