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The Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary Archives
was established as a distinct department of Reeves Library in 1987,
under the direction of Professor Emeritus Daniel Gilbert. Assembled
from a variety of sources, both inside and outside the Library,
the materials housed in the Archives include documents relating
to Nazareth Hall Academy, the Moravian Seminary for Young Ladies,
and the Moravian College for Women. These are mostly twentieth century
materials, though some date from the nineteenth century, a very
few from the eighteenth, and a growing number from the twenty-first.
The Archives housed in Reeves Library is separate from, though
in some ways closely related to, the archives of the Moravian Church
known as the Moravian Archives, housed in its own building at 41
West Locust Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. For further information
on the Moravian Archives, visit www.moravianchurcharchives.org.
The mission of the Archives is to collect
and manage information resources by or
about the College and Seminary in support
of its administrative and instructional
activities, as well as institutional
and independent research. In fulfilling
this, the Archives shall:
- Collect, appraise, organize, describe,
preserve and facilitate access to College
and Seminary records and personal manuscripts
of enduring administrative, fiscal,
legal and historical value.
- Maintain a secure and stable physical
environment for the storage of archival
- Ensure the proper storage and handling
of archival materials.
- Undertake preventative conservation
measures to prolong the life of materials.
- Serve as a research center that
encourages students, faculty, staff
and outside researchers to study the
history of Moravian College and Moravian
- Assist administrative staff in the
performance of their duties by providing
- Promote knowledge and appreciation
of the College’s and Seminary’s
history, programs and goals.
For more information about what the Archives collects, please read our