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Feedback Express — Special Collections & Archives

Written by Robert Sivigny, Special Collections Librarian

What do Regent University history, animated films, and 18th century hymnals all have in common? Give up? They are all subject specialties of Regent University Library’s Special Collections and Archives department. If you are searching the Regent library catalog and find that the item you want has a location in “Archives,” “Special Collections,” or the “Film Research Center” on the fourth floor, you will need to contact the Special Collections and Archives department staff to ask for retrieval of your item.

Ask the staff at the Circulation Desk to get in touch with us or contact us directly: Don Gantz at 757-352-4154 (donagan@regent.edu) or Bob Sivigny, 757-352-4184 (robesiv@regent.edu). We are at your service Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will return your inquiry as soon as we can.

On the 2010 Customer Satisfaction Survey, we received the following comment:

I would like for special collections to be more readily accessible.

Although we are unable to keep open door hours at this time, tours are available on request. Do contact us, especially if you have a need such as viewing a 16mm film, using a particular special collection, or tracking down something to do with Regent University history.

You can browse the Special Collections & Archives webpages where you will find, among other things, a 16mm film Library catalog browsing guide, a John Wimber Collection online inventory, and a short online presentation of Regent University history: “A Firm Foundation.” Check us out!

Library celebrates opening of Wellington Boone Collection

Written by Robert Sivigny, Special Collections Librarian

On Thursday, April 22, the Library celebrated the Wellington Boone Collection with an exhibit ribbon cutting in the Library at 2:00 and a formal recognition reception at 4:00 at the Founders Inn. Over 100 members of the Regent community and visitors attended each event. Special guests included Mr. William E. Harrell, City Manager for the City of Chesapeake; Bishop Ronnie Crudup, representing the Fellowship of International Churches; daughter Nicole Boone who serves as a missionary with Goshen International in South Africa; Cynthia Ellenwood, Executive Editor with Wellington Boone Ministries; Dr. Michael Palmer, Dean of the School of Divinity; Dr. Carolos Campo, Regent President-Elect; Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, Chancellor of Regent University; and School of Divinity student Rodney Platt. Friends, parishioners, and associates from Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, Wisconsin, Texas, and several other places across the country were among the special guests in attendance.

Donated by Wellington Boone Ministries through the assistance of Cynthia Ellenwood, the Wellington Boone Collection comprises a rich selection of materials related to the ministry and life of Bishop Wellington Boone. An internationally recognized speaker for Promise Keepers, a pastor, and author of best-selling books, Bishop Wellington Boone was ordained into the ministry in 1973, the same year he married his childhood sweetheart, Katheryn. Wellington Boone Ministries, founded in 1986, seeks to disciple this generation to a level of holiness and consecration that brings the healing power of unconditional love to every person, home, church, and community. He currently pastors The Father’s House church in Norcross, Georgia and serves as a trustee of Regent University.

The Wellington Boone Collection includes office files, audiotapes, videotapes, sermon notes, articles, promotional items, photos, notebooks, CDs, Promise Keeper materials, devotionals, brochures, books, plaques, scrapbooks, and memorabilia. Included are several videos of selected Wellington Boone guest appearances on the 700 Club, TBN, James Robison, and Promise Keeper programs.

Also in the collection are several of Bishop Boone’s books and videos including Your Wife is Not Your Mamma, How to Have Heaven in Your Marriage, Women are Kingmakers!, Celebrating God’s Great Idea: Women!, Breaking Through, and The Low Road to New Heights. DVDs include Husbands Going the Distance, Going All Out for Your Wife, Daring to Hope, Heaven in Your Home, and the Total Domination: Taking Responsibility for Every Area of Life series: Character, Leadership, Relationships, and Christian Lifestyle.

The exhibit will remain open through the first week of May. Inquiries may be directed to Special Collections librarian, Robert Sivigny, or Donald Gantz, Assistant Supervisor of Special Collections.