The summer of 2009 has been, without question, the busiest research season in my three years at DCHS. It’s been terrific: lots of people are working on congregational history, personal family history and genealogy, scholarly articles and presentations, theses and dissertations, plus an array of books.
In one sense our stacks are my reference shelf, but here are a few books I keep handy and use constantly in assisting patrons with their research:
1. Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement, Eerdmans, 2004.
2. Survey of Service, Organizations Represented in International Convention of Disciples of Christ, St. Louis: Christian Board of Publication, 1928.
3. Churches of Christ, by John T. Brown, Louisville: John P. Morton, 1904.
5. Directories and Yearbooks (Yearbook of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); Directory of the Ministry, A yearbook for Christian Churches and Churches of Christ; and Churches of Christ in the United States).
I’m curious: what resources do you use often?