We can only remember who we are if we remember where we have come from.
The Holiness Collection began in 2011 as a collaborative initiative between Olivet Nazarene University’s Benner Library and the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. While this collection is still being developed, Benner Library has already cataloged over 1,000 items from or about the Wesleyan Holiness movement in the United States and Canada, including formal theological texts and popular tracts. The goal of the Holiness Collection is to assemble as complete a selection of these materials as possible, to retain them in a secure site, and to make them available to students and researchers who will value access to this rich range of holiness materials. In order to not risk having certain materials lost to future readers and researchers some collection documents may not be available for regular library circulation.
For more information about the Holiness Collection, please contact Kyle Olney.
Giving to the Holiness Collection
We recognize that families who have inherited holiness materials may want to see them preserved in this special collection. In fact, to this point, the Holiness Collection has primarily been built through personal donations. For information about making a gift donation to this collection, or Benner Library in general, please visit our donations page.