About the Archives

Hours and Location

The Christman Archives is located at the New York Annual Conference Center, at 20 Soundview Avenue in White Plains, NY. The Archives is not currently able to host walk-in researchers, but we are glad to respond to inquiries and we receive scheduled visitors by appointment.

For research requests, please email us at archives@nyac.com or telephone 914-615-2241 for more information or an appointment.


Our Name

The Archives of the New York Annual Conference is named for the late Rev. C. Wesley Christman, Jr. (1909-2004), long-time Methodist pastor and church historian. Reverend Christman was president of the New York Conference Historical Society (the predecessor of today’s Commission on Archives and History) for nearly thirty years, served in many leadership roles in regional Methodist historical societies and edited the regional newsletter for nearly forty years. Reverend Christman served as Conference Secretary, Archivist and in a number of other roles in the New York Annual Conference. The Archives was consecrated and named for Reverend Christman in 2002, and we are grateful for his visionary leadership.