Archives & History
The General Commission on Archives and History serves the church through the ministry of memory, allowing United Methodists to learn from our past while envisioning our future. Its work not only preserves the history of the denomination and its antecedents but makes it accessible. Many resources and guidance are available to those capturing and preserving the history of their congregation and conference. [Photo: In this undated photograph, members gather for a church picnic at a rural Methodist church in Washington. Photo courtesy of the General Commission on Archives and History.]
What does it mean to be United Methodist?
Find out from Dr. Ashley Boggan Dreff, General Secretary of the General Commission on Archives & History, as she shares what United Methodists believe and how we are to live our faith in the world around us.
Archives & History holds annual board meeting
The General Commission on Archives & History held its annual board meeting Sept. 14-15, 2023, gathering board members from around the globe for the virtual two-day event.
Dr. Randy L. Maddox, one of the foremost authorities on the theology of John Wesley and the theological developments of Methodism, was selected as the 2023 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the General Commission on Archives and History.Learn More
Articles and Resources
The General Commission on Archives and History welcomes visitors to its location at the United Methodist Archives and History Center on the campus of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, USA. Conveniently located 25 minutes from Newark International Airport and one hour from Manhattan, individual and group tours can be arranged by contacting [email protected].
Address 36 Madison Ave | Mailing Address P.O. Box 127, Madison, NJ 07940, USA | Phone 973-408-3189