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Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives:
A Guide to Resources in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia

Table of Contents - Preface/Acknowledgements - Abbreviations
Lists of Entries: District of Columbia - Maryland - Virginia

Regent University Library

Address: 1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464-9890
Telephone Number: (757) 579-4180
Fax Number: (757) 579-4179
Contact Persons: Robert Sivigny, Theological Librarian
Internet Catalog Address:

Access Policies

Hours of Service:
Monday--Thursday 8:00 a.m.--Midnight
Friday 8:00 a.m.--6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.--Midnight
Open to the public: Yes
Photocopying:: Yes
Interlibrary loan: Yes

Most materials may be photocopied. Interlibrary loan, using Regent University as a home-base, is available only to Regent University students, faculty, and staff.

Reference Policy:
Telephone and mail reference questions are accepted primarily for Regent University distance education students and some outside patrons on a limited basis.

Borrowing Privileges:
These privileges are available to students, faculty, and staff as well as Tidewater Consortium students with a proper ID. The public may borrow with some restrictions. A $50 card is offered for six months. With this an outside patron may borrow 5 books for a 3 week period. No audio-visual or reserve material may be borrowed.

OCLC, SOLINET, Tidewater Consortium. Holdings are listed in OCLC.

Background Note:
Founded in 1978 by Pat Robertson and the Christian Broadcasting Network.
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Description of Collections

Books and monographs:
55,000 volumes, primarily published from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Generally, the materials are acquired to support the research, teaching, and studying of the academic programs offered by the University. Subject concentrations include biblical studies, hymnology, pentecostalism, and evangelicalism. Of special note is the Clark Hymnology collection of some 9,000 volumes and the book portion of the Talmage McNabb Pentecostal collection.

The entire collection is online through the computer catalog (Innovative).

Periodicals and newspapers:
200 subscriptions and 350 titles, many with microform backfiles. Inclusive dates are 1860 to the present. The periodical collection has an evangelical orientation with an emphasis on pentecostal/charismatic interpretation.

Holdings information and the check-in records of the current titles are available on the Library's OPAC. .

Archives, manuscripts, correspondence, and oral histories:
1,000 titles, including monographs, periodicals, pamphlets, and phonodiscs all from the twentieth century. Of special note is the Talmage McNabb Pentecostal Collection. Materials for this collection are cataloged in the main catalog under series title, "Talmage McNabb." The Library does not maintain a file of Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) archives, although there is a CBN information file.

Karen Robinson (804) 579-4457 is the curator of these collections.

150 titles of periodical backfiles. This collection is listed in the online catalog.

Videos and Sound Recordings:
6,500 items from the 20th century. Of special note is the Ross Scott Cultural Collection donated by Mr. Ross Scott of CBN. It contains over 5,000 items of various formats of video and audio cassettes, sound recordings, CD and tape recordings. Other important collections include the Baptista Film Mission Archives and the Christian Films Research Collection.

There is a printed list of the film collection at the Circulation and Reference Desks. Also, the main catalog may be searched by material type.

Databases, CD-ROMS, and other machine-readable sources:
ATLA Religion Database on CD-ROM; Religion and Theological Abstracts; Logos 2.0 software; 20:21 Missions Library

Subject Headings

Biblical studies; Evangelicalism; Hymns and hymnals; Pentecostalism


With a Voice of Singing: A Selective Bibliography of Master Works from the Clark Hymnology Collection. Virginia Beach, VA: Regent University, 1984.

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