Guidelines for Use

The Dixon Pentecostal Research Center is a special collections repository for the Church of God and the pentecostal movement. The Research Center is committed to conduct archival procedures according to the Code of Ethics published by the Society of American Archivists.

  1. Visitors are welcome and may view the Research Center displays during the posted hours.
  3. Because of the special nature of the collection and because it contains some items that cannot be replaced, materials are kept in a CLOSED STACKS area. Research Center personnel will be available during posted hours to retrieve requested materials.
  5. When looking for a particular work, check the library catalog in Squires Library for an author, title, and/or subject entry. Materials which are housed in the Research Center are indicated in the on-line catalog with the location as Dixon Pent Center (and books have either PENT or CHURCH or SPEC. COLL. as the first line of the call number)
  7. Check the open stacks of circulating materials first. Duplicates are shelved in Squires Library and may circulate. 
  9. Finding resources are available for archival materials which are not duplicated and circulated in Squires Library. These include indexes and finding aids for special collections.
  11. Only those persons using materials housed in the Research Center may study in the Research Center study area.
  13. Any briefcases, book bags, etc., brought to the Research Center should be put in a locker located in the reading room. Other library materials (reserves, reference, periodicals, or circulating books) should not be brought into the Research Center.
  15. Any person who uses the Research Center must sign in/out on the computer provided on the Research Center circulation desk. 
  17. No material is to be taken from the Research Center. Photocopies may be made in accordance with copyright laws.
  19. Use of ink pens around archival documents is not allowed. Pencils and paper will be provided for taking notes.