Referencing Collections

All references to archives or manuscript collections held by the Archives and Special Collections of the James P. Boyce Centennial Library should be referenced as

[Name of Collection], Archives and Special Collections, James P. Boyce Centennial Library, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

For example, the Charles Spurgeon Gardner Papers (a manuscript collection), would be referenced as

Charles Spurgeon Gardner Papers, Archives and Special Collections, James P. Boyce Centennial Library, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

Additionally, any items referenced within one of these collections should also reference the title and date of the item, the series title (if applicable), followed by the above citation. For example, a specific sermon within the Charles Spurgeon Gardner Papers would be referenced as

Centennial Sermon: Grace Church, 3 December 1933, Sermons, Charles Spurgeon Gardner Papers, Archives and Special Collections, James P. Boyce Centennial Library, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

For additional help in referencing collections, please consult The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition. Researchers referencing our collections in a publication should also consult our Quotations segment of the website.