Review and Herald Publishing Association

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Review and Herald Publishing Association
Type Private
Industry Publishing
Genre Religious
Founded Rocky Hill, Connecticut (1849 (1849))
Founder(s) James White
Headquarters Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Area served World
Key people Mark B. Thomas, President
Products Books, Magazines, CDs, DVDs, Tracts
Employees 175 (2011)
Website www.reviewandherald.com

The Review and Herald Publishing Association is one of two major Seventh-day Adventist publishing houses in North America and is the oldest institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The organization publishes books, magazines, study guides, CDs, videos and games for Adventist churches, schools and individual subscribers. It also prints and distributes the Adventist Review magazine.

The current (2011) president is Mark B. Thomas.

History[edit]

The roots of the Review and Herald Publishing Association go back to 1849 when James White produced The Present Truth and, in 1850, The Advent Review. From there the publication house grew and moved to Battle Creek, Michigan.

A set of 10 blue books
The current edition of The Bible Story set

A major fire on December 30, 1902 destroyed the offices. The headquarters was then moved to Takoma Park, Maryland. In the 1950s, the association developed The Bible Story by Arthur Maxwell. The set was notable for its size—including 411 stories from the Bible—and for having color illustrations on each page opening—an extravagant expense for a book publisher at that time.

In 1983 the organization moved to Hagerstown, Maryland onto a 127-acre (0.51 km2) campus and employs approximately 175 people.

Edson White established the Gospel Herald Publishing Company in Nashville, Tennessee, which was renamed to Southern Publishing Association in 1901. It merged with the Review and Herald in 1980.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Our History: A Short History of the Review and Herald. Accessed 2007-12-12

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