About

General Information

The Moravian Archives is the official repository for the records of the Moravian Church in America – Northern Province. The Northern Province covers the Moravian churches in the United States (except for North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Virginia) and Canada. The Bethlehem Moravian Archives also holds records from the Moravian Church in Alaska, Labrador, Nicaragua […]

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Hours & Directions

Visitors can study our holdings in the reading room or see our current exhibit in the gallery.   The Moravian Archives is located on the campus of Moravian College, across the street from the Moravian Theological Seminary. Please note there is also an East Locust Street in Bethlehem. West Locust Street and East Locust Street […]

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Board

President: Thomas Bross Vice-President: Diane Windham Shaw Treasurer: Karl Butz Secretary: Alice Mosebach Dr. Katherine Faull Dr. Scott Paul Gordon Kevin Kelleher Michael A. Long Rose C. Nehring David S. Parker Marian Shatto Donald A. Squair Emeritus: Dr. Ralph G. Schwarz

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Staff

Paul M. Peucker director and archivist Paul Peucker studied history at the Rijksuniversiteit at Utrecht (1988) and received his Ph.D. from the same university in 1991. The topic of his dissertation is the first Moravian settlement outside Herrnhut: Heerendijk in the Netherlands. He holds a degree in archivistics from the Rijksarchiefschool in The Hague. Paul […]

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Volunteering

Volunteering is perfect for students, retirees, and anyone else interested in history and their community. Currently, we have the following volunteer positions available: Moravian Roots – Data entry Computer skills (database) once/week (or more if possible) Moravian Roots – Reading manuscripts + data entry (from the originals) Ability to read old handwriting Computer skills (database) once/week (or […]

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Rights & Reproductions

Rights and Re-Use – Moravian Archives, Bethlehem The Moravian Archives, Bethlehem (MAB), supports teaching, research and learning in its mission to preserve and provide access to the records of the Moravian Church in North America, Northern Province. To that end, the MAB makes freely available its collection of archival records and publications of local, national, and international […]

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Fees

Research Visiting the reading room and doing your own research is free. We are also able to assist you free of charge by mail, email, or telephone when providing you with information from our catalogs and finding aids (“is there material on such and such topic?”) or when your question can be answered in less than ten […]

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Grants Received

During the past decade, the Moravian Archives has received grants for the following projects. Reading Room Renovation Project R. K. Laros Foundation, 2015, $10,000 Records from the Caribbean National Endowment for the Humanities, 2015, Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundations Grant, $37,982 The Moravian Archives Storage Renovation Project Keystone National Bank & Trust, 2013, $7,500 […]

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Annual Reports

Annual Reports to Bethlehem Area Moravians 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015   Reports to the Synod of the Moravian Church in North America, Northern Province 2006 2010 2014  

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