To encourage, inspire, and equip current and future evangelists, ministry leaders, and students for the task of proclaiming the Gospel. The Center preserves historic materials reflective of Mr. Billy Graham’s 70-year ministry.
Based on the reservation request, researchers will interact with specific items from our media and materials archive collections. The media archives stores the full collection of ministry history with photography, video, film, and audio. The material archives are files of the organizational work of the many evangelistic Crusades and ministry opportunities, including sermon manuscripts, personal correspondence, and notes from government, religious and cultural leaders.
You can find our finding aids under the “Collections” tab on our website menu.
The Billy Graham Archive and Research Center is located near the Billy Graham Library off the Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte, NC. To learn more about the Billy Graham Library, visit: https://billygrahamlibrary.org.
No, reservations are required to visit the Billy Graham Archive and Research Center.
Yes, the Billy Graham Archive and Research Center is free, including the parking, but reservations are required to visit. To make a reservation, please submit a request at Visit Research Request.
Yes, we are currently accepting appointments for research! We ask that inquiries be made within at least 14 days from your visit in order to have time to locate and pull records. All requested appointments are subject to availability. Please submit a request at Visit Research Request.
To provide the best experience possible, we will discuss details about your research before your visit and prepare specific items within the collection for you to view during your visit.
Because each experience is unique, we ask that you convey your availability while making your appointment. We will indicate the time of your appointment when we confirm your reservation. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 704-401-3200 regular operating hours.
We do our best to reasonably accommodate all researchers. When making arrangements for a visit to the Billy Graham Archive and Research Center, please make the archivist aware of these needs.
Yes, all areas open to the public in the Billy Graham Archive and Research Center are wheelchair-accessible.
Yes, these materials can be found on the Billy Graham Library website.
We will be glad to provide you with a list of local restaurants and hotels. For more information, please call 704-401-3200 during regular operating hours.
No, all off-site hotel and transportation accomodations will need to be scheduled and booked by the researcher.
The Billy Graham Archive and Research Center accepts donations of materials related to Billy Graham and his team. All donations must be accompanied with an Archives Donation Form and mailed to the Library Archives at 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, N. 28217. For questions about donating a specific item, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-401-3200 during regular operating hours.
The Billy Graham Archive and Research Center is funded through donations from interested persons and supported by prayer. You can be part of preserving these resources and equip future generations of evangelists, ministry leaders, and students. To donate, visit https://lp.billygraham.org/archive-and-research-center.
We are not currently accepting volunteer applications. If you are interested in helping share the history of Billy Graham through the Billy Graham Library, please visit https://billygrahamlibrary.org/volunteer-application/.
The Research Room will be open to the general public for research. Appointments are required and can be made at Visit Research Request.
The Archive and Research Center was not designed with study groups in mind. This facility is meant specifically for researchers and the storage of historical materials.
Too many to count! In archives, each individual piece of material (whether it’s an object, paper, media, or anything else) is called a “record.” There will be an estimated hundreds of thousands of records total housed in the building. They will consist of multiple formats of audio and audio visual materials, papers, awards, paintings, gifts, scrapbooks, and much, much more. Records are categorized by their medium and their content.