Archives at Emory & Henry College
The Holston Conference Archives encompasses the records relating to the history of the United Methodist Church and its activities in the region. The Holston Conference comprises the geographic area surrounding the Holston River, and includes southwest Virginia; eastern Tennessee as far west as Oak Ridge; and a small portion of northeastern Georgia. The Conference Archives includes biographical information on the ministers who served in the region, individual church histories and records, and district and conference records, as well as the personal papers of ministers who served the Holston Conference. The collections date from the 1820s, with the bulk of the holdings dating from the late 1800s to the present.