Pitts Theology Library (Emory University)

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Pitts Theology Library, one of Emory University's six instructional libraries, holds a distinguished collection of theological materials, and is one of the premier theological libraries in North America. Supporting the students and faculty of Candler School of Theology at Emory University and researchers from around the world, Pitts is home to superb collections in theology and cognate disciplines, housed in a new state-of-the-art facility and served by a highly trained professional staff.


Strengths:
Pitts is internationally renowned for its rare book and archival collections. Notable rare book holdings include the following: The Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection, the largest collection of Reformation-related materials in North America; manuscript collections of John and Charles Wesley, part of one of the foremost collections of Wesleyana in the world; the Pitts hymnody and psalmody collection, the largest holdings of hymnals in North America outside of the Library of Congress; and periodicals, monographs, and archives related to African Christianity. Pitts is also the institutional repository for many important ecclesial and scholarly organizations, including the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church, the American Academy of Religion, and the Society of Biblical Literature.
Parent Institution:
Emory University
Location:
1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560 Atlanta, GA 30322
Email:
theologyref@emory.edu
Phone:
+1-404-727-4166

Collections

Name Description
Methodist Conference Minutes Minutes of the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church dating from 1867 to 1874.